The first human trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola suggests that it is safe and may help the immune system to combat the virus.
At least 35 people are killed in an explosion in north-eastern Nigeria, close to the Cameroonian border, reports say.
A South African ventriloquist appears in court with his dummy to successfully challenge a gagging order.
Ghana appoint former Chelsea boss Avram Grant as their new coach six weeks before the start of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Tanzania's prime minister is under parliamentary pressure to resign over alleged fraudulent payments worth $120m (£76m) to an energy firm.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says the injuries to strikers Callum Wilson and Tokelo Rantie are not as bad as first feared.
Former European Cup-winning Portuguese coach Artur Jorge is appointed the new boss of Algerian club Mouloudia Alger.
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Kenya 'kills 100 Shabab militants'
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