The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has now claimed 49 lives since the start of the month, the government says, and the World Health Organization expects more cases.
Ebola deaths in DR Congo rises to 49 with 2,000 feared contacts
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that at least 1,500 people had been potentially exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu region, where insecurity prevents aid workers from reaching some areas.
WHO expects more Ebola cases in Congo, can’t reach no-go areas
The Zimbabwean opposition’s challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election victory will be heard in the constitutional court on August 22, the opposition leader’s spokesman said on his Twitter account on Thursday.
Zimbabwe opposition says election challenge to be heard in court on Aug. 22
South Africa’s Exxaro Resources Ltd (EXXJ.J) said on Thursday half-year profit rose 8 percent boosted by a strong performance in its core coal business.
South Africa's Exxaro half-year profit up 8 percent on coal performance
A boat carrying more than 40 pupils has sunk while crossing the Nile River in Sudan, leaving at least 22 primary school children dead.
22 children die in boat sinking on Nile River in Sudan
Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi has announced plans to submit a draft bill to parliament equalizing inheritance rights between men and women.
Tunisia plans to equalize inheritance rights
President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Zimbabweans should now unite to rebuild the economy and put behind them the election period that saw six people being killed after the army stepped in to quell post-election protests this month.
Mnangagwa urges Zimbabweans to unite after post-election unrest
The head of a polling station was killed by suspected extremists on Sunday as Malians voted in a presidential runoff, according to a local official and security sources.
Head of polling station killed in Mali presidential runoff
A court in Egypt has sentenced the chairman of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and other senior leaders of the movement to life in prison over charges of alleged incitement to murder and violence during protest rallies five years ago.
Egyptian court sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life in prison
Malians were voting on Sunday in a presidential runoff likely to see Ibrahim Boubacar Keita returned to office despite criticism of his handling of the country's security crisis and allegations of election fraud.
Malians vote in presidential runoff amid security crisis

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