Gabon's Dream Of A Bantu Cultural Centre Fades Int

Uganda government challenged over carnage in the delivery room

Godfrey Wamala holds a picture of his late wife Remie, at his office in Kampala, on September 17, 2014.  By Isaac Kasamani (AFP/File) Monday, September 22, 2014

Kampala (AFP) - As she lay bleeding to death in Valente Inziku's arms in a Ugandan government hospital in October 2010, Jennifer Anguko, pregnant with the couple's fourth child, wished her husband wel ...

Sierra Leone's three-day Ebola shutdown ends

People wash their hands with soap and bleach to prevent the spread of Ebola, at a market in the northern Senegalese city of Diaobe, on September 3, 2014.  By Seyllou (AFP/File) Monday, September 22, 2014

Freetown (AFP) - Millions of Sierra Leoneans were set to emerge from their homes on Monday after a three-day nationwide lockdown during which scores of dead bodies and new cases of Ebola infections we ...

At least 10 dead, 35 missing in shipwreck off Libya

People disembark from a boat at the Brindisi harbor, southern Italy, following rescue operations of immigrants off the coasts of Sicily on September 15, 2014.  By  (AFP/File) Monday, September 22, 2014

Rome (AFP) - At least 10 migrants have died in a shipwreck off Libya and up to 35 more are missing, presumed drowned, Italian media reported on Sunday. In the latest tragedy to hit the Mediterranea ...

Most of Nigeria's students back to school after Ebola lay-off

A woman washes her hands with sanitiser to prevent the spread of Ebola on September 19, 2014, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File) Monday, September 22, 2014

Lagos (AFP) - Nigerian students prepared to return to school on Monday after an enforced summer break because of Ebola, but lingering fears over the virus prompted the Lagos state government to announ ...

Two civilians killed by mine in Mali

United Nations soldiers patrol on July 27, 2013 in the northern Malian city of Kidal.  By Kenzo Tribouillard (AFP/File) Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bamako (AFP) - At least two civilians were killed when their car drove over a landmine in a rebel stronghold in northeastern Mali, military sources told AFP on Sunday. The incident happened on Frid ...

As crisis continues, Lesotho buries victim of foiled coup

A South African police van and member of security are seen outside the Lesotho Mounted Police headquarters in Maseru on September 3, 2014.  By Hlompho Letsielo (AFP/File) Sunday, September 21, 2014

Maseru (Lesotho) (AFP) - A police officer killed in Lesotho's August 30 abortive coup was laid to rest Saturday. The death of Lesotho police sub-inspector Mokheseng Ramahloko was the first and so f ...

Kalu Pledges Support For Reconciliation Of Aggrieved PDP Members

Sunday, September 21, 2014

[B]It has just been brought to my attention that a reconciliation committee set up by our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would be visiting Abia State tomorrow, Monday, September 22,20 ...

Overwhelmed west Africa ramps up Ebola response

People wash their hands with soap and bleach on September 3, 2014 to prevent the spread of Ebola, at a market in the northern Senegalese city of Diaobe.  By Seyllou (AFP/File) Sunday, September 21, 2014

Freetown (AFP) - West Africa intensified its response to the deadly Ebola epidemic on Sunday, with Sierra Leone uncovering scores of dead bodies during a 72-hour shutdown and Liberia announcing hundre ...

Liberia to provide 1,000 Ebola beds in overwhelmed capital

Residents arrive at JFK hospital's Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, on September 17, 2014.  By Zoom Dosso (AFP/File) Sunday, September 21, 2014

Monrovia (AFP) - Liberia announced plans Sunday for a four-fold increase in beds for Ebola patients in its overwhelmed capital Monrovia, as US troops arrived to help tackle the deadly epidemic. The ...

Nigerian presidential hopeful blasts government on security

Atiku Abubakar campaigns for votes during the presidential primaries of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja early January 14, 2011.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP) Friday, September 19, 2014

Abuja (AFP) - Nigerian presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar on Friday derided Goo ...

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Boko Haram 'kill several' as they loot Nigeria market

Women gather cooking ingredients in front of a burnt-out house in Mainok, outside Maiduguri, on March 6, 2014.  By  (AFP/File) Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram gunmen stormed a crowded market in Nigeria's r ...

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Nigerian troops kill 'several' insurgents

Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state on June 5, 2013 near Maiduguri.  By Quentin Leboucher (AFP/File) Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Abuja (AFP) - Several Boko Haram insurgents have been killed in a fierce battle ...

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Zambia president: 'I am not dead'

Zambian President Michael Sata gestures upon arrival at Solwezi airport before addressing supporters at an election campaign meeting on September 10, 2014.  By Stringer (AFP) Friday, September 19, 2014

Lusaka (AFP) - Zambia's elusive President Michael Sata made a rare public appear ...

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Ebola death toll climbs to 2,630 out of 5,357 cases: WHO

Guinean Red Cross health workers prepare to collect the body of an Ebola victim from a clinic in Conakry on September 14, 2014.  By Cellou Binani (AFP/File) Thursday, September 18, 2014

Geneva (AFP) - The deadliest Ebola epidemic on record has now infected more than ...

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Egypt Brotherhood chief given third life term

Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie (C) attends his trial in Cairo on May 18, 2014.  By Ahmed Gamel (AFP) Monday, September 15, 2014

Cairo (AFP) - A court in Egypt on Monday jailed Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed ...

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