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Malaria is the leading killer in CAR

25 July 2014, 11:42

As a recent ceasefire deal boosts prospects for peace in Central African Republic, a key medical aid group has warned that malaria was the leading killer .

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Family of 4 among victims of Air Algerie plane crash

25 July 2014, 10:03

Canadian media says a Canadian family of four was among the victims of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali.

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Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

25 July 2014, 08:38

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing with 116 people on board, has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army co-ordinator in Ouagadougou says.

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Missing Algerian plane in good condition

24 July 2014, 23:44

An Air Algerie jet leased from a Spanish firm that has gone missing was checked recently and was in good condition.

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Liberian man in Nigeria's Lagos being tested for Ebola

24 July 2014, 22:45

A Liberian man in his 40s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, a megacity of 21 million people.

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Blast rocks bus station in north Nigerian city of Kano

24 July 2014, 20:48

At least one person was killed and eight other people injured when a blast ripped through a crowded bus station in Kano, northern Nigeria.

Clashes in Libya's Benghazi kill nine

24 July 2014, 19:44

At least nine people were killed and 19 wounded, after heavy clashes between Islamist fighters and regular forces trying to oust the militants from the Benghazi.

New Rwandan government but key ministers unchanged

24 July 2014, 17:59

Rwandan President Paul Kagame named a fresh government, one day after appointing a new prime minister, reshuffling some posts but maintaining key ministers.

Nigeria may have no polio cases next year

24 July 2014, 17:00

Nigeria could cut the number of polio cases next year and be declared free of the disease in 2018 even though a national eradication campaign has had to contend with insurgency.

Health, agriculture key to Africa's development

24 July 2014, 15:53

Health and agriculture development are key if African countries are to overcome poverty and grow, US software billionaire Bill Gates said.

West African states pledge anti-Boko Haram force

24 July 2014, 14:49

Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon have pledged to mobilise a joint force to tackle the growing regional threat posed by Boko Haram Islamist militants operating mainly in Nigeria.

Air Algerie loses contact with plane

24 July 2014, 13:20

Air Algerie says it has lost contact with one of its aircrafts bound for Algiers from Burkina Faso, nearly an hour after takeoff.

Libya power handover agreed

24 July 2014, 11:49

The General National Congress, which has governed violence-wracked Libya since dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s overthrow says it will hand over legislative power to newly elected parliament.

S Sudan warring sides to resume talks

24 July 2014, 10:07

South Sudan's warring leaders are set to resume peace talks by the end of the month, mediators say, as warnings grow of famine within weeks if fighting continues.

CAR rebels sign ceasefire agreement

24 July 2014, 08:37

Rival armed factions in the Central African Republic have agreed to a tentative ceasefire at a peace conference held in Congo.

Govt wants everyone tested for HIV

24 July 2014, 07:12

The government of South Africa plans to extend HIV/Aids tests to the entire population and speed up antiretroviral treatment of those who test positive for the virus.

Nigeria president condemns deadly kaduna bomb attacks

24 July 2014, 07:12

President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the bombings that left many people dead in Kaduna State.

Sisi defends Egypt's Gaza peace efforts

23 July 2014, 21:35

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi defended Egypt's role in trying to broker a Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas.

Zimbabwe arrests Chinese man for ammunition possession

23 July 2014, 19:31

Zimbabwean police have arrested a Chinese man in possession of ivory, gold and large quantities of ammunition, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Bombs in north Nigeria's Kaduna kill at least 82

23 July 2014, 17:32

Two bomb blasts in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna killed at least 82 people on Wednesday, officials said, in attacks that bore the hallmarks of violent militant group Boko Haram.

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

23 July 2014, 16:30

Gunmen have killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official says.

Fuel tanks hit in clashes near Libyan airport

23 July 2014, 15:29

Fuel storage tanks that supply Tripoli have been hit in clashes between rival Libyan militia, igniting a huge blaze near the international airport.

Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts virus

23 July 2014, 14:25

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government says.

Tunisia faces dilemma in anti-jihadist campaign

23 July 2014, 13:13

Tunisia has hit back at a deadly jihadist attack on troops by closing mosques and media outlets seen as sympathetic to extremists, raising fears of a return to the censorship of the old regime.

Rhino poacher gets 77 years in Southy Africa

23 July 2014, 11:30

Rhino poacher sentenced to 77 years in prison in South Africa in one of stiffest penalties yet.

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