Post Tagged with: "African news"

Mystery Ailment Kills 18 in Nigeria’s Ondo State

Mystery Ailment Kills 18 in Nigeria’s Ondo State

A mystery illness has killed 18 people on Nigeria’s Ondo state since April 13, health officials said on Sunday. Health officials are scrambling to find the cause. Though some suspect locally brewed alcohol as the culprit. Dr. Dayo Adeyanju, Ondo’s state commissioner of health, said 18 people have died and […]

by · April 19, 2015 · Breaking News
President Obama to Make First Official Visit to Kenya

President Obama to Make First Official Visit to Kenya

President Obama will make his first official trip to Kenya in July. The White House said he will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be attended by business leaders, governments and international organizations. Obama visited Kenya as a senator but never as the president. President Obama’s father was born […]

by · March 30, 2015 · African News
Riots Erupt in Zambian Capital Over Acting President Guy Scott Firing Edgar Lungu

Riots Erupt in Zambian Capital Over Acting President Guy Scott Firing Edgar Lungu

Riots have erupted in Zambia’s capital city Lusaka as protests mount over white acting president Guy Scott, firing Edgar Lungu, the ruling party’s secretary general following the death of president Michael Sata. The riots started on Monday night in several places in the Zambian capital of Lusaka, including the University of […]

by · November 4, 2014 · African News
Man Dies from Ebola-Like Marburg Virus in Kampala, Uganda

Man Dies from Ebola-Like Marburg Virus in Kampala, Uganda

As the mainstream media’s coverage of the deadly Ebola virus coming to the U.S. via Liberian national Eric William Duncan borders on sensationalism, a medical technician died of the Marburg virus in Kampala, the Ugandan government said on Sunday. The man, aged 30, died in the Mengo hospital where he […]

by · October 5, 2014 · Ebola Outbreak
Ebola Virus Spreads to Senegal As Riots Break Out in Southeastern Guinea

Ebola Virus Spreads to Senegal As Riots Break Out in Southeastern Guinea

The deadly Ebola virus outbreak spread to the Senegal, as riots broke out in southeastern Guinea, where the infection rates are rising rapidly. The World Health Organization (WHO) said cases of the virus, which has already killed at least 1,550 people, rose last week at the fastest pace since the […]

by · August 29, 2014 · Ebola Outbreak
Seychelles Denies Sierra Leone Soccer Team Entry Over Ebola Virus Fears

Seychelles Denies Sierra Leone Soccer Team Entry Over Ebola Virus Fears

The Seychelles forfeited the African Nations Cup qualifying tie against Sierra Leone after refusing the soccer team entry over Ebola virus worries, Reuters reports. This comes as American Nancy Writebol’s condition worsens. Reuters reports Nigeria’s civil aviation authority said it has started temperature screening passengers arriving from countries places at risk from […]

by · July 31, 2014 · Ebola Outbreak, Today's Headlines
Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, Who Led Fight Against Ebola in Sierra Leone, Dies from Virus

Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, Who Led Fight Against Ebola in Sierra Leone, Dies from Virus

Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, who led the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone, died from the virus. Government officials have hailed Khan, 39, as a “national hero.” Dr. Sheik Umar Khan’s death comes days after prominent Liberian doctor Samuel Brisbane died from the disease. The government of Sierra Leone said […]

by · July 29, 2014 · African News, Ebola Outbreak
Boko Haram Militants Seize Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister's Wife in Latest Attack (Photo credit:  SPM.Gov.CM)

Boko Haram Militants Seize Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister’s Wife in Latest Attack

The wife of Cameroon Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali was among several people kidnapped by Boko Haram militants, who attacked Kolofata, a town on the country’s Far North Region near Nigeria. Colonel Felix Nji Formekong said, “The situation is very critical here now, and as I am talking to you […]

by · July 27, 2014 · African News, Breaking News
Sudanese Doctor, Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, Facing Flogging Death for Marrying Christian

Sudanese Doctor, Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, Facing Flogging Death for Marrying Christian

Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, a 27-year-old Sudanese doctor, pregnant with her second child, is facing death by flogging for marrying a Christian. A Sudanese court gave her until Thursday to abandon her newly adopted Christian faith and return to Islam or face a death sentence. Ibrahim was charged with adultery for […]

by · May 15, 2014 · African News, Breaking News
Report: Western Union, MoneyGram Charge Africans Twice as Much to Send Money Home

Report: Western Union, MoneyGram Charge Africans Twice as Much to Send Money Home

A new report found that Western Union and Moneygram reportedly charge Africans working in the U.S. and Europe twice as much to wire money home than their Latin American and Southeast Asian counterparts. The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) found that transactions fees cost the region an estimated $1.8 billion annually. […]

by · April 19, 2014 · African News, Breaking News