Madagascar is trying to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious plague.

At least 30 people have died in the past two months, and almost 200 suspected cases have been reported.

Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless in Niger after months of severe flooding.

Freetown, Sierra Leone - In the blue hour of dawn, brothers Isaac and Idris picked their way back home along the mud and stone track from morning prayers at their local mosque.

Health ministers from 47 African countries are meeting in Zimbabwe this week to address some of the biggest health challenges on the continent.

More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide and flooding that hit Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, nearly two weeks ago, according to a local leader and a minister.

Global warming is affecting the lives of an estimated 15 million Ethiopian farmers, who heavily rely on the coffee industry for their livelihood.

At least eight people have died and dozens more injured in Guinea when a rubbish dump on the outskirts of the capital, Conakry, collapsed after heavy rain.

At least 200 people have been killed in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo after a landslide swept through a fishing village on the banks of Lake Albert in Ituri province, officials said.

An online auction of rhino horn is set to open Monday, after a court in South Africa approved the site which has outraged conservationists.

Environmental devastation, ruined economy and deteriorating health afflict Bodo community years after Shell oil spill.

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