Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon politician

Vice-prime minister escapes deadly attack by Nigerian militants

Investigators begin work at Air Algérie site

One of the ‘black box’ flight recorders recovered

Ebola poses threat to African economies

Foreign investors in mining are increasingly concerned

South Africa open to curbs on strike action

Deputy president proposes secret ballots

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Air Algerie jet ‘probably crashed’

51 French among 116 on flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers

Story of a virus hunter

Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, co-discovered the Ebola virus

Senegal bond sale raises $500m

10-year issue attracted $4bn in orders, mostly from US and UK

Amplats eyes South African mines sell-off

Rustenberg site earmarked for portfolio shake-up after strikes

Emerging market bond sales hit record high

Issuance jumps 54% year on year to $69.47bn

PwC looks to tap rise of Africa

Professional services firm eyes ‘huge capacity for growth’

S Africa warns of cracks in Bali deal

WTO deal commits 160 countries to smoother cross-border trade

S Africa raises rates to fight inflation

Decision comes as authorities lower growth forecasts for 2014

China’s shadow hovers over $100bn Brics bank

Fears grow over Beijing’s hegemonic role in the grouping

Nadine Gordimer: Nobel winning author

Writer used her books to attack South African apartheid

Senegal hits sovereign bond sales trail

Carmakers hit by South African strikes

Credit rating agencies warn of blow to economy

Call for sanctions on South Sudan officials

Western backers eye tough measures as threat of famine grows

‘Welcome packs’ vital tool in cancer care

Aid to families helps keep sick children in Malawi hospital

Thousands gather for Kenya opposition rally

Nairobi demonstration after more than 20 die in violence

Gunmen kill 22 in Kenya coast attacks

Somali militant group al-Shabaab claims responsibility