MONROVIA - Liberia was declared free of the Ebola virus for a second time on Thursday and entered a 90-day period of heightened surveillance aimed at preventing the disease from re-emerging, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.More about this news
THE HAGUE - Militia leader Bosco Ntaganda, on trial in The Hague on charges of orchestrating rape and murder in a conflict in northeast Congo in the early 2000s, said he was a "revolutionary rebel" trying to restore peace in the province.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Gunmen killed at least five villagers in a raid in northern Nigeria's Borno state on Wednesday before being repelled by government troops, military sources said, an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants.
KAMPALA- Twelve Ugandan soldiers who served as African Union peacekeepers were killed when militants attacked their base in Somalia this week, a Ugandan military spokesman said on Thursday.
DOUALA, Cameroon - The death toll in a double suicide bombing on Thursday in the northern Cameroon town of Kerawa has risen to 19 dead and 143 wounded, a senior local government official said.
Cape-Verde - - A tropical wave located just offshore of the west coast of Africa has a 40 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday.
UNITED NATIONS - Chadian security forces have been guilty of numerous abuses against civilians in the conflict in Central African Republic, including indiscriminate border killings, a panel that monitors U.N. sanctions said in a confidential report seen by Reuters.
Zimbabwean prosecutors have charged one of President Robert Mugabe's cabinet ministers with bribery and abuse of office in the first corruption case against a senior government official since 2004.
A French soldier deployed to Central African Republic has been accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl in the latest in a series of misconduct allegations against peacekeeping forces there, the United Nations' top human rights official said.