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  • WHO: Ebola outbreak 'accelerating'
    The deadly Ebola outbreak continues to accelerate in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people so far, the World Health Organization says.
    21 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 11:00am
  • U.N. meets on Libya amid row over airstrikes
    The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution on Libya on Wednesday that calls for an immediate ceasefire and includes sanctions for those involved in violence there.
    1 day ago 27 Aug 14, 9:08pm
  • Mideast divide hitting Libyans?
    Amid U.S. claims that Egypt and the UAE launched secret airstrikes in Libya, H.A. Hellyer writes that the absence of a strong Libyan state has allowed Mideast powers -- split between supporters and opponents of Islamist groups -- to engage in Libyan…
    2 days ago 27 Aug 14, 2:03pm
  • Literature in land with no alphabet
    The Somali language only got an alphabet in 1972. Now, breakaway Somaliland is fighting to establish a literary tradition, with the help of a book fair.
    2 days ago 27 Aug 14, 12:21pm
  • Man who fixed football confesses
    Convicted match fixer Wilson Raj Perumal boasts to CNN of fixing World Cup games adding: "I was on the bench and telling players what to do, giving orders to the coach."
    2 days ago 26 Aug 14, 8:23pm
  • Friendliest / unfriendliest cities
    Australians and New Zealanders tend to get annoyed when their accents get mistaken for one another, but there's one thing they do share.
    3 days ago 26 Aug 14, 7:46am
  • Cost of containing Ebola on the rise
    CARE Pres. and CEO, Dr. Helene Gayle, discusses the dangerous economic fallout from West Africa's Ebola outbreak.
    4 days ago 25 Aug 14, 10:09am
  • Lupita effect: Inspiring Kenya
    CNN's Soni Methu explore how Hollywood star Lupita Nyong'o is inspiring members of Kenya's creative arts industry.
    4 days ago 25 Aug 14, 10:06am
  • 35 Nigerian police officers missing after attack
    Thirty-five Nigerian policemen are missing following an insurgent attack Saturday on a police training school in one of the most volatile parts of the African nation, police said.
    4 days ago 25 Aug 14, 6:54am
  • Player killed during Algerian league game
    A promising young Cameroonian soccer player was killed during a league match Saturday after allegedly being struck by a missile thrown from the crowd.
    5 days ago 24 Aug 14, 2:25pm
  • Tripoli airport seized in fight between Libyan militias
    Control of Tripoli International Airport changed hands Saturday evening, after an alliance of Islamist militias from around Libya seized the reins from a rival group.
    5 days ago 23 Aug 14, 8:31pm
  • What if you survive Ebola?
    The apparent recovery of two American missionaries infected with the deadly Ebola virus gives new hope for others. Have they really been cured and are they immune?
    7 days ago 22 Aug 14, 12:21pm
  • U.N. facing unprecedented challenge in S. Sudan
    The U.N. faces an unprecedented challenge in South Sudan, protecting almost 100,000 people seeking refuge from the conflict in peacekeeping bases. Yet despite the high cost and risk, the U.N. should be prepared to host and protect them for months --…
    7 days ago 22 Aug 14, 11:57am
  • Tourist buses crash in Egypt, at least 38 killed
    At least 38 people were killed and 41 injured early Friday when two tourist buses crashed in northeastern Egypt, the country's semi-official news website Al-Ahram Online reported.
    7 days ago 22 Aug 14, 5:53am
  • Muslim Brotherhood's political party dissolved
    An Egyptian court has dissolved the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported Saturday -- the government's latest move against the Islamist movement whose fortunes have plummeted since former President Mohame…
    7 days ago 22 Aug 14, 5:53am
  • 85 Nigerian hostages rescued from Boko Haram
    Chadian troops have rescued 85 Nigerians kidnapped last week by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, security and human rights sources in Nigeria said Saturday.
    7 days ago 22 Aug 14, 5:53am
  • Myths making Ebola worse?
    More than 1,200 people have died as the deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola takes hold in West Africa, but despite information campaigns, fear is spreading even more quickly than the virus itself.
    8 days ago 21 Aug 14, 6:56am
  • E-readers bring hope to schools
    Heaps of trash pile up for miles in Kibera, a district of Nairobi that houses nearly 1 million people and is one of the poorest slums in the world. Aluminum shanties fill the horizon, and an odor of urine cuts through the air. A man trots through the…
    8 days ago 21 Aug 14, 12:01am
  • Liberia cannot cope with Ebola
    Cerue Garlo says Liberia is desperate for help amid a Ebola outbreak that has touched every aspect of life.
    8 days ago 21 Aug 14, 12:00am
  • Photographing Africa
    The POPCAP prize celebrates the best contemporary photography on the continent. Some of it is pretty great.
    10 days ago 19 Aug 14, 11:21am
  • Zambia's patron of the arts
    Mulenga Kapwepwe has single-handedly created an explosion of arts in Zambia.
    10 days ago 19 Aug 14, 7:35am
  • Zambia's patron of the arts
    She's worked in theater, created her own record label, built libraries, started an orchestra, runs a girl's football team and now wants to direct a film. Meet Mulenga Kapwepwe, Zambia's patron of the arts.
    10 days ago 19 Aug 14, 6:53am
  • Swimming with sharks
    Photographer Michael Muller is a man without fear. He swims among sharks without the protection of a cage which might seem crazy but it's actually for a good reason.
    10 days ago 19 Aug 14, 6:51am
  • 'Exploding lake' to power Rwanda?
    Rwanda's Lake Kivu houses enough methane to cause major destruction. Instead, it could power the country
    11 days ago 18 Aug 14, 12:45pm
  • Taste of temptation
    A lawyer by day and cake maker by night, Sungeni Mtalimanja turned her passion for baking into a business in Malawi.
    11 days ago 18 Aug 14, 6:27am
  • Ebola drugs: Just the facts
    The race to develop an effective treatment or vaccine against Ebola is on as the largest outbreak in history continues to spread in West Africa. Meanwhile, questions about whether unproven treatments are appropriate to use, and who should get them, a…
    15 days ago 14 Aug 14, 10:50am
  • Africa: Beyond slums, safaris
    The POPCAP prize celebrates the best contemporary photography on the continent. Some of it is pretty great.
    15 days ago 14 Aug 14, 10:49am
  • 8 whiz kids changing medicine
    While their peers were playing video games or panicking about the prom, a group of young whiz kids has been prioritizing medical innovation.
    15 days ago 14 Aug 14, 8:50am
  • Africa's last polar bear dies
    The last polar bear in Africa died Wednesday after months of grieving his longtime companion at a zoo in Johannesburg, a far cry from his Arctic habitat.
    16 days ago 13 Aug 14, 12:55pm
  • Life in an abandoned airport
    On the wing of an empty airplane, a young boy is practicing his backward-bend. In the cockpit, a crowd have gathered -- taking it in turns to play captain.
    22 days ago 7 Aug 14, 8:02am
  • Can a palm weevil cure world hunger?
    Palm weevils. To look at, these tiny bugs are relatively unassuming, perhaps even slightly creepy to the insect-adverse. To Mohammed Ashour, however, they are the solution to many of the ills facing the developing world. The humble palm weevil could…
    23 days ago 6 Aug 14, 7:38am
  • African writers you should read
    A growing list of popular African authors have been steadily picking up steam --and fans -- across the globe over the last several years.
    24 days ago 5 Aug 14, 7:58am
  • Ethiopian style with a twist
    Making the jump from model to designer seemed like a natural choice for Hiwot Gashaw. Growing up in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, the young entrepreneur always had a passion for fashion, drawing clothes from an early age.
    32 days ago 28 Jul 14, 9:11am
  • Capturing Sudan life on camera
    Explore a series of artistic street portraits designed to pay tribute to the people of the Sudanese capital.
    37 days ago 23 Jul 14, 5:06am
  • Zanzibar's shop of curiosities
    In a tucked-away corner of Zanzibar's historic Stone Town lies a little shop of curiosities.
    45 days ago 15 Jul 14, 2:46pm
  • Mother shot on road to safety
    Travel with a convoy fleeing the violence between Muslims and Christians in Central African Republic.
    8 May 14, 4:16pm

East African Photographers

A visit to the Kitengela Arboretum and Kisaju Demo Woodlot.A visit to the Kitengela Arboretum and Kisaju Demo Woodlot.
14 days ago 15 Aug 14, 2:01pm
Open day at the Machakos Farmers Expo with Cookswell JikosOpen day at the Machakos Farmers Expo with Cookswell Jikos
18 days ago 11 Aug 14, 9:27am
Open day at the Machakos Farmers Expo with Cookswell JikosOpen day at the Machakos Farmers Expo with Cookswell Jikos
18 days ago 11 Aug 14, 9:27am
Open day at the Machakos Farmers Expo with Cookswell JikosOpen day at the Machakos Farmers Expo with Cookswell Jikos
18 days ago 11 Aug 14, 9:27am
Open day at the Machakos Farmers Expo with Cookswell JikosOpen day at the Machakos Farmers Expo with Cookswell Jikos
18 days ago 11 Aug 14, 9:27am
Open day at the Machakos Farmers Expo with Cookswell JikosOpen day at the Machakos Farmers Expo with Cookswell Jikos
18 days ago 11 Aug 14, 9:27am

Seattle Post Intelligencer

  • WHO: More Ebola cases in past week than any other
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak in West Africa began, the World Health Organization said Friday, offering more evidence that the crisis is worsening.The U.N. health agency warned…
    43 mins ago 29 Aug 14, 7:25am
  • UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000
    The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to find a treatment or vaccine.An experimental vaccine developed by the U.S. government and GlaxoSmithKline will be tested on humans s…
    9 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 11:07pm
  • Ranger in Africa's oldest park wounded by grenade
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A ranger in Africa's oldest national park has been seriously wounded by a grenade during a confrontation with poachers.Virunga, in Congo, is home to about a quarter of the world's remaining mountain gorillas but is also unde…
    13 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 7:24pm
  • Amid Ebola, some airlines have canceled flights
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The World Health Organization's assistant director-general for emergency operations is urging airlines to lift most of their restrictions about flying to Ebola-hit nations because a predictable "air link" is needed to help de…
    20 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 11:39am
  • South African court orders release of tapes
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals on Thursday ordered the release of taped phone conversations about corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, a move that could resurrect a case that has dogged the leader since befo…
    22 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 10:18am
  • Niger lawmaker flees before being questioned
    NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — The president of Niger's National Assembly has fled the country after his immunity was lifted so he could be questioned about a baby trafficking scandal that has shaken the country's political classAmadou's wife, the country'…
    2 days ago 27 Aug 14, 7:30pm
  • Kenya rangers murder ivory poachers: report
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Corrupt Kenyan wildlife rangers are killing poachers to cover up the officers' collusion with the criminals slaughtering the country's elephants, a rights group alleges.The disappearances of 18 suspected poachers were documen…
    2 days ago 27 Aug 14, 2:03pm
  • 3 playful lion cubs debut at Johannesburg Zoo
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Three playful lion cubs made their public debut Wednesday, pouncing their way into a large enclosure at the Johannesburg Zoo.Letaba, who playfully batted a video camera with his big paw, is the only sibling with a rare white c…
    2 days ago 27 Aug 14, 10:17am
  • West Africans get creative with Ebola awareness
    Ivory Coast's "Lather Against Ebola" campaign, catchy songs and comedy are being used by West Africans to educate people on how to avoid getting the deadly disease, which has infected more than 2,600 people and killed more than 1,400 in four countrie…
    2 days ago 27 Aug 14, 5:12am
  • Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries.…
    2 days ago 27 Aug 14, 12:00am
  • UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A rebel commander who warned the U.N. not to fly over his territory shot down a U.N. helicopter Tuesday in rural South Sudan, charged a spokesman for a state governor.The U.N. mission said that an Mi-8 cargo helicopter crash…
    3 days ago 26 Aug 14, 1:22pm
  • Nigeria soldiers who fled into Cameroon head home
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian government soldiers, who witnesses said fled into neighboring Cameroon during a clash with a large number of Islamic fighters of Boko Haram, handed over their weapons to Cameroonian authorities and were on their w…
    3 days ago 26 Aug 14, 12:31pm
  • Death of opposition leader roils Botswana
    The conspiracy theories sharpened an election campaign likely to deliver another victory for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party, whose electoral dominance since independence from Britain in 1966 has increasingly frustrated opponents who say the par…
    3 days ago 26 Aug 14, 12:12pm
  • Amid poverty, US surgeons saving lives in Uganda
    Scores of hopeful patients crowded the hallways of Mulago Hospital in the Ugandan capital of Kampala this past week, forcing Haglund to triage, what he called doing "death rounds."Public health services in Uganda have long been poor because of limi…
    3 days ago 26 Aug 14, 10:55am
  • AP Source: UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan; UN confirms crash in contested area
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — AP Source: UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan; UN confirms crash in contested area.
    3 days ago 26 Aug 14, 10:45am
  • Experts: Torture common in East Africa, Congo
    NAIVASHA, Kenya (AP) — Despite progress in five East African countries and Congo in ratifying the United Nations Convention against Torture, human rights abuse is still prevalent as governments are reluctant to draft and implement local laws, human…
    3 days ago 26 Aug 14, 9:20am
  • Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies
    The virus can only be transmitted through direct contact with the bodily fluids of the sick or from touching victims' bodies, leaving doctors and other health care workers most vulnerable to contracting it.International relief efforts have included…
    4 days ago 25 Aug 14, 6:02pm
  • South Sudan war monitor dies while held by rebels

    4 days ago 25 Aug 14, 2:11pm
  • Nigeria: Boko Haram claims it is Islamic Caliphate
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebel group, said it controls the northeastern city of Gwoza and has added it to an Islamic state that it claims it has established in Nigeria.After the emergency was imposed, the…
    4 days ago 25 Aug 14, 2:07pm
  • Liberian information minister says doctor who got experimental Ebola drug has died
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian information minister says doctor who got experimental Ebola drug has died.
    4 days ago 25 Aug 14, 8:02am
  • Nigeria says 35 policemen missing after attack
    Ojukwu didn't say who was suspected to have carried out the attack, but the state is the stronghold of the Boko Haram group which targets security forces, government officials and civilians in its campaign to establish an Islamic state in Nigeria.
    5 days ago 24 Aug 14, 9:21am
  • Niger: Minister held in baby-trafficking scandal
    NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — A relative says Niger's agriculture minister has been arrested over his alleged involvement in a baby-trafficking scandal that has shaken the country's political class.Labo's wife had already been arrested along with 16 other…
    5 days ago 24 Aug 14, 7:46am
  • Mali releases ex-judge of extremist tribunal
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Malian activist says an al-Qaida-appointed judge from the Islamic tribunal that meted out harsh punishments while much of the country was under Islamist rule has been released for lack of evidence.In Timbuktu, Ag Alfousseyni…
    6 days ago 23 Aug 14, 11:02am
  • C. African Republic prime minister names cabinet
    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The prime minister of Central African Republic has named a 31-member cabinet, including representatives of two groups that have been involved in horrific violence for more than a year.The mostly Muslim Sele…
    7 days ago 22 Aug 14, 3:34pm
  • Amnesty: Mali holding children detainees as adults
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Children accused of belonging to armed militias in Mali and participating in the country's ongoing unrest are languishing in jails and being held alongside adults, an international human rights group charged. .The group said t…
    7 days ago 22 Aug 14, 1:16pm
  • Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste
    MACHAKOS, Kenya (AP) — In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts.The clanking is rhythmic as the workers unscrew, detach and toss motherboards onto piles…
    7 days ago 22 Aug 14, 11:57am
  • Kenya: Man says he is wanted Somali terror suspect
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali man in Kenyan police custody has admitted that he is Hassan Hanafi, who is wanted in Somalia for the killing of journalists, a senior Kenya police official said Friday.The official, who insisted on anonymity because…
    7 days ago 22 Aug 14, 8:12am
  • Zimbabwe cautions citizens on travel over Ebola
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans battered by economic problems have flocked to Nigeria to visit faith healers and collect lucky charms, but their government is urging them to stay away because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.Zimbabwe's st…
    7 days ago 22 Aug 14, 5:41am
  • Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Government officials handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water Thursday to residents of an impoverished slum in Liberia's capital where tens of thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop the s…
    8 days ago 21 Aug 14, 6:08pm
  • Children used as child soldiers in South Sudan
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The use of child soldiers — teenage boys dressed in military uniforms and carrying assault rifles — is commonplace in South Sudan and will be the subject of U.N. Security Council discussions next month, the top U.N. offici…
    8 days ago 21 Aug 14, 12:08pm

Inter Press Service

VOA - Africa

  • US Official Warns Ebola Could Spread
    The top U.S. health official has a dire prediction about Ebola if it is not stopped soon in West Africa, saying it could last for some time to come."If we don't stop it here, we're going to be dealing with it for years around the world. But we can…
    1 hour ago 29 Aug 14, 6:55am
  • Guinean Security Forces Break Up Riot in Ebola-racked South
    Riots broke out in Guinea's second-largest city Nzerekore over rumors that health workers had infected people with the deadly Ebola virus, a Red Cross official and residents said on Friday.A crowd of young men, some armed with clubs and pistols, se…
    1 hour ago 29 Aug 14, 6:41am
  • Cameroon Military Takes Back Land Seized by Boko Haram
    Cameroon’s military has taken back control of the border village of Ashigashia from the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, which had occupied it for close to three weeks. As many as 10,000 Cameroonians and Nigerians have fled the fighting this wee…
    2 hours ago 29 Aug 14, 5:44am
  • Malaysia Airlines to Cut Staff, Routes
    Malaysia Airlines, the country's money-losing flag carrier, will cut thousands of jobs, trim routes and replace its CEO under plans to return the company to profitability within three years.State investment fund Khazanah Nasional, which has taken c…
    3 hours ago 29 Aug 14, 5:05am
  • Pakistani Troops Rescue Kidnapped Academic
    Pakistani security forces have recovered a prominent academic four years after his abduction by the Taliban.Officials say Ajmal Khan, vice chancellor of Islamia University, was rescued by Pakistani troops Thursday.Khan told Dawn, a Pakistani news…
    4 hours ago 29 Aug 14, 4:32am
  • Iceland Raises Volcano Alert to Red after Eruption
    Iceland's Meteorological Institute has raised the alert warning for the country's largest volcano.The institute raised the warning code Friday to red, the highest level, after a small eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano overnight.Icelandic aviati…
    5 hours ago 29 Aug 14, 3:32am
  • UN: Syria Refugee Count Tops 3 Million
    The United Nations says more than three million people have fled Syria's civil war, creating what it calls "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era."In a statement Friday, the U.N. refugee agency said one million of those refugees fled in the…
    6 hours ago 29 Aug 14, 2:29am
  • NATO to Russia: Stop 'Illegal' Military Operations in Ukraine
    NATO has called on Russia to cease its "illegal military operations" in eastern Ukraine, which it says are aimed at destabilizing the country.The comments by NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday followed an emergency meeting in Brussels to di…
    6 hours ago 29 Aug 14, 1:56am
  • Obama Signals No Immediate Airstrikes in Syria
    President Barack Obama is downplaying the possibility of imminent U.S. airstrikes against Islamic extremists in Syria, as the insurgents released a new video appearing to show another brutal beheading.Speaking to reporters Thursday at the White Hou…
    7 hours ago 29 Aug 14, 12:52am
  • Pakistan Army Steps in Try to Resolve Political Crisis
    Pakistan’s powerful military has stepped in to act as “mediator and guarantor” to broker a deal between embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and two anti-government leaders calling for his ouster.For days, opposition politician Imran Khan an…
    8 hours ago 29 Aug 14, 12:32am
  • Russia Forces Cross Border, Surround Strategic Ukrainian Town
    President Barack Obama on Thursday pointedly pinned blame for the violence roiling eastern Ukraine on Moscow, as Russian armored vehicles backed by artillery strikes reportedly surrounded a strategic border town.The seizure of Novoazovsk, which sit…
    8 hours ago 29 Aug 14, 12:15am
  • Ebola Vaccine Trials To Begin Next Week
    The National Institutes of Health says it is launching early stage trials of a vaccine to prevent the Ebola virus, which has infected or killed thousands of people across West Africa. The World Health Organization says Ebola could infect more than 2…
    10 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 10:18pm
  • Judge Dismisses Apartheid Case against US Companies
    A U.S. judge has dismissed a 12-year-old lawsuit against two major corporations accused of encouraging human rights violations in apartheid-era South Africa.Black South Africans brought the case against car manufacturer Ford Motor Company and techn…
    10 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 10:10pm
  • Obama: No Strategy Yet on Islamic State Threat
    President Barack Obama says he has no strategy yet on how to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria and will send Secretary of State John Kerry to the region to build a coalition. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
    10 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 10:09pm
  • Syrian Extradited to US on Terrorism Charges
    A Syrian man accused in a plot to attack U.S. troops in Iraq has been extradited to the United States.Authorities say Ahmad Ibrahim al-Ahmad made his first courtroom appearance on Thursday in  Arizona, where he faces multiple federal charges, incl…
    11 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 8:43pm
  • Is West Doing Enough to Tackle Islamic State?
    U.S. President Barack Obama has ruled out sending ground troops to Iraq to fight militants of the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, despite officials in Washington describing the extremist group as the biggest threat the United States has faced in ye…
    12 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 8:26pm
  • Human Ebola Vaccine Trials to Begin
    U.S. health officials announced Thursday the launch of the first human testing of a vaccine to prevent Ebola. The vaccine candidate was co-developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - and the pharmaceutical company GSK (Gl…
    12 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 8:22pm
  • New Russian Moves in Ukraine Challenge NATO
    NATO, the United States and Ukraine say Russian forces are taking a more significant role in fighting in eastern Ukraine, bolstering separatist groups that have lost considerable ground to the government forces in recent weeks.   The cultural cen…
    12 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 7:44pm
  • Ferguson Protesters File Lawsuit Against Police
    A multi-million-dollar civil lawsuit filed Thursday accuses police officials in Ferguson, Missouri of violating civil rights in the central U.S. town during largely peaceful protests in recent weeks.Five plaintiffs are seeking $40 million in the fe…
    13 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 7:29pm
  • Uneven Coverage of Suppressed Ethiopian Journalists
    This month, Ethiopian officials shut down five magazines -- the latest in a series of shutdowns -- but the move got little attention from outside the country.  The East African country is well known for suppressing the media, but some cases seem to…
    13 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 7:25pm

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Africa Review

News From Africa

  • DRC: UN Releases $1.5m To Aid Combat Ebola
    According to WHO’s statistics, Guinea accounts for 607 cases, including 443 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 406 deaths; Liberia 1082 clinical cases, including 269 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 624 deaths; Sierra Leone, 910 suspect and confirmed c…
    1 day ago 28 Aug 14, 4:22am
  • Africa: Global Climate Changes Pose A Serious Health Risk, Say UN
    According to WHO statistics, at current rates of climate change, an additional 250,000 lives could be lost per year between 2030 and 2050, with poor nations such as African countries continuing to bear the brunt.
    1 day ago 28 Aug 14, 2:12am
  • Kenya: ICT Training Boosts Community Radios Effectiveness
    UNESCO under its SIDA funded project themed: “Empowering Community Radios with ICTs” organized a three days ICT and Youth Mobile Training Workshop for 6 community radio stations across the county.
    1 day ago 28 Aug 14, 12:59am
  • Africa: Ebola Easier To Prevent Compared To Malaria, Say USaid
    Malaria is the leading killer disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, but due to increased campaigns to create awareness and educate the public on how to prevent it has seen the drop in number of deaths to reach controlled level as compared to 10 years ago, a…
    2 days ago 27 Aug 14, 4:17am
  • Zambia: Succession Battle Heats Up As Doubts Grow Over President Sata’s Health
    Zambian authorities have in the past cracked down on political opponents and journalists who have reported on the president's long-suspected illness and frequent "working trips" abroad, apparently for medical treatment.
    2 days ago 27 Aug 14, 3:28am
  • Africa: Mediterranean Migrant Deaths Multiply in Summer Sailing Season
    Witnesses described to IOM seeing the corpses of 18 African men in one craft that had to be abandoned Sunday 120 nautical miles from the Italian coastline, the same day after another 6 passengers drowned after a fishing boat capsized with some 370 mi…
    3 days ago 26 Aug 14, 3:42am
  • Africa: Two Term Limits not Enough for African Leaders- Chissano
    Presidential term limits, most often two terms, are a common feature of democratic constitutions adopted in Africa in the 1990s, but not all politicians adhere to a two-term presidency.
    3 days ago 26 Aug 14, 12:48am
  • DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak Confirmed As Two Deaths Reported
    The outbreak of haemorrhagic gastroenteritis in Boende region has already killed 70 people in recent weeks before the two cases were confirmed as Ebola, say WHO.
    4 days ago 25 Aug 14, 8:17am
  • Uganda: 10 Million People Will Be Searching For Jobs By 2020, Say Report
    The World Bank report is corroborated by a 2013 study by the Labour and Education ministries that discovered that out of the nearly 400,000 graduates produced by training institutions annually, less than 100,000 land jobs with Uganda’s general popu…
    4 days ago 25 Aug 14, 4:50am
  • Kenya: Strathmore Team Wins Top Varsity Business Challenge
    Africa has been urged by the international business community to invest in university students, as they have the potential to improve the nature and how business is conducted in the continent, by partnering with global companies in equipping them wit…
    4 days ago 25 Aug 14, 2:56am
  • Africa: The Trouble With Universal Education
    Instead of aiming to improve billions of people’s circumstances slightly at high cost with the same promises that have been made since 1950, the international community should aim first to transform the lives of the 60 million children still out of…
    7 days ago 22 Aug 14, 4:16am
  • Senegal Closes Border For Fear Of Ebola Flare-Up As Hemorrhagic Like Fever Kills 13 In DRC
    As Ebola death toll hits 1,350 according to the World Health Organization (WHO) latest statistics, there are growing fears that the outbreak will spread across Africa and beyond, DRC Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi has reported a hemorrhagic…
    7 days ago 22 Aug 14, 4:14am
  • South Africa: Campaign For ‘Mercy Killing’ Heads To Constitutional Court
    Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia in April 2002 followed by Belgium in September in the same year, while Switzerland allows suicide assisted by doctors but it is not legal.
    8 days ago 21 Aug 14, 6:01am
  • Liberia: Residents Clash With Police Over Ebola Quarantine
    Liberia, with 466 deaths from 834 diagnosed cases, has seen the biggest toll among the four West African countries that have been hit by Ebola, with death toll standing at 1,229, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
    8 days ago 21 Aug 14, 4:36am
  • East Africa: AMISOM To Exit Somalia In 2016, Say AU
    Somalia fell into a state of anarchy, after the ouster of the then dictator, president Said Barre in 1991 pitting clans against each other, leading to emergence of warlords and militia groups such as Al-Shabaab who have committed atrocities against h…
    8 days ago 21 Aug 14, 4:36am


  • Kenya to destroy heroin worth $11.3 million
    Kenyan authorities on Friday are set to destroy a foreign ship at sea with 377kg of heroin worth 1 billion shillings ($11.3 million), following a directive from President Uhuru Kenyatta.The ship captured in Kenyan waters off the Lamu coast has been…
    5 hours ago 29 Aug 14, 2:54am
  • S/Leone: Latest Ebola infected doctor ‘critically ill
    The latest Sierra Leonean doctor to contract the Ebola virus is in ‘critical condition’, officials have said.Doctor Sahr Rogers became the third Sierra Leone physician to be infected with the deadly virus in the line of duty reports monitored fr…
    5 hours ago 29 Aug 14, 2:45am
  • S/Leone: New Ebola testing lab begins operation
    A new laboratory to test for the Ebola virus has gone into operation in Sierra Leone, the government said Thursday.Government spokesperson, Abdoulie Bayraytay, said the lab which was donated by the government of South Africa has had its first batch…
    8 hours ago 29 Aug 14, 12:09am
  • South Sudan: UN worker detained
    A worker for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been detained without charge, the UN radio in Juba disclosed on Thursday.Miraya Radio reported that the South Sudanese government ordered the detention of George Livio without charg…
    17 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 2:58pm
  • Liberia’s Indian community contributes to anti-Ebola effort
    The Indian community in Liberia Thursday donated a huge consignment of assorted items to the government to help it in its fight against the deadly Ebola virus which has killed over 400 people.Items donated include two ambulances, two thousand bags o…
    17 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 2:44pm
  • ICRC returns to Sudan
    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will return to Sudan six month after its workers were asked to leave by the authorities in Khartoum.Both sides confirmed on Thursday after reaching an agreement which replaces a previous accord dat…
    17 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 2:41pm
  • Nigeria: Ebola cases in River State, doctor dies
    Nigeria’s River State government on Thursday confirmed the death of a medical doctor and the infection of his wife by the deadly Ebola virus, cutting short premature celebration of successful containment of the disease.The state Commissioner for H…
    18 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 2:03pm
  • UN extends Darfur mission by one year
    The United Nations Security Council (USC) has extended the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) for one year. UNSC said in a statement seen by APA on Thursday that the 15 members of the council has adopted…
    18 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 1:47pm
  • Liberia investigates S/Koreans’ graft complaint
    The Criminal Court in Monrovia on Thursday began investigation into a case involving some South Korean nationals and officers of the National Security Agency (NSA) over the alleged seizure of business capital amounting to over $200, 000.The Koreans;…
    19 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 1:37pm
  • S/Sudan: UN grounds relief flights to Bentiu
    The UN humanitarian coordinator for South Sudan, Toby Lanzer has announced the suspension of all relief flights to Bentiu over security fears.Speaking to journalists in Juba on Thursday Lanzer said the suspension would remain temporary as the UN ass…
    20 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 12:26pm
  • Bensouda given ultimatum over Uhuru’s ICC case
    The International Criminal Court, Chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda was on Thursday given by trial judges up to September 5 to confirm whether she was ready to start the trial of President Uhuru Kenyatta on October 7, local media reported.October 7 is…
    20 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 11:55am
  • Ghana: Mahama decries isolation of Ebola nations
    President John Mahama of Ghana has condemned the isolation of Ebola-hit countries through ad hoc measures banning flights and vessels and closing borders as counterproductive.Speaking in his capacity as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West…
    21 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 11:33am
  • Malawi court suspends ban on thin plastics
    The High Court in Blantyre has suspended the ban on the production, importation and distribution of thin plastics imposed by the government recently. Wednesday’s order was made in response to an application for judicial review by the Plastic Manuf…
    21 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 10:48am
  • Mutharika children steal Malawi press headlines
    Malawians on Thursday woke up to the story of former president late Bingu Wa Mutharika’s children disowning lawyer Francis Ndende of Franklin & Company for obtaining letters of administration on their behalf.Both The Nation and Daily Times newspap…
    22 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 10:07am
  • Nigerian press on insurgents’ funding, others
    The proposed sale of oil block for $5 billion by Shell Petroleum, alleged funding of insurgents by politicians, led major newspapers in Nigeria on Thursday.While the Nation newspaper reported that the oil giant Royal Dutch was going ahead with its p…
    22 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 9:49am
  • Nigeria inaugurates committees for new Abuja hospital
    Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, said the 1,687-bed hospital, valued at $650m to be built in Abuja will provide quality medical care for all categories of Nigerians.Inaugurating two committees to oversee the construction of the…
    23 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 9:24am
  • Botswana: EU voices support for Bushmen’s rights
    The European Union has voiced support for the Bushmen’s campaign for greater rights of access to land in Botswana.The EU in a statement on Thursday marking International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, said their rights are being violated…
    23 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 9:08am
  • US issues Liberia Ebola warning
    The Director of the US-based Center for Disease Control (CDC) currently visiting Liberia, Dr. Tom Frienden, has warned that the Ebola outbreak will get worse before it improves. Quoted by the Liberian media on Thursday Dr. Frienden said Liberia was…
    23 hours ago 28 Aug 14, 8:51am
  • Namibia: Police under fire over youth death
    The Namibian Police come under fire in the local press on Thursday following the killing on Wednesday of an employment youth, by the law enforcement agents in Windhoek.The press questioned the motive behind the killing of the 26 year old female, who…
    1 day ago 28 Aug 14, 6:02am
  • Juba must investigate chopper tragedy – US
    A senior US diplomat has demanded swift investigations into the circumstances that led to the crash of a UN Mi-8 cargo helicopter in South Sudan on Tuesday, which killed three of its four Russian crew members.In a statement issued late on Wednesday,…
    1 day ago 28 Aug 14, 6:01am

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