Africa

Ebola outbreak speed ‘unprecedented’

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Food was distributed in the West Point area of Monrovia, where some residents have expressed anger over a quarantine The World Health Organization has said the speed and extent of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is...

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Senegal defends Ebola border closure

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Woman ‘saw Congo colonel order rape’

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By Maud Jullien BBC Africa, Kalehe Lt Col Bedi Mobuli...

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Army takes over Miss Uganda contest

By News from Elsewhere... ..media reports from around the world, found by BBC Monitoring The UPDF is moving into farming and beauty pageants ...

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Senegal closes border over Ebola

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Airports around the world are screening West African passengers to see if they have a fever Senegal has closed its border with Guinea because of the deadly Ebola outbreak, despite warnings that such measures are counter-productive. Senegal also banned...

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Tour buses collide near Egypt resort

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Sharm El-Sheikh is a major foreign holiday destination in Egypt Two tour buses have collided near Sharm...

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South Africa issues Ebola travel ban

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Kenya has not reported any cases of Ebola, but is a common transit point for African travellers South Africa says non-citizens arriving from Ebola-affected areas of West Africa will not be allowed into ...

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S Africa MPs halt president’s speech

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Boko Haram ‘control police academy’

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The Liman Kara police college in Borno state is likely to have weapons on site Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, a ...

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Cast of South African soap sacked

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Generations cast member Sophie Ndaba looks out from a Soweto billboard The cast of popular South African soap opera Generations has been sacked after going on strike in a long-running dispute over pay and contracts. The...

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