Death Toll from Ebola in West Africa Passes 3,000

The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has risen to at least 3,091 out of 6,574 probable, suspected and confirmed...

South African Pastor Who Made His Congregants Eat Grass Has Now Made Them Drink...

A controversial South African Pastor, Lesego Daniel, made his congregants drink petrol after claiming that it can miraculously turn into pineapple juice. Daniel, leader at...

Expert: African Tradition of Touching or Kissing a Family Member’s Dead Body is Aiding...

Touching or kissing the corpses of Ebola victims at funerals is helping to spread the deadly virus, according to one of the world’s top...

South Africans to Sue Preacher TB Joshua Over Death of Relatives in Church Collapse

Two South Africans who lost relatives when a church hostel in Lagos collapsed have told the BBC they intend to sue Nigerian evangelist TB...

Nigerian Troops Reportedly Kill Man Acting as Boko Haram Leader

Nigerian forces battling the Islamist terror group Boko Haram have killed a man suspected of acting as the group's leader, Nigeria's Defense Ministry said. The...

Nigerian Military Claims Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau Is Dead, But Skepticism Remains

Nigeria's military on Wednesday claimed for the first time that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was dead, as it said troops had killed a...

Experimental Drugs Rushed to West Africa to Fight Ebola

Experimental drugs are to be fast-tracked into west Africa so that they can be tested and, if they work, save lives in the Ebola...

Chibok Christian Schoolgirl Says ‘I’d Rather Die’ Than Go With Boko Haram Militants

Saa* sat with other schoolgirls piled on the back of the large truck as it made its way past a Nigerian village in the...

Liberian Churches Use Education, Sermons, and Prayer to Combat ‘Abomination’ of Ebola

The Free Pentecostal Global Mission Church in the Chickensoup Factory district of Monrovia uses the pulpit to teach about the deadly virus, one sermon...

Meriam Ibrahim Lawyers to Make Constitutional Challenge In Sudan

A human rights group says it has learned that the lawyers who represented Meriam Ibrahim, whose conviction for apostasy and adultery was overturned by...

Death Toll from Nigeria Church Collapse Surpasses 100

The death toll from the collapse of a church guesthouse in Lagos has risen to 115, South African government minister Jeff Radebe said on...

Christian Pastor and 7 Others Murdered While Working to Combat Ebola in Southern Guinea

There are ten statutes in Westminster Abbey in London commemorating martyrs of the 20th Century. It’s an unusual set of martyrs that includes Martin Luther King...

Ebola Lockdown in Sierra Leone Finds 150 New Cases

The lockdown was one of the most aggressive containment strategies employed so far in the outbreak A three-day lockdown meant to contain the Ebola virus...

Fear and Conflict Ensue After Sierra Leone Begins 3 Day Ebola Lockdown

Despite problems, officials say most of the nation’s 6 million people have complied with the mandatory confinement order.  In spite of fear and loathing...

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki to Get His Own Presidential Library

“Thabo Mbeki built a library so large and so complex only he could navigate it,” writes author Stacy Hardy in A Brief History of...

Meriam Ibrahim’s Attorneys Banned from Leaving Sudan

Sudan this week banned five attorneys from leaving the country after another lawyer accused them of tainting the country’s image by defending Meriam Ibrahim,...

Red Cross Coordinating Negotiations Between Nigerian Government, Boko Haram to Bring Kidnapped Girls Home

The International Committee of the Red Cross is coordinating negotiations between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram militants in an effort to bring an...

First Anti-Ebola Military Aid Arrives in Liberia

The U.S. Embassy in Liberia says the first shipment of increased American military aid to help fight the Ebola epidemic has landed in the...

One Year After Nairobi Mall Attack, Guards Remain Unarmed

David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi's Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked....

Nigeria State Government May Shut Down T.B. Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations After...

Members of the Lagos-based Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, may soon be heading for other churches, as there are indications that the State...