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Africa

Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo - WHO

02 September 2014, 23:00

An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained in a remote northwestern region.

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Scores killed as Boko Haram overrun Nigerian town

02 September 2014, 21:00

Boko Haram insurgents overran most of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that killed scores and displaced thousands of residents.

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'Grave concerns' over food shortages in Ebola-hit nations

02 September 2014, 19:02

The United Nations warned of "grave food security concerns" in the west African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak.

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Attack on security convoy kills 11

02 September 2014, 15:50

An attack on a convoy killed 11 members of the Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, security and medical sources said.

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Egypt military academy stampede kills 9

02 September 2014, 14:15

Nine people were killed in a stampede outside a military academy in Egypt by relatives seeking to visit cadets, the army said in a statement.

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Man deflated after sex party turns out to be a scam

02 September 2014, 13:15

A Gauteng sex party enthusiast is fuming after he and two women drove to KwaZulu-Natal for a pleasure party that allegedly turned out to be a scam.

Oyakhilome's wedding heading for the rocks

02 September 2014, 11:39

The wife of the founder of Christ Embassy, Anita Oyakhilome, has reportedly filed for dissolution of the marriage between her and her pastor husband, Chris Oyakhilome.

Gunmen in Tunisia attempt to kill politician

02 September 2014, 09:56

Masked gunmen have attempted to kill a Tunisian politician in a town near the border with Algeria.

Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

02 September 2014, 08:42

A Libyan security official says clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamists and rival fighters loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 on both sides.

Poor response to Ebola causing needless deaths - World Bank head

02 September 2014, 07:10

The world's "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people are dying needlessly, the head of the World Bank said on Monday, as Nigeria confirmed another case of the virus.

Ex-rebel movement denounces 'treason' by members

01 September 2014, 22:01

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".

Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

01 September 2014, 22:01

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.

Tests show no sign of Ebola in Swedish man

01 September 2014, 20:01

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.

Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis

01 September 2014, 18:01

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.

Libyan government says has lost control of most Tripoli ministries

01 September 2014, 13:25

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.

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..

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