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Top level Lesotho meeting continues
Top level Lesotho meeting continues Bloemfontein - South African president Jacob Zuma is still engaged in a meeting with Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing in...
Lesotho's public service minister says he's acting PM after 'coup'
Lesotho's public service minister says he's acting PM after 'coup' Maseru - Lesotho's minister of public service, Motloheloa Phooko, told AFP on Monday that he was the country's acting prime minister, after the elected premier fled the...
Planned mass demonstration in Lesotho cancelled after apparent coup
Planned mass demonstration in Lesotho cancelled after apparent coup Maseru - A mass demonstration in Lesotho planned for Monday has been cancelled after an apparent coup left the country leaderless and prompted regional powers to hold a...
Doctors Without Borders hostage freed after more than a year in captivity in DRC
Doctors Without Borders hostage freed after more than a year in captivity in DRC Kinshasa - An employee of Doctors Without Borders held hostage for more than a year in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed, the medical aid group said on...
Lesotho's deputy prime takes reigns after attempted coup
Lesotho's deputy prime takes reigns after attempted coup Maseru - Lesotho's deputy prime minister, Mothetjoa Metsing, is in charge of government in the absence of the premier, a government minister said on Sunday, a day after...
US calls for 'peaceful dialogue' in Lesotho
US calls for "peaceful dialogue" in Lesotho Cape Town - The United States on Saturday called for "peaceful dialogue" in Lesotho, after the prime minister said he was forced to flee the country after the military...
Ebola health workers go on strike in Sierra Leone
Ebola health workers go on strike in Sierra Leone Freetown - Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone, over pay and poor working conditions, hospital staff told...
The World Food Programme needs $70m to feed 1.3m people in Ebola quarantine
The World Food Programme needs $70m to feed 1.3m people in Ebola quarantine Senegal - The World Food Programme needs to raise around R700 million to feed 1.3 million people at risk from shortages in Ebola-quarantined areas in West Africa, with...
SwaziLeaks lê uitspattigheid van koningsgesin bloot
SwaziLeaks lê uitspattigheid van koningsgesin bloot Mbabane - In die klein Afrika-koninkryk van Swaziland het 'n klein groep burgerlikes 'n sosiale media-beweging, genaamd "SwaziLeaks" begin om die uitspattige lewenstyl...
VN skenk geld vir Ebola-bekamping aan DRK
VN skenk geld vir Ebola-bekamping aan DRK Kinshasa - Die Verenigde Nasies het $1.5 miljoen, of amper R16 miljoen aan die Demokratiese Republiek van die Kongo beskikbaar gestel vir die bekamping van Ebola, net...
Zimbabwe police beat, detain opposition protesters: AFP
Zimbabwe police beat, detain opposition protesters: AFP Harare - Zimbabwe riot police detained a dozen opposition protesters and beat up others at a demonstration on Wednesday over high unemployment, an AFP correspondent...
Malawi president rejects minister's 600% pay-hike bid
Malawi president rejects minister's 600% pay-hike bid Lilongwe - Malawian President Peter Mutharika has shot down a proposal to hike cabinet ministers' pay to almost triple his own salary, a spokesman said Tuesday, amid...
Doctor dies despite promising Ebola experimental treatment
Doctor dies despite promising Ebola experimental treatment Monrovia - A Liberian doctor who contracted the Ebola virus and received a promising experimental treatment has died.
DRC confirms first 2 cases of Ebola
DRC confirms first 2 cases of Ebola Jera - The Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday confirmed its first two cases this year of Ebola but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic ravaging West Africa.
Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal
Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal Freetown - Sierra Leone has voted to pass a new amendment to its health act, imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient, a practice the World...
35 police trainees missing after Boko Haram attack
35 police trainees missing after Boko Haram attack Abuja - Thirty-five Nigerian police officers deployed to a training academy in the remote northeast are missing after a Boko Haram attack on the facility.  AFP...
Zimbabwean opposition activists to remain in custody
Zimbabwean opposition activists to remain in custody Harare - Seven Zimbabwean opposition activists arrested earlier this week for protesting against the government are to remain in custody after prosecutors appealed...
UN vows to help Liberia fight Ebola
UN vows to help Liberia fight Ebola Monrovia - The United Nations vowed on Saturday to play a "strong role" in helping Liberia and its neighbours fight the deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, which it...
Ebola: Liberian police fire live rounds on protestors
Ebola: Liberian police fire live rounds on protestors Monrovia - Police in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on...
Ebola death toll reaches 1 350: WHO
Ebola death toll reaches 1 350: WHO Monrovia - Security forces acting on the president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50 000 people inside their crowded slum on Wednesday in an attempt...
Kenya to bar travellers from Ebola-hit countries
Kenya to bar travellers from Ebola-hit countries Nairobi - The Kenyan government says it will prevent entry into Kenya of passengers traveling from and through the Ebola-stricken West African countries of Sierra Leone,...
Ebola: Three doctors get ZMapp
Ebola: Three doctors get ZMapp Monrovia - Healthcare workers in Liberia have administered three doses of the rare, experimental drug ZMapp to three doctors suffering from Ebola, two medical workers in...
Mugabe's wife to lead Zanu PF's women's wing
Mugabe's wife to lead Zanu PF's women's wing Harare - The wife of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe was on Friday chosen to lead the ruling party's powerful women's wing, catapulting her into active politics and...
First human tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines to begin
First human tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines to begin Washington - Scientists are racing to begin the first human safety tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines, but it won't be easy to prove that the shots and other...
Infected Nigeria nurse skips Ebola quarantine
Infected Nigeria nurse skips Ebola quarantine Abuja - A nurse who contracted Ebola at a Lagos hospital travelled to the eastern part of Nigeria before falling sick, raising fears of new infections outside the city,...
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