Liberia tests mystery illness after 11 unexplained deaths
Liberia said Friday that samples from people struck down by a mystery illness are being tested abroad after 11 unexplained deaths, though Ebola has been ruled out.
10,000 civil servants fired over 'fake qualifications'
Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked close to 10,000 civil servants on Friday after a government report found they had faked their qualifications.
Sacked South Africa finance minister warns of ANC meltdown
South Africa's former finance minister Pravin Gordhan, who was dramatically fired by President Jacob Zuma, has warned that the ruling ANC party could lose power in the next election.
Court upholds life sentence for former Chadian president
A special court in Dakar on Thursday upheld a life sentence against Chad's former president Hissene Habre for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, but acquitted him of rape.
US troops hunting LRA warlord Kony begin Central Africa pullout
US special forces on Wednesday began to pull out from Central Africa, ending a five-year hunt for brutal LRA warlord Joseph Kony, who is wanted for crimes against humanity.
Zambian court upholds opposition leader treason charge
A court on Wednesday refused a request to drop treason charges against Zambia's main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema after he allegedly blocked the president's motorcade earlier this month.
20 dead as boat capsizes in Senegal
At least 20 people, almost all women, were killed when a wooden boat capsized off Senegal's central coast in a delta region popular with tourists, firefighters told AFP on Tuesday.
After two years, no end in sight to Burundi's deadly turmoil
Two years after Burundi's president plunged the central African country into turmoil, the regime shows no signs of easing up on a crackdown that has forced hundreds of thousands to flee.