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Reminders of Ebola’s terrifying spread through the region are everywhere, despite reports of the crisis easing. In Port Loko district in Sierra Leone, a sign advises passers-by about a quarantined home

Ebola death toll is slowing, but what next for blighted West African countries?

Impact of the virus goes deeper than body-counts. As often happens, it is the youngest members of society who suffer. Sam Masters reports

LRA war crimes trial: Joseph Kony general abducted into Lord's Resistance Army as a child is charged with crimes against humanity

Dominic Ongwen was abducted as a child soldier – but now he is linked to LRA massacres

Facebook Lite: social network testing slim app for slow phone connections in emerging markets

The tiny app is Facebook's latest attempt to broaden its coverage into hard to reach places

The leader of Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau holding up a flag as he delivers a message

Boko Haram attack on Nigerian city Maiduguri leaves hundreds dead as troops repel insurgents – but scorched-earth attacks on villages continue

The attacks come at the same time John Kerry has travelled to Lagos to ask for peace around the elections

Egypt tightened security in Cairo and other cities as police moved to break up scattered protests marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak

Cairo protests: 15 killed in Egypt in violent clashes with police as more than a thousand protesters mourn young mother Shaima al-Sabbagh

Officials confirm the 32-year-old was shot in the face and back on Saturday

Cruise ship Boudicca was left without power after engine room fire off coast of Morocco

The Boudicca, a Fred Olsen ship with 1,000 people on-board, was left without power this morning

The leader of Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau holding up a flag as he delivers a message

Suspected Boko Haram militants repelled by government forces in Maiduguri, northern Nigeria

Government forces have successfully kept suspected Boko Haram fighters at bay from the city of Maiduguri

A fan holds a sign calling for an end to Ebola at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea Getty

Health chiefs plead for more Ebola funds in final phase of epidemic

World Health Organisation has only raised $90m of the $360m it needs

The leader of Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau holding up a flag as he delivers a message

Boko Haram leader warns mass murder of hundreds in Baga is just 'tip of the iceberg'

'More deaths are coming. This is just the beginning of the killings' 

President Goodluck Jonathan visits Nigerian Army soldiers fighting Boko Haram this week

Two British businessmen arrested on suspicion of involvement in sale of warships to Nigerian security company

The former naval vessels ended up under the control of a former Niger Delta militant

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta receives a guard of honour in Nairobi last year

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta 'funded and orchestrated' violence of feared Mungiki militia after 2007 election

ICC's chief prosecutor lays out damning summary of pre-trial charges of high-profile case that collapsed last month amid accusations of bribery and intimidation

Over 1,000 pupils, teachers and parents were at the protest

Five children injured as armed police use teargas to stop playground protest in Kenya

Eyewitnesses say police used sticks and dogs to chase away the 1,000 people that came to

Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram, in a video released on Friday

Cameroonian army frees dozens of its citizens after cross-border attack by Boko Haram

Sunday's kidnapping, one of the largest on Cameroon soil, signifies the Islamist group is expanding its reach to neighbouring countries

Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, appears in a video in which he warns Cameroon it faces the same fate as Nigeria

Boko Haram 'kidnap 80 people including children' in Cameroon

The group is launching attacks outside Nigeria trying to establish an Islamic state

Displaced people from Baga listen to Goodluck Jonathan after the Boko Haram killings afp/getty

If all right-thinking people are united against terrorism, where are the 'Je suis Nigeria' banners?

Al-Qaeda-type jihadis killed 2,000 people in a few days, which the world largely ignored

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