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20/02/2015 - Nigeria - United States

US reluctant to provide lethal equipment to Nigeria for fight against Boko Haram, interview former top US diplomat for Africa

Johnnie Carson, the former US Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, has told RFI that the US is unwilling to provide lethal weaponry to Nigeria in their fight against the ...
16/02/2015 - Africa - Cybercrime

Lack of laws governing cybercrime making Africa a safe haven for cybercriminals, interview

Cybercrime is on the increase worldwide with some estimates putting the cost to the global economy at more than 500 billion euros a year.
15/02/2015 - Nigeria - Boko Haram

West Africa must fight Nigeria's Boko Haram with international support, interview UN Special Representative

UN Special Representative for West Africa Mohammed Ibn Chambas has urged Lake Chad basin countries to “aggressively” tackle Nigerian militant group Boko Haram themselves.
Testing for the Ebola virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Symptoms of Ebola include fever and a temperature of 38.6°C or higher.
28/09/2014 - Sierra Leone - Interview

Sierra Leone starting to see ‘stabilising’ effect of Ebola quarantine, says presidential advisor

A high-ranking advisor to Sierra Leone’s president told RFI on Saturday that they are beginning to see the effects of the quarantine on certain areas of the country hit by the deadly Ebola ...
18/08/2014 - Interview - Technology

M-Pesa mobile money brings African technology to Europe: 'sky's the limit' says founder

African technology has migrated to Europe with the launch of the mobile money technology M-Pesa in Romania.
'Some Ugandans are gay. Get over it!' A gay activist celebrating the annulment of Uganda's anti-gay law, Entebbe, 9 August 2014
14/08/2014 - Uganda - Interview

Don’t tamper with Uganda’s children, says MP backing new anti-gay law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is set to re-table a controversial anti-gay bill that was recently struck down by the country's constitutional court.
A doctor uses a microscope to look at virus samples in a Biosafety Level III laboratory at the National Institute of Health in Lima, 12 August 2014.
13/08/2014 - Ebola - Interview

How does the Ebola serum work? An Ebola serum researcher explains

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday authorised the use of an experimental serum in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
12/08/2014 - Sudan - Interview

Sudan’s Umma party set to ‘go forward’ on deal with rebels despite arrest of deputy leader

Sudanese authorities arrested a senior member of the Umma party after it signed a deal in Paris to work together with a coalition of rebel groups.
Girls playing at an Internally Displaced Persons camp at the UN base in Malakal, 24 July 2014. It’s thought that 1.5 million people have been displaced by fighting.
07/08/2014 - South Sudan - Interview

Regional bloc to blame for stalling South Sudan peace talks, says rebel negotiator

South Sudanese rebels say they blame the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for the slow pace of peace talks between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar.
05/08/2014 - Liberia - Interview

Liberia taking difficult decisions to limit movement in Ebola areas

Liberia’s government is encouraging residents in three quarantined areas of the country to limit their movements to help prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.