Africa

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

First large-scale malaria vaccine...

April 24

NAIROBI — A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organisation said on Monday (April 24), with 360,000 children to be...

Dozens killed in attacks on two Egyptian churches on Palm Sunday

Dozens killed in attacks on two...

April 09

CAIRO — Back-to-back bombings at two Egyptian churches on Palm Sunday (April 9) killed more than 30 people in the deadliest assault on the country's Coptic Christian community...

Bodies of two UN experts found in DR Congo as violence spirals

Bodies of two UN experts found in DR...

March 29

KINSHASA (Democractic Republic of the Congo) — Two foreign UN contractors who were kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) have been found dead, one of them...

Ethiopia rubbish landslide death toll soars to 65

Ethiopia rubbish landslide death toll...

March 14

ADDIS ABABA — At least 65 people were killed in a giant landslide at Ethiopia’s largest rubbish dump this weekend, officials said on Monday (March 13), in a tragedy that saw...

Fake leopard skins used in South Africa to save live cats

Fake leopard skins used in South...

January 29

EBUHLENI (South Africa) — At least 1,200 men in ceremonial attire danced at a mainly Zulu gathering in South Africa on Sunday (Jan 29), wearing a mix of hides of illegally...

Zimbabwe priest held over Mugabe death prophecy

Zimbabwe priest held over Mugabe...

January 17

HARARE — Zimbabwe police on Monday (Jan 16) detained a pastor who claimed that veteran President Robert Mugabe, who turns 93 next month, would die in Oct, his lawyer said.

Descendants of slaves on a voodoo pilgrimage in Benin

Descendants of slaves on a voodoo...

January 12

OUIDAH (BENIN) — Every January, thousands of voodoo worshippers joined by crowds of tourists and descendants of slaves trudge down the long sand track leading to the beach at...