An unidentified American missionary doctor working in Liberia became the fourth U.S. citizen to get infected with the Ebola virus. This comes as fears spread that the outbreak could get out of control.
Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor has reportedly saved over 100 patients from the deadly disease, now he will have to fight it within his own body. Sheik Umar Khan is a virologist whom Sierra Leone's health minister called a "national hero" for his efforts to fight the spread of the Ebola virus.
Russians Mock Obama With Racist Laser Projection On U.S. Embassy In Moscow
On the night of 4 August, activists of the initiative group of Moscow students projected for the United States Embassy building an offensive picture. The image resembled that of Barack Obama eating a banana.
Liberia: Doctor Given Experimental Ebola Drug Dies
Liberia's information minister said Monday, that the Liberian doctor who was among three Africans to receive an experimental Ebola drug has died. Dr. Abraham Borbor, the deputy chief medical doctor at the country's largest hospital, had been among three Liberians, and the first Africans, who received the drug, ZMapp.
Boat With African Emigrants Sinks Off Libyan Coast
A spokesman for the Libyan navy said, a boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast and many passengers died. Navy spokesman Ayub Qassem told Reuters, Only 26 people have been rescued, adding that the boat had sunk near Tajoura, east of the capital Tripoli.
Six Months After Girls Abducted, Nigerians Protest Near President's House
Protesters demanding the release of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped six months ago by Islamist militants, demonstrated infront of the president's home on Tuesday, urging the government to do more to free them.
Chad Says Deal with Boko Haram to Free Girls Is Still On
Chad said it believed Nigeria's secret deal with Boko Haram Islamists to free more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls would go ahead, despite the breakdown of a truce--and added the key to the agreement was a prisoner swap. Moussa Mahamat Dago, the No.
Somali Lawmakers Debate Whether to Sack PM, Washington Fears More Turmoil
Somali lawmakers said they would begin a debate on Tuesday on a motion to sack Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, a move Washington warned could deepen political turmoil. Western donors who have promised to help rebuild Somalia's battered institutions worry that the removal of a second prime minister in less than a year will weaken the government and leave it rudderless in its fight against Islamist rebels.
Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa Sworn into Office, Leads Race to Succeed Mugabe
Zimbabwe's Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn into office on Friday, cementing his status as the leading candidate to succeed his 90-year-old boss Robert Mugabe, the country's sole ruler since independence from Britain in 1980.
Soweto, an enduring symbol of apartheid discrimination and impoverishment, is now home to the first microbrewery built in a black township. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal offers a look at South Africa's rising black middle class and what it means for that country's transformation.
Mozambique is observing three days of mourning after at least 69 people died at the weekend after drinking home-brewed beer. Authorities in the country have been sending messages of solidarity to the relatives of victims
Kenya: Misuse of Antibiotics Leading to Immune System Resistance
In Kenya, the rise of drug resistant bacteria could reverse the gains made by medical science over diseases that were once treatable. Kenyans could be at risk of fatalities as a result if the power in antibiotics is not preserved. Lenny Ruvaga has more on the story from Nairobi.
Residents and a security source said on Friday that Boko Haram fighters attacked a Chadian village overnight, killing several people including a local chief, in the first known lethal attack by the Nigerian militant group in Chad.
From Timbuktu to the Oscars, Film Shows Life Under Islamists
When Islamist insurgents fled the fabled Malian city of Timbuktu two years ago they left a trail of destruction, but out of the ashes the story of the 10-month occupation has been turned into a film -- which is now up for an Oscar.
Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy Driving Animals Away from Humans
In Laikipia, Kenyan rangers are driving game farther into a 36,000 hectare conservancy to protect the animals from conflict with encroaching humans. Lenny Ruvaga went along as wildlife officials used trucks and helicopters in the Ol Pejeta conservancy to protect game from being killed by locals either for food or protection. He brings us this report.