After Ebola criticisms, WHO plans for 4-month response

GENEVA: The World Health Organization is creating a “blueprint” to improve the medical response to major outbreaks of diseases, after it was accused of...

Boko haram slits 10 fishermen throats

KANO: BBoko Haram Islamists slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria,...

S Africa’s top poacher-hunting pooch ‘Killer’ flies into battle – Helped rangers arrest more...

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK: Barking and snarling in his cage, “Killer”-South Africa’s most successful poachercatching canine-looks ready for another helicopter mission tracking down armed hunters...

Somali president defiant after Shebab bomb diplomats’ hotel – Hotel housing diplomatic missions leaves...

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s president yesterday gave a defiant warning to Shebab insurgents a day after they killed at least 13 people in a bomb attack...

Nigerian voodoo practising sex traffickers arrested

MADRID: A man and a woman of Nigerian origin have been arrested over claims that they forced Nigerian women into prostitution and deployed voodoo...

Sierra Leone president unveils post-Ebola ‘battle plan’

FREETOWN: Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma has unveiled a post-Ebola “battle plan” to help the West African country turn the page on the...

Kenyans: No problems with gays but keep it to yourself

NAIROBI: People in Nairobi yesterday gave a muted and measured response to US President Barack Obama’s firm support for gay rights during his visit...

Lawsuit reveals extent of Ethiopian hacking

WASHINGTON: As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia this weekend, a unique lawsuit back...

Boko Haram kills 25 in Northern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: At least 25 people were killed in new suspected Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria, with many villagers also forced to flee...

Obama returns to father’s homeland with history

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will land in Kenya today with a mission to strengthen US security and economic ties, but his personal connection to...

Wheelchairs for Nigeria: Getting polio survivors on the move

NIGERIA: Six new wheelchairs are lined up near the entrance of the Beautiful Gate Handicapped People’s Centre in the central Nigerian city of Jos....

Violence as Burundi votes with president seeking re-election – Voting amid gunfire and grenade...

BUJUMBURA: Burundians voted yesterday amid gunfire and grenade blasts, with President Pierre Nkurunziza widely expected to win a third term despite international condemnation and...

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