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At least ten people injured in Cairo explosion

At least ten people injured in Cairo explosion Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

At least ten people, including six policemen were injured at an explosion in front of Egypt's Cairo University this week. Unrest continue to roil ...

From the infected could come life! Blood from recovered Ebola patients could hold key to stopping outbreak

From the infected could come life! Blood from recovered Ebola patients could hold key to stopping outbreak Watch

Africa

A new tool in the fight against Ebola could come from those who have been infected with the disease and lived.

New documentary reveals King Tut had a club foot and other startling discoveries

New documentary reveals King Tut had a club foot and other startling discoveries Watch

Africa

King Tutankhamun, or as he is more commonly know, "King Tut" was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who ruled over much of the civilized world until his ...

Programs help young women in Kenya flee prostitution

Programs help young women in Kenya flee prostitution Watch

Africa

By Katy Migiro, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The alcohol lining the 12-year-old Kenyan girl's stomach did nothing to quell her hunger pangs.

Algerian-Libyan border under lockdown due to deteriorating situation in Benghazi

Algerian-Libyan border under lockdown due to deteriorating situation in Benghazi Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

The deteriorating situation in Libya - in particular in the eastern city of Benghazi, has the Algerian people calling for more protection along ...

Fierce fighting rages in Benghazi amid political instability

Fierce fighting rages in Benghazi amid political instability Watch

Africa

Fierce fighting between troops loyal to the retired general, Khalifa Haftar and those loyal to Ansar Charia continues to rage on in the eastern ...

Liberian bishop reminds world that the poor must not be forgotten during Ebola crisis

Liberian bishop reminds world that the poor must not be forgotten during Ebola crisis Watch

Africa

Bishop Anthony Fallah Borwah of Gbarnga in Liberia says that the world that "it is the poor who are the Church's priority." Ebola, which has ...

Nigerian ceasefire intended to free abducted schoolgirls broken with two attacks by Muslim Jihadists

Nigerian ceasefire intended to free abducted schoolgirls broken with two attacks by Muslim Jihadists Watch

Africa

Boko Haram militants are blamed in two separate attacks on Nigerian villages following a ceasefire intended to free 200 abducted schoolgirls. ...

Hopes for saving the species die with northern white rhino

Hopes for saving the species die with northern white rhino Watch

Africa

Another of the nearly extinct northern white rhino has died in Kenya, leaving just six of these animals in the entire world.

Algerian police engage in widespread protest

Algerian police engage in widespread protest Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

While security becomes a serious issue in Algeria, especially with the size taken by the Islamic State, a wave of protests began last week by ...

A despicable act! Islamists butcher 23 people in Democratic Republic of Congo

A despicable act! Islamists butcher 23 people in Democratic Republic of Congo Watch

Africa

In the town of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suspected Ugandan rebels are believed to have killed at least 23 people, in their second ...

Fifteen African countries prioritized to stem Ebola crisis

Fifteen African countries prioritized to stem Ebola crisis Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization is pledging to "ramp up" efforts in order to prevent Ebola from spreading. Fifteen African countries are being ...

Obianuju Ekeocha: Open Letter to A Synod Father - Listen to the African Bishops!

Obianuju Ekeocha: Open Letter to A Synod Father - Listen to the African Bishops! Watch

Africa

By Obianuju Ekeocha

Imagine my shock as I read the words of one of the most prominent Synod Fathers who implied that the views and values that our African Synod ...

Algerian authorities keep vigilant eye on Ebola virus

Algerian authorities keep vigilant eye on Ebola virus Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Although no cases of Ebola have been reported -- and there are no suspected cases of it within the nation of Algeria, local authorities remain ...

Nigeria and Senegal may be Ebola free, WHO says

Nigeria and Senegal may be Ebola free, WHO says Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that Nigeria and Senegal could be declared Ebola-free within just days, as the two countries near ...

Tunisian authorities work with Algerian forces to combat terrorism

Tunisian authorities work with Algerian forces to combat terrorism Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

With the approach of parliamentary elections in Tunisia, scheduled for this coming October 26, local authorities are coordinating efforts with ...

Ancient ritual of female child abuse must end, activists say

Ancient ritual of female child abuse must end, activists say Watch

Africa

By Katy Migiro, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Africa can end female genital mutilation (FGM) in 20 years, activists said on Friday as they launched a continent-wide campaign, calling the ...

French forces 'destroy' al-Qaeda weapons convoy

French forces 'destroy' al-Qaeda weapons convoy Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Following the resurgence of terrorist activity in northern Mali, French forces have been deployed in the Sahel as part of Operation Barkhane. ...

Liberian health workers continue treating the sick even with limited protective gear

Liberian health workers continue treating the sick even with limited protective gear Watch

Africa

A call for thousands of Liberian healthcare workers to begin an indefinite strike has largely been ignored by the majority.

Boko Haram has destroyed nearly 200 churches in Nigeria

Boko Haram has destroyed nearly 200 churches in Nigeria Watch

Africa

The Islamic terrorists organization Boko Haram has destroyed nearly 200 churches in north-eastern Nigeria.

Libya envoy warns about Islamic State's influence, activities

Libya envoy warns about Islamic State's influence, activities Watch

Africa

Bernardino Leon, the United Nations envoy to Libya, stated that the self-styled Islamic State organization is already operating in the North ...

New land law brings new hope for Tanzanian women

New land law brings new hope for Tanzanian women Watch

Africa

By Kizito Makoye, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Sakina Mzava was still mourning the loss of her husband when her father-in-law kicked her out of her marital home in Vikindu village in ...

Algerian army continues search for terrorist groups, organized crime

Algerian army continues search for terrorist groups, organized crime Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Algeria's armed troops have continue their search for terrorist groups - along with groups involved with organized crime, who fund many illegal ...

Thousands more dead as Ebola outbreak continues

Thousands more dead as Ebola outbreak continues Watch

Africa

The West African Ebola outbreak is showing no signs of slowing or stopping, and nearly 4,000 people have died since the outbreak began back in ...

Sierra Leone reports 121 Ebola deaths in A SINGLE DAY

Sierra Leone reports 121 Ebola deaths in A SINGLE DAY Watch

Africa

In a staggering show of the progression of the disease, the West African nation of Sierra Leone reported 121 Ebola deaths - in the course of a ...

Islamic State gains dangerous foothold in North Africa

Islamic State gains dangerous foothold in North Africa Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Derna, Libya will quickly be added to other areas whose population has elected to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State and abide by its goals. ...

Eid al Adha festival in Western Sahara finds many doing without

Eid al Adha festival in Western Sahara finds many doing without Watch

Africa

Eid al-Adha, an Islamic festival that commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim -- also known as Abraham to follow God's command to sacrifice his ...

Algerian army clashes with terrorist groups in Issers

Algerian army clashes with terrorist groups in Issers Watch

Africa

A violent clash between the Algerian army against terrorist forces in the town of Issers was reported this week. The terrorist clashes had been ...