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31 Mar 2015 description

Las intensas lluvias que afectan a varias provincias de Ecuador deja hasta ahora al menos 17 muertos, de acuerdo al último informe de la Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos (SGR).

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27 Mar 2015 description

El presidente peruano Ollanta Humala informó que el gobierno declarará este miércoles el estado de emergencia en Chosica, en la provincia de Lima, en el este del país, por el desprendimiento de tierras que el martes dejó ocho muertos.

El mandatario hizo el anuncio desde Chosica a donde llegó poco antes de la medianoche del martes para supervisar los trabajos de rescate y rehabilitación de la infraestructura afectada por el deslizamiento.

26 Mar 2015 description

Nigeria's two main presidential candidates have signed an agreement to prevent violence in tightly contested elections due on Saturday.

Ex-military ruler Abdulsalami Abubakar brokered the deal in talks between President Goodluck Jonathan and his main challenger Muhammadu Buhari.

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23 Mar 2015 description

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will be over by August, the head of the UN Ebola mission has told the BBC.

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed admitted the UN had made mistakes in handling the crisis early on, sometimes acting "arrogantly".

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20 Mar 2015 description

A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help medics caring for patients with Ebola.

Designed by technology volunteers and Google, it can be used even wearing gloves and in storms and high humidity.

Medecins Sans Frontieres put out a call for an Ebola-proof tablet to help teams record vital patient information.

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