At least 22 people have been killed in two days of clashes in Central African Republic, witnesses said on Tuesday, as foreign troops struggle to curb cycles of violence between Muslim and Christian communities.
South African State Union Demands 15 Percent Pay Raise
South Africa's top public health worker union said on Wednesday it wanted a 15 percent across-the-board wage increase and would begin a series of protest marches over poor government services this week. National Education Health & Allied Workers Union, which has around 280,000 members, said in a statement there was a public health "crisis" in Africa's most developed economy because of government outsourcing.
Nigeria's Campaigning President Says 'Turning Tide' Against Islamists
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Wednesday the army was turning the tide against Boko Haram Islamists and he trumpeted his government's achievements in what sounded like a bid for re-election just months before a presidential poll. The Feb. 14 vote looks set to be Nigeria's least one-sided since the end of military rule in 1999.
At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the United Nations has said. The figure of the number of Ebola orphans follows a two-week assessment mission by the UN children's agency to the three countries worst-affected by the outbreak.
Rwanda Court's Forgotten Men Pose Challenge to International Justice
Justin Mugenzi was legally cleared of any role in Rwanda's 1994 genocide. But an oversight in the international justice system means he remains a virtual prisoner in a United Nations safe house in the eastern African state of Tanzania.
What's the Worst-Case Scenario if Ebola Can't Be Slowed?
In Liberia, the total number of cases of the Ebola virus is being doubled about every three weeks. Dr. Kevin De Cock, the director of the CDC Center for Global Health, says that unless the outbreak is slowed down, there may be hundreds of thousands of cases by early next year.
Mario Balotelli Allegedly Donates 'Five-Figure Sum' to Manchester Dogs' Home
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is suspected to be behind an anonymous five-figure donation to the Manchester Dogs' home. The generous donation was donated on a JustGiving page set up by the Manchester Evening News in response to the recent tragic fire at the Dogs' home, and many are speculating Balotelli is the one who made the mystery donation.
Eight people, including three journalists, were killed in an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of southeastern Guinea, a government spokesman said on Thursday. "The eight bodies were found in the village latrine.
Bissau President Picks Close Confidant As Army Chief
A statement said Wednesday, Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz has appointed a close confidant and head of the presidential guard as army chief to replace Antonio Indjai who was dismissed early this week. No reason was given for the sacking of Indjai, a powerful figure in the coup-prone former Portuguese colony.