""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
""It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.""
""What is amazing is that whatever issues they are having at home, whatever is missing from their lives or causes them pain, our school is theirs""
Winner, Global Teacher Prize
"#MSF is concerned that again politics are being placed above people’s lives. The priority must be the importance of the well being & safety of the people on board."
French international medical assistance NGO
""The ocean is a horrible, horrible place for anything manmade. The engineering has been a challenge.""
Winner European Entrepreneur of the Year
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Water and Sanitation Minister Simon Chelugui said it did not meet regulations, but the general manager of the farm denied that the dam lacked the necessary approvals
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The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed the first death in a new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the central African country.
Health Minister Oly Ilunga said that a further 11 people had been infected, including three medical staff.
A crocodile attack did not impede a 25-year-old Zimbabwean woman from getting married five days later.
A dam in Kenya burst late on Wednesday causing "huge destructions" said a government official.
The upsurge in violence in the world's youngest state comes ahead of planned peace talks and amid desperate humanitarian conditions
Democratic Republic Of Congo
Local health officials reported 21 patients showing signs of the disease around the village of Ikoko Impenge, near the town of Bikoro.
16th edition of Africa's original contemporary arts festival bigger and better than ever, with more than 75 artists exhibiting from 33 countries.
The party says it will continue to govern by consensus
In 2015, British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves proposed, after analysis of high-definition laser scans, that queen Nefertiti's tomb could be concealed behind wall paintings
Tunisia is regarded as the only democratic success of the Arab Spring after avoiding major violence or a return to authoritarian rule.
Six people have drowned in Kenya in overnight flooding and 11 others are missing, local authorities said Friday, the latest of dozens of deaths caused by heavy seasonal rains in recent weeks.
Aid agencies are struggling to provide aid to remote areas of Kenya following several weeks of torrential rain and landslides.
American aircraft are being targeted by Chinese laser attacks, Pentagon claims.
Niger has been increasingly playing a pivotal role in the global struggle against jihadism since the terrorist threat has been quickly shifting from the middle-east to Africa.
A German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross was kidnapped in Mogadishu on Wednesday.
Suicide bombers stormed the head offices of Libya's electoral commission in Tripoli on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and setting fire to the building in an attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group.
At least 10 fire engines sent to the scene near the famed pyramids
As many as 40 Tuareg people, mostly men, have been killed in northern Mali's
Menaka region, officials say.
Burial pit near Kigali went unreported for 24 years
Egyptian craftsman remains loyal to the dying art of horse-drawn carriage manufacturing.
The EU bets on innovation to make humanitarian response faster and more efficient
It's alleged that a subsidiary of the Bolloré Group undercharged for political advice, which helped elect two African presidents, in return for major business contracts.
The career of controversial South African athlete Caster Semenya could be at an end after tougher rules came into effect on Thursday.
Senegal has joined the top five most reforming countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition and is now one of the 10 most attractive destinations for investors on the continent.
Fifty years after independence, Swaziland is following in the footsteps of all other former British colonies by changing its name.
Three men have been filmed bursting into a packed Senate in Nigeria and stealing a symbolic mace.
Thousands of mourners packed into a Soweto stadium for the funeral of the anti-apartheid campaigner who died on April 2 at the age of 81
Two hundred and fifty-seven people were killed in the country's worst plane disaster.
The military transporter plane crashed on Wednesday after take-off in south west Algiers.
The fourth stage covers a huge 86.2km, with runners having to complete the stage within 35 hours
The World Health Organisation and UNICEF are encouraging mothers to breastfeed their newborn babies