Africa

Egyptians jailed for wedding vid

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An Egyptian court has jailed eight men for three years over a gay wedding video that went viral.

Men nabbed with rhino horn

An anti-poaching team guards a Northern White Rhino in Kenya.

South African authorities have arrested men with 41 kg of rhino horn, the largest haul ever nabbed.

Kidnapped girls 'married'

The Nigerian school girls in a video released by the Boko Haram earlier this year.

Boko Haram claims the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and married.

NZ prepared for Ebola video

Gloves are left to dry after an Ebola training session held by Spain's Red Cross in Madrid.

Kiwis specialists say New Zealand has learnt from international mistakes, and is more prepared than ever for Ebola.

Protesters burn parliament video

Riots spread in the capital of Burkina Faso after at least three people were shot dead and several other wounded in clashes with security forces.

Three protesters dead as thousands demand resignation of Burkina Faso president and burn parliament.

Secular party beats Islamists

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The secular Nidaa Tounes party has won Tunisia's landmark legislative polls, beating Islamist rivals Ennahda.

Ebola plateaus in Liberia

SLOWDOWN: WHO's Bruce Aylward says 'we are seeing slowing rate of new cases' but warned that doesn't mean Ebola is under control.

Liberia appears to be seeing a decline in the spread of the virus, says WHO.

Zambian President Sata dies in London

Zambian President Michael Sata in 2013 at the United Nations.

Zambian President Michael Sata has died in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.

US isolates troops in Italy, Australia's visa ban

BRIEFING: Deborah Malac, US Ambassador to Liberia, and Major General Darryl A. Williams, commanding general of US Army Africa, listen to a briefing from an Ebola treatment unit in Tubmanburg, Liberia.

The US military has started isolating soldiers returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa.

Pistorius ruling appeal

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is escorted to a police van after being sentenced.

South African state prosecutors say they will appeal a culpable homicide verdict and five-year jail term handed down to fallen track star Oscar Pistorius.

Soccer captain shot and killed

SHOT: South Afrrica's goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa.

A South African soccer captain has been shot dead by intruders trying to protect his girlfriend.

Boko Haram used kidnapped women

Rachel Daniel, 35, holds up a picture of her abducted daughter Rose Daniel, 17, as her son Bukar, 7, sits beside her at her home in Maiduguri on May 21.

Boko Haram has used kidnapped young women and girls on the front lines of its insurgency.

Reeva 'planned to leave'

Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp.

Mother of Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend believes her daughter was about to leave the disgraced athlete when he shot her dead.

Oscar Pistorius 'pathetic figure': Reeva's mum

BREAKING DOWN: Oscar Pistorius' tears were frequently seen in court.

The mother of the model shot dead by Oscar Pistorius has let fly at the jailed athlete in a new book.

Mali fights Ebola fears after young girl dies

GEARING UP: A nurse demonstrates protective equipment during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers in New York.

Mali authorities are scrambling to calm fears after Ebola claimed its first victim in the African country.

Ebola toll tops 10,000

A participant practises a medical procedure on a dummy during training for the Ebola response team at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

Official figures show more than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, as the outbreak continues to spread.

Ebola crisis hits NYC video

RECENTLY RETURNED TO US: Dr Craig Spencer worked with Ebola patients in West Africa before testing positive for the virus himself.

Doctor who recently returned to the US after treating Ebola victims in West Africa tests positive for deadly virus.

Pistorius cries to sleep

Oscar Pistorius' tears were frequently seen in court.

Behind Oscar Pistorius' cell door, guards heard sobbing that didn't stop till the disgraced athlete fell asleep.

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls

Nigerian newspapers report a Nigerian government announcement that it had reached a deal for the release of the schoolgirls.

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria.

Number of Ebola cases nears 10,000 in Africa

Health workers don protective clothing in Liberia.

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the WHO says.

Steenkamps 'don't want revenge'

June Steenkamp arrives at the North Gauteng High Court for the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday.

The mother of Oscar Pistorius's slain girlfriend insists she does not want "revenge" against the disgraced South African athlete.

Oscar Pistorius' first night in Pretoria jail

HEADING TO JAIL: Oscar Pistorius is loaded into a police van after being sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in Pretoria.

Experimental Ebola vaccine by early-2015?

Supplies, including 100 tons of emergency medical aid, are seen before being loaded on to a chartered 747 aircraft at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The shipment by US aid organisations is the largest single package of aid to the Ebola zone.

Experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for 'real-world' testing in West Africa as soon as January if they are deemed safe.

Pistorius sentence labelled 'balanced' video

OFF TO JAIL: Oscar Pistorius is loaded into a police van after being sentenced to five years jail time for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

South African legal experts have roundly backed the five-year jail sentence imposed on Oscar Pistorius.

Pistorius: Broke and broken Olympian video

Oscar Pistorius listens to the judge at his sentencing.

Oscar Pistorius' journey from disabled child to world-class athlete embodied the best of sporting endeavour and human spirit. Then it ended.

Oscar Pistorius jailed video

Oscar Pistorius in court during his sentencing hearing.

Oscar Pistorius is jailed for five years for the killing of his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year.

Cuba steps up Ebola aid

Jorge Perez, director of the Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute, where Cuban doctors train for their Ebola mission, poses for a picture in a tent set up for training purposes in Havana.

The island nation of 11.3 million is making a huge contribution to help Ebola-striken West Africa.

Could Oscar Pistorius escape jail?

Oscar Pistorius in court during his sentencing hearing.

Oscar Pistorius arrives at court to find out his fate for killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year.

Kenyan military kill militants

Nairobi is the capital of Kenya.

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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.