Nigeria security agents raid opposition office

Nigeria`s main opposition party claimed on Sunday that security agents had ransacked its office in Lagos, arresting workers and seizing documents, in the latest flareup ahead of February elections.

ECOWAS trains health workers to fight Ebola

West Africa`s regional bloc ECOWAS said on Sunday it will train 150 health workers this week to help tackle the deadly Ebola disease in the worst hit countries; Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Global warming could undermine poverty fight: World Bank

Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank warned on Sunday.

Burkina military retains powerful posts in new cabinet

Burkina Faso`s military retained powerful posts in a new cabinet unveiled Sunday, three weeks after the army took over in the wake of a popular revolt.

`At least 8 dead, 24 missing` in Morocco storms

At least eight people were killed and 24 were missing as heavy storms lashed southern Morocco, causing flash floods, the authorities said on Sunday.

Kerala keeps strict vigil on Ebola, 117 under observation

Keeping up strict vigil on the people arriving here from Ebola-hit regions, Kerala has kept under observation as many as 117 passengers arriving here from deadly virus-hit African nations.

Mandela's widow says Ebola wake-up call for Africa

 Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel on Friday said the Ebola epidemic should be a wake-up call for African leaders, saying it had exposed the "extreme weakness" of African institutions.

China signs its biggest overseas project

China on Thursday signed its largest overseas project with Nigeria to build a 1,402 km railway line along the African country's coast at an estimated cost of nearly USD 12 billion.

African leaders abuse Chinese aid and channel to their home areas: Report

China`s "no strings attached" aid is being abused by African leaders who channel the lion`s share of funds to their home areas, US-led researchers found in the first geo-referenced database of Chinese aid to the world`s poorest continent.

Cuba says doctor catches Ebola in Sierra Leone

A member of the 165-member medical team Cuba sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the disease, according to state media.

Conflict-scarred Mali pulls out the stops to beat Ebola

The leader of the war-torn west African nation of Mali has come in person to galvanise his people as they do battle with the most elusive foe they have ever faced.

Diplomat sworn in as Burkina Faso`s interim leader

Career diplomat Michel Kafando was sworn in Tuesday as Burkina Faso`s interim president to steer the west African nation during a one-year transition back to civilian rule following the toppling of its veteran leader.

Gunmen attack Nigeria school, casualties not known

Firing shots in the air, gunmen attacked a school in central Nigeria`s Niger state Monday, police told Xinhua but declined to give details of casualties.

Italy boat migrants top 2,200 in one weekend

The Italian navy picked up more than 2,200 migrants from the Mediterranean over the weekend, in a blow to hopes that the ending of its naval search-and-rescue mission would stem the flow of refugees.

DR Congo declares itself Ebola-free

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday declared itself Ebola-free, after a three-month outbreak of the killer disease claimed at least 49 lives.

Mali rushes to contain Ebola outbreak, Liberia signals progress

Mali is rushing to impose tougher measures to contain the spread of Ebola after recording a new case of the disease in the West African nation`s capital, health officials said on Thursday.

Usher's homemade 'sex tape' stolen
Usher's homemade 'sex tape' stolen

Usher's homemade sex tapewas nicked from his own car recently.

Five African nationals acquitted in fake passports case

A Delhi court has acquitted five African nationals, accused of possessing and providing fake passports to foreigners living illegally in India, saying that the prosecution has failed to prove its case and "non-joining of public witness created doubt in their version".

Bob Geldof to fire up charity hit 30 years on to fight Ebola

Musician and philanthropist Bob Geldof, who in 1984 inspired a host of rock stars to record a charity single for Africa, will raise money to combat Ebola with a new version of the song.

African Union chief in Burkina Faso for transition talks

The chief of the African Union on Monday arrived in Burkina Faso for urgent talks on the west African country`s political transition following the ouster of veteran president Blaise Compaore.