A South African court has suspended the corruption trial of former African National Congress youth leader, Julius Malema, pushing back the high-profile case for nearly a year.
The number of orphans who have lost at least one parent to an Ebola virus is expected to double in West Africa, the UN children's fund has said, intensifying a childcare problem as extended family members shun offsprings of Ebola victims.
Opposing political factions in Libya are due to meet for UN-brokered talks to heal a rift that has left the country with rival parliaments.
Liberia's chief medical officer has put herself and her staff in isolation after her aide died of Ebola, officials have said.
Residents of the Guinean capital Conakry, hit hard by Ebola, say they are afraid to seek treatment at hospitals for fear of being poisoned by doctors, as the death toll across West Africa passed the 3,000 mark.
At least 20 people have been killed after a minibus struck a landmine in Guinea-Bissau, a doctor who treated several victims said.
A South African university is investigating white students accused of racism for painting themselves in dark paint and dressing up as Venus and Serena Williams at a costume party.
Cuba says it will send nearly 300 more doctors and nurses to West Africa to help fight the Ebola epidemic.The Cubans will work in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, Regla Angulo, head of the Cuban medical relief agency, said in a statement on Friday.
US President Barack Obama has said the global community has not done enough to respond to the crisis posed by the Ebola outbreak that is currently spiralling out of control in West Africa.
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