Lack of international support, political inertia and inherent corruption are to blame for bloodshed
Most people trying to cross the Mediterranean without papers come through the lawless north African state of Libya
Death toll from Ebola continues to rise as the organisation admits it 'failed to see the writing on the wall'
Conservationists warn that giraffes are increasingly being targeted for their 'deliciously sweet' meat
UN chief says Ebola could still spread beyond West Africa, where it kills 200 people per week
Early human tests suggest the drug is safe and may help immune systems fight Ebola, but more trials are needed
West Africa's Ebola epidemic is by far the most serious outbreak of the deadly virus
'Black Death' disease kills 47 people and spreads to the densely populated capital of Antananarivo
Burial workers discard bodies in protest over unpaid wages as government admits money has 'gone missing'
As the battle for succession accelerates, what do we know about one of Africa's longest serving leaders?
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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