Africa

BBC Africa

  • Boko Haram ‘kills dozens’ at market
    Islamist militants from Boko Haram attack a rural market in the Nigerian state of Borno, killing dozens, security officials and witnesses say.
  • ICC summons Kenya leader to hearing
    The International Criminal Court orders Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear on 8 October, over claims his government obstructed prosecutors.
  • Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown
    A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.

AllAfrica News

  • Sierra Leone: 3-Day Lockdown to Fight Ebola Continues
    [VOA]Freetown -The streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, resembled a ghost town Saturday as the nation entered the second day of a three-day lockdown to combat the deadly Ebola.
  • Tunisia: NDI, IRI – Country on Democratic Path But Must Avoid Partisan Election Process
    [NDI]Tunis -A pre-election assessment mission organized by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI) reported here today [2]that the country appears to be on a decidedly democratic path since the beginning of its political transition in 2011. But to maintain public confidence, it must ensure parliamentary and presidential elections this fall are free of undue partisan interference and manipulation, the delegation said.
  • Kenya: Police On High Alert Over Terror Attack Fears
    [Capital FM]Nairobi Kenya -Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo on Sunday announced that they are on high alert following fears of a terror attack during the Westgate anniversary.