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.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Liberia declared a state of emergency Wednesday due to the deadly Ebola outbreak as US President Barack Obama said it was premature to send experimental drugs to victims in Africa.
Sudan's cabinet met in emergency session on Tuesday after flooding killed 39 people, destroyed thousands of homes and sparked complaints of government negligence.
Nigerian health authorities acknowledged Tuesday that they did not immediately quarantine a sick airline passenger who later died of Ebola, announcing that eight health workers who had direct contact with him were now in isolation with symptoms of the disease.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Little action has been taken to clean up pollution caused by oil production in Nigeria's Niger Delta region, either by the government or Shell Oil, Amnesty International and other groups charged Monday.