Un In South Sudan Sees Possible Deal But No Peace

New Study Shows Socially And Environmentally Conscious Investing On The Rise In Africa

Thursday, October 23, 2014

[B]New research from the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) shows that Investing for impact (IFI) – the allocation of capital into investments that combine financial returns and positive impact on ...

Guinea offers $10,000 to families of health workers killed by Ebola

Gloves and boots used by medical staff dry in the sun at a center for victims of the Ebola virus in Guekedou, Guinea, April 1, 2014.  By Seyllou (AFP/File) Thursday, October 23, 2014

Conakry (AFP) - The families of every Guinean health worker who has died in the Ebola outbreak will be compensated for their loss with $10,000 (7,800 euros), the government said Wednesday. A total ...

Violence kills at least 11 in Libya's Benghazi

Smoke billows from buildings in Benghazi after being pounded by Libyan air forces loyal to former general Khalifa Haftar, October 22, 2014.  By Abdullah Doma (AFP) Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) - Violence, including a suicide attack at a security checkpoint, killed at least 11 people Wednesday in the flashpoint Libyan city of Benghazi, officials said. The latest blo ...

Ivory Coast delays Simone Gbagbo genocide trial

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Abidjan (AFP) - The trial of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo, accused of genocide for her role in deadly post-election violence in the west African country in 2010, has been postponed, t ...

Rwanda imposes Ebola checks on travellers from US, Spain

Rwanda's then Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Agnes Binagwaho speaks in Kigali on September 1, 2010.  By Shannon Jensen (AFP/File) Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kigali (AFP) - Rwanda has boosted travel restrictions to stem the spread of the Ebola virus, ordering travellers who have been in the United States and Spain to send daily updates, the health minister ...

Cuba sends more doctors to Ebola-hit west Africa

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Monrovia (AFP) - Cuban nurses and doctors headed to Liberia and Guinea Wednesday to help the fight against Ebola, as the death toll from the outbreak neared 4,900 and countries raced to get experiment ...

Sudan opposition groups hit out at Bashir re-election bid

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir address the National Consultative Council in Khartoum on October 21, 2014.  By Ashraf Shazly (AFP/File) Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Khartoum (AFP) - Sudanese opposition groups sharply criticised President Omar al-Bashir's reelection bid on Wednesday, with one saying his party does "not respect democracy." Bashir's National Cong ...

Lagos 'Ebola hospital' faces battle to recover

The First Consultants Hospital in Obalende, Lagos, October 21, 2014.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File) Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lagos (AFP) - Nigeria may have been declared officially Ebola-free but at the First Consultants Hospital in Lagos, doctors believe it'll take the facility that treated the first victim years to recove ...

Vitamin A Cassava As A Game Changer To “Africa’s Best Kept Secret”

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

[B]The bio-fortified cassava which is rich in vitamin A is becoming widespread in Africa, driven by increasing awareness of its health and nutrition benefits; and the variety is changing the descripti ...

Ebola death toll soars to 4,555 out of 9,216 cases: WHO

A health worker poses inside a tent in the Ebola treatment unit at the University Hospital of Yopougon, on October 17, 2014.  By Sia Kambou (AFP) Friday, October 17, 2014

Geneva (AFP) - More than 4,500 people have died in the deadly Ebola outbreak tha ...

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Zambia president flown abroad for medical 'check'

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/File) Monday, October 20, 2014

Lusaka (AFP) - Zambian President Michael Sata, who has not been seen in public i ...

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South Africa rejects hosting Africa Nations Cup

Sudanese and South African players vie for the ball during their African Cup of Nations CAN 2015 qualifying match in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on September 5, 2014.  By Ebrahim Hamid (AFP/File) Monday, October 20, 2014

Johannesburg (AFP) - South Africa is not ready to host the Africa Cup of Nations ...

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Clashes in Libya's Benghazi leave more than 20 dead

Libyan men loyal to general Khalifa Haftar take position during clashes against Islamists in the eastern city of Benghazi on June 2, 2014.  By  (AFP/File) Saturday, October 18, 2014

Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) - Fierce clashes raged in Benghazi on Friday, leaving mor ...

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Egypt sentences 7 jihadists to death for attacks on troops

An Egyptian soldier stands guard on a watchtower near the border between Egypt and the Palestinian territory on September 12, 2013.  By Said Khatib (AFP/File) Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cairo (AFP) - An Egyptian military court sentenced to death seven members of an ...

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Libya government calls for civil disobedience in Tripoli

Fighters of Libya's Fajr Libya drive a pick up truck mounted with a machine gun near the town of Wershfana, some 30 kilometres west of the Libyan capital Tripoli, on October 13, 2014.  By Mahmud Turkia (AFP/File) Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tripoli (AFP) - The internationally recognised Libyan government called Tuesday ...

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