WHO opts not to declare latest Ebola outbreak an international emergency
It’s nevertheless warning nine of the Congo’s eleven neighbours that they are at high risk of the deadly haemorrhagic disease spreading across the borders.
Does DRC’s Ebola outbreak constitute international public health emergency?
Since the beginning of October, Ebola's killed 25 people and the WHO must determine whether there’s a real danger of it spreading across the border to Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
Red Cross urges Boko Haram to spare life of kidnapped worker
The ICRC says in its appeal that none of those kidnapped has anything to do with Boko Haram’s fight.
Family offers R6.5m reward to help find kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire
The motive for last Thursday's abduction of Tanzania's only billionaire remains unknown.
SA to pressure Venezuela to end policies driving inflation
The third largest oil producer on the planet now faces 1.000.000% inflation with the majority of its people eating only one meal a day and unable to access education or health care.
Former Liberia leader Charles Taylor’s ex-wife denies torture charges
The eight counts against Agnes Taylor, a former university lecturer, relate to actions in her official capacity in the West African country nearly 20 years ago.
14 villagers killed, 9 wounded in DRC attack
Locals in the area are fighting over the mining of coltan, a vital mineral in making cellphones.
Vote counting begins in Cameroon following Sunday elections
Cameroon’s 85-year-old President Paul Biya is a certainty to beat off his eight challengers and win a seventh term at the helm.
Melania Trump feeds baby elephants in Kenya
Correspondents with the US first lady say she's never appeared so delighted as she's been on her trip to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Cairo.
Pahad: Trump is putting the world at risk
Former deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad says that by embracing populist nationalism and rejecting rules-based multilateralism, US President Donald Trump is putting the world at risk.
Red Cross suspends burial of Ebola victims in DRC after staff attacked
At least 106 people have died since July in the latest Congolese outbreak of this deadly haemorrhagic disease.
Prince William wraps up Africa trip, Melania Trump begins continental trip
Both have been in Africa in pursuit of causes closest to their hearts.
Kabila calls on UN to get its forces out of his country
However, opposition leader Moïse Katumbi refutes Kibila’s insistence that the Kinshasa government can organise and pay for upcoming elections.
Lesotho opposition parties pull out of SADC reform process
They’re demanding government set aside the suspension of the country's chief justice.
Cameroon soldiers arrested for killing suspected Boko Haram sympathisers
Authorities in Yaoundè, who initially dismissed footage of the killings as fake news, now say seven soldiers have been arrested.
Amnesty International condemns arrests in Addis Ababa
The human rights watchdog says the crackdown threatens the new era of human rights gains in Ethiopia.
Online visa application pilot system to launch in SA within 7 months
This is Gigaba's response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s assertion that making it easier for people to visit South Africa will boost his economic recovery programme.
Dirco: SA ambassador back in Israel on private business
The envoy was recalled in May, in protest against the killing of more than 40 Palestinian protesters in Gaza by Israeli security forces.