A tribunal for Rwanda has upheld the life sentences for Matthieu Ngirumpatse and Edouard Karemera.
Care International says there is a rapidly diminishing opportunity to prevent full scale famine in South Sudan.
Liberia's chief medical officer has placed herself and her staff under quarantine for 21 days after her office assistant died of Ebola.
Police say a landmine has exploded in northern Guinea-Bissau, killing 19 people travelling in a minibus.
The IMF will provide $US130 million to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone respond to the Ebola outbreak that has killed around 3000 people.
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Police have arrested 27 suspects in Guinea over the murders of an eight-member Ebola education team attacked by angry locals.
US health authorities have estimated that Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could number between 550,000 and 1.4 million by January.
The BBC has launched Ebola broadcasts in west Africa, giving a round-up of developments in the fight against the epidemic.
Africa is set to get its first nuclear power plant based on Russian technology after South Africa sealed a partnership with Moscow.
Liberia has warned Ebola may force the region back into conflict as the UN says the number of infections will triple to 20,000 by November.
The Nigerian government has held secret talks with Boko Haram and is reportedly close to making a deal for the release of more than 200 kidnapped girls.
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The latest deployment of United States troops has arrived in Liberia to help battle the Ebola outbreak.
Most of Sierra Leone's six million people have been confined to their homes since midnight Friday, in an attempt to contain the Ebola epidemic.

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