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Patients in Kenya may soon start receiving live maggots as a treatment after promising results from a pilot study using the age-old practice
Ghana striker Majeed Waris says Trabzonspor's challenge for trophies in Turkey and in Europe convinced him to join the club.
A vehicle belonging to the Kenyan president's security convoy, which was stolen last week in Nairobi, is found in Uganda, officials confirm.
Lesotho's prime minister returns home after fleeing the mountain kingdom to neighbouring South Africa on Saturday, alleging there had been a coup.
The British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Peter Carter, dies after a suspected heart attack in a Nigerian airport.
A report by the campaign group One blames corruption for 3.6 million deaths every year. Here is the story in 15 seconds.
Somalia's government offers an amnesty to fighters of Islamist group al-Shabab, amid uncertainty over whether its leader survived a US air strike.
The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa has made a full recovery, after being treated in a specialist NHS unit.
Provides an overview of Namibia, including key events and facts about this sparsely populated but stable country on Africa's south-west coast.
The launch of the new series of Africa's Big Brother is delayed by a "devastating" blaze at its purpose-built studios in Johannesburg.
A Libyan jet crashes in Tobruk, near the seat of parliament, causing a huge inferno and killing a child and at least two other people, officials say.
Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this oil-producing, mainly desert country in west Africa
Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about The Gambia.
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About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.
The US military says it has carried out air strikes in Somalia, targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, but it is unclear if he was killed.
The recapture of an escaped Ebola patient in Liberia has raised fears that West African countries are struggling to contain the outbreak.
The US military has carried out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting a convoy carrying the leader of militant group al-Shabab. Here is the story in 15 seconds