In response to an urgent appeal by the African Union for medical staff to avert West Africa's health crisis, Ethiopia has pledged to send 200 volunteer health workers to countries hit by the Ebola outbreak.
East & Horn Africa
- Friday, 24 October 2014 12:40
- Kalundi Serumaga in Kampala
To avoid a crisis in a few decades' time, governments must act now in order to improve schools and protect the economic advances made since the 1990s. That means developing a new generation of schools that teach students the skills needed for the future and the critical thinking to avoid the mistakes of the past.
- Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:53
- Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh in Mogadishu
The Somali government's grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows, new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters and a surge in state revenue as traffic rises.
- Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:16
Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege has landed Europe's top human rights after award after 16 years of campaigning to end the use of mass rape as a weapon of war, providing care for rape victims, and surviving an assassination attempt.
- Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:29
- Aaron Ross in Kinshasa (Reuters)
The Democratic Republic of Congo's focus on maximising short-term tax revenues risks squandering long-term mining prospects, the chief executive of one of its largest mining investors warned on Wednesday.