Archive for category: Africa/World

  • WHO approves the use of untested Ebola drug

    WHO approves the use of untested Ebola drug

    Africa/World, Quest Trends August 12, 2014 8:16 pm no comments

    Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says. The WHO said it was ethical in light of the scale of the outbreak and high number of deaths – more than 1,000 people have died in West Africa. The statement was […]

     
  • Pressure on ICC to investigate crimes in Central African Republic

    Pressure on ICC to investigate crimes in Central African Republic

    Africa/World, Quest Trends June 26, 2014 5:10 pm no comments

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor should accept a request from the Central African Republic government to open a new investigation into serious crimes committed in the country. On May 30, 2014, the interim president, Catherine Samba-Panza, formally asked the ICC prosecutor to open an investigation, acknowledging that Central African […]

     
  • Central African Republic: Let Muslims Seek Safety-HRW

    Central African Republic: Let Muslims Seek Safety-HRW

    Africa/World, Headlines June 6, 2014 2:20 pm no comments

    Government authorities in Central African Republic and international peacekeepers should allow Muslim residents to seek protection in neighboring countries. Many Muslim residents living in a few heavily guarded areas endure unsustainable, life-threatening conditions and say they want to leave. The majority of the Muslims remaining in the western part of […]

     
  • Sudanese woman sentenced to death for her Christianity gives birth in prison

    Sudanese woman sentenced to death for her Christianity gives birth in prison

    Africa/World June 1, 2014 2:36 pm no comments

    A Sudanese woman sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her Christianity gave birth to a baby girl in prison Tuesday, her lawyers said. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, delivered her baby at a women’s prison in Khartoum, but her husband was not allowed to be present for the birth, sources […]

     
  • Nigeria’s President vows ‘total war’ on Boko Haram

    Nigeria’s President vows ‘total war’ on Boko Haram

    Africa/World May 29, 2014 11:20 am no comments

    Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to wage a “total war” against militant Islamist group Boko Haram. Speaking on the the 15th anniversary of the end of military rule, he said “international terrorism” threatened Nigeria’s democratic gains. Boko Haram has waged an increasingly bloody insurgency since 2009 to create an […]

     
  • Nigerian teachers protest over kidnapped schoolgirls

    Nigerian teachers protest over kidnapped schoolgirls

    Africa/World May 22, 2014 9:52 am no comments

    Teachers across Nigeria are holding a day of protests in support of more than 200 schoolgirls seized by the Islamist group Boko Haram last month. Teaching unions said they would also march in memory of the 173 teachers killed by militants. It follows two days of bloody attacks in the […]

     
  • Boko Haram: African leaders Unite against terrorist group

    Boko Haram: African leaders Unite against terrorist group

    Africa/World May 18, 2014 8:25 pm no comments

    African leaders at a summit in Paris have agreed on a regional plan of action to combat Boko Haram, the Islamist group that has abducted more than 200 girls and threatened to sell them into slavery. In a rare show of unity, the leaders of Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, Chad and […]

     
  • Nigeria abducted schoolgirls: President cancels Chibok trip

    Nigeria abducted schoolgirls: President cancels Chibok trip

    Africa/World May 16, 2014 11:28 am no comments

    Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has called off a visit the town where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted, officials say. Sources had told the BBC he would stop in Chibok, in the north-east, on his way to a conference in France on the threat from Boko Haram militants. But the […]

     
  • Abducted Nigerian girls ‘recognised’

    Abducted Nigerian girls ‘recognised’

    Africa/World, Quest Trends May 13, 2014 2:15 pm no comments

    Relatives and friends of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls have identified some of them from a video released by Boko Haram Islamist militants. The footage showed about 130 of more than 200 girls who were kidnapped a month ago from their boarding school in Borno state reciting Koranic verses. Boko Haram’s […]

     
  • Featured:  Nigerian girl who escaped Boko Haram says she still feels afraid

    Featured: Nigerian girl who escaped Boko Haram says she still feels afraid

    Africa/World, Headlines May 12, 2014 11:41 pm no comments

    The terrifying news began to spread before the gun-wielding Islamist militants made it into Chibok last month. Villagers began to receive cell phone calls that the feared extremist group Boko Haram was on the way. No one knew what the attack would entail, that it would mean hundreds of schoolgirls […]