Oct 12, 2014

Two killed, six peacekeepers wounded in Central African Republic

Two people were killed in fighting in the capital of the Central African Republic and six peacekeepers from Burundi and Cameroon were wounded in an ambush, a spokeswoman for the United Nations mission in the country said on Saturday. The violence follows days of ...

Containing exponential Ebola

Oct 10, 2014

Containing exponential Ebola

by Gwynne Dyer

Even without a vaccine, the governments of developed countries are confident that their health services can find and isolate any infected people quickly and prevent Ebola from becoming an epidemic in their countries. They are probably right, but they might be wrong.

U.S. to tighten controls on travelers to fight Ebola

Oct 8, 2014

U.S. to tighten controls on travelers to fight Ebola

The United States will announce tightened controls on international travelers in the coming days to prevent Ebola from spreading on U.S. soil, health officials said Tuesday. Since the first case of Ebola in the United States was detected a week ago — a Liberian ...

Sep 19, 2014

World population may hit 11 billion by 2100: U.N. study

The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century’s end, according to a U.N.-led analysis published Thursday. That would mean 2 billion more people on Earth than expected by 2100, largely due to high birthrates in Africa, said ...

Tottori man starts walk across Africa with two-wheeled cart

Sep 8, 2014

Tottori man starts walk across Africa with two-wheeled cart

A 33-year-old Tottori man began walking across Africa on Sunday with a two-wheeled cart after completing a cart-pulling walk through three continents last year. Masahito Yoshida left Alexandria to embark on an 11,000-km walk to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa pulling ...

Sep 4, 2014

Boko Haram battles for land in northeast Nigeria, 26,000 displaced

Boko Haram militants have driven more than 26,000 people from the northeastern town of Bama amid fierce fighting, witnesses and security sources said on Wednesday, as the Islamists focus more on taking and holding territory. The government of Borno state, where Bama is located, ...