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I am not dead, says Zambia president

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Zambia’s elusive President Michael Sata has made a rare public appearance, opening a new session of parliament and declaring "I am not dead".

Guinea condemns killing of Ebola team

2014-09-19 13:59

Guinea’s government says it strongly condemns the killing of eight people who were abducted and killed while on an Ebola awareness campaign in Womey.

Police, army exchange fire in Lesotho

2014-09-19 11:40

Police and the military have exchanged gunfire in Lesotho’s capital, the latest violence to rock Africa’s tiny mountain kingdom.

Ebola team killed in cold blood in Guinea

2014-09-19 07:45
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At least seven people who were part of a team sent to educate villagers in south-eastern Guinea about Ebola have been found dead after they were attacked by angry locals, the government says.

Egypt 'using detention' to silence opponents

2014-09-19 13:59

The growing number of political detainees in Egypt is raising concerns about human rights abuses, an issue US secretary of state John Kerry says he has had 'frank' talks about in Cairo.

Liberia women, children bear brunt of Ebola

2014-09-19 12:55

The Ebola virus continues to spread devastation in Liberia, and with more than 2 600 people dead so far, women and children are bearing the brunt of the epidemic.

Ebola screening for Nigeria's Mecca pilgrims

2014-09-19 06:03

With some 76 000 Nigerian Muslims expected this year at the hajj in Saudi Arabia, organisation was always going to be a major logistical undertaking.

Frelimo man promises change

2014-09-18 23:21

The man likely to become Mozambique's next president has given the clearest indication yet of his political goals, vowing to redistribute wealth if elected this October.

Ebola passes 5 000 cases

2014-09-18 22:00

The number of people who have contracted Ebola in West Africa has surpassed 5 000, the World Health Organization says.

Preacher Joshua says he's co-operating

2014-09-18 20:46

Nigerian preacher TB Joshua has broken his silence over a building collapse that killed 80 at his Lagos mega church.

 

Ugandan leader sacks PM seen as rival

2014-09-19 12:55

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has replaced his prime minister, the government says, removing a former ally who some analysts had seen as a potential contender for the top job.

Nigeria: Lives lost as church obstructed rescue

2014-09-19 11:40
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Nigeria's emergency agency says lives were lost as church official prevented workers from rescuing victims at the scene of a collapsed building in Lagos.

Roadside bombs kills 5 UN peacekeepers in Mali

2014-09-19 09:17

A roadside bomb in northern Mali has killed five UN peacekeepers and wounded several others, a spokesperson said of the latest in a string of deadly attacks on the force.

Harassment haunts Somalis after Westgate

2014-09-19 10:27

Mass arrests, extortion, deportation: One year since the Westgate mall attack, Somalis in Kenya say the attack has left their community battling harassment and denigration.

Sierra Leone launches controversial Ebola shutdown

2014-09-19 09:17

Sierra Leon has launched a controversial three-day shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus, as the UN Security Council declared the deadly outbreak a threat to world peace.

Ramaphosa 'encouraged' by Lesotho patriotism

2014-09-19 07:35

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been encouraged by the determination of Lesotho's political roleplayers to find a lasting solution to their challenges, his office says.

UN declares Ebola a threat to peace and security

2014-09-18 22:28

The UN Security Council has declared the Ebola outbreak in Africa a "threat to international peace and security" and called on all states to provide urgent resources and assistance.

Nigerian sells wife for human sacrifice

2014-09-18 22:01

A Nigerian man has been arrested for selling his wife to black magic practitioners who wanted to sacrifice a virgin.

Libya MPs reject govt lineup, want crisis team

2014-09-18 20:30

Libya's parliament has rejected Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani's proposed 18-member cabinet, calling for a slimline "crisis" team of no more than 10 ministers, a deputy says.

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