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Sep 19, 2014

The World in Brief

Floodwaters strand Pakistanis in south ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's disaster management agency said Thursday that it had evacuated thousands of people stranded in parts of the country's south after it was hit by floods, as military and civil authorities s... #Afghanistan #Pakistan #John Kerry #Nawaz Sharif #Amnesty International

Sep 17, 2014

Suicide bombers kill at least 15 students

Two suicide bombers killed at least 15 students while they were in lectures at a government college in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, police and emergency officials said. Another 34 students suffered various injuries, Kano state police commissioner... #Africa #Boko Haram #Lagos, Nigeria #Abuja, Nigeria #Kano, Nigeria

Sep 16, 2014

News24.com | 67 South Africans killed in Nigeria building collapse

Sixty-seven South Africans have died after a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed on Friday, according to the presidency... #Africa #Boko Haram #Lagos, Nigeria #Abuja, Nigeria #Kano, Nigeria

Sep 17, 2014

Number of Ebola cases could start doubling every 3 weeks in West Africa, World Health Organization warns

Even as President Barack Obama is ordering the deployment of 3,000 U.S. military personnel to help provide aid in the region, Doctors Without Borders said the global response to Ebola has been far short of what is needed. By JOHN HEILPRIN and KRISTA ... #West Africa #Barack Obama #Senegal #Geneva #Sierra Leone #Liberia #World Health Organization #Doctors Without Borders #Republic of Guinea

Sep 16, 2014

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and JIM KUHNHENN President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a cri... #West Africa #Barack Obama #Senegal #Sierra Leone #Liberia #World Health Organization #Centers for Disease Control and Prevention #Republic of Guinea #Emory University

Sep 19, 2014

News24.com | Nigeria death toll tentative - Radebe

The death toll of 84 South Africans in the Nigerian church collapse remains a "tentative figure", Presidency Minister Jeff Radebe says... #West Africa #Barack Obama #Senegal #Sierra Leone #Liberia #World Health Organization #Centers for Disease Control and Prevention #Republic of Guinea #Emory University

Sep 18, 2014

News24.com | SA woman found alive in rubble in Nigeria

A South African woman who was trapped in the rubble of the collapsed Synagogue Church of All Nations guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, for five days has been found uninjured by rescuers... #West Africa #Barack Obama #Senegal #Sierra Leone #Liberia #World Health Organization #Centers for Disease Control and Prevention #Republic of Guinea #Emory University