UNICEF: DRC Ebola Orphans Stigmatized
Some 155 children orphaned or separated from their parents because of the deadly virus at risk within their own communities, UN Children’s Fund finds
Update: Survivor found after 2 days in Tanzania capsized ferry
The Latest on capsized Tanzanian ferry (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A Tanzanian official says a survivor has been found in a capsized ferry two days after the deadly disaster on Lake Victoria. Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella tells reporters that the engineer was found near the engine of the vessel. After hearing knocking ...
Death toll rises to 167 in Tanzania ferry disaster
A Tanzanian official says the death toll from a capsized ferry on Lake Victoria has risen to 167 while wooden coffins have arrived at the scene.The government's Chief Secretary John Kijazi spoke to reporters after the country's president ordered the arrests of those responsible for the disaster.The badly overloaded ferry ...
Raw sewage in streets: Cholera is Zimbabwe’s latest crisis
Raw sewage flows freely in some streets of Zimbabwe's capital, posing a deadly challenge to the recently elected president who has promised the troubled country a new dawn.A cholera outbreak has killed more than 30 people and sickened more than 7,000 as it spreads beyond Harare, posing the latest crisis ...
UK Envoy Calls for Transparency in S. Sudan
Chris Trott calls on South Sudan's leaders to show commitment to peace
Five Years After Westgate, Al-Shabab Still Threat in Kenya
A new report says the militant group remains a threat, but notes the Kenyan government has reduced the risk by learning to work with the Muslim community
Kyagulanyi’s Return Excites Ugandan Youth
The legislator, also known as Bobi Wine, is home after receiving medical treatment in the United States
South Africa Rhino Poaching Drops Sharply; 100s Still Being Killed
The scale of the slaughter suggests demand remains strong in Asian markets where the horn is prized as an ingredient in traditional medicines
Germany arrests woman accused of Islamic State membership
German police have arrested a 20-year-old woman on suspicion of serving in the Islamic State group.Federal prosecutors said Friday the German-Algerian woman, identified as Sarah O. for privacy reasons, is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist organization.Prosecutors say she traveled to Syria as a teenager in October 2013, where ...
Report: Benedict defends ’emeritus pope’ title to critic
A German newspaper that quoted letters by Benedict XVI hitting back at criticism of his 2013 resignation said Friday that he was responding to a conservative German cardinal who took issue with his decision to take the title "emeritus pope."The Bild daily, which first reported on the letters Thursday, gave ...
Report: Russian spy suspects detained this year by Dutch
British investigative group Bellingcat says two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy were briefly detained in the Netherlands earlier this year.Bellingcat in its investigation released late Thursday quoted an unnamed security official saying that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were detained in the Netherlands earlier this year and ...
5 years after mall Kenya attack, al-Shabab’s threat grows
Five years after al-Shabab fighters burst into a luxury shopping mall in Kenya's capital, hurling grenades and starting a days-long siege that left 67 people dead, analysts say the Somalia-based extremist group has been pushed down Africa's east coast as far as Mozambique as its regional threat expands.The assault on ...
Africa youth boom on display as Uganda leader faces pop star
Call it a struggle for the soul of the ghetto.Uganda's longtime president this month went on a whirlwind tour of some of the capital's poorest slums, handing out checks totaling over a quarter-million dollars.The next day, residents turned up in the red colors of the opposition and instead gave thanks ...
Refugees Get Turn on Big Screen in Kenyan Film Festival
The festival screened a selection of short films about exile and identity, some produced by refugees themselves
Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated
Philippine troops and police have forcibly evacuated residents of five villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried dozens of homes and killed at least 22 people in a central region.Rescuers dig through the rubble to search for possible survivors, with some sending cellphone text messages pleading ...
Over 100 dead after Tanzania ferry sinks on Lake Victoria
The death toll rose above 100 after a ferry capsized and sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun.The toll was likely to go up, John Mongella, commissioner for the Mwanza region, told The Associated Press after dozens ...
S. Sudan Ambassador Hopes to Repair Relations with US
Relations between South Sudan and the United States have been strained in recent years
Top Algerian Military Commanders Being Purged Ahead of Presidential Election
Some analysts are calling military and security force purge a 'pre-emptive coup'
Dozens Die in Tanzania Ferry Sinking
Officials say 44 people have already been confirmed dead and rescue efforts have halted until dawn on Friday
eSwatini, Formerly Swaziland, Heads for First Elections Under New Name
But critics say elections in Africa’s last absolute monarchy are purely cosmetic