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Liberia has been devastated by the disease (CNS photo/Reuters handout via Ministry of Defense)

Prelate says whole families are being destroyed by the virus

Liberian residents of West Point wait for food rations to be handed out  in Monrovia, Liberia (CNS)

People are unable to work because of restrictions aimed at containing the spread of the deadly virus

Women and children stand near their destroyed house in a village in Central African Republic (CNS)

9,000 people who have found refuge at a seminary in the capital, Bangui

People pray next to caskets containing the bodies of two men killed by sectarian violence in in Bangui, Central African Republic (CNS)

‘Politicians must not wait until situations get out of hand,’ say bishops in statement

Zimbabweans wait to cast their votes (Photo: PA)

Spokesman says elections that gave Robert Mugabe power again have put the country ‘on the right track’

Road tolls have been proposed by the South African government (Photo: PA)

Statement reveals opposition to government plans

Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete (Photo: PA)

Clergy receive text message saying ‘many more will die’