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  • Prosecution will appeal Pistorius verdict

    2014-10-27 21:52

    South Korean prosecutors will appeal the verdict and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, who was handed a 5-year prison term after being convicted of culpable homicide.

  • China sends more relief to help stem Ebola

    2014-10-27 16:17

    China sent a new round of relief materials to seven African countries to help prevent the spread of Ebola on Monday.

  • First Ebola patient in Mali dies

    2014-10-25 17:29

    The first case of Ebola to be declared in Mali, a 2-year-old girl, has died from the infection, medical sources said on Friday.

  • WHO expects around 200,000 Ebola vaccine doses by mid-2015

    2014-10-24 20:44

    The World Health Organization (WHO) set out plans on Friday for speeding up development and deployment of experimental Ebola vaccines, saying hundreds of thousands of doses should be ready for use in West Africa by the middle of 2015.

  • WHO sending Ebola experts to Mali, 43 people monitored for virus

    2014-10-24 19:16

    The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it was sending more experts to help Mali fight Ebola, a day after the first case of the disease was confirmed there.

  • Kenya to build high-speed railway

    2014-10-24 10:10

    The construction of the Standard Gauge Railway aimed at providing efficient and cost-effective rail transport for both freight and passengers, is on course, said Kenyan government on Thursday.

  • Bashir's candidacy for presidency stirs concerns in Sudan

    2014-10-23 03:32

    Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has backed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in the upcoming April 2015 presidential race, but the move has raised concerns among observers who debate whether his nomination is a sign of unity or division within the ruling party.

  • Experts laud civil society for implementing Beijing declaration in Africa

    2014-10-22 09:16

    The Beijing Declaration was a statement of the political commitment by governments to work towards equality between men and women.

  • Li calls for cooperation against Ebola

    2014-10-22 09:02

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday spoke over phone with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the growing Ebola threat and urged the international community to join hands against the deadly virus.

  • Ebola vaccine trials in W Africa in January

    2014-10-21 21:22

    The hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data soon about whether two experimental vaccines are safe and could lead to larger medical trials in West Africa by January.

  • Pistorius jailed for five years for Steenkamp killing

    2014-10-21 17:19

    A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

  • Anti-Ebola fight achieves temporary victory worldwide

    2014-10-21 15:44

    The global fight against the deadly Ebola virus has achieved a temporary victory but more efforts are needed to contain the disease after it has affected 9,216 people and claimed 4,555 lives.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.