At Least 22 Killed In Clashes In Central African Republic
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.
FBI Assist Indonesian Police In Probe Of American Death
Police said Monday, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting Indonesian police in gathering evidence in the death of a Chicago-based woman whose body was found in a bloodied suitcase on the resort island of Bali. No charges have been pressed over the murder of 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese-Mack whose battered body was found by a taxi driver outside the St.
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.
At least 3,700 children in West Africa have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the outbreak began this summer, according to UNICEF estimates. AP followed three siblings orphaned in Monrovia, struggling to get by and to stay together.
In Liberia's capital Monrovia, ambulance crews go around the city, picking up bodies as well as sick patients who have been infected with Ebola. Video journalist Ben Solomon spent three weeks shadowing a nurse for this New York Times report.
Burkina Faso Names Army Colonel Zida as Prime Minister
According to a decree read out on Wednesday by Alain Thierry Ouattara, deputy secretary general of the transitional government, Burkina Faso named Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida as prime minister. Zida briefly served as interim leader of the West African country following the departure of long-term President Blaise Compaore in late October amid mass protests.
Rumor and suspicion about the origin of the West Africa Ebola outbreak, and those trying to fight it, are hampering efforts to contain the epidemic. Experts in regional culture say better communication and understanding can help.
Time is running out on the UN's Millennium Development Goals. One of them is reducing maternal mortality by 75 percent next year. South Africa has been slow to reach this goal - but a new mobile phone app could help to change that. It helps women get status updates on their pregnancy - via text. Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Johannesburg.
Muslim Worker Lassana Bathily Explains Paris Supermarket Shooting
Lassana Bathily, a 24-year-old Muslim from Mali, tells he hid customers into the cold store at the Hyper Cacher supermarket in Porte de Vincennes, where Ahmedi Couibaly had taken a number of people hostage An employee of the kosher supermarket in Paris that was attacked on Friday was hailed as hero after he was credited as saving 15 people trapped inside.
The FBI needs your tips to track down the newest fugitive added to its Most Wanted Terrorists list, Liban Haji Mohamed. A reward of up to $50000 is available for information leading to Mohamed's arrest.
As Many Lose Interest in ‘Bring Back Our Girls,’Some Vow Not to Forget
Since world leaders and celebrities showed their support for the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign last spring, what has become of efforts to find and return the young female mass kidnapping victims of Boko Haram? Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports that many in Nigeria have lost interest in their fate, but a dedicated group keeps vigil.
Oscar Nominee Abderrahmane Sissako to Head Student, Short Films Jury at Cannes
Cannes Film Festival organizers said Tuesday that Director Abderrahmane Sissako, whose Timbuktu is nominated for the best foreign-language Oscar this year, will serve as president of the Cinefondation, or student, and short film jury at this year’s festival. Timbuktu, which brought home the French Lumiere award for best film and best director earlier this month and is also nominated for both categories in the Cesar awards later this week, was one of the critical favorites at last year’s...
Nigeria’s Ogonis Divided Over Resuming Oil Production
More than two decades ago, Nigeria’s Ogoni people forced Shell oil company to cease drilling on their land, saying it was polluting the environment. Now, some Ogonis say it’s time for the oil to flow once again.