Snubbed by a U.S.-hosted gathering of African leaders this month, Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe has turned again to "old friend" China, but even Beijing's support may not be enough to rescue his country's sinking economy.
Rwanda's 21.7 million U.S. dollars Treasury bond has been oversubscribed by 232 percent, attracting bids worth 50.4 million U.S. dollars.
UN health agency: Ebola is accelerating in West Africa and could sicken as many as 20,000.
West African states should re-open their borders and end flight bans put in place to halt the spread of Ebola, the Economic Community of West African States said.
Health ministers of the West African regional bloc Ecowas have gathered in Ghana for crisis talks aimed at strengthening each country’s response to the Ebola epidemic.
28 August 2014, 18:00
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said.
28 August 2014, 14:49
The death toll from the Ebola outbreak tearing through West Africa has passed the 1 500 mark while the number of cases has soared past 3 000, the WHO says.
28 August 2014, 13:28
President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party has warned party members against bad-mouthing the veteran leader's wife, following her shock entry into politics.
28 August 2014, 12:16
A man who contracted Ebola in Nigeria after coming into contact with a traveler from Liberia evaded surveillance and infected a doctor in southern Nigeria who later died, Nigerian health authorities have announced.
28 August 2014, 11:05
Twin sisters aged 7 have helped to convict a man who raped their 3-year-old sister. In 2009 the man received a five-year suspended sentence for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.
28 August 2014, 09:36
South Sudan’s rebels and army have traded blame for shooting down a UN helicopter killing three crew and scuppering a day-old ceasefire deal, the fourth in eight months of war.
28 August 2014, 08:10
Niger's head of parliament, who faces questioning in a probe into international baby-trafficking, has "discreetly" left the country for Burkina Faso, an opposition official said.
28 August 2014, 07:06
The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.
27 August 2014, 20:03
The United Nations on Wednesday allocated $1.5 million (1.1 million euros) to help the Democratic Republic of Congo fight Ebola.
27 August 2014, 18:03
A senior adviser to Sierra Leone's president says a third doctor has died from Ebola, marking a setback in the country's fight against the virulent disease.
27 August 2014, 15:19
Zimbabwe riot police detained a dozen opposition protesters and beat up others at a demonstration on Wednesday over high unemployment, an AFP correspondent witnessed.
27 August 2014, 14:16
Three people were killed and one injured when a UN cargo helicopter crashed in South Sudan's northern warzone region of Unity state, the UN said.
27 August 2014, 13:13
African diplomats in China have reportedly hailed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a true son of Africa, during his week-long visit to that country.
27 August 2014, 11:55
Many local traders in Sierra Leone have been hit hard by Ebola, as their business suffer. The fear is so high that many bustling districts have become ghost town.
27 August 2014, 10:45
Following is a factfile on the main drugs to tackle the Ebola virus, which has claimed more than 1,400 lives in five African countries since December.
27 August 2014, 09:32
Liberia’s leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office says.
27 August 2014, 08:20
For a town seen as a key trading centre for khat, a drug that is banned in many countries, Ethiopia's Awaday can seem pretty drowsy and laid-back.
27 August 2014, 07:07
Canada pulling lab team from Sierra Leone after people in their hotel diagnosed with Ebola.
26 August 2014, 22:01
Fishermen in Burundi have found several corpses with limbs bound or stuffed in sacks, floating in a lake bordering Rwanda.
26 August 2014, 20:02
Residents from a township in the Liberian capital of Monrovia have witnessed dogs eating the remains of dead Ebola victims.