US nurse angry over Ebola quarantine
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:31:24 GMT
A US nurse quarantined for Ebola after working in Sierra Leone criticises her treatment, as the US's UN envoy starts a visit to West Africa. Botswana's ruling party wins polls
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:34:57 GMT
The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) wins the general elections for the world's largest diamond producer with 33 of the 57 seats. Tunisia votes in historic election
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:13:53 GMT
Tunisia is voting in the first election to be held under its new constitution, which was passed this year following an uprising in 2011. Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence'
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:03:52 GMT
Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula. Mulaudzi killed in a car crash
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:06:51 GMT
Former Olympic 800m silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi is killed in a road traffic accident in his native South Africa.
Nigeria court opens inquest into church collapse that killed 115
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:29:28 -0700
By Seun Sanni LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria launched a court inquest on Friday into the collapse of a church guesthouse in September that killed at least 115 people including 84 South Africans and sparked a diplomatic spat between the two countries. South African officials accused Nigerian authorities of not doing enough to investigate the Sept. 12 accident at the church compound in Lagos of one of ... Nigeria pledges 600 volunteers as Africa steps up Ebola fight
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:20:17 -0700
By Felix Onuah and Umaru Fofana ABUJA/FREETOWN (Reuters) - Nigeria pledged on Thursday to send a contingent of 600 volunteers to help fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola on record which has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa. With financial pledges flowing in from around the world but trained doctors and nurses scarce in the three worst effected countries -- Liberia, Guinea and Sierra ... Nigeria 'ceasefire' with Boko Haram in doubt after fresh unrest
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:12:49 -0700
A deadly bombing in northern Nigeria and new details about kidnappings at the weekend blamed on Boko Haram cast further doubt Thursday on the government's claim that the Islamists have agreed to a truce. As reports emerged that extremists seized dozens more women and girls from the remote northeast -- leaving a few dollars behind as a so-called 'bride price' -- fresh violence rocked the town of ... Chad says Nigeria deal with Boko Haram to free girls still on
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:44:19 -0700
By Emma Farge and Moumine Ngarmbassa N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad said it believed Nigeria's secret deal with Boko Haram Islamists to free more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls would go ahead despite the breakdown of a truce, and revealed that the key to the agreement was a prisoner swap. The accord mediated by Chad for the release of the girls seized from Chibok in northeast Nigeria in ...