Tensions rise in Central African Republic as elections draw near

2016-02-04 18:33

As presidential elections in the Central African Republic draw closer, renewed fighting between communities has sparked tensions.

Aid trucks enter besieged Syrian town

2016-01-11 18:11

Trucks bringing food and medicine to a besieged Syrian town near the Lebanese border, have begun entering Madaya as part of a large-scale UN-supported aid operation in the war-ravaged country.

Ebola battle nears landmark in Guinea

2015-12-29 15:26

Guinea is to be declared Ebola-free by a representative of the World Health Organisation after the disease started ravaging the country in 2013.

Aids Day highlights need to fix SA's patents law

2015-12-01 14:45

As we mark World Aids Day, the South African government stands accused of dragging its feet to reform the Patents Act in order to make crucial HIV medicine more accessible.

US troops involved in MSF hospital bombing suspended

2015-11-25 21:00

The commander of US forces in Afghanistan has suspended the soldiers "most closely" involved in the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz.

MSF: Rise in Syria airstrikes on hospitals

2015-10-29 20:40

There has been a rise in airstrikes targeting hospitals in Syria since late September, says MSF, around the same time when Russia launched an aerial campaign in the war-torn country.

US Army intel system down during hospital attack

2015-10-21 06:10

The US Army's $5bn intelligence network, which is designed to give commanders battlefield awareness, wasn't working in Afghanistan during the recent American air attack on a hospital.

Dream turns sour for Ethiopian migrants jailed in Malawi

2015-10-14 07:36

The dream of a new life in SA has turned into a nightmare for hundreds of Ethiopian migrants held in overcrowded Malawian jails despite having served their sentences for illegal entry.

Obama apologises to MSF for deadly Kunduz air strike

2015-10-08 09:42

US President Barack Obama has apologised to Doctors Without Borders for a deadly US air strike on an Afghan hospital, as the medical charity demanded an international investigation.

MSF leaves Afghan city after hospital bombing

2015-10-04 11:30

International medical charity MSF says it has withdrawn from the northern Afghan city of Kunduz after a deadly airstrike destroyed its hospital, killing 19 people.


MSF condemns attempts to deter migrants

2016-01-19 18:47

The aid group MSF says attempts by various European Union nations to deter migrants have put thousands of people in danger and created more business for smugglers

Aid arrives outside besieged Syrian town

2016-01-11 16:09

A convoy of trucks carrying food and medical aid has arrives at a government checkpoint outside the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, where Doctors without Borders say almost 30 people have died of starvation.

MSF: Death toll in Afghan strike rises to 42

2015-12-12 20:41

The death toll from a US air strike on an Afghan hospital in the city of Kunduz has risen to 42, says MSF.

HIV drug stocks not reaching African patients - report

2015-11-30 14:34

Efforts to get lifesaving antiretroviral drugs to HIV-positive patients in many sub-Sharan African countries are routinely failing at "the last mile", MSF says.

MSF demands answers from Saudi-led coalition over hospital strike

2015-10-30 10:10

Doctors Without Borders has demanded answers from the Saudi-led coalition over the bombing of one of the medical charity's hospitals in northern Yemen, rejecting Saudi Arabia's denial of responsibility.

35 killed in strikes on Syria hospitals - MSF

2015-10-29 11:13

A "significant increase" of air strikes on Syrian hospitals recently has killed at least 35 patients and medical staff and wounded 72, Doctors Without Borders says.

MSF wants global body to probe US hospital bombing

2015-10-14 16:36

Medecins Sans Frontieres says an international humanitarian commission has been formally asked to investigate the US bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

Doctors Without Borders says Afghan hospital strikes were deliberate

2015-10-08 16:21

The US airstrikes that destroyed a hospital belonging to Doctors Without Borders in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz was 'a deliberate attack', a top official has charged.

US says Afghans asked for Kunduz strike

2015-10-05 18:20

Afghan forces who said they were under Taliban fire asked for the US air strike that killed 22 people at a hospital in Kunduz, the US commander in Afghanistan says.

UN slams 'inexcusable' Afghan hospital air strike

2015-10-04 09:31

The UN has condemned as "inexcusable" a suspected US air strike on a charity hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people.

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