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About 28,000 people were infected with Ebola in the outbreak which began in late 2013 and continued through last year, killing more than 11,000 people mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia (AFP/File Marco Longari)

Medical Experts Fear Congo Ebola Outbreak May Become Worst Ever

Harried doctors fighting the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) fear it may become the worst outbreak of the deadly disease in the region to date, as an ongoing insurgency slows treatment and accelerates contamination.

Paul Biya, Cameroon's 85-year-old president, has been sworn in for a seventh term in office

Cameroon: 85-Year-Old Paul Biya Inaugurated a Seventh Time

President Paul Biya of Cameroon took office on Tuesday for the seventh time after a victory marred by controversy and violence in October, particularly in the English-speaking minority regions demanding independence (Cameroon is majority French-speaking).

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Egyptian Christians Bury Dead After Islamists Massacre Pilgrims

MINYA, Egypt (AP) – Coptic Christians in the Egyptian city of Minya prepared to bury their dead on Saturday, a day after militants ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery, killing seven and wounding 19.

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, Kenyan gays and lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity and one holds out a wrapped condom, as they stage a rare protest, against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality in solidarity with their counterparts …

Tanzania Governor Vows Mass Arrests of Alleged Homosexuals

The governor of the biggest city in Tanzania urged residents this week to help him round up people in the region whom they believe to be gay. He announced the creation of “surveillance squads” to hunt down same-sex couples, who will then be arrested.

Former Deputy Leader and spokesman of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab rebels, Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, also known as Abu Mansur, speaks to journalists on August 15, 2017 in Mogadishu. Abu Mansur left Al-Shabaab in 2013 after falling out with its leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, who was killed a year later, in September …

Al-Shabaab Defector Known as Group’s ‘Founding Father’ Runs for Office in Somalia 

The former second-in-command and “founding father” of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab terrorist organization in Somalia, considered the deadliest jihadist group in Africa, “has a good chance of winning” the election next month for president of the country’s South West regional state, the Associated Press (AP) reports Tuesday. 

Nigerian police officers fire teargas at supporters of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) as they protest against the imprisonment of their leader Ibrahim Zakzaky, in Abuja, on October 30, 2018. - Nigerian police fired shots and tear gas at thousands of supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric in Abuja on …

Nigerian Army Shoots into Crowd of Shiite Protesters, Killing 27

The Nigerian army reportedly killed up to 21 people when it fired live bullets into a crowd of protesters on the third day of demonstrations by the African country’s leading Shiite Muslim movement in the capital of Abuja on Monday.

Iraqi commandos and Kurdish counter-terrorism forces have arrested members of the al-Rawi network, the key financial network for the Islamic State

Expert: ‘Significant Risk’ Libya Will Become Second Islamic State ‘Caliphate’

Libya, located a few hundred miles from the European coast, is facing a “significant risk” of becoming the “new” home of the Islamic State’s “caliphate,” a London-based expert from the Chatham House think-tank’s Royal Institute of International Affairs cautioned in an editorial published by the Dallas Morning News on Sunday.

Protesters hold signs and a pride flag in front of the historic Mormon temple after many submitted their resignations from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in response to a recent change in church policy towards married LGBT same sex couples and their children on November 14, 2015 …

African Bishop Fears Church Leaders Will Cave to LGBT Lobby

One of the bishops representing the African continent at the Vatican synod on young people said the meeting risks being hijacked by Western concerns about LGBT issues, which is “not why the synod was called.”

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Obscure Chinese Telecom Company Dominates Africa

Chinese telecom company Transsion has not sold a single phone in China, but it beat out heavyweight competitors like Samsung and Apple to quietly dominate the African smartphone market, a CNN report revealed Wednesday.

African delegates walk by a screen panel showing a footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. African leaders will likely press their Chinese hosts at a conference this week to help narrow …

Trump Signs Bill to Counter Chinese ‘Predatory’ Investment in Africa

U.S. President Donald Trump recently signed a bill into law to revamp America’s investment efforts in Africa to counter what the United States considers to be “predatory” economic practices across the continent at the hands of China, a move that is expected to benefit countries in the region, the Daily Nation from Kenya reported Monday.