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Woman, 31, arrested with heroin in private part

A 31-year-old mother has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) of Nigeria for concealing 430 grammes of heroin in her vagina at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

South Africa power chiefs suspended

South Africa power chiefs suspended

South Africa's power utility Eskom has ordered four of its executives to step aside while it investigates the problems at the firm.

The Ivory Coast's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, at her trial The Ivory Coast's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, was a powerful politician in her own right

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo jailed

Ivory Coast's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for her role in the violence that followed the 2010 elections.

Of 45 samples tested in Liberia last week, none were positive, WHO reported [AP]

Liberia releases last Ebola patient

Liberia has released its last Ebola patient and begun its countdown to being declared Ebola free.

Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State

Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS), according to an audio statement.

UN peacekeeper killed in attack in Mali's Kidal

At least three people, including a UN peacekeeper, have been killed in an attack in the northern Mali town of Kidal, according to a witness and a security source.

File: Suicide attack in Maiduguri

At least 33 dead in Maiduguri bomb attacks

Three bombings rocked separate targets in Maiduguri, Borno State capital on Saturday, killing at least 33 people, witnesses and a local official have said.

Albino killers sentenced to death in Tanzania

A court in Tanzania has sentenced four people to death for the murder of an albino woman who was killed so her hacked-off limbs could be used in magic, officials said Friday.

The attack on La Terrasse came as a surprise as Bamako, in the south, has been free of terror attacks

Mali nightclub attack kills five in Bamako

Five people have been killed in a machine-gun and grenade attack on a nightclub in Mali's capital, Bamako.

Chris Obure, who now serves as a senator, is the most senior former official to be charged

Kenyan officials charged over Anglo Leasing scandal

Seven ex-government officials in Kenya have been charged in connection with a multimillion-dollar corruption scam.

The conflict in South Sudan has left an estimated 2.5 million people facing severe food shortages

South Sudan says UN sanctions will harm peace process

The government of South Sudan has warned that the imposition of any US-backed sanctions would be counter-productive and harm the peace process.

Boko Haram posts video purporting to show beheadings of two men

Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group already blamed for numerous horrific attacks in West Africa, posted a graphic video online Monday showing the apparent beheadings of two men who the group said were suspected spies.

The UN believes 12,000 children were used as child soldiers across South Sudan last year

Many South Sudan boys 'kidnapped to be child soldiers'

Hundreds of boys in South Sudan have been kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers, the United Nations children's agency says.

Cases of Ebola had been on the decline in Sierra Leone, but they have risen again in recent weeks

Sierra Leone vice-president in quarantine

The vice-president of Sierra Leone has put himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards died from Ebola.

Zimbabwe nanny jailed for murder after stuffing baby in drawer

A Zimbabwean nanny was jailed for 22 years for the murder of a 10-month-old baby she stuffed into a drawer "for crying too much" before she settled down to watch TV.

Jonathan visits recaptured Adamawa towns from Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan made a brief visit to Adamawa State yesterday to see for himself some of the recaptured towns from Boko Haram in the state.

Military onslaught on Boko Haram proves Jonathan’s critics wrong —ex-militant leaders

Niger Delta ex-militant leaders, yesterday said that the remarkable achievements made by the Nigerian armed forces, the Joint Multi-national Task Forces in their present onslaught against Boko Haram in the North-East region, have proved President Goodluck Jonathan’s critics wrong.

Augustine Baker's role in tackling the Ebola virus has been widely admired

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone's Augustine Baker dies

A Sierra Leonean who worked with children orphaned by Ebola has died of the disease himself.

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