""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""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
Burkina Faso has named former foreign minister Michael Kafando as transitional president in a key step towards returning the West African country to
A transition charter has been signed in Burkina Faso, signalling the country’s return to civilian rule.
The charter, signed on Sunday (November 16)
About 160 Chinese health workers have arrived in Liberia to help combat Ebola.
They are due to staff a new clinic that unlike most other foreign
The Nigerian army claims to have retaken Chibok, the northeastern town seized by Boko Haram only last Thursday.
A town spokesman said the militants
Militant group Boko Haram have reportedly seized the Nigerian town of Chibok.
Meanwhile 500 km away in Kano a suicide bomber bomb has killed six
Equatorial Guinea is to host the Africa Cup of Nations after Morocco requested a postponement amid Ebola fears.
Equatorial Guinea were disqualified
Liberia has ended its state of emergency over Ebola in place since August.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also announced that night curfews would
At least five soldiers and policemen have been killed in two separate gun attacks in northern Sinai in Egypt on Thursday.
Three of the soldiers
In Mali a 25-year-old nurse has died of Ebola.
She had been treating a man from neighbouring Guinea who died after showing symptoms of the
The Nigerian President has announced he will seek a second term in office in a ballot in February. In one of his election promises in front of
African football’s governing body CAF on Tuesday stripped Morocco of the hosting rights for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Morocco had requested a
A school in northern Nigeria has been left reeling from a devastating suicide bomb blast which killed at least 48 people mostly teenage students and
After almost four years of major restoration work, Egypt’s Great Sphinx of Giza and the courtyard in front is to reopen to the public.
Algeria has taken a first step into the motor trade after Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal inaugurated a joint French-Algerian Renault factory in the
A suicide bomber dressed as a student killed at least 48 people, most of them students, and injured 79 others at a school assembly in the
Opposition parties, civil society groups and religious leaders in Burkina Faso agreed on Sunday a plan for a return to civilian rule which they
Lukas Irmler from Germany had the sort of view of the famous Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe that not everyone would want. He crossed them bare foot on a
Resolute and resourceful, Ann Cotton has transformed the lives of countless girls and young women in Africa. The British education pioneer has just
The Bloodhound SSC team has begun testing in the South African desert in preparation for the car’s first attempt at the world land speed record in
University students in Burkina Faso have called for a swift and peaceful transition to civilian rule.
They were at the forefront of demonstrations
There are further signs of growing division and chaos in Libya where rival groups and seats of government are claiming
He needed to put in a gruelling shift of 48 hours without sleep to do it but Britain’s Ian Walker has won the first leg of the Volvo Round the World
There are fresh heavy-weight attempts to return Burkina Faso to civilian rule.
Three West African leaders are in the capital for talks with
“A symbol of the peaceful fight against sexual violence, poverty and discrimination,” is how the jury of the Asturias Awards described Caddy Adzuba
African Union (AU) leaders are due in Burkina Faso to press the army for a quick transition to civilian control.
The presidents of Ghana, Senegal
While efforts are picking up to prevent and tackle Ebola in West Africa, the head of the UN’s emergency response mission has warned that a long
Asian countries are not doing enough to fight Ebola, that is the conclusion of World Bank group president Jim Yong Kim.
The virus has killed more
Heavy fighting has broken out near the Libyan port city of Benghazi between government soldiers and Islamist militants.
A navy ship is reported to
Business Middle East
An economic version of the curse of the pharaoh’s has cast its shadow over Egypt for the past three years with the country going through seismic
A suicide bomber has killed at least 29 people while they were taking part in a religious Shi’ite Muslim procession in northeast Nigeria.