Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:47:10 GMT
The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says. 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. Rwanda bans BBC over genocide film
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:29:57 GMT
Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide. Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:00:15 GMT
Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say. Women propose sex strike for peace
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:38:14 GMT
Female peace activists in South Sudan think nationwide sex strike could force men to end armed conflict.
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 '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 ... 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 risks new FIFA ban after court voids FA vote
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:30:53 -0700
Nigeria is at risk of another FIFA ban after a court declared the elections that ushered in Amaju Pinnick as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) illegal. World football governing body FIFA have warned that should anything hinder the newly-elected NFF executive committee led by Pinnick, the former Delta FA chairman, from operating, they will move for an automatic ban of Nigeria ...