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Italy + 3 others
Thousands of African child migrants feared in thrall to Italian traffickers

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Guardian

More than 3,000 minors may have fallen victim to forced labour and sexual exploitation after vanishing from homes and shelters

Thousands of migrant children are disappearing after arriving in mainland Europe, triggering concerns that they are falling prey to a new and thriving market for child trafficking and forced labour.

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Nigeria + 4 others
What can Nigeria’s Ebola experience teach the world?

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Guardian

World leaders and public health specialists are scrambling to control the outbreak. One of the few bright spots is the success of Nigeria in controlling the disease, which could have spiralled out of control in Africa’s most populous country.

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Ghana + 3 others
UN emergency health mission chief fired up for battle against Ebola

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Guardian

Anthony Banbury compares unprecedented challenge of tackling outbreak to fighting a raging forest blaze that keeps spreading

Billie Adwoa McTernan in Accra

Anthony Banbury is a man with an unprecedented, unenviable mission – and he knows it. The head of the first UN emergency health mission, which was created in September to fight Ebola, compares the task to fighting a raging blaze.

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Ebola myths: Sierra Leonean DJ tackles rumours and lies over the airwaves

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Guardian

Amara Bangura says his weekly radio show is a crucial tool in helping to change attitudes towards the virus at community level

The Ebola outbreak was sparked by a bewitched aircraft that crashed in a remote part of Sierra Leone, casting a spell over three west African countries, but a heavily alcoholic drink called bitter Kola can cure the virus.

These are just two of the rumours dispelled on Amara Bangura’s weekly radio show, which is broadcast on 35 stations across the country.

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Guinea + 2 others
How Ebola turned a Guinean family tragedy into a west African crisis

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Guardian

When a toddler in Meliandou came into contact with a fruit bat, a trail of devastation began that is far from reaching a conclusion

In December last year, near the village of Meliandou in southern Guinea, two-year-old Emile was bitten by one of the fruit bats that fly through west Africa’s skies, often gathering at dusk to roost in trees.

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