Top Stories

  • Nigeria silent on fatal church building collapse probe

    LAGOS, SEPTEMBER 23- Nigerian officials were tight lipped on Tuesday about the scope of a probe into a fatal church building collapse in Lagos that killed 115, as anger mounted against the popular preacher in charge. The Lagos state governor's spokesman, Hakeem Bello, said... Read more

  • French PM vows ‘no negotiation’ with Algeria hostage takers

    PARIS, September 23 - France's prime minister on Tuesday vowed there would be "no discussion, no negotiation" with an Algerian group linked to Islamic State jihadists that has claimed the kidnapping of a French citizen and stressed Paris would continue air strikes on the... Read more

  • Ebola cases to triple to 20,000 by November unless efforts raised: WHO

    GENEVA, September 23- The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by the thousands every week if efforts are not significantly stepped up to stop the outbreak, the WHO warned Tuesday. "Without drastic improvements in control measures, the numbers... Read more

  • Uganda president hit by Texas hotel snub over anti-gay law

    KAMPALA, Uganda, Sep 22 - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni was blocked from staying at a hotel in Texas due to a campaign by gay rights activists, his office said Monday. The president faced international condemnation after the Ugandan parliament passed a bill earlier... Read more

  • Uganda government challenged over carnage in the delivery room

    KAMPALA, Uganda, Sep 22 - As she lay bleeding to death in Valente Inziku's arms in a Ugandan government hospital in October 2010, Jennifer Anguko, pregnant with the couple's fourth child, wished her husband well as a single parent. "She said she's going and I have struggled... Read more