Ebola death toll rises in DRC outbreak

Field teams also identified 2,157 ‘contacts’ — people who may have been in contact with the virus

Ghana steps in to help banks

Government takes on debt to save banking sector and vows to punish the executives responsible for crisis

Court sets date for Mnangagwa challenge

The MDC is suing Zanu-PF and the election commission over alleged fraud in the July 30 vote

Chad takes control of region with illegal gold miners and rebel incursion

The country’s armed forces are expelling illegal gold diggers and destroying their equipment, as Libyan rebels cross the border

Bukola Saraki mulls running against Muhammadu Buhari in presidential poll

Saraki defected from the governing party in July, and has been at odds with Buhari since emerging as Senate leader against the president’s wishes in 2015

Zanu-PF challenges opposition’s court attempt to overturn election

The MDC has accused Zanu-PF of rigging the election in favour of Emmerson Mnangagwa, but analysts think it has little chance of being successful

Avocados: a staple for European hipsters and a boon for Kenyan farmers

Kenyan farmers are switching other, more labour-intensive crops, such as coffee and tea, for the increasingly popular avocados

Ebola deaths reach 41 in DRC, but a new therapy is being used

The outbreak is the country’s 10th since 1976, with the ‘first therapeutic drug against the virus to be used in an active Ebola epidemic in the ...

Keita on track for a second consecutive landslide in Mali

Despite fierce criticism of his failed handling of Mali’s security crisis, the incumbent looks set to prevail against challenger and former finance ...

Mozambique’s ruby mining goes from ‘Wild West’ to big business

Though it is hard to know the value of the rough-ruby trade as it is so fragmented, one estimate has the ruby, emerald and sapphire business at up to $2.5bn a ...

Mnangagwa calls on Zimbabweans to put elections behind them

In his first national address since the disputed polls, the newly elected president calls for unity while putting the blame for post-election violence firmly ...

African universities urged to focus on farming technology

Agriculture could benefit from digital technology, such as blockchain, to provide product traceability, says a report

All eyes on Zimbabwe’s election ruling acid test

MDC Alliance has filed court papers challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s win

Madagascar’s vanilla prices expected to stay sweet

Prices are expected to stay high but will not match the record levels the luxury spice reached in 2017

Ibrahim Keita favourite to win Mali poll as 36,000 troops deployed

The first round on July 29 was marred by security incidents at polling stations

Harare court charges MDC politician Tendai Biti with public violence

The former finance minister says Zimbabwe’s election was rigged. He tried to seek asylum in Zambia earlier in the week

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