Meet the Vodou Priestess Summoning Healing Spirits in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Broadly teams up with Academy Award-winning director, Lucy Walker in search of healing in Haiti. We travel to the heart of Port-au-Prince, Haiti to join Priestess Manbo Katy as she summons the spirits to help heal her community. (Vice)
A fourth Sierra Leonean doctor, a woman, died Sunday after contracting the dreaded Ebola virus, the country's chief medical officer told AFP. Doctor Olive Buck, who was in charge of Lumley Government Hospital in the capital's west end, tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday and was admitted to the Connaught Hospital in central Freetown.
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.
Mozambique's main opposition group Renamo on Friday rejected as fraudulent results showing the ruling Frelimo party had won national elections but African observers endorsed the vote as largely free and acceptable. Renamo spokesman Antonio Muchanga told Reuters, "We don't accept the results...the results should be annulled and new elections held."
An academy in Senegal provides basketball coaching for youngsters hoping to make it to the NBA. The academy also provides language classes and academic help for youngsters in search of college basketball and getting admission into a university that can't otherwise afford.
First Ebola Treatment Trials to Start in West Africa
Global aid agency Doctors Without Borders said on Thursday it would begin unprecedented trials within a month on Ebola drugs and blood from survivors using patients in west Africa. The trials in Guinea are aimed at rushing out an emergency therapy to battle an epidemic which has taken more than 5,000 lives since December.
European Leaders Sign Historic SCLC Proclamation on World Poverty and Equality
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev agrees to serve as the international chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Nonviolence Conflict Initiative, calling for resolving conflict through peaceful solutions, a strategy driven during the turbulent Civil Rights era by the organization's founder and world renowned leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Video recorded by Jerry Thomas.
The High Court in Kenya has suspended parts of a new security law which gives police sweeping powers to deal with what they call "terrorism suspects". Parliament passed the bill last month despite a brawl between ruling and opposition MPs.
Report Tallies Cost of Prolonged War in South Sudan
South Sudan's conflict could cost regional nations Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania a combined $53 billion if it lasts another five years as they deal with refugees, security needs and other spillover effects.
Disgraced Former South Africa Police Chief Selebi Dies
Former South African police commissioner Jackie Selebi, who was released on medical parole while serving a jail term after he was convicted for corruption has died, a local television station reported on Friday. 64-year-old Selebi was one of the most senior members of the ruling African National Congress party to be convicted for corruption.
The Kenya Medical Research Institute said women using the popular birth control injection known as Depo Provera are at risk of HIV infection. After observing 228 Nairobi women using various contraceptives, researchers found that women using Depo Provera have higher levels of a chemical suspected of making them more prone to HIV infection.
Fighting in Sudan's South Kordofan Fuels Mass Displacement
Heavy fighting in Sudan's South Kordofan state is causing hundreds of thousands to flee into uncertain conditions. Local aid organizations estimate as many as 400,000 civilians have been internally displaced since the conflict began more than three years ago, while another 250,000 have fled across the border to refugee camps in South Sudan.