US 'caught off-guard' by air strikes in Libya
2014-08-26 08:36:51 UTC
The US was "caught off guard" by air strikes against Islamist militia in Libya.
The attacks on militia positions around Tripoli airport were reportedly carried out by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from bases in Egypt.
Egypt has denied any i...
Libyan capital under Islamist control
2014-08-25 05:49:40 UTC
Libya has lurched ever closer to fragmentation and civil war this weekend after Islamist-led militias seized the airport in the capital, Tripoli, proclaimed their own government, and presented the world with yet another crisis.
Operation Dawn, ...
WHO ups Ebola deaths to 1,350
2014-08-21 08:00:11 UTC
The total number of Ebola deaths spiked to 1,350 Wednesday, with the toll mounting fastest in Liberia, which now has at least 576 confirmed dead of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported.
On Wednesday, the UN health agency also w...
WHO: Ebola crisis vastly underestimated
2014-08-15 05:31:33 UTC
* Outbreak of an undetermined viral haemorrhagic fever begins in Guinea in February.
* Identified as Ebola in March.
* Researchers have since traced the first case to the death of two-year-old Guinean child in December 2013.
Ebola: Nigeria confirms new case in Lagos
2014-08-12 06:52:53 UTC
Nigeria has confirmed a new case of Ebola in the financial capital, Lagos, bringing the total number in the country to 10.
The health minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu, said the latest confirmed case was a female nurse who came into contact with a Lib...
Osun Poll: Omisore’s Running Mate, Obada, PDP Chairman, Lose Their Polling Units
2014-08-10 00:32:02 UTC
Against the acclaimed strength of many stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party in parts of Osun State, the results of the election triclking in have indicated that many of the leaders of the party lost the election in their respective polling un...
Prosecution: Oscar Pistorius told 'snowball of lies'
2014-08-07 17:56:20 UTC
Oscar Pistorius must be found guilty of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, South African prosecutors have said, as the athlete's testimony at his trial was dismissed as mendacious and "devoid of truth".
Amnesty International: Nigeria army committed atrocities
2014-08-05 07:12:54 UTC
Nigeria's army has committed atrocities in the north-east in its fight against Islamist militants belonging to Boko Haram, Amnesty International says.
The campaign group said it had seen "gruesome footage" including alleged members of the milit...
WHO: The Ebola outbreak is 'spreading too fast'
2014-08-01 17:53:03 UTC
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading faster than efforts to control it, World Health Organization (WHO) head Margaret Chan has said.
She told a summit of regional leaders that failure to contain Ebola could be "catastrophic" in terms ...
Ebola outbreak: Asky bans flights in West Africa
2014-07-29 17:40:43 UTC
A major West African airline has stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid growing concern about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
Asky said it took the decision to keep "its passengers and staff safe during this unsettling time".
Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone escaped patient dies
2014-07-26 22:32:39 UTC
A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials have told the BBC.
Her family had forcibly removed her from a public hospital on Thursday.
Since February, ...
Air Algerie AH5017: 'No survivors' from crash in Mali
2014-07-25 21:58:21 UTC
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.
Mr Hollande said one flight data recorder had been recovered, after French troops reached the crash site near M...
'Many dead' after Boko Haram Islamist attacked Damboa
2014-07-19 08:05:28 UTC
Many people are feared dead after suspected Boko Haram Islamist gunmen attacked a town in north-east Nigeria.
Eyewitnesses told the BBC that half of Damboa had been burnt down, including the town's main market.
At least 18 bodies so far have...
World celebrates 1st Mandela Day since icon´s death
2014-07-18 06:17:02 UTC
JOHANNESBURG: People around the world celebrating "Mandela Day" Friday for the first time since the iconic South African leader´s death by doing good deeds on what would have been his 96th birthday.
For the past five years millions have volunt...
Deadly car bomb rocks Somalia parliament building
2014-07-06 00:21:25 UTC
Several people have been killed as a powerful suicide car bomb exploded near Somalia's parliament on Saturday, police and witnesses said.
Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab rebels claimed responsibility for the bombing, the latest in a surge of attacks...
Oscar Pistorius was Not Suffering From Mental Condition
2014-06-30 09:39:13 UTC
Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental condition on Valentine’s Day 2013 when he shot and killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, according to a report submitted in South African court today.
The athlete’s murder trial had been delayed for ...
Deadly blast hits Nigerian mall
2014-06-25 22:57:01 UTC
At least 21 people have died after an explosion rocked a shopping mall in the Nigerian capital Abuja.
The blast came as Nigerians were preparing to watch their country's Super Eagles play Argentina at the World Cup in Brazil. Many shops at the ...
WHO: Ebola deaths pass 300 in West Africa
2014-06-19 05:34:38 UTC
The number of people killed by the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has risen to 337, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
Fourteen deaths and 47 new cases were reported across the region over the last week, it added.
Guinea is wor...
Islamists deadly attacks on Kenyan coast
2014-06-17 08:24:55 UTC
Somali-linked Islamist militants have killed at least eight people in a second night of attacks on Kenya's coast, after a raid on the town of Mpeketoni left at least 50 dead, the Kenya Red Cross and the Somali rebel group have said.
The Red Cro...
Defence witness: Oscar Pistorius has an 'anxiety disorder'
2014-06-11 07:55:07 UTC
Pretoria, South Africa - Prosecutors will apply to have Oscar Pistorius committed for one month of mental evaluations after a psychiatrist on Monday told his murder trial the Paralympian suffered from an "anxiety disorder".
Prosecutor Gerrie Ne...
Boko Haram attacks: Goodluck Jonathan is facing public opposition
2014-06-06 06:20:06 UTC
<h3>A suspected Boko Haram attack on villages in northeastern Nigeria has reportedly left hundreds of people dead. Witnesses said the gunmen from the Islamist militant group were dressed as soldiers.</h3>In a bid to fight back against a military o...
Nigeria army 'knows where the kidnapped girls are located'
2014-05-27 00:48:20 UTC
Nigeria's Chief of Defence Staff said it was "good news for the parents," although he admitted the military would not risk "going there with force."
More than 200 girls were abducted by Boko Haram gunmen from their school in northern Nigeria in...
UN Security Council: Boko Haram designated as a branch of al Qaeda
2014-05-23 05:40:45 UTC
New York - At the request of the Nigerian government, the UN Security Council took action against the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. In a decision that was met with no opposition by any of its 15 members, the Council placed Boko Haram on a b...
Islamist militants blamed for killing 30 people in Nigeria
2014-05-21 23:09:11 UTC
The AFP news agency reported that Boko Haram gunmen carried out two attacks near Chibok, the northeastern Nigerian town where the Islamists kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls last month.
News of both attacks surfaced hours after twin blasts in t...
Bloodshed in central Nigerian city of Jos
2014-05-20 21:33:27 UTC
<h3>Two bombs hidden in a truck and minibus have exploded in a crowded market in the Nigerian city of Jos, according to the military. Over 100 people have been killed in the attacks, which could be heard miles away. Spokesman for Nigerian Presiden...