Fear and Suspicion Hinder Fight Against Ebola in West Africa

When Mohamed Swarray contracted the deadly Ebola disease in June, he was confined to a tented isolation ward at Kenema in eastern Sierra Leone....

Pistorius Trial: Psychiatrists Conclude Athlete Was ‘Not Mentally Ill During Shooting’

Oscar Pistorius was not mentally incapacitated when he shot his girlfriend to death, a psychiatric assessment of the athlete has found. The results of the assessment...

Boko Haram Attacks Villages and Churches in Nigeria; Dozens Killed

Suspected Islamist militants killed dozens of people in an attack on three Nigerian villages, including one targeting worshippers at a church, a few kilometres...

Ebola Outbreak Now Most Deadly Ever in Africa

West Africa's first-ever Ebola outbreak in humans is now the most deadly and geographically widespread outbreak on record and is threatening to spread, health...

Report: Meriam Ibrahim’s Brother Tipped Off Sudanese Authorities to her Escape

A Christian mother trying to flee Sudan for the United States was stopped at the airport following a tip-off from her own brother. Meriam Ibrahim...

Meriam Ibrahim Takes Refuge at U.S. Embassy

A Christian mother formerly on death row in Sudan has taken refuge at the U.S. Embassy after being released from police custody for a...

Cameroon Continues Crackdown on Boko Haram

Cameroon's military has killed 10 suspected Boko Haram members along its northern border with Nigeria and arrested 50 Nigerian businessmen in Cameroon for allegedly...

21 Killed, 17 Wounded in Bombing at Shopping Mall in Abuja, Nigeria

Violence rocked the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Wednesday when a bomb exploded at a shopping mall in the upscale Wuse 2 neighborhood, killing...

Boko Haram Kidnaps 60 More Women and Schoolgirls, Plus 31 Boys

More than 91 people – including 60 schoolgirls and young women, plus 31 schoolboys – were kidnapped last week by Boko Haram extremists, two...

Meriam Ibrahim Remains Detained at Airport in Sudan for Alleged Forged Travel Documents

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman whose death sentence for converting to Christianity was overturned on Monday, is now being questioned by police over the...

60 Women and Girls and 31 Boys Kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted more than 60 women and young girls, as well as 31 boys, in restive northeast Nigeria, a local...

Lawyer says Meriam Ibrahim, Who Refused to Renounce her Faith in Christ, has Been...

A Sudanese woman who had been sentenced to death because she declined to renounce her Christian faith has been freed, her lawyer said Monday. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim,...

International Outcry After Egypt Sentences 3 Al Jazeera Journalists to Prison

An Egyptian judge on Monday sentenced three journalists for the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera to between seven and 10 years in prison on terrorism-related...

In Cairo, Kerry Addresses Brotherhood Crackdown and Iraq Crisis With Egypt’s New President

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks on Sunday with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo over concerns about Egypt's crackdown on the...

Mauritanians Vote in Presidential Election Amid Opposition Boycott

Mauritanians voted on Saturday in an election certain to return President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to office for another five years, but he struggled...

U.S. Cuts Aid to Uganda, Cancels Military Exercise Over Law that Punishes Homosexual Behavior

The United States on Thursday cut aid to Uganda, imposed visa restrictions and canceled a regional military exercise in response to a Ugandan law...

Report says Hundreds of Egyptian Women and Girls are Being Kidnapped and Forced into...

Fifteen-year-old Amira Hafez Wahim slipped out of the Christian church in Luxor, Egypt, where she had attended services with her mother in February, promising...

Doctors Without Borders says Ebola Epidemic is ‘Out of Control’

A senior official for Doctors Without Borders says the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is “totally out of control” and that the medical group...

United States Cuts Funds to Uganda, Cancels Military Exercise as Punishment for Anti-Homosexuality Law

The United States on Thursday cut aid to Uganda, imposed visa restrictions and canceled a regional military exercise in response to a Ugandan law...

Nigeria Announces Boko Haram Senior Commander and 485 Members Have Been Arrested

Hours after an attack killed at least 21 young soccer fans watching a televised World Cup match, Nigerian security forces announced they had arrested...