Sunday, September 28, 2014
The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked US$130 million (102.5 million euros) in aid Friday to fight the Ebola epidemic after the governments of the worst-hit countries in West Africa said they were desperately counting on promises of global aid to be backed up with cash.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
A group of eccentric international cricketers on Friday set a new record for the highest-ever match with a lung-busting effort at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Ebola epidemic is set to explode unless the response is radically intensified, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday, warning that hundreds of thousands could be infected by the end of the year.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has scotched suggestions that cash-strapped Zimbabwe could get fresh financial aid, saying it must first service old debts.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
What Bushmen talk about by night differs greatly from what they discuss by day, said a U.S. researcher whose study Monday of hunter-gatherers in Africa suggests fireside chats helped shape human culture.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Liberia announced plans Sunday for a huge increase in beds for Ebola patients in its overwhelmed capital Monrovia, raising the number from around 250 to 1,000 by the end of October.
Kenya on Sunday marks a year since Somali Islamist gunmen attacked Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall, with anniversary commemorations including the unveiling of a memorial stone and candlelight vigil.
Boko Haram gunmen stormed a crowded market in Nigeria's restive northeastern state of Borno, killing several people and carting away food, witnesses said Saturday.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Boko Haram militants are in charge of at least 25 towns and