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.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) authorized the use of experimental drugs in the fight against Ebola on Tuesday as the death toll topped 1,000 and a Spanish priest became the first European to succumb to the latest outbreak of the virus.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The armed Seleka coalition that last year seized power in the Central African Republic for 10 months wants no part of a new government, a spokesman for the former rebels said Monday.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Residents of northern Liberia have existed in a state of peril for months as the deadly Ebola epidemic swept through the region. Now they face a new threat as measures to stem the spread of the virus spark fears of starvation.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Dancing and waving rainbow-colored flags, Ugandan activists held their first gay pride rally Saturday since the overturning of a tough anti-homosexuality law, which authorities have appealed.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Oscar Pistorius's defense lawyer said Friday the “cold facts” did not prove the star sprinter had intended to kill his model girlfriend, as he launched a final bid to save the “Blade Runner” from life in prison.
Friday, August 8, 2014
The United States will step up its support for the African militaries battling Islamic extremists or conducting dangerous peacekeeping missions, U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday.
Overwhelmed West African nations called states of emergency on Thursday as the death toll from a fast-spreading Ebola epidemic neared 1,000 and an elderly Spanish missionary was evacuated for treatment at home.