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Sierra Leone declares state of emergency amid epidemic

Posted by admin on July 31, 2014

Sierra Leone declares state of emergency amid epidemic

Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma declared a state of emergency Thursday and as the country struggled to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic.

Senegal ex-president’s son on graft trial

Posted by admin on July 31, 2014

Senegal ex-president’s son on graft trial

The flamboyant “super minister” son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade went on trial today accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office.

Mugabe’s wife joins fray over succession

Posted by admin on July 31, 2014

Mugabe’s wife joins fray over succession

The surprise nomination of President Robert Mugabe’s wife to head the ruling party’s powerful women’s wing has injected new intrigue into the fight to succeed the 90-year-old strongman.

Ebola discoverer dismisses fears disease may spread worldwide

Posted by admin on July 31, 2014

Ebola discoverer dismisses fears disease may spread worldwide

The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus has said the outbreak in west Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train.

HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: focus on women

Posted by admin on July 30, 2014

HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: focus on women

The Ebola virus

Posted by admin on July 30, 2014

The Ebola virus

Senegal’s president may decide to reduce term

Posted by admin on July 30, 2014

Senegal’s president may decide to reduce term

Senegal’s President Macky Sall has said he would announce the decision whether or not he will reduce his mandate from seven to five years in 2015.

18 killed in Zimbabwe bus crash

Posted by admin on July 30, 2014

18 killed in  Zimbabwe  bus crash

Eighteen Zimbabweans died on Monday in an accident involving a South African registered truck and a commuter omnibus, police have said.

Uganda activists launch court bid to overturn anti-gay law

Posted by admin on July 30, 2014

Uganda activists launch court bid to overturn anti-gay law

Ugandan activists opened a petition Wednesday at the constitutional court seeking to overturn the country’s tough anti-gay laws