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Dr. Kent Brantly has been working with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia since October 2013

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US doctor Kent Brantly, who has been working with Ebola patients in Liberia, has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said...

Since February, more than 660 people have died of Ebola in West Africa

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Saudatu Koroma, a Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus, has died after turning herself in. Her family had...

Nigeria has put all entries into the country on red alert after confirming the death of a Liberian man who was carrying the Ebola virus

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Nigeria has put all entries into the country on red alert after confirming the death of a Liberian man who was carrying the Ebola...

More than 50,000 of children may die of hunger in South Sudan unless international help increased

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The UN Security Council has warned over South Sudan's food crisis as the worst in the world, calling for urgent action.It said there was...

The staff of the US embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli has been temporarily evacuated over security concerns

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The staff of the US embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli has been temporarily evacuated over security concerns. The US embassy staff, including marine guards...

There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali

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Al passengers and crew members on board of Air Algerie flight AH5017 died after the aircraft crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois...

Air Algerie flight AH 5017 had crashed about 30 miles from the Burkinabe border

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The wreck of Air Algerie plane that disappeared with 116 people on board on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has been found...

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag has met Pope Francis at the Vatican

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Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, the Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam, has met Pope Francis...

Air Algerie flight AH 5017 crashed on July 24 en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board

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Air Algerie flight AH 5017 crashed on July 24 en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an...

The contact with Air Algerie AH 5017 was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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Air Algerie has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso.Contact was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou, Algeria's...

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag and her family flew on an Italian government plane, accompanied by Italian minister Lapo Pistelli

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Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, the Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam, has flown to Italy after more than a...

Oscar Pistorius had an altercation with businessman Jared Mortimer at a Johannesburg nightclub

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Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a nightclub at the weekend, his spokesperson has said. The South African athlete had an altercation with...

Malala Yousafzai has met Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan to press for more action to free at least 200 girls held by Boko Haram Islamist militants

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Malala Yousafzai has met Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan to press for more action to free at least 200 girls held by Boko Haram Islamist...

Twenty five more people have died from Ebola in West Africa since July 3

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Twenty five more people have died from Ebola in West Africa since July 3, taking the total number of deaths to 518, health officials...

Oscar Pistorius’ lawyer Barry Roux has said that some witnesses refused to testify at the televised trial of the South African athlete because of the publicity

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Oscar Pistorius’ lawyer Barry Roux has said that some witnesses refused to testify at the televised trial of the South African athlete because of...

The video showing Oscar Pistorius re-enacting the events of the night he killed Reeva Sttenkamp was aired by Channel 7 in Australia

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The defense team of South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has condemned the airing of a video showing the athlete re-enacting the events of...

Two deadly shootings have been reported in Kenya's coastal district of Lamu

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Two deadly shootings have been reported in Kenya's coastal district of Lamu, the scene of several attacks claimed by Islamic militants this year. Houses have...

Senegal’s President Macky Sall has asked Aminata Toure to stand down, after less than a year in office

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Senegal’s PM Aminata Toure has been sacked after her ruling party's poor results in local elections last Sunday. Local officials said President Macky Sall had...

Oscar Pistorius has a lifetime vulnerability as a result of his disability

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Oscar Pistorius has been greatly affected by his disability, a sports doctor has told his murder trial. Dr. Wayne Derman told the court in Pretoria...

Oscar Pistorius did not have a mental disorder when he killed Reeva Steenkamp

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Oscar Pistorius did not have a mental disorder when he killed Reeva Steenkamp, a psychological report said as his murder trial resumed in Pretoria. The...

Mariam Ibrahim has been charged with forgery relating to the South Sudanese travel document she was carrying

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Mariam Ibrahim, whose death sentence for renouncing Islam was overturned in Sudan, has been released from jail again, after she was detained at Khartoum...

Nearly 400 people have died in the Ebola outbreak which started in Guinea and has spread to neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "drastic action" is needed to contain the spread of deadly Ebola in West Africa. Nearly 400 people have...

At least 21 people have been killed and other 52 injured in a bomb attack on Banex Plaza shopping center in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja

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At least 21 people have been killed and other 52 injured in a bomb attack on Banex Plaza shopping center in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. The...

Boko Haram has staged previous attacks in Abuja, but most of its targets have been in the north-east of the country

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A huge explosion rocked an area near Banex Plaza shopping centre in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Wednesday, two witnesses said. The blast hit Abuja's...

Meriam Ibrahim has been detained with her family at Khartoum airport after she was freed from death row

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Meriam Ibrahim has been detained with her family at Khartoum airport after she was freed from death row on Monday.Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was sentenced...

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