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Africa

Ex-rebel movement denounces 'treason' by members

01 September 2014, 23:01

The Seleka former rebel alliance in the troubled Central African Republic has ousted members who have joined a broad-based new government, accusing them of "high treason".

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Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

01 September 2014, 23:01

Senegalese authorities are monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease.

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Tests show no sign of Ebola in Swedish man

01 September 2014, 21:01

Medical authorities in the Swedish capital said tests on a man brought into hospital over the weekend and suspected of potentially carrying Ebola showed no signs the deadly disease.

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Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis

01 September 2014, 19:01

Liberia's president is ordering most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus ravaging the country.

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Libyan government says has lost control of most Tripoli ministries

01 September 2014, 14:25

Libya's government said it has lost control of most ministries and state institutions located in Tripoli after rival armed groups took over the capital.

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Mass demo cancelled as Lesotho faces power vacuum

01 September 2014, 12:14

A planned mass demonstration in Lesotho has been cancelled after an apparent coup left the country leaderless and prompted regional powers to hold a crisis meeting.

Zuma, Lesotho leaders in talks after 'coup'

01 September 2014, 10:31

President Jacob Zuma has reportedly summoned Lesotho's political leaders for emergency talks following an apparent coup in the landlocked kingdom.

Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

01 September 2014, 08:47

After taking Libya's capital, Islamist militia group now guards US Embassy and its residences.

Health workers death toll mounts in west Africa as Ebola spreads

01 September 2014, 07:32

Nigeria's health minister will hold an emergency meeting of state health commissioners as West Africa struggles to halt the deadly Ebola virus, amid growing concern at the toll among healthcare workers.

Boat carrying 100 migrants capsizes off Libya

31 August 2014, 15:13

Libyan coast guard says boat carrying over 100 migrants capsizes off the coast near capital.

Fujifilm vs Ebola: Japan giants turn hands to medicine

31 August 2014, 09:33

When Japan announced it was ready to supply a new drug to help combat the deadly Ebola virus, one unusual detail emerged -- it would be made by Fujifilm.

Tunisia recovers bodies of Syrian boat migrants

31 August 2014, 09:10

Tunisians report finding 41 bodies, mostly Syrians, drowned on their way to Europe.

Lesotho PM confirms coup, flees to South Africa

30 August 2014, 15:28

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane has confirmed that the military had seized power in a coup in the tiny kingdom and that he had fled to neighbouring South Africa in fear of his life.

Ebola hits 5th west African state as Senegal confirms first case

30 August 2014, 09:52

The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people across West Africa spread to a fifth country in the region on Friday with the first confirmed case of the deadly virus in Senegal.

Ghana to serve as UN base for supplies bound for Ebola countries

30 August 2014, 08:59

The United Nations will use Ghana as a base for supplies bound for countries stricken by an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,550 people in West Africa, the Ghanaian presidency has said..

Libya fighting hits migrants hard: IOM

29 August 2014, 20:00

Migrants have been hit hard by the spiralling conflict in Libya which could lead to more of them taking to unseaworthy boats to try to reach Italy.

Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola

29 August 2014, 18:00

Senegal has recorded its first case of Ebola in an outbreak that is ravaging its West African neighbors, the Ministry of Health said.

9 killed in clashes between rivals in Somalia

29 August 2014, 15:02

At least nine people have been killed in fighting between rival areas in Somalia's Somaliland region, residents say, highlighting the fragility of security improvements in the nation.

Ebola virus mutating fast - researchers

29 August 2014, 13:29

Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, researchers say.

Libya's interim government resigns

29 August 2014, 12:17

Libya's interim government, led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani, has announced it has tendered its resignation to the elected parliament, days after a rival Islamist administration was created.

With economy sinking, Mugabe sets hopes on "old friend" China

29 August 2014, 09:57

Snubbed by a U.S.-hosted gathering of African leaders this month, Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe has turned again to "old friend" China, but even Beijing's support may not be enough to rescue his country's sinking economy.

Rwanda's 21.7 mln USD treasury bond oversubscribed

29 August 2014, 08:36

Rwanda's 21.7 million U.S. dollars Treasury bond has been oversubscribed by 232 percent, attracting bids worth 50.4 million U.S. dollars.

Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000: UN

29 August 2014, 07:08

UN health agency: Ebola is accelerating in West Africa and could sicken as many as 20,000.

West African states call end to border closures over Ebola

28 August 2014, 22:03

West African states should re-open their borders and end flight bans put in place to halt the spread of Ebola, the Economic Community of West African States said.

Ebola crisis talks start in Ghana

28 August 2014, 20:05

Health ministers of the West African regional bloc Ecowas have gathered in Ghana for crisis talks aimed at strengthening each country’s response to the Ebola epidemic.

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