EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge

Europe 09/20/18, 11:08

European Union leaders agreed Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, offering to step up economic cooperation and the prospect of a high-profile summit in Cairo as incentives.Speaking to reporters after hosting talks between EU leaders in Salzburg, Austrian Chancellor ...

Update: Uganda’s pop star politician vows to fight on

Africa 09/20/18, 06:54

The Latest on Uganda's pop star politician (all times local):4:25 p.m.Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine is vowing to continue his fight for more freedom in the country "or we shall die trying."The singer whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu spoke to reporters shortly after police escorted him home from ...

Tanzanian Opposition Boycotts Elections

Africa 09/19/18, 23:20

The main opposition party said it would boycott the electoral process until further notice after by-elections that it said had been wrecked by 'militarization' by the authorities

Zambia Fires Minister Over Graft Scandal

Africa 09/19/18, 22:59

Community Development Minister Emerine Kabanshi, who was in charge of a social payments program which Britain said had been abused, was fired for alleged misuse of funds, government spokeswoman Dora Siliya said in a tweet

Confirmed Ebola Cases Rise to 13 in Congo’s Latest Outbreak

Africa 08/26/18, 07:54

KINSHASA, Congo—The number of confirmed cases in Congo’s new outbreak of the Ebola virus has risen to 13, including three deaths, the health ministry said late Aug. 4. The World Health Organization has warned that this new outbreak of the deadly virus in North Kivu province poses a particular challenge as ...

Doctor in Eastern Congo Contracts Ebola in ‘Dreaded’ Scenario: WHO

Africa 08/26/18, 07:50

GENEVA—A doctor has become the first probable Ebola case in one of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s most violence-ridden and inaccessible zones, a scenario “we have all been dreading”, the World Health Organization said on Aug. 24. Since the outbreak erupted on Aug. 1, 103 confirmed and probable cases of ...

Kenya’s Former World Champion Athlete Dies in Road Accident

Africa 08/26/18, 07:46

Kenya’s former 400m hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett has died in a road accident aged 28, the country’s ministry of sports and heritage said on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Bett died in Nandi county, north west Kenya after his car hit bumps and rolled into a ditch. He had returned home from ...