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UN Chief to Travel to Epicenter of DRC Ebola Outbreak
Antonio Guterres will visit North Kivu province to assess the situation and mobilize more support for the respons
Zimbabwe Rights Activists Oppose Calls for Lifting Sanctions
Zimbabwe rights activists are calling for Western sanctions against the country to remain in place, despite calls this week by the Southern African Development Community for them to be lifted. Government supporters say the sanctions are hurting ordinary people. But critics say government policies, not sanctions, are to blame for the poor economy, and that lifting sanctions would send the wrong message about the country's human rights record. Columbus Mavhunga reports from Harare.
Liberian President Wants to Shorten Terms for Legislature, Executive
George Weah quoted as saying that goal is to push officials to begin serving the people from the day they assume office, rather than putting off work until the close of their terms
Uganda, Rwanda Leaders Sign Pact Aimed at Ending Standoff
The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Wednesday signed an agreement in Angola to end months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling
Cameroon Separatists Attack Over Leader's Life Sentence
Cameroon's military says at least two people were killed and six wounded in a shoot-out with separatists
Zimbabwe ex-Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko in court for corruption
Phelekezela Mphoko denies the charges and was released on bail a day after being called a fugitive.