More than 120 health workers have died of Ebola across west Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, claiming the epidemic had affected an "unprecedented number of medical staff".
Libya's outgoing parliament, the General National Congress (GNC), has appointed a new prime minister in a move set to deepen the country's political split as warring factions vie for control of the country.
South Sudan's warring leaders have signed a fresh ceasefire deal vowing to end more than eight months of conflict, according to mediators who threatened sanctions should the agreement fail once again.
The leader of Boko Haram has claimed that the Nigerian armed group has created an "Islamic caliphate" in a northeastern town, a claim quickly rejected by the military.
Mozambique's former rebel group Renamo and the Frelimo-led government have signed a ceasefire deal, ending two years of armed conflict, ahead of a presidential election scheduled for October 15.
Islamist-led armed groups have announced the reinstatement of Libya's previous parliament after taking control of the international airport in Tripoli, effectively splitting Libya's polarised political system into two separate bodies.
Two Ebola deaths have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the health minister of the Central African country said, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400 people..
At least 35 Nigerian police officers deployed to a training academy in the northeast region have gone missing after a Boko Haram attack on the facility, a government spokesman has said.
Niger's agriculture minister has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a baby-trafficking network, a spokesman for his political party and legal sources has said.
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