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DR Congo Ebola outbreak ‘not global emergency’

DR Congo Ebola outbreak ‘not global emergency’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Suspected cases are being treated at isolation hospitals in the Democratic Republic of Congo An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not yet an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization has said. It said there was a “strong reason to believe that the outbreak can […]

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on fighting corruption

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Mohamed Salah: Liverpool forward’s boots become museum exhibit

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool forward’s boots become museum exhibit

Salah’s boots will be displayed among statues of Egyptian pharaohs and ancient artifacts Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will be honoured with his own exhibit in the British Museum’s Egyptian collection. The Egypt international has impressed this season, winning the Premier League golden boot with a record 32 goals. His boots will go on display in […]

The innocent kids growing up behind bars

When Faith Kalungia visited the Lusaka Central Prison in Zambia to give donations to the female inmates she was shocked to find children roaming around. Some, she learned, had been born there and had never even seen life outside the prison grounds. Faith quit her job and created the Mother of Millions foundation, which gives […]

DR Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO holds crisis talk as cases spread

DR Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO holds crisis talk as cases spread

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Suspected cases are being treated at isolation hospitals in the Democratic Republic of Congo The World Health Organization (WHO) is to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the risk of Ebola spreading from the Democratic Republic of Congo. A panel will decide on Friday whether to declare a “public health […]

Nigerian students ‘tied to cross and whipped’ for being late

Nigerian students ‘tied to cross and whipped’ for being late

Image copyright Punch Newspapers Image caption A police spokesman described the punishment as “a barbaric act” Three people have been arrested in Nigeria for allegedly tying late students to crosses and flogging them with horsewhips on a Nigerian roadside. The three – including the headteacher – were taken into custody after a police officer stumbled […]

The African athletes ‘missing’ in Australia

The African athletes ‘missing’ in Australia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou is one of missing Cameroon athletes It has been just over a month since several athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Australia disappeared. The first to be reported missing were eight teammates from the Cameroon delegation. However the estimated number is now between 20 and 100. […]

Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in anti-fake news campaign

Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in anti-fake news campaign

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Kenyatta says the new law will help prosecute cyber criminals A new law in Kenya is the latest in East Africa to punish the spreading of “false information” and impose a lengthy jail term on offenders. It proposes a fine of $50,000 (£37,000) and/or up to two years in […]

Burundi’s President Nkurunziza: First a third term, now seven-year mandates

Burundi’s President Nkurunziza: First a third term, now seven-year mandates

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pierre Nkurunziza has been president since 2005 Burundi goes to the polls on 17 May to vote in a constitutional referendum, which could extend President Pierre Nkurunziza’s rule to 2034. Here’s why the vote has become a contentious issue: Who is President Nkurunziza? He is a former rebel leader who […]

Ghanaian shoe seller vows to bring Yahya Jammeh to justice

Ghanaian shoe seller vows to bring Yahya Jammeh to justice

A Ghanaian man is leading a campaign to bring The Gambia’s former leader Yahya Jammeh to justice over the murder of 56 migrants who were mistaken for coup plotters, writes the BBC’s Alex Duval Smith. Martin Kyere leapt from the pick-up truck into the darkness. Bullets whistled around him as he ran for his life […]

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