Two Die In Sierra Leone Riot Sparked By Ebola Test

International military observers to deploy in Mozambique

A banner of Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO) presidential candidate Afonso Dhlakama hangs from a balcony in Maputo on October 16, 2014.  By Gianluigi Guercia (AFP/File) Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Maputo (AFP) - Military observers from up to nine countries will be deployed across Mozambique later this month, to ensure post-election tensions do not spell a return to violence. Government minis ...

East African leaders in South Sudan to push for peace

Rwandese peacekeepers patrol in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) camp in Malakal on October 16, 2014.  By Ali Ngethi (AFP) Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Juba (AFP) - East African leaders met South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday in the latest push to end over 10 months of a civil war that has devastated the young nation. Ethiopian Prime Min ...

South African inflation dips to 5.9%: official data

South African inflation slowed to 5.9 percent last month from 6.4 percent in August, falling to within the central bank's target range, official data showed.  By Rajesh Jantilal (AFP/File) Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Johannesburg (AFP) - South African inflation slowed to 5.9 percent last month from 6.4 percent in August, falling to within the central bank's target range, official data showed on Wednesday. Stati ...

Uganda 'gay' trial dismissed due to lack of evidence

Defendants Jackson Mukasa (left) and Kim Mukisa react at the courthouse in capital Kampala after a Ugandan judge dismissed the case against them on charges of having homosexual sex on October 22, 2014.  By Emmanuel Lerroux-Nega (AFP) Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kampala (AFP) - A Ugandan judge dismissed the case Wednesday of two men accused of having homosexual sex, the first since tough laws were repealed, their lawyer said. Kim Mukisa and Jackson Mukasa, ...

Doubts over Angola snatching Africa's top oil spot

Insiders from Angola's burgeoning oil industry have reacted sceptically to predictions that the rapidly growing nation may be about to overtake Nigeria as Africa's largest oil producer.  By Marcel Mochet (AFP/File) Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Luanda (AFP) - Insiders from Angola's burgeoning oil industry have reacted sceptically to predictions that the rapidly growing nation may be about to overtake Nigeria as Africa's largest oil producer. ...

Rotary announces US$2 million in grants to fight polio in Ethiopia

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- In advance of the Oct. 24 observance of World Polio Day 2014, Rotary (http://www.rotary.org) announces US$2 million in gran ...

Rotary announces US$ 8.4 million in grants to fight polio in Nigeria

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria, October 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- In advance of the Oct. 24 observance of World Polio Day 2014, Rotary (http://www.rotary.org) announces US$ 8.4 million in grants t ...

EU and FAO step up action against desertification in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific / €41 million effort should help end hunger, foster stability and adapt to climate change

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ROME, Italy, October 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The European Union (EU) and FAO in collaboration with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) have launched a €41 mi ...

Notice to Congress -- Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in or in Relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- NOTICE CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE SITUATION IN OR IN RELATION TO THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF T ...

Nigeria presidential hopeful puts insecurity top of campaign bid

Former military dictator and presidential candidate for the APC, retired General Muhammadu Buhari, speaking about elections in Lagos on March 15, 2011.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File) Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday pu ...

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Ebola death toll soars to 4,555 out of 9,216 cases: WHO

A health worker poses inside a tent in the Ebola treatment unit at the University Hospital of Yopougon, on October 17, 2014.  By Sia Kambou (AFP) Friday, October 17, 2014

Geneva (AFP) - More than 4,500 people have died in the deadly Ebola outbreak tha ...

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Zambia president flown abroad for medical 'check'

Zambian President Michael Sata gestures upon arrival at Solwezi airport before addressing supporters at an election campaign meeting on September 10, 2014.  By Stringer (AFP/File) Monday, October 20, 2014

Lusaka (AFP) - Zambian President Michael Sata, who has not been seen in public i ...

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South Africa rejects hosting Africa Nations Cup

Sudanese and South African players vie for the ball during their African Cup of Nations CAN 2015 qualifying match in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on September 5, 2014.  By Ebrahim Hamid (AFP/File) Monday, October 20, 2014

Johannesburg (AFP) - South Africa is not ready to host the Africa Cup of Nations ...

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Somali Islamist plot to attack Ethiopian capital: US

Ethiopian Federal Police officers stand guard in the capital Addis Ababa on May 1, 2014.  By Saul Loeb (Pool/AFP/File) Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Addis Ababa (AFP) - Somali Islamist insurgents are plotting to attack an upmarke ...

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Clashes in Libya's Benghazi leave more than 20 dead

Libyan men loyal to general Khalifa Haftar take position during clashes against Islamists in the eastern city of Benghazi on June 2, 2014.  By  (AFP/File) Saturday, October 18, 2014

Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) - Fierce clashes raged in Benghazi on Friday, leaving mor ...

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