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?
Biohazard suits are in short supply causing prices to rise as a result of 'increased anxiety' in the US
The heritage and lifestyle of the pastoralists will be threatened, Masai activists said
Tongue-in-cheek video pokes fun at the rise in 'voluntourism', but the message is a serious one
Boko Haram suspected of murderous attack by bomber who dressed as a schoolboy to get inside building
Yes and no: Tunisia's politics are not just a battle between religious hard-liners and progressives
Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, the model, law graduate and domestic violence campaigner
Deal to free more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in April is in doubt after latest abductions and attacks
Goalkeeper shot in the chest while trying to protect his girlfriend during township robbery
The UN launches an emergency appeal for funds as China is criticised for its failure to contribute
Ebola is a frightening disease, but others kill far more people without generating international alarm
Robert Mugabe's second wife enters politics as commentators warn she could be poised to take over
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