CUBA - SIERRA LEONE
Cuba deploys ‘world’s finest medics’ to Ebola-hit Sierra LeoneCuba is joining the fight against Ebola by sending a 165-strong army of doctors and specialists to West Africa. Despite decades of financial hardship, the communist country remains...
Questions remain on anniversary of Westgate attackOne year after a branch of al Qaeda laid siege to a shopping mall in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, an astonishing number of crucial questions remain unanswered.
Bomb explodes near checkpoint outside foreign ministry in CairoA roadside bomb blast killed three police officers near Egypt’s foreign ministry in downtown Cairo on Sunday, according to security sources and Egyptian media.
Shootout with Boko Haram militants kills dozens in NigeriaBoko Haram Islamists stormed a market in the northeastern town of Mainok on Friday, sparking a gun battle that continued into Saturday and left at least 23 civilians dead, security...
Video: CAR refugees face challenge of rebuilding livesBloody civil strife has forced over 300,000 people from the Central African Republic to flee their homes in the past 21 months. As violence subsides, some men are returning, only t...
NIGERIA - SOUTH AFRICA
Megachurch members ‘prevented rescue efforts’ at Lagos accident siteFollowers of a controversial preacher and televangelist prevented rescue workers from getting to victims of a collapsed building in Lagos last week, in an accident that claimed the...
Bomb blast kills Chadian UN peacekeepers in MaliFive United Nations peacekeepers from Chad were killed on Thursday when their truck drove over a mine in rebel-infested northeastern Mali, a Chadian military source told AFP.
French MSF volunteer contracts Ebola in LiberiaA French volunteer working for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in Liberia has contracted the Ebola virus, the medical charity said in a statement on Wednesday.
Gunmen attack college in northern NigeriaGunmen stormed a government college in northern Nigeria’s main city of Kano on Wednesday, firing repeatedly on fleeing students and setting off an explosion, the military said.
World Bank warns of financial ‘catastrophe’ for Ebola-hit AfricaThe largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could drain billions of dollars from economies in West Africa by the end of 2015 if the epidemic is not contained, the World Bank said Wednesday.
SOUTH AFRICA - NIGERIA
Scores of S. Africans die in Nigerian church collapseSixty-seven South Africans died and scores were injured in the collapse of a building in the compound of a Lagos Pentecostal church last week, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma s...
Obama to send 3,000 military staff to battle Ebola in AfricaThe United States is preparing to send 3,000 US military personnel to provide medical and logistical support to the overwhelmed local healthcare systems struggling to contain an Eb...
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
UN takes over peacekeeping amid ongoing CAR violenceAs inter-religious fighting continues to plague the Central African Republic (CAR), the African Union-led peacekeeping force, MISCA, officially ceded control of its mission in the...
FRANCE - SOMALIA
France helped US assassinate al Shabaab chefFrench president François Hollande cooperated with Washington in the operation that led to the death of the leader of Somali Islamist group al Shabaab on 1 September, said a source...
FRANCE - GUINEA