Streets across Freetown, a bustling city of 1.2 million people, emptied from midnight to start a three-day lockdown aimed at halting the Ebola epidemic.
MSF Australia has called on the Australian government to go beyond pledging millions of dollars to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Torture is so common in Nigeria's criminal justice system that police stations often have an officer in charge of the practice, Amnesty International says.
Medecins Sans Frontieres is warning governments trying to tackle the Ebola crisis in West Africa that lockdowns may end up driving people underground.
As the Australian government sends millions of dollars to Ebola-ravaged African nations, a former aid worker is calling for Australian troops on the ground.
The Ebola outbreak in west Africa is the worst in history, with infection rates threatening to spiral out of control.
A new United Nations mission has officially taken charge of peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic.
Some 67 South Africans are among those killed in the collapse of a church building in Nigeria.
Independence Day celebrations in Guinea are being delayed until December as the country works to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak.
Nigerian senators say they will urge President Goodluck Jonathan "to declare total war on Boko Haram".
US President Barack Obama says West Africa's Ebola outbreak is spreading "exponentially" and has urged action to halt the epidemic.
A migration body says about 500 suspected migrants are feared drowned after their boat sank near Malta last week.
A 7600-strong UN force has taken charge of peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic.
The EU is calling for more contributions to fight the Ebola crisis in west Africa, saying precious time was lost in the early stages of the epidemic.
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