Turnout for Liberian parliamentary elections appeared to be low as concerns about Ebola kept many voters at home.
The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7000, with the latest deaths in Sierra Leone.
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people.
The Maasai community are trading lions for medals in an attempt to end an enduring tradition.
Ebola has killed nearly 3200 people this year in Liberia, and many question whether elections can be held at all.
Egypt has targeted Islamist and liberal opponents; now officials are targeting gay people.
For Andrew Cameron, sometimes the only way he can help his Ebola patients is to dig their graves.
What it's like to be at the centre of Africa's epidemic watching healthy people, children, dying.
Two bombs exploded near a bus station in the central Nigerian city of Jos.
Mali has no remaining cases of the Ebola virus as the last patient in the country has recovered.
Lockdown ordered as Sierra Leone authorities discover surge in Ebola infections in area thought to be under control.
Libya's recognised government will continue a military campaign to claim back the capital Tripoli.
Four people killed when two female suicide bombers attacked a textile market in Nigerian city Kano.
Prosecutors are allowed to appeal against acquittal of Oscar Pistorius for murder of girlfriend.
UN calls for more foreign health workers to tackle Ebola epidemic which is spreading quickly in some areas of Africa.
US doctor who survived near-fatal bout with Ebola can't remember most of his 40-day hospital stay.
When the US launched a raid in Yemen that led to the deaths of two hostages, it didn't know one was on the verge of being released.
Wife's family "deeply disappointed" as husband is acquitted of paying hitmen to kill his wife.
Another Sierra Leonean doctor has died from Ebola, the 10th to succumb to the disease.
Recovering from Ebola should provide a time of unsurpassed joy and relief, but it doesn't always work out that way.
A Cuban doctor being treated for Ebola in a Geneva hospital has made a full recovery.
Hunt for golf balls in lake ends in tragedy when Jacques van der Sandt is snatched by croc.
An explosion, possibly a car bomb, has gone off near a Somali airport.
A man has recalled his narrow escape after Boko Haram insurgents entered his hometown shooting and killing people.
Mother whose baby was accidentally swapped at birth claims hospital workers mocked her when she insisted she had given birth to a girl, not a boy.
Gunmen killed 36 workers in an attack on a quarry in Kenya's Mandera county, which borders Somalia.
High-profile businessmen David Speight and Bill Walker have died in a Namibia gliding crash.
Appeal judges at the International Criminal Court have upheld the conviction of Congolese war criminal Thomas Lubanga.
The world has finally reached "the beginning of the end" of the Aids pandemic, advocates say.
Nearly 7000 people have died from Ebola in west Africa, the World Health Organization has reported.