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The World Health Organization said Friday that 5,177 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 14,413 cases of infection.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, has been admitted to hospital in the southeastern French town of Grenoble, a French government source told AFP.
Video journalist Edem Srem and his team from MultiTvWorld in Ghana won the first-ever African Fact-Checking Awards.
Madagascar's economy is showing signs of recovery, although spending in key sectors like health and education remain under pressure.
The World Health Organization said that 13,268 people had been infected with Ebola across eight countries, and 4,960 of them had died.
The crisis in Burkina Faso deepened after the opposition stormed out of talks on a transition government at the inclusion of supporters of deposed president Blaise Compaore.
The European Union called on the Burkina Faso military to respect the fundamental rights of the people, including to peaceful protest.
Nicaragua and Honduras were bracing for severe weather after Tropical Storm Hanna formed off the Caribbean coast.
The mother of Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend believes that her daughter was about to leave the disgraced athlete when he shot her dead.
Barack Obama hailed a milestone after Tunisians voted in an election seen as pivotal to establishing democracy.
The families of every Guinean health worker who has died in the Ebola outbreak will be compensated for their loss with $10,000.
South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the killing of his girlfriend last year.
Canada has promised to double its financial contribution to the United Nations' fight against Ebola in West Africa.
The Ebola epidemic is "the most serious international public health emergency in recent years," British, US, French, German and Italian leaders agreed.
Mozambique heads to the polls a tough test for Frelimo, the party that has ruled the resource-rich country since independence in 1975.
Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela Mandela Tuesday filed court papers challenging the late statesman's will.
The Ebola virus is claiming a new victim: the economies of what are already some of the world's poorest countries,
The death toll from Ebola has passed 4,000, the World Health Organization said.
Dalai Lama asked for a visa to attend next week's first ever summit of Nobel laureates in Africa, Zuma's government demurred and the Tibetan cancelled his trip.
Nine UN peacekeepers killed last week in Mali were buried in the Niger capital Niamey.
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