The measles epidemic ravaging the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than twice as many people since the beginning of the year as the country's ongoing Ebola outbreak, the United Nations has warned, calling for a strong response.
Senior doctors in Zimbabwe's public hospitals have downed tools in protest against deteriorating working conditions and the firing of over 435 junior medical officers by the government following a three months-long impasse over poor salaries, the doctor's association said.
Zimbabwe's Environment Minister has defended the country's practice of capturing juvenile elephants and selling them to zoos and theme parks, following a CNN report into the exports of the animals to China.
The founder of a major airline in Nigeria has been charged with bank fraud and money laundering for allegedly moving more than $20 million from foreign sources through American bank accounts and using it, in part, to pay for living expenses, luxury cars and high-end shopping, according to US officials and federal court documents.
The United Nations has temporarily suspended its work with the Central African Republic branch of Caritas Internationalis after it emerged that the director of the Catholic charity there was a convicted pedophile.