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Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

9 hours 15 min ago
The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.

West Ham United 2-1 Manchester City

9 hours 51 min ago
Manchester City's title ambitions suffer a setback as Senegal's Diafra Sakho scores to help earn West Ham earn a 2-1 victory.

Mulaudzi killed in a car crash

10 hours 9 min ago
Former Olympic 800m silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi is killed in a road traffic accident in his native South Africa.

Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence'

12 hours 12 min ago
Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.

Taarabt row over, says Redknapp

13 hours 23 min ago
QPR manager Harry Redknapp says the club have "moved on" from the row provoked by his criticism of Adel Taarabt.

VIDEO: Mali confirms first case of Ebola

19 hours 14 min ago
The Mali government has confirmed that a two-year-old girl has tested positive to having the first case of Ebola in the country.

'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl

20 hours 11 min ago
The authorities in Mali confirm the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl, and say many people were exposed to her.

State of emergency imposed in Sinai

Fri, 2014-10-24 20:58
Egypt declares a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after two attacks there killed at least 31 soldiers.

Egypt: 29 killed in Sinai attacks

Fri, 2014-10-24 15:32
At least 29 Egyptian soldiers are killed in a suspected jihadist car bomb attack and a shooting, Egyptian officials say.

Frelimo wins Mozambique elections

Fri, 2014-10-24 13:06
Mozambique's next president will be Filipe Nyusi from the governing Frelimo party, provisional results from last week's general election show.

Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed

Fri, 2014-10-24 13:00
Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.

Africa in pictures: 17-23 October 2014

Fri, 2014-10-24 12:42
Beach prayers, 'Felabrations' and a cycling president

Rwanda bans BBC over genocide film

Fri, 2014-10-24 12:29
Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.

Officials 'blew cash on Vegas trip'

Fri, 2014-10-24 10:56
South Africa's gambling board suspended over foreign travel bill.

VIDEO: Ebola news: 24 October in 15 seconds

Fri, 2014-10-24 10:43
Dozens of people are being monitored in Mali after the country confirmed its first Ebola case. Here is the latest Ebola news for Friday 24 October - in 15 seconds.

Enyeama wants Nations Cup cancelled

Fri, 2014-10-24 08:27
Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama says he hopes the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations is cancelled to help prevent the spread of Ebola.

Women propose sex strike for peace

Fri, 2014-10-24 07:38
Female peace activists in South Sudan think nationwide sex strike could force men to end armed conflict.

VIDEO: Namibian house prices create slums

Fri, 2014-10-24 07:34
Tamasin Ford reports on the effects of rapidly rising house prices in Windhoek, Namibia.

VIDEO: Lesotho's trout farming fortune

Fri, 2014-10-24 07:29
Roderick MacLeod reports on the growing trout farming business in the water-rich African country of Lesotho.

Tunisia's rival revolutionaries

Fri, 2014-10-24 07:25
Tunisia's Islamists and secularists battle for votes

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