Google expands low-cost phone programme in 6 African countries

Google is introducing a low-priced smartphone in six African countries where most people still can't afford an Internet-connected device.

Sierra Leone launches new operation to eradicate Ebola

Sierra Leone has introduced a new operation in two hotspot areas of Ebola as part of efforts to eradicate the epidemic that has claimed over 10,000 lives in west African countries, the country's National Ebola Response Center (NERC) has said.

New 'Cape to Cairo' free trade pact hailed as Africa milestone

The launch of a free trade agreement by three African economic blocs in Egypt this week will be an important step towards a potentially game-changing common market spanning the continent, supporters say.

Airtel, UNICEF pact to provide education content in Africa

Bharti Airtel has partnered with UNICEF to provide health, education and youth-focussed content to its customers in 17 African countries.

UN Security Council backs Africa force to fight Boko Haram

The UN Security Council urged central African countries on Monday to step up plans for a multinational force to fight Boko Haram, in its first overall response to the threat posed by the Nigerian jihadists.

Leading African teams face tough section

Few tournaments have thrown up such a tough section as Group C at the African Nations Cup with Algeria, Ghana, Senegal and South Africa battling for two quarter-final places.

Ranbaxy gets approval to launch Synriam in 7 African countries

Drug firm Ranbaxy Laboratories has received regulatory nod to launch its indigenously developed anti-malarial drug Synriam in 7 African nations.

Airtel Africa launches Thuraya satellite ops in 12 countries

Airtel Africa, a subsidiary of Indian telecommunications company Airtel has partnered with Dubai based mobile satellite services provider Thuraya to launch its products and services in 12 African countries and tap the growing demand for communication services.

Bharti Airtel to sell over 3,500 African mobile phone masts to Eaton Towers

Bharti Airtel Ltd has agreed to sell more than 3,500 of its mobile phone masts in six African countries to telecommunications tower company Eaton Towers in a bid to cut costs.

Centre says it is equipped to detect Ebola; HC seeks affidavit

The Centre today informed the Bombay High Court that it has installed machines at several international airports in the country to detect the presence of Ebola virus among people, who are returning home in large numbers from the affected African countries.

SC notice on plea to screen travellers from Ebola-affected areas

The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government on a PIL seeking direction that passengers coming on international flights from Ebola-affected countries in African be screened to ensure that they are free of deadly virus.

Liberia fights Ebola in capital, W. Africa toll tops 1,200

The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease, which can kill up to 90 percent of those it infects, is ravaging the three small West African states of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and also has a toehold in Nigeria, Africa`s biggest economy.

Air France staff refuse to fly to Ebola-hit nations

Some Air France flight crews are refusing to board planes bound for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria over fears of the Ebola outbreak, the airline said on Tuesday.

Growing unrest sets back Liberia`s Ebola fight

Authorities in Liberia urgently searched today for 17 people who fled an Ebola medical center over the weekend when it was attacked by looters who stole blood-stained sheets and mattresses and took them into an enormous slum.

Ebola outbreak could take six months to control: MSF

The Ebola epidemic is moving faster than the authorities can handle and could take six months to bring under control, the medical charity MSF said on Friday.

Airtel partners with BGFIBank for mobile money services

Bharti Airtel has partnered with financial services institution BGFIBank Group to expand mobile money access to the latter's customers in four African countries.

UN chief to visit three African countries: Spokesman

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon is scheduled to start a visit to Namibia, Equatorial Guinea and Kenya Monday.

Malaria: High risk focused in 10 African countries

Gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in 10 countries, according to a study published on Wednesday by The Lancet medical journal.

EU, World Bank pledge over $8 bn in aid for Sahel

The European Union and the World Bank on Monday pledged more than USD 8 billion in fresh aid for Sahel region countries, torn by conflict and among the poorest in all Africa.

US embassies in 4 African countries also closed

The US State Department closed its embassies in four sub-Saharan African nations as part of a heightened security alert, days before 15th anniversary of al Qaeda`s bombings of American diplomatic missions in Kenya and Tanzania.