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Second Tripoli fuel depot ablaze, in 'very dangerous' turn

Libya said a second fuel depot caught fire Monday in Tripoli, in a "very dangerous" development following a huge oil tank blaze triggered by clashes around the capital's airport.

Liberia closes borders and steps up Ebola screening

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced the closure of most of the Ebola-hit country's land borders, with stringent medical checks being stepped up at airports and major trade routes.

Nigeria on red alert after first Ebola death

Nigeria was on alert against the possible spread of Ebola on Saturday, a day after the first confirmed death from the virus in Lagos, Africa's biggest city and the country's financial capital.

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid fierce clashes

The United States Saturday evacuated all its staff from its embassy in Libya due to the fierce fighting in the capital, US officials said.
Part of the SAPREF is seen during the COP17 climate talks in Durban

Fraud remains a problem in Africa's energy sector

Fraud and corruption remain an impediment in Africa's energy sector, according to a report released on Wednesday.

Marikana miners were unstoppable, Lonmin guard tells commission

It was impossible for Lonmin mine security guards in Marikana to halt a crowd of protesting miners heading towards offices of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on August 11, 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Monday.