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Kenya to US: Our Terror Laws Are Better Than Yours
ABC News - 12 Hours ago
An official in Kenya is criticizing the United States for raising concerns about a new Kenyan law aimed at fighting terrorism. President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the law Friday, and critics in Kenya have
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Sierra Leone Peacekeepers to Leave Somalia Mission
Time - 12 Hours ago
(FREETOWN, Sierra Leone) — A Sierra Leone military official says the country is withdrawing from the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia after being blocked from rotating its soldiers over concerns
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WHO: Recorded Ebola Deaths Top 7,000
Time - 12 Hours ago
(CONAKRY, Guinea) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations
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Egypt charges captain, officer of Kuwaiti ship with manslaughter
Reuters Africa - 13 Hours ago
CAIRO Dec 20 (Reuters) - Egypt's public prosecutor charged the captain and first officer of a Kuwaiti container ship with manslaughter in connection with a collision in the Red Sea this month that killed
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Egypt's Sisi meets Qatari envoy, signalling possible detente
Reuters - 13 Hours ago
Dec 20 (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met a special envoy of the emir of Qatar on Saturday, the latest step in a Saudi-brokered effort to repair relations, regional news agencies
Al-Sisi receives Qatari, Saudi envoys Daily Star Egypt
Egypt's Sisi meets Qatari envoy to fix ties China.org.cn
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Uber apologizes after South African singer accuses driver of sexual harassment
Mashable - 14 Hours ago
Nikki Williams performs at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Image: Tom Briglia/FilmMagic By Seth Fiegerman 2014-12-20 14:40:32 -0500 Uber's
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Yesterday Obama tells Sisi of US concern over Egypt mass trials
Your Middle East - 14 Hours ago
US President Barack Obama spoke to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday and expressed concern over mass trials and the continued detention of journalists and peaceful activists.
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Egypt President Meets Qatar Envoy
ABC News - 15 Hours ago
Egypt's President has met with an envoy of the Emir of Qatar , the first such meeting since Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took office last summer, signaling a thaw in relations between the two nations. The
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First UK reservists join Ebola fight
BBC - 15 Hours ago
The first British reservists to fly to West Africa to tackle the Ebola outbreak have left for Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Defence has said. Sixteen reserves left RAF Brize Norton on Saturday along
Ebola outbreak: First UK reservists fly to Sierra Leone UK Wired News
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United Nations warns over new DR Congo violence
CNN - 16 Hours ago
(CNN) -- Scores of people have been killed in worsening violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's eastern region, leaving the local population in urgent need of aid, according to the United Nations
DR Congo villagers flee machete attacks CNN
DR Congo: Villagers flee ax attacks CNN
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Sudan postpones April elections by 11 days -elections committee
Reuters Africa - 16 Hours ago
KHARTOUM Dec 20 (Reuters) - Nationwide elections slated for April 2 will now be held on April 13, the head of Sudan's elections committee said on Saturday, in a move seen as preventing legal confusion
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Zambia's ruling party mends rift to make Lungu its presidential candidate
Reuters - 16 Hours ago
(Reuters) - Zambia's ruling party has settled on Defence Minister Edgar Lungu as its presidential candidate, it emerged on Saturday, ending months of in-fighting that had threatened its chances at a Jan.
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Libya's official government aims to set up new payment system for oil buyers
Reuters Africa - 18 Hours ago
By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's internationally recognised government aims to set up a new payment system to receive oil revenues, bypassing the central bank based in Tripoli, the capital
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Egyptian Group and Al Qaeda Leader Ibrahim al-Rubaysh Named as Terrorists
NBCNews.com - 18 Hours ago
The State Department has given a global terrorism designation to a senior leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and to an Egyptian jihadist group. The AQAP leader is Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, who in
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13 inspiring voices on Africa
CNN - 19 Hours ago
By Lauren Said-Moorhouse , for CNN From Hollywood ingenues to unshakeable social changemakers, CNN's African Voices takes a look back at some our incredible featured guests who have been innovating,
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Accam signs for Chicago Fire
BBC - 20 Hours ago
Ghana striker David Accam has signed for Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire on a long-term contract, subject to international clearance. The 24-year-old, who has been called up for the Black Stars
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Kidnapped Mozambican businessman released
San Francisco Chronicle - 20 Hours ago
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Nigerian Forces Battle Islamists in Northeast Town, Killing 35
BusinessWeek - 20 Hours ago
At least 35 Nigerian Islamist insurgents were killed in a battle yesterday with security forces in the northeast town of Damboa. "The Boko Haram attacks on Damboa began before Friday prayers and most
35 Boko Haram militants killed in battle with Nigerian forces Toronto Star Online
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Cricket-South Africa's De Kock in doubt for World Cup
Reuters UK - 20 Hours ago
PRETORIA Dec 20 (Reuters) - Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock is in a race against time to be fit for the World Cup, Cricket South Africa said on Saturday. De Kock tore ankle ligaments on the third
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Fighting extremism in coastal Kenya: will hardline approach backfire?
Christian Science Monitor - 21 Hours ago
In majority Muslim cities, like Mombasa, where radical Muslims and the government have battled over mosques, some fear a Kenyan campaign against all who practice Islam. Young men ready the recently reopened
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Steyn wraps up South Africa Test win
BBC - 22 Hours ago
Dale Steyn demolished West Indies to secure a comprehensive victory for South Africa in the first Test. Steyn claimed six wickets in five overs at Centurion to dismiss West Indies for 131 after resuming
South Africa v West Indies: Steyn spell completes emphatic victory UK Wired News
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Orphan charity joins Ebola fight
BBC - 24 Hours ago
A charity set up by a Hampshire churchgoer has begun helping orphans from Sierra Leone whose parents have died from the Ebola virus. The St George Foundation is caring for 18 children, who are either
Ebola crisis: Orphan charity joins fight in Sierra Leone UK Wired News
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Philander shines as Proteas close in on victory
Reuters Africa - 12/20/2014
By Nick Said PRETORIA (Reuters) - Vernon Philander took five wickets as South Africa closed in on victory having reduced West Indies to 76 for two in their follow-on innings at the close of play
South Africa closes in on victory over West Indies as Philander takes five wickets Big News Network
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Tanzania's Rwanda genocide court set to close after twenty years
USA Today - 12/20/2014
After two decades the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda will close its doors. Having indicted 93 people, the court - which has attracted much criticism over the years - must carve out its legacy.
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Sierra Leone bikers spread the message to fight Ebola
USA Today - 12/20/2014
More than 100 motorcyclists hit the road to spread awareness messages about Ebola. Nearly 7,000 people have now died from the virus, almost all of them in west Africa, according to the World Health Organization.
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