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What did Liberia's first female leader achive?
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made history in Liberia but was also accused of corruption, writes Tamasin Ford. more

Fergal Keane: George Weah faces toughest challenge
An inspiration on the pitch, Liberia's new president could struggle to meet expectations off it, writes Fergal Keane. more

The president who made people take his bogus HIV cure
Lamin Ceesay was lucky to survive when the Gambian president took away his drugs and tried to cure him with a paste of herbs. An unknown number died. more

DR Congo: Several deaths in anti-Kabila protests
At least six people are killed in a police crackdown on protests against President Joseph Kabila. more

CHAN 2018: Morocco miss penalty in draw with Sudan, Guinea win
Morocco top Group A at the African Nations Championship despite drawing 0-0 with Sudan, while Guinea edge out Mauritania 1-0. more

Andre Ayew: West Ham United reject Swansea City bid for forward
Swansea City have a bid rejected by West Ham United for their former forward Andre Ayew. more

Ethiopia Waldiya: Five killed by police at religious festival
Officers fired on a crowd that had reportedly begun shouting anti-government slogans. more

Tunisia to play World Cup warm-up game against Costa Rica
Tunisia confirm they will play Costa Rica in France in a friendly on 27 March as both nations prepare for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. more

'Aubameyang will cost more than £50m'
Arsenal will need to pay well in excess of £50m to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, sources close to the German club say. more

Deported from Belgium, tortured in Sudan?
Has Belgium failed in its duty to protect asylum seekers? more

Colombia landslide kills 13 as bus is swept into ravine
The accident happened in the southern province of Nariño after heavy rains. more

Ecuador leader calls Julian Assange an 'inherited problem'
President Lenín Moreno says the Wikileaks founder has created "more than a nuisance" for Ecuador. more

Venezuela helicopter attack pilot Oscar Pérez buried
Renegade pilot Oscar Pérez, regarded as a terrorist by officials, was killed in a siege last week. more

Pope Francis ends Latin America tour with giant Mass
The Pope denounces corruption, before celebrating Mass for more than a million people in Lima. more

Pope Francis in Peru: Violence against women 'a plague'
Pope Francis speaks out as he holds Mass in Trujillo, Peru. more

Deadly violence over disputed Honduras election result
Police fire tear gas at protesters across the country, with one death in the northern town of Saba. more

Brazil declares yellow fever emergency in Minas Gerais
Minas Gerais is one of several southern states hit by an outbreak ahead of the carnival season. more

The Brazilian man who lives in a sandcastle
Marcio Matolias has lived in a sandcastle for 22 years in an upmarket neighbourhood of Rio De Janeiro. more

The man risking his life to save pink dolphins
Fernando Trujillo works in dangerous areas of the Amazon to save the rare species. more

'I miscarried and am now serving a 30 year sentence'
In 2016 Evelyn Hernandez was raped by a gang member and then jailed for 30 years for what her supporters say was a miscarriage. more

US shutdown: Government services closed as working week begins
Many federal services will not open on Monday as politicians struggle to agree on a new budget. more

Jerusalem: US embassy to move by end of 2019 - Pence
Vice-President Mike Pence makes the announcement in a speech to the Israeli parliament. more

Three Billboards triumphs at Screen Actors Guild awards
The dark comedy scoops three prizes including best actress for Frances McDormand. more

'Our powerful voices are no longer silenced'
Speeches about gender in Hollywood and female empowerment dominate the Screen Actors Guild Awards. more

US government shutdown: How did we get here?
The US has begun a government shutdown for the first time since 2013. What is going on? more

Las Vegas rally marks anniversary of Women's March against Trump
Las Vegas rally marks first anniversary of Women's March against Trump. more

The slime crafter with 850,000 fans on Instagram
Alyssa Jagan has built a massive Instagram following on the power of slime. more

US shutdown: White House voicemail changed to blame Democrats
Callers to the White House this weekend got an unusual message from Mr Trump's staff. more

Trump's year on Twitter: Who has he criticised and praised the most?
Who has he criticised and praised most as president? Here's our analysis. more

Women's marches across the US
Women stage marches across the US on the first anniversary of President Trump's inauguration. more