Africa

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.

By Joseph Akwiri

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.