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Kenya 'deregisters' NGOs in anti-terror clampdown

Kenya has deregistered 510 non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including 15 accused of links with terrorism, an official has said.

Ebola serum treatment reaches Liberia

Liberia has begun treating Ebola patients with serum therapy - a treatment made from the blood of recovered survivors.

President Mahama concludes ECOWAS Summit with hopes for peaceful elections in 2015

Abuja, Nigeria - 14 December, 2014: President John Dramani Mahama has closed the one-day Summit of the Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS), with expressions of hope for peaceful, transparent and credible elections in five Member States in the coming year.

Jolly Tumuhirwe, 22, was filmed beating, kicking and stamping on the 18-month-old child

Ugandan maid jailed 4 years for assaulting toddler

A Ugandan maid has been sentenced to four years in jail for assaulting a toddler, in a case which sparked national outrage after a video was released.

• President John Mahama

President Mahama calls for hard work in Africa

President John Dramani Mahama has urged African countries to work hard to save themselves from poverty, ignorance and diseases instead of expecting “manna from heaven”. He further asked for unity and cooperation among African countries in order to create the necessary environment for development.

President Jonathan signs bill making it a crime to reject accident victims in hospitals

Following the signing into law of the National Health Bill, several groups and individuals have come out to commend President Goodluck Jonathan.

Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari to face Jonathan again in Nigerian presidential vote

Next year's presidential election in Nigeria will be a repeat of the last vote four years ago, with former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari taking on incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.

• Safe burials of Ebola victims are crucial as dead bodies are highly infectious

Bodies found piled up at Kono in Sierra Leone

Health officials in Sierra Leone have discovered scores of bodies in a remote diamond-mining area, raising fears that the scale of the Ebola outbreak may have been underreported.

Uganda maid savaging an 18month old baby

Sentence delayed for Uganda nanny that tortured toddler

The father of a Ugandan toddler tortured by her nanny said Wednesday the family remained “traumatised” by the event, as sentencing was delayed for the maid.

Mugabe sacks vice-president for "plotting" to kill him

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has sacked his vice-president, Joice Mujuru, after accusing her of plotting to kill him.

Nigeria's labour asks government to reduce fuel price

Nigeria's Labour Congress, NLC, has called on the Federal Government to reduce the pump price of petroleum products in line with falling crude prices in the international market as has been done by other importers of refined petroleum products.

Al Jazeera ‘exposes’ Kenya's police death squads

A damning programme exposing police death squads in Kenya was aired by an international television network Monday.

Court stops Obasanjo from publishing autobiography

ABUJA — An Abuja High Court has restrained former President Olusegun Obasanjo from proceeding with plans to publish or have someone publish on his behalf, a new autobiography entitled ‘My Watch.”

Finger-pointing over Boko Haram

As the relentless violence ascribed to militant Islamist group Boko Haram continues to claim lives and destroy livelihoods, the blame game as to who is responsible for the failure to stop the bloodbath has gone into higher gear.

President Robert Mugabe

Mugabe to contest in 2018 election

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has been re-appointed as leader of the ruling party, while his wife, Grace, has been given a top position in the party.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto address Embu residents after attending the consecration of the Diocese's Bishop David Muriithi Ireri on Sunday. PHOTO | REBECCA NDUKU  DPPS

President Kenyatta assures URP he will back Ruto on ICC

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto Sunday exuded confidence that the Jubilee coalition will remain united despite the collapse of the Head of State’s case at the International Criminal Court.

• A woman watering soil to prepare the ground before planting cabbage in Thiaye, Senegal.

African soil crisis threatens food security

Neglecting the health of Africa's soil will lock the continent into a cycle of food insecurity for generations to come, a report has warned.

• Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta

ICC ultimatum over Kenyatta trial

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has given prosecutors a one-week deadline to bring evidence against Kenya's president or to drop charges.

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