Ebola spreading too fast - WHO
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:03:21 GMT
The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders. Uganda court annuls anti-gay law
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:52:19 GMT
Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists. HIV drugs 'boost SA life expectancy'
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:09:18 GMT
Life expectancy in South Africa has increased dramatically over the last decade mainly thanks to life-saving Aids drugs, a government report says. UK suspends Tripoli embassy services
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:03:37 GMT
The Foreign Office says operations at the UK embassy in Tripoli are to be temporarily suspended as violence worsens in Libya. Somali MP shot dead outside mosque
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:27:50 GMT
A Somali MP is assassinated outside a mosque in Somalia's capital by Islamist militants - the fifth parliamentarian to be killed this year.
Nigeria quarantines 2 people over Ebola
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:19:12 -0700
Nigeria said on Thursday it had quarantined two people who had "primary contact" with a man who died of Ebola in Lagos last week as west Africa battled to tame the deadliest ever outbreak of the virus. Nigeria's Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said "staff or persons who took care of him before the diagnosis" were in quarantine and 69 have been placed under medical surveillance. Patrick Sawyer ... Nigeria starts airport Ebola screening
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:56:30 -0700
Nigeria's civil aviation authority (NCAA) said on Thursday it had started temperature screening passengers arriving from places at risk from Ebola and had suspended pan-African airline Asky for bringing the first case to Lagos. Ebola has been blamed for 729 deaths in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization. It entails checking passengers ... Female bomber kills 6 in Nigeria, girl with explosives held
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:51:06 -0700
A female suicide bomber killed six people at a college campus in Nigeria's Kano city on Wednesday, the fourth time Boko Haram Islamists were suspected of using a female attacker in as many days. Boko Haram is blamed for killing more than 10,000 people since 2009, and their extreme tactics have been denounced worldwide, including on some jihadi websites. At about 2:30 pm (1330 GMT) on Wednesday ... Nigeria opens long-awaited battle of ideas against Boko Haram
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:11:41 -0700
By Tim Cocks KADUNA Nigeria (Reuters) - In classrooms facing a sandy courtyard in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, Maska Road Islamic School teaches a creed that condemns the violent ideology of groups like Boko Haram. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, known as the "Pants Bomber", spent his youth in this school - and ended up trying unsuccessfully to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day 2009 ...