Polio in Nigeria: 'I opposed vaccinations until my son caught polio'

Adamu Misa used to chase health workers away from his home in northern Nigeria but now campaigns for vaccines after his son contracted polio.

Ebola vaccine approved as second jab trialled

A second Ebola vaccine is to be offered to around 50,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as part of a major clinical trial.

TB Joshua prays for peace in South Sudan

Popular Nigerian televangelist TB Joshua has led prayers for peace in the capital, Juba, in a mission backed by President Salva Kiir.

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Gold mine mudslide kills 12 in Guinea

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