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US military conducts op against extremists in Somalia
The Pentagon conducted an aerial strike against the extremist Al-Shabaab group in Somalia on Monday, US authorities said. It is reported the strike was aimed at the leader of the notorious network behind Kenya’s Westgate Mall massacre in 2013.

02.09.2014 13:13

Liberia’s nurses go on strike amid Ebola outbreak
In the midst of an Ebola outbreak Liberia’s nurses from the country’s largest hospital went on strike Monday. Calling for higher salaries, they also demanded equipment to protect them from the Ebola virus that has killed hundreds in Liberia.

02.09.2014 03:07

Biblical scenes: Billions of locusts descend onto Madagascar capital (PHOTOS)
Madagascar has been taken over by uncountable numbers of locusts. This year, the leaf munchers' invasion has not only brought fears of food shortages - the country's capital city residents are also at risk, as some catch the toxic insects for food.

01.09.2014 17:32

More chance of dying from work than going to war - Intl Labor Organization
Going to war may seem one of the most hazardous ordeals on the planet, but perhaps not. The International Labor Organization (ILO) says there is more chance of dying from work than fighting for your country on the battlefield.

31.08.2014 13:04

First Ebola case in Senegal, five more states at risk of outbreak spread
West African state of Senegal has become the region's fifth country to confirm a case of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,500 people with the WHO warning that five more states are at risk for spread of the outbreak.

29.08.2014 22:37

​‘All hands on deck’: US pushes ahead with Ebola vaccine trials on humans
Twenty healthy volunteers will next week enter a 48-week trial for a US-developed vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus. The trial has been moved forward due to the current outbreak, but the first results are unlikely before the year end.

28.08.2014 22:37

Fears of Ebola spreading in UK 'not justified' – London hospital
While a Briton who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being treated at a specialist hospital in London, health officials say fears of Ebola spreading in the UK “are not justified.”

26.08.2014 08:31

New hotbed of Ebola found in Congo as serum-treated doctor dies
Officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say that a second, separate outbreak of the deadly virus has occurred in the country. Meanwhile, a Liberian doctor treated with an experimental serum against the illness has passed away.

25.08.2014 17:16

Boko Haram creates ‘Islamic Caliphate’ in Nigerian town
The leader of Boko Haram, Abubaker Shekau, has proclaimed an Islamic caliphate in the north eastern Nigerian town of Gwoza, which was seized by the Islamic militants earlier this month.

24.08.2014 18:30

Libyan Islamist militias claim Tripoli airport
Jihadist fighters from the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition said Saturday they have “seized Tripoli airport” after several weeks of clashes with nationalist militia men.

23.08.2014 19:58

Russian scientists to set up lab in Guinea to fight Ebola
A team of Russian virologists, epidemiologists and bacteriologists is leaving for Africa to organize laboratory diagnosis of the Ebola virus in Guinea, where the outbreak of the deadly fever is spreading fast.

21.08.2014 11:06

UK offers £6.5m for emergency Ebola research
Researchers around the world are being offered £6.5 million to find ways to save the lives of people affected by the world's worst Ebola outbreak.

21.08.2014 13:29

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