Africa

Kenyan military kill militants

Nairobi is the capital of Kenya.

By Joseph Akwiri

US Ebola worries ease

Nigeria has been declared free of Ebola after no new cases in 42 days.

Weeks of worry about Ebola infection have ended for several dozen people who came off watch lists in the United States.

Dilemma of the Ebola zone

A view of the Atlantic Ocean is seen from the roof of a home in the Capitol Hill area of Monrovia, Liberia

Reporting from Libera proves exceedingly challenging for a photojournalist who believes in offering dignity to his subjects.

Trying to quell Ebola fears

FEARFUL: A protester demonstrates in favour of a travel ban in front of the White House last week.

Ebola's not transmitted by the air, the US Center for Disease Control says. Fear and ignorance are transmitted by the air.

Girls' release doubts

Campaigners march through Abuja calling for the release of the Abuja schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram militants in April.

Wave of violence after truce with Boko Haram raises doubt about whether kidnapped schoolgirls will really be released.

Hitman dies before testifying

Shrien Dewani's mother Snila Dewani (L) and father Prakash Dewani (R) leave the Western Cape High Court after the conclusion of the first day of their son's trial.

A hitman who shot the wife of British businessman Shrien Dewani has died of a brain tumour before he was due to testify in Dewani's trial.

Ebola: 'We're in the eye of the storm'

EPICENTRE: A Liberian health worker helps at the Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia.

Aid agency Oxfam says Ebola could become the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation".

Boko Haram blamed for bombings

READ ALL ABOUT IT: Nigerian newspapers report a government announcement that it had reached a deal for the release of the schoolgirls.

Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed several people in two attacks on Nigerian villages.

WHO faulted for Ebola failures

Clinical Head of Infectious Diseases at Middelmore Hospital Dr Stephen McBride demonstrates the equipment used when treating Ebola.

Report says organisation bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, as Obama appoints czar to oversee crisis.

Boko Haram cease-fire video

Logo of Boko Haram, the militant Islamist movement based in northeast Nigeria.

Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamic militant group may soon be released following deal.

Pistorius 'not cold-blooded killer'

Oscar Pistorius cried in court during his sentencing hearing.

Oscar Pistorius was not a "cold-blooded killer" and should serve a community-based sentence, his defence argues.

'Witches' hacked to death

Members of Tanzania's police force.

Two Tanzanian women were hacked to death by men who accused them of casting spells that made them sexually impotent.

No hazmat suit causes stir

Texas nurse Amber Vinson is helped up the steps of a waiting aircraft by personnel - and a man follows behind carrying clipboard.

Footage of a man wearing no protective clothing near an Ebola patient in Dallas has caused a stir in the US.

Pistorius may share 'Prime Evil's' fate

Oscar Pistorius attends the fourth day of sentencing proceedings in the high court in Pretoria, South Africa.

If Oscar Pistorius goes to jail, it'll likely be to the hospital wing of a facility holding the apartheid death squad leader Eugene de Kock.

Pistorius has to pay for Reva's killing: cousin

HOSPITAL WING: If Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to prison time for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, it would likely see out his time in a hospital wing.

Cousin of slain South African model Reeva Steenkamp makes tearful plea for Oscar Pistorius "to pay" for killing her.

'Bring back our girls' video

Nigerian protest over missing girls.

More must be done to free schoolgirls kidnapped six months ago by militants, protesters say.

Mozambicans vote with high hopes video

READY TO VOTE: People queue to vote in the Mozambique election.

Mozambicans want whoever wins election to use resources wisely to end poverty and inequality.

Pistorius shooting 'ruined family'

COUPLE: Oscar Pistorius with his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in November 2012.

Reeva Steenkamp's killing by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius "felt like the end of the world", her family says.

Eerie echo of early years of Aids

A boy watches as a US Marine MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor departs the site of an Ebola treatment center under construction in Tubmanburg, Liberia.

OPINION: There's an emerging epidemic of fear around Ebola reminiscent of the Aids panic of the 1980s.

Prison sentence 'will break' Oscar Pistorius video

HEARING SENTENCING: Oscar Pistorius in court hearing sentencing arguments.

Oscar Pistorius offered US$34,000 to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but the family rejected the funds.

UN worker dies from Ebola in Germany

Germany has two people infected with Ebola in the country, while a third has died.

UN employee infected with the Ebola virus in west Africa dies after arriving in Germany last week for treatment.

Pistorius 'ideal candidate'

Oscar Pistorius arrives for day two of his sentencing hearing.

Oscar Pistorius tried to show he is the ideal candidate for house arrest, as the judge heard the final defence witnesses in the Paralympic gold medalist's sentencing hearing.

Deciding Pistorius' punishment

Oscar Pistorius

Will Oscar Pistorius serve any prison time for killing Reeva Steenkamp?

Pistorius house arrest push video

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius should serve three years of partial house arrest and community service for the negligent killing of his girlfriend, a witness said at the first day of the athlete's sentencing.

Pistorius 'a broken man' video

Oscar Pistorius arrives at court for his sentencing hearing.

Oscar Pistorius returns to court for sentencing for his negligent killing of his model girlfriend.

Nigeria's 'megachurches'

Rescue workers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, Sept, 13. 2014.

Megahurches, Nigeria's most recent opaque fiscal entity, is becoming one of Africa's new financial empires.

Cameroon hostages freed

STILL MISSING: A demonstrator raises his fist at a rally held to mark 120 days since Boko Haram abducted 120 school girls.

Cameroon says 27 hostages thought kidnapped by Boko Haram, including 10 Chinese construction workers, have been freed.

Aussie's ebola 'sore throat'

BEST RESULT : Sue-Ellen Kovack's test for ebola has been confirmed as negative.

A specialist Melbourne laboratory has confirmed Queensland nurse Sue-Ellen Kovack does not have ebola.

Ebola death toll eclipses 4000 mark - WHO

A Liberian Red Cross burial team carries a body of a suspected Ebola victim from West Point in Monrovia.

The World Health Organization says the number of deaths recorded in the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4000.

Ebola could be 'next AIDS'

A member of a sanitation team works outside the residence of Teresa Romero.

A top US health official has urged swift action to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from becoming the next AIDS epidemic.

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