Italy arrests human traffickers

2015-08-28 19:40

Italian authorities have arrested ten suspected people smugglers in connection with the deaths by asphyxiation of 52 people in an overcrowded migrant boat.

Boko Haram attacks displace about 40 000 in Chad

2015-08-21 17:13

Around 40 000 people have fled their homes in Chad in the past two weeks following attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, according to an aid agency.

Thousands rescued at sea near Libya

2015-07-16 05:19

Around 2 700 migrants were rescued from 13 boats near the coast of Libya Italy's coastguard says.

Ebola could hit again and we would hardly do better - MSF

2015-06-13 21:02

The Ebola epidemic could flare up again in West Africa and health authorities are no better equipped to control it than they were a year ago, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says.

Sanctions will worsen war: Kiir

2015-05-23 15:24

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has warned that proposed international sanctions will only worsen the civil war ravaging his country.

US condemns worsening violence in South Sudan

2015-05-21 12:29

The US has condemned intense fighting in war-wracked South Sudan, where government forces recaptured a key rebel enclave after a weeks-long assault marred by accusations of right abuses.

Lead poisoning kills 28 children in Nigeria

2015-05-14 21:08

Lead poisoning has killed 28 children in central Nigeria's Niger state, in the latest incident that has claimed hundreds of lives in recent years.

Ebola relapses a year later

2015-03-24 06:29

Lapses that fuelled the Ebola outbreak after it was first discovered a year ago are dogging the final stages of the fight against the virus as fatigue and complacency set in.

MSF stops some operations in Sudan

2015-01-29 19:22

Medecins Sans Frontieres says it will partially stop humanitarian operations in Sudan due to obstruction by the authorities.

Malawi flood victims in dire need

2015-01-23 22:30

Tens of thousands of people urgently need clean water, food, shelter and medical care across southern Africa.


Two MSF aid workers killed in South Sudan

2015-08-25 20:39

Two Doctors Without Borders staff have been killed in South Sudan, taking the number of aid workers killed in the 20-month conflict to over 30.

Horrific conditions for 100s detained in Malawi en route to SA

2015-08-04 14:53

Hundreds of illegal migrants, most of them from Ethiopia, are detained in Malawi in appalling conditions after they failed to reach South Africa, a humanitarian organisation says.

Call for immediate WHO reform after Ebola failure

2015-07-08 05:17

Experts have called for urgent, root-and-branch changes to the World Health Organisation after an inadequate response to West Africa's vast and deadly Ebola outbreak.

Aid workers evacuated from Somali refugee camp in Kenya

2015-05-28 17:16

The aid agency Doctors Without Borders has evacuated 42 of its staff from the Dadaab refugee camp for Somalis in northeastern Kenya.

Aid groups raise fears of escalating violence

2015-05-21 16:29

Rape and killing driven by revenge is spiralling to new highs in South Sudan after months of fighting, aid groups say.

South Sudan army advancing

2015-05-18 21:02

South Sudan's army is advancing on a key rebel enclave, as UN and aid agencies warn fighting has cut hundreds of thousands of civilians off from aid.

WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free

2015-05-09 18:23

The UN health agency has declared Liberia Ebola-free, hailing the "monumental" achievement in the west African country where the virus has killed more than 4 700 people.

Violent protests in Guinea after imam's arrest

2015-02-09 20:02

Around a dozen Guineans have been wounded in clashes with police after the arrest of an imam who led funeral prayers for a suspected victim of Ebola.

World's largest Ebola unit incinerated

2015-01-28 17:40

A potent symbol of the nightmare enveloping west Africa at the height of the Ebola outbreak, the ELWA-3 treatment centre is being dismantled and incinerated.

Competition needed to curb vaccine costs

2015-01-22 14:00

A lack of competition between drug manufacturers has resulted in disproportionately expensive vaccinations, a report by Doctors Without Borders shows.

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