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A woman rows her boat on the Egyptian Nile River in Cairo June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

CAIRO, Sept 14 (Aswat Masriya) – Egypt's Water and Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi said he will visit Ethiopia on Saturday to launch the Tripartite National Committee's first meeting. (Full article . . .)

AMISOM destroys al Shabaab camps in Lower Jubba region (Walta Information Centre)

Addis Ababa, 15 September 2014 (WIC) - The African Union Forces in Somalia AMISOM said its forces destroyed two al Shabaab camps in Lower Jubba region, southern Somalia during a Friday operation.  (Full article . . .)

hoto: Julien Harneis Humanitarian financing needs to be more inclusive of national NGOs

DAKAR, 15 September 2014 (IRIN) - With humanitarian aid effectiveness high on the agenda of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit,  there is much talk of how to reform humanitarian financing to make it more inclusive of national NGOs, but risk aversion will slow progress, say analysts. 

Liberia has recorded more than 1,137 Ebola deaths out of 2,081 cases [Getty Images]

Last updated: 14 Sep 2014 20:56

Liberia's president has sacked 10 government officials for failing to return to the West African nation and lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,100 Liberians.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf dismissed the senior officials, who include six assistant ministers, two deputy ministers and two commissioners, late on Saturday, for being "out of the country without an excuse", a statement from the president's office said.

Workers at Kenema Government Hospital's Ebola ward went on strike today because they have not received payment from the government for two weeks. Ashley Hamer/  Al Jazeera

Ashley Hamer, 13 Sep 2014

Staff at major district hospital in Sierra Leone say they have not been paid for two weeks despite huge risk involved.

Kenema, Sierra Leone - Local workers have gone on strike in an overcrowded Ebola ward at a major district hospital in Sierra Leone's disease-stricken east over claims the government is failing to pay them. (Full article . . .)