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Gang rape of 16-year-old girl highlights Kenya's attitudes towards sex crimes

Gang rape of 16-year-old girl highlights Kenya's attitudes towards sex crimes Watch

Africa

By Katy Migiro, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The arrest of a second youth in a high-profile case in which a 16-year-old girl was gang raped and dumped in a pit latrine, breaking her spine, ...

Algerian government supports military intervention against Islamic State

Algerian government supports military intervention against Islamic State Watch

Africa

The international military intervention against what is commonly known in the Arab world as DAESH or Islamic state had become "inevitable," ...

Radical Islamic groups take refuge in the Sahel after bombings in Iraq, Syria

Radical Islamic groups take refuge in the Sahel after bombings in Iraq, Syria Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Radical Islamic groups linked to Islamic State have begun to mobile in the Sahel region of Algeria. This is happening concurrently with the ...

Ebola is manufactured crisis, Liberian doctor says

Ebola is manufactured crisis, Liberian doctor says Watch

Africa

With Ebola ravaging much of West Africa, there are now claims that the crisis is part of a more nefarious plot to test vaccines and drugs on ...

U.S. ready to expand sanctions against military, political figures in South Sudan crisis

U.S. ready to expand sanctions against military, political figures in South Sudan crisis Watch

Africa

Frustrated with the lack of progress in ceasing the ongoing hostilities in South Sudan, the United States now says it's ready to expand sanctions ...

It's already too late for millions: Experimental drugs may be key to stopping Ebola outbreak

It's already too late for millions: Experimental drugs may be key to stopping Ebola outbreak Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines might be available before the end of ...

Fears, superstition, paranoia and slow international response is cause of widespread Ebola outbreak

Fears, superstition, paranoia and slow international response is cause of widespread Ebola outbreak Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the current West African Ebola outbreak is the most challenging the world has seen in the ...

Extensive search to neutralize terrorist groups in Algeria begins

Extensive search to neutralize terrorist groups in Algeria begins Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Less than 36 hours after French tourist Hervé Gourdel was beheaded by the Islamist terrorist group Djound al Khalifa, the National People's Army ...

Two doctors for an entire county? A frightening look at Liberia's understaffed medical teams

Two doctors for an entire county? A frightening look at Liberia's understaffed medical teams Watch

Africa

Liberia, one of the West African nations hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak, has a major lack of medical personal. This number is so low, that for ...

Things to come: Beheading of French tourist foretells more violence from Djoun al Khalifa

Things to come: Beheading of French tourist foretells more violence from Djoun al Khalifa Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Shortly following the beheading of French mountaineer Hervé Gourdel by agents of the terrorist organization Djoun al Khalifa, the Islamic State ...

Islamic State allies behead French citizen, Herve Gourdel (VIDEO)

Islamic State allies behead French citizen, Herve Gourdel (VIDEO) Watch

Africa

Islamic State militants in Algeria have executed French hostage, Herve Gourdel. A video has been released of the killing titled, "A Message in Blood ...

CDC fears possibility of 1.4 MILLION Ebola cases by January

CDC fears possibility of 1.4 MILLION Ebola cases by January Watch

Africa

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed a terrifying new estimate on just how damaging the Ebola epidemic ...

French tourist kidnapped by Algerian terrorist group in Kabylia region

French tourist kidnapped by Algerian terrorist group in Kabylia region Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Militant Islamic groups have apparently made their threats against the nation of France and its citizens real this past weekend. A French tourist ...

Boy keeps right on dancing until he beats Ebola virus

Boy keeps right on dancing until he beats Ebola virus Watch

Africa

Eleven-year-old Mamadee Sayon was admitted to a Liberian Ebola camp when he came down with the disease - but he kept right on dancing. His ...

EBOLA WASTE: Without capable staff, Ebola clinics worthless

EBOLA WASTE: Without capable staff, Ebola clinics worthless Watch

Africa

By Stella Dawson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

A shortage of volunteers to staff the new Ebola clinics and hospitals the international community is building in West Africa threatens efforts to ...

Algeria opposes a foreign intervention in Libya

Algeria opposes a foreign intervention in Libya Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Algeria cannot accept "foreign military intervention in Libya." Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ramtane Lamamra made that assertion while ...

Health team butchered in Guinea as Ebola outbreak accelerates

Health team butchered in Guinea as Ebola outbreak accelerates Watch

Africa

Eight members of a medical team attempting to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea.

A new name for terror: Djounoud Al khalifa

A new name for terror: Djounoud Al khalifa Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

"Djounoud Al khalifa," or Soldiers of the Caliph is the given name of the new pivot of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, which ...

Death toll isn't the only toll: Ebola outbreak will cause untold economic damage

Death toll isn't the only toll: Ebola outbreak will cause untold economic damage Watch

Africa

A new report from the World Bank has revealed that the West African Ebola outbreak could cost affected nations billions of dollars and slash ...

PRAY FOR NIGERIA - Catholic Church reports as many as 20 priests hiding from Boko Haram in Nigeria

PRAY FOR NIGERIA - Catholic Church reports as many as 20 priests hiding from Boko Haram in Nigeria Watch

Africa

The Catholic Church is warning the world that 25 villages, all with large Catholic populations, remain under the firm control of Boko Haram, an ...

World bank loans $105 million to combat Ebola

World bank loans $105 million to combat Ebola Watch

Africa

By Stella Dawson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The World Bank approved a $105 million grant on Tuesday to speed up delivery of emergency supplies and provide support for healthcare workers in ...

SECURITY THREAT: U.S. troops to join in fight against Ebola

SECURITY THREAT: U.S. troops to join in fight against Ebola Watch

Africa

West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak has been declared a threat to global security by U.S. President Obama and has since announced a major ...

Has Ebola gone airborne? Fears spread that virus could mutate

Has Ebola gone airborne? Fears spread that virus could mutate Watch

Africa

Concerns have been raised that the federal government is anticipating a rapid spread of the Ebola virus, as evidenced by the U.S. State ...

Obama declares war on Ebola! 3,000 U.S. Marines and soldiers head to Liberia

Obama declares war on Ebola! 3,000 U.S. Marines and soldiers head to Liberia Watch

Africa

Thousands of U.S. troops will arrive in the West African nation of Liberia as part of President Barack Obama's response to the Ebola outbreak ...

Traditional methods of fighting disease are not working in West Africa

Traditional methods of fighting disease are not working in West Africa Watch

Africa

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which continues to ravage countries like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, has so far proved resistant to ...

STUDY: Ebola outbreak could shortly infect surrounding African nations

STUDY: Ebola outbreak could shortly infect surrounding African nations Watch

Africa

The organ-melting virus known as Ebola tearing through West Africa will most likely grow to infect other African nations, according to a worrisome ...

Some people have all the luck! $13 million diamond found in South Africa

Some people have all the luck! $13 million diamond found in South Africa Watch

Africa

A 232.08-carat D color Type II diamond has been unearthed at a mine in South Africa, with a possible value of nearly $13 million.

The terror grows: Islamic State created in Maghreb and Sahel region

The terror grows: Islamic State created in Maghreb and Sahel region Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

A version of the dreaded Islamic State - which has seized large sections of both Iraq and Syria, subjecting its citizens to terrorist rule - has ...