Africa

Four killed in Boko Haram attack in northern Cameroon

Troops stand on September 16, 2014 in Maiduguri on a armored personnel carrier (APC) recovered from Boko Haram insurgents in Konduga. Several Boko Haram insurgents have been killed in a fierce battle with Nigerian troops in a northeastern town near Maiduguri,

Four civilians were killed in the remote north of Cameroon in a cross-border attack by Boko Haram militants, according to state radio.

Sierra Leone imposes Ebola curfew

LOCKDOWN: An empty street in Freetown is seen at the start of a three-day national curfew.

Sierra Leone ushered in a controversial three-day curfew across the entire country in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola virus.

Kenyan mall massacre still haunts

DANGER: An armed man caught on CCTV from inside the mall during the attack.

For Maurice Adembesa Ombisa the horror of Nairobi's mall massacre lasted just minutes. For his family it's still going.

Doctor's Ebola ordeal

EBOLA SURVIVOR: Kent Brantly prepares to testify before a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Wednesday.

A US medical missionary tells Congress how he came to understand Ebola's devastating toll after being diagnosed.

Gunmen kill 15 at college

A man walks through the ruins of a zonal police headquarters after a bomb attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria's northern city of Kano in January, 2012.

Gunmen have stormed a higher education college in northern Nigeria, firing on fleeing students and setting off an explosion in an attack that killed at least 15 people.

3000 troops to fight Ebola

Workers for Liberia's Ministry of Health remove the dead body of a man who died Saturday in Monrovia.

By the end of the week, a US general will be in Liberia, commanding up to 3000 US troops and 17 treatment centres.

Hundreds feared drowned

RESCUED: African migrants rest after being rescued by the Libyan coastguard after their boat sunk off the coastal town of Garaboly, east of Tripoli.

More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week.

Virus hunter confronts Ebola

Fighting for survival: Joseph Fair is trying to turn the tide on Ebola.

Joseph Fair hunts viruses. That's his thing. He's used to dominating his prey but Ebola is different.

Ebola clinics overwhelmed

GRIM TASK: Workers with Liberia's Ministry of Health place a body on a pickup truck on Saturday at Redemption Hospital in the New Kru town neighborhood of Monrovia, Liberia. Dead bodies must be removed before the sick child lying on the right can enter the hospital.

The small group of Liberian caregivers trying to cope with the worst outbreak of Ebola on record is falling and further behind.

Did he meet his match?

GLAMOUR COUPLE: Oscar Pistorius with his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013

With good looks, cheeky smile and extraordinary talents, Oscar Pistorius was one of South Africa's most popular young bachelors.

Oscar Pistorius - not a murderer

ON BAIL: Oscar Pistorius fights his way through the media scrum outside the court.

The athlete's culpable homicide conviction carries a possible sentence of 15 years, but some suspect he may avoid prison.

Ebola toll tops 2400

Overwhelmed: African Ebola treatment centres desperately need additional support and resources.

The death toll from West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to more than 2,400.

Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

NOT OVER YET: Oscar Pistorius will have to wait for the final judgment to be delivered in his case.

Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Live stream: Oscar Pistorius verdict day 2

UNDER PRESSURE: Oscar Pistorius was visibly upset during the delivery of the verdict.

The verdict in the trial of Oscar Pistorius over the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp continues for a second day.

Oscar Pistorius verdict met with shock

NEARLY OVER: Reeva Steenkamp's family, including mother June and father Barry, have been in court for every step of the trial.

A judge's decision to clear Oscar Pistorius of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has sent shockwaves around South Africa.

Oscar Pistorius trial: Under pressure

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It was hot, airless and excruciatingly tense - and that was even before the judge entered the courtroom.

Oscar Pistorius verdict provokes controversy

NOT OVER YET: Oscar Pistorius will have to wait for the final judgment to be delivered in his case.

Oscar Pistorius might have escaped a life sentence, possibly even any jail time at all, but the controversy surrounding the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp is unlikely to end with a judge's formal verdict.

Pistorius cleared of murder

CRYING SHAME: Tears stream down Oscar Pistorius' face as Judge Thokozile Masipa makes judgement.

Oscar Pistorius has been cleared of premeditated murder but still faces conviction for culpable homicide.

Oscar Pistorius to learn his fate

AWAITING HIS FATE: Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius during his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

It is the question on everyone's lips: will disabled Olympian Oscar Pistorius be found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp? 

Each side put their case

Oscar Pistorius  attends court at his murder trial for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

A guide to each side of the case

Oscar Pistorius case timeline

AWAITING HIS FATE: Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius during his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Timeline of the Oscar Pistorius case.

Ebola toll rises to 2296

OVERWHELMED: African Ebola treatment centres desperately need additional support and resources.

Death toll from worst Ebola outbreak in history rises to at least 2296 out of 4293 cases in five countries.

Militants vow to avenge death

The US drone strike targeted al Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane during a meeting, according to Somali officials. The US is increasing its use of drones across African nations.

Somali Islamist militants threaten attacks in east Africa and the United States after leader killed.

Ebola spreading exponentially

Health workers take blood samples for Ebola testing at a screening tent in the local government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

Ebola is spreading exponentially in Liberia, where many thousands of new cases expected over the coming three weeks.

Pistorius 'explodes' ahead of trial

Closing arguments: Oscar Pistorius in the Pretoria High Court on Thursday.

Oscar Pistorius has reportedly "exploded with anger" when asked how he was doing just days before a court is due to hand down its judgement in his murder trial.

Pistorius' angry outburst

Oscar Pistorius during his trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar Pistorius has reportedly "exploded with anger" when asked how he was doing just days before a South African court is due to hand down its judgement in his murder trial.

Old-school fix for ebola

REMEDY NEEDED: A mother and child in a classroom now used as an Ebola isolation ward in Monrovia, Liberia.

WHO has endorsed an old-school remedy for ebola that is already abundant in Africa - the blood of people who have survived infection.

Somali terror leader killed in airstrike

A RARE GLIMPSE: Somali Islamist militants hold their weapons as they ride on a pick-up truck on the outskirts of the Somali capital Mogadishu, February 2, 2009.

The Pentagon confirmed Friday that the United States killed Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of the al-Shabaab insurgent group in Somalia, in an airstrike this week.

Al Shabaab leader killed

The US drone strike targeted al Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane during a meeting, according to Somali officials. The US is increasing its use of drones across African nations.

Pentagon confirms that Ahmed Abdi Godane, a leader of al Shabaab Islamist group, killed in US airstrike.

Doctor left dozens at risk

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A Nigerian doctor with Ebola carried on treating patients and met scores of friends, relatives and medics before his death.

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