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US Ebola labs, equipment for clinic arrive in Liberia

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The US military has delivered two mobile Ebola testing labs and the equipment to build a field hospital in Liberia.

Ramaphosa arrives in crisis hit Lesotho

2014-09-30 11:25

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Lesotho for further mediation to bring stability to the country, the presidency says.

UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana

2014-09-30 10:42

The UN mission to combat Ebola has opened its headquarters in Ghana, where it will co-ordinate international aid to assist West Africa to combat the accelerating crisis.

Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss

2014-09-30 09:47

With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn.

More Guinea-Bissau land mine deaths

2014-09-30 06:08

The death toll in the Guinea-Bissau land mine blast has risen to 22, as 2 more people die from their wounds.

Rains complicate delivery of Ebola supplies

2014-09-29 22:20

The rainy season in West Africa is compounding difficulties in getting Ebola medical supplies delivered and new treatment centres built.

 
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CREMATORIUM:  A medical staff member wearing a protective suit walks past the crematorium where victims of Ebola are burned, in Monrovia. (Pascal Guyot, AFP)

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Egypt court bans party

2014-09-30 08:01

An Egyptian court has banned an Islamist political party that had formed part of a coalition backing ousted president Mohammed Morsi.

Lesotho cops suspect own in coup attempt

2014-09-30 05:00

Lesotho's police force has launched an investigation into some of its own officers for their possible role in a coup attempt that left one policeman dead.

Fearless Zim leading in serving blacks' interests – Mugabe

2014-09-29 19:57
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Zimbabwe is the only country that is leading in empowering and serving black people’s interests, President Robert Mugabe has reportedly said.

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Aid workers learn to fight Ebola as they go

2014-09-29 20:52

Jean-Pierre Veyrenche, in charge of building Ebola treatment centres in Monrovia for the World Health Organisation, says fear is keeping international aid experts from joining the battle.

Ble Goude's militants raped, murdered

2014-09-29 17:42

Men commanded by Charles Ble Goude, henchman to Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, murdered, raped and burned alive hundreds during a post-electoral crisis the ICC has heard.

Scores killed in South Sudan bus crash

2014-09-29 17:42

At least 56 people have been killed after a bus travelling from South Sudan to Uganda crashed into a truck, doctors say.

Probe Nigerian building collapse - NLC

2014-09-29 14:13

A professional and transparent probe must uncover what led to the recent fatal collapse of a guest house at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, the Nigeria Labour Congress

WATCH: New footage from Lagos tragedy

2014-09-29 12:07

Nigeria’s televangelist TB Joshua has released a new video clip showing the collapse, two weeks ago, of a four-storey building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (Scoan) in Lagos, Nigeria.

ICC to decide if I Coast 'street general' should face trial

2014-09-29 07:43

ICC judges have begun hearings to decide whether Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo’s right-hand man, Charles Ble Goude, should face trial for allegedly orchestrating deadly post-election violence in 2010-11.

Spanish diplomat found dead at home in Sudan

2014-09-29 19:58

A Spanish diplomat has been found dead with stab wounds in his home in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, Sudanese police say.

Governance across Africa improving, but slowly

2014-09-29 20:52

Governance in African nations is improving at a slower pace and economic improvements are contributing less to its progress, the Ibrahim Index of African Governance shows.

Ramaphosa to return to Lesotho

2014-09-29 15:16

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the SADC facilitator, is set to travel to Lesotho to continue his efforts to help return the country to constitutional normalcy, his office says.

UN gathers Libya rivals for reconciliation talks

2014-09-29 14:13

Opposing factions in the Libyan parliament have met for UN-brokered talks on ending a split that has left the country with rival governments, the UN says.

Court upholds life terms for Rwanda ex-ruling party bosses

2014-09-29 12:07

The UN-backed tribunal for Rwanda has upheld the life sentences for two former heads of the ex-ruling party for genocide crimes committed in 1994.

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