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  • Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:48

    Ebola outbreak: Cases pass 10,000, WHO reports

    The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report.

  • Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:48

    President Sisi says jihadists threaten Egypt's existence

    Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says the country is facing a threat to its existence from jihadists after the military suffered the biggest loss of life in decades in attacks in Sinai.

  • Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:48

    Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts over genocide film

    Rwanda has suspended BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a film questioning official accounts of the 1994 genocide.

  • Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:28

    Botswana votes in closest poll in 48 years

    Voters are going to the polls in Botswana in what is expected to be the closest general elections in the world's largest diamond producer.

  • Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:18

    University of Zimbabwe condemned for kissing ban

    A student kissing ban imposed by the University of Zimbabwe is "nonsensical", a student representative has told the BBC.

  • Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:13

    UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo

    The UN Security Council decided to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels Allied Democratic Forces, who are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats said.

  • Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:08

    Ebola crisis: Dozens monitored after first Mali case

    Dozens of people are being monitored in Mali after the country confirmed its first case of Ebola.

  • Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:48

    African nations to send 1,000 health workers to Ebola hotspots

    Freetown (AFP) - African countries on Thursday pledged to send more than 1,000 health workers to Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, where the World Health Organization says the spread of the killer virus "remains of great concern".

  • Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:39

    Nigeria's Boko Haram 'abducts more women and girls'

    Dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria's north-eastern Adamawa state have been abducted by suspected militants, residents say.