Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
A Burundian official says the president has signed a decree to postpone parliamentary elections for a week from May 26 until early June
GENEVA - Agence France-Presse
The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by thousands every week if efforts to stop the outbreak are not stepped up radically, the WHO warned in a study on Tuesday.
MOGADISHU - Agence France-Presse
Somalia’s government has warned that the country’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels were planning a wave of retaliatory attacks after it was confirmed their leader was killed earlier this week in a US air strike.
MONROVIA - Agence France-Presse
Liberia announced plans for a huge increase in beds for Ebola patients in its overwhelmed capital Monrovia, raising the number from around 250 to 1,000 by the end of October.
NAIROBI - Agence France-Presse
Over a million people in war-torn Somalia are struggling in conditions close to famine, with hunger and drought due to worsen, United Nations experts said
TRIPOLI - Agence France-Presse
Islamist fighters launched another offensive Wednesday on the airport in Libya's Benghazi, the final redoubt in the eastern city of an ex-general who has been waging war on them, an AFP correspondent said.
MASERU – Reuters
Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane accuses his country's army of attempting a coup against him, but the military denies seeking to oust him.
BENGHAZI - Agence France-Presse
A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast and most are feared dead, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said.
Libya’s toothless interim government announced late Aug. 28 it had tendered its resignation to the elected parliament, days after a rival Islamist administration was created
Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have raped women and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a damning report
FREETOWN - Agence France-Presse
The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.
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