A second US health care worker in West Africa has been infected with the deadly Ebola virus
Nigeria’s free-wheeling media fear crackdown over Boko Haram battle write David Dolan and Tim Cocks
A US teenager is charged with travelling to Kenya to sexually abuse children at a missionary children's home.
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Malawi police are investigating a fire in a government warehouse that destroyed ballot boxes containing votes from a disputed election.
The governor of Kenya's coastal region of Lamu appeared in court on allegations of links to a spate of massacres.
A German citizen was abducted by unknown gunmen in northern Nigeria, the local newspaper Premium Times reported.
Medics fight mistrust, write Saliou Samb and Adam Bailes
British shipping industry think tank is urging international action against piracy along the west African coast in the Gulf of Guinea after a marked increase in violent attacks
Fifty new cases of Ebola and 25 deaths had been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea
Two Mozambicans who killed and dehorned a white rhino were each handed 16-year sentences
More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria have escaped their captors
Tahoua, Niger - With the world's highest birth rate in a country where first-time mothers are often barely past puberty, having a baby in impoverished Niger can be tantamount to a death sentence.
The crisis is already the deadliest outbreak since Ebola first emerged in central Africa in 1976, and the number of infections continues to rise
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