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The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Chosen to lead the women's wing of the ruling Zanu-PF, the wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding the 90-year old
Across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone at least 660 people have died from the worst outbreak yet of the haemorrhagic fever, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said

Ebola outbreak: Five co-authors of latest study killed by virus before research was published

Study found funeral in Guinea may have caused outbreak in Sierra Leone

Maseru in Lesotho

Lesotho: Army occupies police and government buildings in suspected coup attempt

The African country has seen a rise in political tensions in recent months

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

Christina Fonthes ‘was detained by her own family’

British woman ‘held captive in Congo to cure her of being gay’

A British woman has been held captive in the Democratic Republic of Congo because her family wanted to “cure her of her gayness”, her friends allege.

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

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Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
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