Syrian Migrants In Egypt Undeterred By Deadly Ship

Sierra Leone faces criticism over Ebola shutdown

A health worker, wearing Personal Protective Equipment, stands inside the high-risk area at Elwa hospital in Monrovia on September 7, 2014.  By Dominique Faget (AFP/File) Saturday, September 20, 2014

Freetown (AFP) - Sierra Leone began the second day of a 72-hour nationwide shutdown aimed at containing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus on Saturday amid criticism that the action was a poorly pla ...

Tunisia president Marzouki declares re-election bid

Moncef Marzouki speaks on August 5, 2014 at the Atlantic Council on the sidelines of the US-Africa Summit in Washington, DC.  By Karen Bleier (AFP/File) Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tunis (AFP) - Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki announced Saturday he will stand for re-election in November, in a key vote almost four years after a revolt that sparked the Arab Spring uprisings. ...

Pet animals become victims of Ebola scare in Ivory Coast

A monkey, who was abandoned by its owner at the zoo in Abidjan, is seen in a cage in the quarantine ward of the zoo on September 9, 2014.  By Sia Kambou (AFP) Saturday, September 20, 2014

Abidjan (AFP) - From monkeys to big cats, people in Ivory Coast like to keep wild animals as pets but are now rethinking the custom with the deadly Ebola virus sweeping neighbouring countries. A vi ...

Two Iranians held in Kenya amid terror alert

Two men believed to be Iranian nationals were detained at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, but that it was not yet established if the pair should be treated as terrorism suspects or illegal migrants.  By Tony Karumba (AFP/File) Friday, September 19, 2014

Nairobi (AFP) - Authorities in Kenya said Friday they have arrested two men believed to be Iranian nationals transiting through the east African nation on fake passports. A counter-terrorism office ...

Message Of Condolence To South Africa From The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations

Friday, September 19, 2014

[B]With our heart-felt condolences, we at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations reach out to the Government and people of the Republic of South Africa, most especially to the families, friends and love ...

Kenyatta summoned to ICC over claims of 'non-cooperation'

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta faces five counts at the ICC over his alleged role in masterminding election-related violence in 2007-2008.  By Andrew Cowie (AFP/File) Friday, September 19, 2014

The Hague (AFP) - The International Criminal Court said Friday it had summoned Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear before the tribunal over charges his government has withheld documents requeste ...

Chad accuses UN of using its troops as 'shield' in Mali

Two French army helicopters fly near the village of Bamba between Timbuktu and Gao, Northern Mali on October 29, 2013.  By Philippe Desmazes (AFP) Friday, September 19, 2014

Bamako (AFP) - The Chadian government on Friday denounced the "discriminatory" treatment of its troops in Mali, accusing the United Nations peacekeeping mission of using them as a "shield" after five ...

Six killed in Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon

Cameroonian soldiers patrol in the town of Amchide on the border with Nigeria on June 17, 2014.  By Reinnier Kaze (AFP/File) Friday, September 19, 2014

Yaoundé (AFP) - Six people, including four civilians, were killed on Thursday in the far north of Cameroon following two incursions by Boko Haram militants, sources told AFP on Friday. "Boko Haram ...


Friday, September 19, 2014

The office of the Auditor General of the Federation has dissociated itself from media reports alleging that his report indicted Nigeria’s former head of Service, Mr. Steve Oronsaye in a 123billion Nai ...

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 attack market in northeast Nigeria

Nigerian soldiers stand in a military camp in Maiduguri on June 6, 2013.  By  (AFP/File) Saturday, September 13, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram insurgents attacked a market outside the key n ...

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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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Egypt's Brotherhood leaders to quit Qatar

Mahmud Hussein, pictured in Cairo in  March 2013, is among Muslim Brotherhood leaders believed to be moving out of Qatar, possibly to Turkey.  By Khaled Desouki (AFP/File) Saturday, September 13, 2014

Cairo (AFP) - Leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood exiled in Qatar will leave t ...

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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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