Friday, August 22, 2014
Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces, but now the tens of thousands of residents worried about getting food.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a nighttime curfew from Wednesday and quarantined two affected neighborhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa.
Somali security forces have arrested one of the country's most powerful pirate chiefs, who once hijacked giant vessels earning him multi-million dollar ransoms, security sources said Tuesday.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
People who were being screened for Ebola when they fled a health center during looting have turned themselves into a hospital, a Liberian official said Tuesday.
Southern African leaders ended a two-day summit Monday resolving to develop their industries to boost regional cooperation and set up a fund for its projects.
Monday, August 18, 2014
South Africa's decision to rescue a small lender seen as neither “too big” nor “too interconnected” to fail shows that taxpayers worldwide may have to accept that bank bailouts are here to stay.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Suspected ex-rebels from the Central African Republic's Seleka movement massacred at least 34 people in several northern villages over the past three days, an officer in the African peacekeeping force MISCA told AFP on Saturday.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
South Sudan's civil war entered its ninth month Friday with rebels and government troops engaged in heavy battles, diplomats said, days after U.N. warnings of sanctions if the conflict continues.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
A second senior doctor in Sierra Leone was confirmed dead from Ebola on Wednesday as West Africa anxiously awaited the arrival of experimental drugs to tackle the deadliest-ever outbreak of the virus.
A quarter of the world's population will be African within 35 years, the U.N. children's agency said on Tuesday, as the continent's birth rates continue to rapidly rise.