David Lewis

West Africa Ebola outbreak worst ever, says WHO

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is officially the worst the world has seen as the death toll breaches 600, says the World Health Organisation.

Ebola death toll climbs in West Africa

An outbreak of the disease has killed upwards of 330 people since February despite efforts by local health services and international experts.

Violence erupts in CAR despite Djotodia’s resignation

Violence and looting broke out overnight in capital city Bangui after Michel Djotodia stepped down as president, leaving at least three people dead.

Corruption by any other name

Guptas dropped a name, now we're dropping any mention of our anti-corruption laws, asks David Lewis.

Mali’s Tuareg rebels push for national military positions

Rebels in the north of Mali have been moving south to take up state military positions, while renegade soldiers demanded the president's arrest.

Renegade soldiers claim overthrow in Mali

Renegade Malian soldiers have gone on television to declare their seizure of power in protest the government's failure to quell a northern rebellion.

Rogue troopers storm Mali palace in coup d’etat bid

Renegade Mali soldiers claim to have seized the presidential palace and arrested several ministers after a gun battle, in an apparent coup d'etat.

A web of watchdogs and whistle-blowers

Survey suggests that over half of South Africans have experienced corruption.

Clashes erupt in DRC ahead of vote results

Clashes erupted between protesters and security forces in parts of Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of the country's full election results.

Fear of factions ahead of DRC poll results

Politicians in the DRC have been urged to show restraint as opposition parties reject partial results that show President Joseph Kabila in the lead.

DRC polling stations fall victim to violent attacks

Violence erupted at four polling stations in the DRC as the country held its second elections since a war that killed more than five million people.

UN calls for calm on eve of DRC vote

Organisations appealed for calm on the eve of DRC's presidential election, after a run-up that has already been tainted by deadly street clashes.

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