Catholic Church withdraws support for Burundi elections

Burundi's influential Catholic Church has withdrawn its support of the upcoming elections in the country.

Evans' late strike seals ManCity friendly win in Toronto

A stunning strike from 20-year-old midfielder George Evans gave Premier League runners-up Manchester City a 1-0 friendly win over Toronto FC on Wednesday.

Niger journalist accused of working with Boko Haram released on bail: lawyer

Niger courts released a journalist and human rights activist on bail Wednesday accused of making claims which would demoralise the army during a period of war on terror.

Madagascar president vows to fight impeachment, chaos

Madagascar's president challenged a parliamentary vote to dismiss him and vowed to prevent his impeachemnt and polictical chaos.

Dozens killed in Boko Haram assault

Thousands of people have been killed and several million displaced in a six-year Boko Haram insurgency.

Bones exhumed from Sankara's Burkina grave

Burkina Faso's assassinated ex-president Thomas Sankara's remains were said to be buried in Dagnoen cemetery, but his family and supporters doubt his body is there.

Zanzibar police beef up fight against women abuse

Zanzibar has started to roll out desks in police stations as part of a broader government policy to curb the rising wave of sexual assaults against women and children.

Violence continues in Burundi

Police shoot towards protesters on streets of capital as East African Community calls summit for Sunday.

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Ebola to persist through 2015 due to dwindling funds

The World Health Organisation warns that its likely to take all of 2015 to stamp out West Africa's Ebola outbreak, and that it may persist even longer because of dwindling funds.

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Barclays Africa condemns attacks in SA, Kenya and Nigeria

Barclays Africa used its AGM in Johannesburg on Tuesday to condemn xenophobic and anti-religious attacks in key markets of South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

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