Aug 11, 2014

Tunisia's fishermen save rising tide of migrants

The fishermen of this small North African port are used to catching sea bass and sea bream in their nets, but lately they’ve been hauling in something else: shipwrecked migrants fleeing war-ravaged Libya on flimsy boats. Chamseddine Bourassine, a Tunisian fisherman in his 50s, ...

Migrants clash in France as camp tensions soar

Aug 6, 2014

Migrants clash in France as camp tensions soar

Migrants flowing into Europe in unprecedented numbers are causing a tense summer in France, as clashes break out among asylum-seekers in overcrowded camps and police fire tear gas to quell the chaos. Sudanese and Eritreans battled in the sweltering heat in France’s port city ...

Aug 5, 2014

China urged to reveal payments for Africa's natural resources

China should publicly disclose what it pays African governments for extracting oil, gas and minerals as a way to level the playing field for companies worldwide and help countries get a fair deal for their natural resource wealth, billionaire investor George Soros said on ...

Obama seeks bigger Africa role for U.S.

Aug 4, 2014

Obama seeks bigger Africa role for U.S.

Ask Maj.-Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., the top U.S. military officer in Africa, how he thinks U.S. and European-backed African troops are faring in their war on Islamist militants in Somalia, and his answer comes back smartly: “Pretty darn good!” But when “son of ...

Asia, Europe on alert as world Ebola fears grow

Jul 31, 2014

Asia, Europe on alert as world Ebola fears grow

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew Wednesday, with European and Asian countries on alert. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will only get worse and warned there is no overarching ...

Young stowaway found dead in U.S. Air Force cargo plane

Jul 30, 2014

Young stowaway found dead in U.S. Air Force cargo plane

The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of a U.S. Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several ...

Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

Jul 27, 2014

Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world’s deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa’s largest city with 21 million people. The fact that the traveler from Liberia could ...

Jul 27, 2014

U.S. doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

An aid organization says a U.S. doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus. Samaritan’s Purse issued a news release Saturday saying Dr. Kent Brantly was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, the capital. Brantly had been ...