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Six men charged with attempting to kill Rwanda’s former army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa sit in court in Johannesburg. Four of them were convicted of attempted assassination yesterday

Assassins linked to Kagame regime

Rwandan president is implicated in funding hit squad of four men convicted of trying to kill his exiled army chief in  South Africa. Yet Western countries, including Britain, continue to pander to the murderous despot

A group of volunteers carry the bodies of people, sterilized after dying due to the Ebola virus, to a car ahead of their burials in Sierra Leone.

Ebola outbreak: Funeral in Guinea may have caused outbreak in Sierra Leone

Since the West African outbreak started in March, at least 1,552 have died

Sister and brother, Christopher Buckner (left) and Timothy Savoy, who were arrested for committing incest in Georgia, USA.

Brother and sister, Christopher Buckner and Timothy Savoy, arrested for 'committing incest after watching 'The Notebook''

The siblings were caught having sex in a church car park by police

A still from a video recently released by Boko Haram

Boko Haram fighters killed by soldiers in northern Cameroon

In recent weeks, the group has been seeking to carve out a de facto Islamic state in northern Nigeria

Somali men smoke and chew khat in a market in Mogadishu, where prices have fallen

How Britain’s ban on khat created a supply glut in Somalia

Connoisseurs are delighted, but exporters in Kenya say the ban has slashed their profits

British doctor Dr Nathalie MacDermott, who was quarantined for three weeks after helping Ebola patients in Africa and has now returned to work

Ebola virus: British doctor Nathalie MacDermott returns to work after three weeks in quarantine

Dr MacDermott was isolated after fellow volunteers Dr Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol contracted Ebola

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi denied involvement in the strikes

Egypt and UAE 'behind air strikes on Libya,' claim US officials

The operation may signal a new willingness by some Arab states to take a more direct military role in the region

Islamist fighters in the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition arrive at the entrance of Tripoli international airport on August 24, 2014

Islamist militants gain control of Libyan capital after Tripoli airport seized in month-long battle

It had been defended for three years by the anti-Islamist Zintan Brigades

Doctors are struggling to deal with the Ebola outbreak in Liberia

Ebola virus: Liberian doctor receiving experimental new drug ZMapp dies

Doctor was among the first Africans to receive ZMapp as supplies dwindle

Mary Muthui dreams of being able to marry her girlfriend

Being gay in Kenya: ‘I’m a refugee in my country’

Despite a parliamentary U-turn on homophobic politics, the realities of everyday life include fathers shunning their children, teenagers expelled from schools and communities becoming death traps

Albert Ebosse: Cameroonian footballer killed by 'projectile' thrown from stands

Head of African football association calls for tough sanctions against fan that killed Algerian league’s top goal scorer

A shoe floats in the water after a boat carrying 200 migrants sank off the coast of Libya

Boat carrying 200 African migrants sinks off Libyan coast while travelling 'towards Europe'

Wooden boat ran into trouble off the coast of Qarabouli, to the east of Tripoli

Migrants line up after disembarking from a navy ship in the Sicilian harbour of Pozzallo

What happens to African migrants once they land in Italy during the summer?

August in southern Italy is known darkly as 'boating season' - the peak period for migrants arriving in Sicily at the end of an often epic journey through Africa. Memphis Barker follows their trail through southern Europe

Frank Mugisha: Uganda's most outspoken gay rights activist on changing people's attitudes, coming out, and the threat of being attacked

You said recently that if you were a gay 13-year-old in Uganda today you probably wouldn't tell anyone. Why have things got worse since the Nineties?

A Liberian health worker speaks with families in a classroom now used as an Ebola isolation ward in Monrovia, Liberia

Ebola outbreak: Number of deaths are massively underestimated, warns WHO

Sufferers across West Africa dying in ‘shadow zones’ unrecorded by medical experts

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Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
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Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
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Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
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Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
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Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
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British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
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Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
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Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
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Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
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America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone