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West Africa: Researchers Develop Quick Ebola Diagnosis Device - [RFI]The new tool, developed by France's Atomic Energy Commission, could allow doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes.
Botswana: Elections Expose Nation's 'Fading' Democracy - [AfricaPlus]Botswana earned a reputation for political stability, electoral democracy, and economic growth in the 1970s and 1980s, when much of the African continent appeared to be mired in economic stagnation and authoritarian rule. This reputation has persisted despite contradictory developments.
South Africa: Pistorius Taken to Prison - [SAPA]Pretoria -Oscar Pistorius looked like he was about to cry as he made his way down to the holding cells below the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday, after being sentenced to five years behind bars.
Nigeria: How Nigeria Defeated Ebola - [Vanguard]Ninety three days after the American Liberia Patrick Sawyer imported the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD into Nigeria, the nation is officially Ebola-free.
Africa: Ebola Vaccines to Be Tested - [UN News]Amid positive developments in the global fight against Ebola, including a growing response to the Secretary-General's appeals for the more funding to tackle the outbreak, the United Nations health agency today announced the expected delivery of Ebola candidate vaccines, as the UN system continues to ramps up efforts to quell the spread of the deadly virus.
Cote d'Ivoire: Simone Gbagbo On Trial Wednesday - [Hirondelle]Arusha -If all goes according to plan, former Ivorian First Lady and 82 other people close to her husband are due to go on trial Wednesday before the criminal court in Abidjan.
Sierra Leone: UK Troops Join Ebola Fight - [PR Newswire]London -Around 150 British Army personnel left RAF Brize Norton this morning to add to the significant UK efforts to tackle Ebola.
Africa: New Revenues Can Offset Income Inequality - [IMF]Washington -Combating rising income inequality in sub-Saharan Africa will require a pragmatic, multipronged approach to uncover new sources of revenue while also enabling critical investments in human capital, seminar participants agreed.
Chad: Chad Refuses to Help Habre Case - [Hirondelle]Arusha -Chad has rejected a cooperation request from the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC), further complicating the efforts of this Senegal-based special tribunal to bring to justice those most responsible for crimes committed in Chad under Hissène Habré (1982 -1990).
Africa: Online Tool Boosts Food Yields - [SciDev.Net]An online tool shows which technologies will do the most to help farmers improve yields, says Gordon Conway.
Central Africa: African Ministers Ready to Order Attack on Rwandan Rebels - [allAfrica]Defence and foreign ministers from the Great Lakes and Southern African regions resolved on Monday that military action be taken against Rwandan rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo if they do not disarm and surrender by January 2 next year.
Zimbabwe: Wife-Beater to Peace-Preacher - [IRIN]Marondera -Jairos Maruwe used to beat up his wife so badly he once knocked her unconscious and broke her arm. It landed him in jail at least once, but it was the way he was raised.
Rwanda: Hosting Kagame in London - [HRW]Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, who is giving a speech at London's Chatham House today, is viewed by his admirers as the man who saved the nation - who brought stability and rapid economic development to a country devastated by genocide now 20 years ago.
Mozambique: Renamo's Renaissance, and Civil War As Election Strategy - [ISS]In 2009, the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) recorded its worst ever showing in an election. Its candidate, rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, was trying so hard to play the respectable politician, yet he received only 650 679 votes (16,41% of the total). This was, astoundingly, over 300 000 votes fewer than he had garnered in the 2004 poll.
Sudan: Ruling Party Chooses Presidential Nominees - [Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The Leadership Council of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) selected five nominees to compete for the presidency of the party and next year's presidential elections in a secret ballot on Monday.
Liberia: Less Than 400 Ebola Cases Nationwide - Official - [Observer]Restrictions on the movement of people, quarantining of communities and positive response to the frequent washing of hands and avoiding infested dead bodies have helped to reduce the infection rate of the Ebola virus throughout Liberia, according to Mr. James Dorbor Jallah, Deputy Incident Manager for support services at the Incident Management System.
Sudan: Could Sudan Repeat Its October Revolution? - [African Arguments]Many Sudanese intellectuals watched on with wry amusement as, in 2011, the global media announced that the popular uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya were the first civilian movements to overthrow military autocracies in the Arab world.
Botswana: Campaigns End Ahead of Polls - [AEP]The political parties contesting in the Botswana general elections slated for this Friday 24 October 2014 ended their campaigns last Saturday ahead of the general elections experts foresee to be the toughest since independence in1966.
Nigeria: Soldiers Kill 25 Boko Haram Militants - [Leadership]At least 25 members of the Boko Haram sect died in a shootout with soldiers at Damboa town in Borno State on Sunday evening as the insurgents attacked the area again, security sources said.
Sierra Leone: WFP And World Bank Scale Up Government Logistical Capacity In Response To Ebola - [World Bank]Freetown -With World Bank funding to the Government of Sierra Leone, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has airlifted 20 ambulances and 10 mortuary pickup trucks to scale up the Government logistical capacity in response to Ebola.
Liberia: Ebola Survivors Filling Gaps for Orphans - [FrontPageAfrica]Decontee Davis, serving lunch to the kids in the dining room of a new center run by Ebola survivors for Ebola orphans, immediately stopped and ran upstairs upon hearing two-week-old Sam cry. Little Sam was crying to have his diaper changed. "As soon they [two babies] are crying, when we are in the kitchen or doing something else, the children will yell and say 'your children are crying", Davis said. Sam's father died from the Ebola virus, while his mother is critically ill at the Ebola Treatment Unit run b
Africa: Anti-Ebola Response Gathers Pace - [Deutsche Welle]The World Health Organization is to hold an emergency meeting as the global community ratchets up its response to Ebola. Liberians have told DW the help was commendable, despite delays.
Rwanda: Kigali to Check U.S. Travellers - [New Times]Anyone entering Rwanda who have been to the United States or Spain during the last 22 days are now required to report their medical condition everyday by dialing 114 between 7am and 8pm for the duration of their stay in Rwanda (if less than 21 days) or for the first 21 days of their stay.
South Africa: Black Actors and Filmmakers Face Enormous Obstacles - [SACSIS]The imminent screening of the new look Generations TV series, which has been off the air since its producer fired the cast last month, should sound an ominous knell for every Black creative in South Africa.
Africa: Increased Taxes, Regulation Key to Fighting Tobacco 'Epidemic,' Says UN Health Agency - [UN News]The implementation of higher taxes on tobacco products and greater regulation for electronic cigarettes are among the decisions passed by a United Nations-backed conference amid comprehensive efforts to clamp down on the tobacco "epidemic" and save millions of lives, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced.
Nigeria: Boko Haram - The Long Walk to Ceasefire - [Daily Independent]The Federal Government last Friday finally reached a ceasefire agreement with the Boko Haram terrorists. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh who announced the ceasefire at the end of the two-day Coordinating Conference on Cameroun-Nigeria Trans-Border Military Operations at the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), Headquarters in Abuja said has also directed all the military Service Chiefs to comply with the new ceasefire agreement, which was said to have been signed in far away Sa
West Africa: Ebola No Longer 'Localized Emergency,' UN Health Officials Tell Regional Summit in Cuba - [UN News]Ebola is no longer a localized public health emergency, top UN officials said in Havana today as they commended Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to the affected countries in West Africa, and addressed regional leaders gathering to discuss ways to resolve the emergency and halt spread of the virus to regional States.
Congo-Kinshasa: Newspaper Publisher Held for Past Two Months Over Article - [RSF]Reporters Without Borders is appalled that newspaper publisher Mike Mukebayi has been held without any justification for the past two months because of a libel suit. The length of his pre-trial detention is out of all proportion, especially as judicial examination of the case has not yet begun.
Nigeria: Nigeria Has Defeated Ebola - WHO - [Vanguard]ABUJA--In what has been described as a spectacular success story that shows that Ebola can be contained, the World Health Organisation, WHO, has officially declared Nigeria an Ebola-free nation, urging other countries currently faced with the challenge
Nigeria: European Union Names Ebola Coordinator - [Vanguard]European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to appoint an Ebola coordinator to bring together resources and funding to tackle the deadly disease before it becomes a global disaster.
BBC News - Africa

The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.

Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks' - Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.
Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence - South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize - A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.
ICC warns Kenya on Kenyatta leaks - The International Criminal Court warns the Kenyan government against leaking information from President Uhuru Kenyatta's case to the media.
Bashir seeks to extend 25-year rule - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir will stand for re-election next year, an aide says, despite previous claims that he would quit after 25 years in power.
Somalia orders UK passport seizure - A court in Somalia orders the seizure of a local radio station owner's UK passport after he is accused of threatening national security.
Zambia's Sata goes for health check - Zambia's President Michael Sata, 77, flies abroad for a medical check-up amid persistent speculation that he is seriously ill.
Shrien Dewani's wife 'wanted divorce' - Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa in November 2010, had wanted a divorce from her new husband, a court is told.
African solar plan to power UK homes - Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.
'Boko Haram raids' despite truce - Suspected militant Islamists slaughter people in three villages in northern Nigeria, despite the government announcing a truce agreement, residents say.
Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty - Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Anni Dewani murderer dies in prison - Xolile Mngeni, one of two South African men jailed for the 2010 murder of Anni Dewani on her honeymoon, dies in prison.
VIDEO: Uganda's president on Ebola response - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni tells the BBC what Africa and Africans should be doing to combat the spread of the Ebola virus.
VIDEO: Doctor on sister's Ebola death - Dr Olivet Buck died after contracting Ebola while treating patients in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
VIDEO: British medics head to Sierra Leone - Some 80 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.
VIDEO: Pistorius siblings: 'Truth manipulated' - The siblings of Oscar Pistorius,, Carl and Aimee Pistorius, speak of "twisted truths" in a television interview ahead of his sentencing on Tuesday.
AUDIO: Nigeria's vibrant media industry - How Nigeria's media industry could become one of the world's most vibrant
VIDEO: Hope for Boko Haram girls' return - The Nigerian government is still hopeful of securing the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
VIDEO: Two-year-old raped in South Sudan - According to the UN, rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread that a two-year-old child was among the victims.
VIDEO: Meet Africa's future football stars - The West Africa Football Academy is one of the longest-standing football institutions on the continent.
Letter from Africa: Why do we rely on 'miracle cures'? - Do Ghanaians place too much faith in miracle cures?
Letter from Africa: Emptying Eritrea - Desperate dash from Eritrea's old-school leader
Boom times for Ethiopia's coffee shops - Boom times for Addis Ababa's growing number of coffee shops
Senegal's expats go online to buy rams - Going online for Senegal’s sacrificial rams
Africa's musical crusaders: New generation of griots - Meet the latest generation of Africa's musicians with a message
VIDEO: Songhoy Blues: Banned but unbeaten - The musicians that fled Islamists and gained global acclaim
Ebola drains weak health systems - Ebola pushes West Africa's weak health systems over the edge
Does Nigeria have an image problem? - Are Nigerians too touchy about how they are viewed?
Africa in pictures: 3-9 October 2014 - Pop princess memories, angry grave diggers and more
Almaz's story - Abused and unpaid - story of an Ethiopian servant in Saudi Arabia
In pictures: The lure of gold - Photos of men and women who risk all to get rich
In pictures: Mali’s motorbiking eye surgeons - Motorbiking eye surgeons battle preventable blindness in Mali
In pictures: Ethiopia’s thriving art market - Is Ethiopia's thriving art scene killing creativity?
In pictures: Darfur refugees then and now - Residents of camps in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region photographed in 2007 explain how their lives have changed seven years on.
South Sudan in pictures: Threat of famine - Images reveal impact of war, including boy born in Nile marshes
In pictures: Battling Ebola in West Africa - Life and death as West Africa battles Ebola outbreak
Algeria profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
Angola profile - Provides an overview, key facts and history of this south-west African country which has been a major oil producer
Benin country profile - Provides an overview, facts and figures and history of this West African nation seen as one of the continent's most stable countries
Botswana profile - Provides an overview, key facts and history of Botswana, a major diamond producer in Southern Africa
Burkina Faso profile - Provides an overview, key facts and history of this West African nation
Burundi country profile - Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for Burundi, this small country in Africa
Cameroon country profile - Provides an overview of Cameroon, including key events and facts about this former French and British colony in Africa
Cape Verde profile - Key facts, figures and dates
Central African Republic profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key dates for this land-locked African country
Chad profile - Provides an overview of Chad, including key events and facts about this African country
Comoros country profile - Provides an overview of the Comoros, including key events and facts about this island nation off the coast of Africa
Republic of Congo profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country
Democratic Republic of Congo profile - Key facts, figures and dates
Djibouti profile - Provides an overview of Djibouti, including key events and facts.
Egypt profile - Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
Equatorial Guinea profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea profile - Provides an overview of Eritrea, including key events and facts for this country on the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopia profile - Provides an overview of Ethiopia, including key events and facts about this ancient former Christian empire in northeast Africa.
Gabon country profile - Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this west African country
The Gambia profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about The Gambia.
Ghana country profile - Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this west African country
Guinea country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this west African country.
Guinea-Bissau profile - Provides an overview as well as key facts, figures and dates for this west African country
Ivory Coast profile - Provides an overview of Ivory Coast, including key events and facts about this west African country recently plagued by civil war.
Kenya country profile - Provides an overview of Kenya, including key events and facts of this East African country.
Lesotho country profile - Provides an overview, key facts and history of his small country completely surrounded by South Africa
Liberia profile - Provides an overview of Liberia, including key events and facts about this West African country
Libya country profile - Provides an overview of Libya, including key events and facts about this major oil producer which was ruled by Colonel Gaddafi for 42 years.
Madagascar country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this island nation which lies off Africa
Malawi country profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Malawi
Mali country profile - Concise information about Mali and its people, including figures for area, population, main languages, religions, exports, and more.
Mauritania country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this oil-producing, mainly desert country in west Africa
Mauritius country profile - Overview - Provides an overview of Mauritius, including key events and facts about this ethnically diverse Indian Ocean island nation
Morocco country profile - Overview - Provides an overview of Morocco, including key events and facts about this mountainous kingdom at the far end of the Maghreb
Mozambique country profile - Provides an overview of Mozambique, including key events and facts about this former Portuguese colony and its recovery from a long civil war in the 1980s.
Namibia country profile - Provides an overview of Namibia, including key events and facts about this sparsely populated but stable country on Africa's south-west coast.
Niger country profile - Provides an overview of Niger, including key events and facts about this arid state on the southern rim of the Sahara.
Nigeria profile - Provides an overview of Nigeria, including key events and facts about this oil-rich country with multiple ethnic and religious divides.
Rwanda country profile - Overview - Provides an overview of Rwanda, including key events and facts about this East African country that is still recovering from the genocide of 1994.
Sao Tome and Principe profile - Provides an overview of Sao Tome and Principe, including key events and facts about this oil-rich island nation - one of Africa's smallest states.
Senegal profile - Provides an overview of Senegal, including key events and facts about this west African country
Seychelles profile - Provides an overview as well as facts and figures on this island state situated off the coast of Africa
Sierra Leone country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key dates for this west African country
Somalia profile - Provides an overview of Somalia, including key events and facts about this civil war-wracked country on the Horn of Africa.
South Africa profile - Provides an overview of South Africa, including key events and facts about this diverse country on Africa's southern tip.
South Sudan profile - Provides an overview of South Sudan, including key events and facts about Africa's newest nation
Sudan country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country
Swaziland profile - Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this small southern African kingdom
Tanzania country profile - Provides an overview of Tanzania, including key facts and events as well as news
Togo profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Togo
Tunisia profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
Uganda profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Uganda.
Zambia profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Zambia.
Zimbabwe profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Zimbabwe.
Ceuta, Melilla profile - An overview
Puntland profile - An overview
Reunion profile - Provides an overview, key facts and dates for this Indian Ocean island
Somaliland profile - An overview
St Helena, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha profiles - An overview
Western Sahara profile - An overview
Zanzibar profile - Provides an overview and key facts for the semi-autonomous, island territory that lies off Africa
QPR chairman apologises for club row - Morocco's Adel Taarabt responds to QPR manager Harry Redknapp's claim the midfielder is overweight and unfit to play.
CSKA Moscow 2-2 Man City - Manchester City surrender a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at CSKA Moscow, with Ivorian Seydou Doumbia playing a key role.
Ebola crisis: My son's survival saved me - Son saves father from despair of family loss
Ebola crisis: How Nigeria's Dr Adadevoh fought the virus - How one doctor saved Nigeria from a catastrophe
The tragic case of Nigeria's 'bird' woman - The chilling video that's trending in Nigeria
VIDEO: These boots are made for music - Rwanda band going places with improvised instruments
Will 'truce' with Boko Haram free Chibok girls? - Hopes and scepticism in Nigeria over Boko Haram "truce"
Is bushmeat behind Ebola outbreak? - What role does wild animal meat play in the Ebola outbreak?
Africa in pictures: 10-16 October 2014 - Hopping over flares, riding acrobatics and slum boxing
Nigeria fights back against Ebola - The detective work which kept Ebola under control
What's the risk of Ebola on a plane? - What are the chances of catching Ebola on a plane?
Why is the UN's Ebola response so slow? - Why did the UN take so long to set up Africa Ebola mission?