Gunmen, identified as former Seleka-affiliated rebels, have stormed the town of Nana Bakassa in the northern region of the Central African Republic, leaving at least five people dead.
Lesotho military forces have seized the police headquarters of the small southern African country, jamming all radio stations and phones. The capture of the building is feared to be the start of a potential coup d’état.
Senegal has become the fifth country in West Africa, and sixth African country overall, to have at least one confirmed case of Ebola.
The Ebola virus has been confirmed in Congo DR, the first confirmed cases outside of West Africa. At least two people who recently died from an unknown fever have been found to have been infected with the disease.
Increased fighting in the Central African Republic by ex-rebels from the country’s Seleka movement have killed 34 people in northern villages in the past few days, ahead of the arrival of more peacekeeping forces.
A series of intense gun battles in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has killed at least 14 and injured a further 20 people as African Union soldiers attack insurgents.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved the use of currently untested drugs in an effort to stop the current Ebola outbreak.
The Nigerian military and civilian militias operating against Boko Haram in the northeast of the country have been accused of ‘extensive human rights violations’ by Amnesty International following the surfacing of video evidence.
A Nigerian doctor who treated the Liberian man that died of Ebola in Lagos, Nigeria has contracted the disease, according to official reports.
A number of hardline Islamic militias have seized control of the Libyan city of Benghazi, a port city of 630’000 people. The announcement comes following increasingly violent clashes continue in the capital city Tripoli.