Nigerian Nurse Dead from Ebola, 5 Others Infected

A Nigerian nurse has become the second person to die of the Ebola virus in Africa’s most populous nation, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said. The nurse...

Troops Deployed in Sierra Leone and Liberia as Ebola Death Toll Nears 900

Hundreds of troops deployed in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Monday to quarantine communities hit by the deadly Ebola virus, as the death toll...

Nigeria’s Minister of Health on What the Country is Doing to Prevent Ebola Spread

The Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has reiterated the Government’s determination to put an end to the spread of Ebola virus in Nigeria...

Lagos Government Warns Prophet TB Joshua Not to Accept Ebola Victims Into His Church...

Officials of Lagos State Ministry of Health and the Federal Government visited the General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet...

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes South Africa; 1 Death Reported

An earthquake has struck South Africa, killing one person and injuring some gold miners south-west of Johannesburg. The US Geological Survey said the 5.3 magnitude...

President Obama Pledges $14 Billion in Investments to African Nations

President Barack Obama will announce on Tuesday that U.S. businesses have committed to investing $14 billion in construction, clean energy, banking, and information technology...

Is Boko Haram Making the Girls They Kidnapped Into Suicide Bombers?

Fears are growing that Boko Haram terror group is using the 220 girls it abducted in Chibok last April as suicide bombers. Speculations come as two...

Republic of Congo President Calls Ebola Outbreak ‘Bigger Than All of Us’

Even before Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso boarded the plane that would take him to the United States for next week's U.S.-Africa...

West African Nations Seal Off Epicentre of Ebola Crisis as Fears of Epidemic Grow

West Africa's Ebola-hit nations announced a cross-border isolation zone on Friday, sealing off the epicentre of the world's worst-ever outbreak as health chiefs warned...

Number of Christians Being Killed In Nigeria Rises Sharply

Boko Haram extremists and others have killed nearly as many Nigerian Christians in the first seven months of this year as were killed in...

Ugandan Court Invalidates Country’s New Anti-Homosexuality Law Over Legal Technicality, but Arrests of Homosexuals...

A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed...

Ebola Crisis: Presidents of Sierra Leone and Liberia Cancel Trips to Washington D.C.

Sierra Leone's president has declared a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak. Ernest Bai Koroma said the epicentres of the outbreak in...

Two American Peace Corps Workers in Isolation After Being Exposed to Ebola

The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries,...

Schools Shut Down in Liberia as Ebola Spreads

Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African...

Health Officials Fear Ebola Virus Outbreak Could Go Global

Fears that the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 670 people could go global have led to health officials...

Al-Shabaab Spokesman says Muslims Must Attack Jewish Targets Worldwide

A spokesman of the Somali Islamist terror group Al-Shabaab said in a sermon that Muslims must attack Jewish targets around the world in response...

Sierra Leone’s Top Ebola Doctor Dies from Disease

Sheik Umar Khan, credited with treating more than 100 patients for disease with no known cure hailed as national hero The doctor leading Sierra Leone's...

2 American Health Workers Contract Deadly Ebola Virus in West Africa

An American doctor and another U.S. aid worker helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa are now infected...

Boko Haram Kidnaps Wife of Cameroon’s Vice-Prime Minister and a Local Mayor; 3 Dead...

The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister, Amadou Ali, has been kidnapped and at least three other people have been killed in an attack...

Nigeria ‘On Red Alert’ After Lagos Man’s Death from Ebola

Nigeria says it has put all entries into the country on red alert after confirming the death of a Liberian man who was carrying...