Category: Africa

UN urges swift justice in Mali attack

UN calls for swift justice after ‘heinous’ Mali attack THE United Nations Security Council strongly condemned an attack on a Bamako nightclub that killed five people Saturday, including two Europeans and a Malian policeman, calling…

SierraLeonean health worker dies of ebola

A Sierra Leonean who worked with children orphaned by Ebola has died of the disease himself. Augustine Baker had been admitted to an Ebola treatment centre after becoming ill last week. He had worked for…

UNESCO pledges ICT training for Nigerian girls, women

The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Wednesday pledged to empower about 60,000 Nigerian women and girls on Information Communication Technology (ICT) to reduce illiteracy in Nigeria. The training Project Coordinator, Dr…

Journalists urge freedom for Al Jazeera staff

Protesters take to Nairobi streets to send message to Egyptian government: ‘You silence one of us, you silence us all.’ Anger over the incarceration of Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt poured onto the streets of…