Hundreds of Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram ambush

On Friday, 23 Nigerian soldiers went missing after Boko Haram ambushed a convoy outside Bama, leading to the loss of several military vehicles.

More than 10 civilians killed in Malian terrorist attack

More than 100 people, including numerous civilians, have been killed in recent months in the unstable region.

Ghana national cathedral plan sparks unholy row

President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed a 13-member board of religious leaders to raise funds for and manage the new cathedral.

Boko Haram overruns Nigeria military base in second attack in days

The militants invaded a base holding hundreds of soldiers in Yobe state where they abducted over 100 girls from a school earlier this year.

Obama visits Kenya en route to SA

Former US President Barack Obama's stopped off in Kenya ahead of his visit to South Africa for Madiba's centenary.

Thousands rally in Morocco for jailed Rif opponents

A Moroccan court on June 26 sentenced 53 Hirak members to prison terms ranging from one year to 20 years. Protest leader Nasser Zefzafi and three others were handed each 20-year.

Cholera outbreak kills 6 in Cameroon

In 2010, an outbreak of the disease killed more than 750 people across Cameroon.

Nigeria's ruling party wins key state gubernatorial

The election, which the APC won by 19,338 votes, was free from violence but vote-buying was an issue, said international observers on the ground.


Ebola survivors suffer severe mental and neurological problems

Published in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal, the study looked at patient notes from of more than 300 Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone.


Kenya's high court to decide on safe abortion as teenager dies

The girl - known by her initials JMM to protect her identity - was raped in 2014 at the age of 15.

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