- Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 16:14
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has shut down a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.
- Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:43
Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua has opened up as to why his church does not have foreign branches despite his popularity abroad.
The cleric, who spoke on Sunday 24th August 2014 at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), stressed on the need for God’s character to be fully established before ministerial expansion.
- Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 08:25
The Liberian government admits 17 patients suspected of having Ebola have escaped a treatment centre in the capital, Monrovia. Soldiers and police are scouring the city and its surroundings. The manhunt was launched after the government went back on its earlier statement denying they were missing, and claiming the group had been moved to another centre.
- Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 08:01
Canada is evacuating a three-member mobile laboratory team from Sierra Leone after people in their hotel were diagnosed with Ebola. The World Health Organization earlier announced it is pulling a team out of the country.
- Published on Friday, 15 August 2014 14:17
Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men from a village in northeast Nigeria, according to witnesses.
Nearly 100 people are missing after militants raided the Doron Baga village, loading victims into trucks before driving them off.
- Published on Friday, 22 August 2014 14:47
Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai warned on Friday his party may organise nationwide protests against President Robert Mugabe's government over its failure to stem the country's economic slowdown.
Tsvangirai said Mugabe's government had failed since last year's election to address economic woes afflicting Zimbabwe including massive unemployment and a liquidity crunch.
- Published on Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:40
Nigeria has confirmed 11 cases of Ebola, after a doctor who treated the Liberian man who brought the disease to Lagos fell ill, the health minister said on Thursday.
The doctor had been one of those involved in the initial treatment of Patrick Sawyer, who collapsed at Lagos airport on July 20, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu told a news conference in the capital Abuja.
- Published on Friday, 22 August 2014 11:56
Two tour buses have collided near Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, leaving 33 people dead and 41 injured, officials say.
- Published on Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:01
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has denied ordering the killing of protesters during the country’s revolution.
Mubarak, speaking for the first time in court, said: “Mohammed Hosni Mubarak who is before you today, did not order at all the killing of protesters or the shedding of the blood of Egyptians.”
- Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:35
President Museveni has criticised humanity courses at universities as useless, saying graduates from such departments can hardly solve anything to steer national development.
Speaking during the launch of a Shs5 billion modern laboratory at Ndejje University in Luweero District on Friday, the President said higher institutions of learning should refocus their attention to teaching science subjects.
- Published on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:53
An official in Sierra Leone says another of the country's leading physicians has died from Ebola.
Ebola has killed more than 1,000 people in a West African outbreak that has also hit Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria. Many of the dead are health workers, who are often working with inadequate supplies and protection.