Horse-trading begins for Liberia presidential runoff

Liberian parties began internal talks on whether to back George Weah or Joseph Boakai in a run-off.

Madagascar plague may have spread to Seychelles: WHO

A probable case of plague in the Seychelles, imported from Madagascar, is believed to have sparked the Indian Ocean country's first outbreak of the disease.

Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram fear returning home

About 1, 8 million people have been displaced in Nigeria by the conflict with the Islamist insurgency, which has left at least 20,000 dead.

Kenyan police kill at least 33 people after elections: reports

Excessive force by police against protesters and residents in strongholds of opposition leader Raila Odinga caused the deaths in Nairobi.

Niger town calls for release of abducted US aid worker

he aid worker -- who speaks the local language Tamasheq fluently as well as Fula and Arabic -- had run the aid group JEMET since 1992, helping the local Tuareg community.

Mogadishu blast claims 276

Somalia Federal government confirmed that 276 people were killed in the blast... and 300 others wounded.

Liberia's vice president shaking off sleepy image

Joseph Boakai will face former footballer George Weah in a runoff for the presidency on November 7.

Kenyatta accuses Odinga of inciting violence

Last week Odinga urged his supporters to hold daily protests until electoral body officials resign.


Nigeria's Imo State honours Zuma with statue

Nigeria’s Imo State also unveiled a bronze statue of President Jacob Zuma, and named a road after him.


In Algeria, taboos and law deter organ donors

More than 22,000 people in Algeria suffer from renal conditions and are forced to undergo dialysis, according to the ministry of health.

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