Monday, September 1, 2014: Africa.com’s Daily Top 10


1. Ebola's Accelerating Spread Across Africa

More than 1,500 deaths have been recorded by World Health Organization. Find out why the aid organization thinks the numbers may be drastically higher.  

Source: The Washington Post

2. Africa's Militants May Be Inspired by Islamic State, Officials Told

Why militants on the continent are expanding their operations on the continent as a possible response to the increasing influence of terror groups in the Middle East.

Source: Voice of America

3. 16 Incredible Facts Will Change the Way You Think About Africa

Here is a list of facts you may or may not have known about the continent. As Africa grows, each could be important to know.

Source: Mic

4. Revisiting Life and Death in Africa

As part of the New York Times' photo lens series, this photographer captures life on the ground in the mid-1990s. Check out the series of images taken in Rwanda.

Source: The New York Times

5. Al-Shabab Attacks Somalia's Intelligence HQ

Members of the militant group entered the building and are engaged in a gun battle with authorities.  

Source: Al Jazeera

6. South Africa's Zuma Leads Talks on Lesotho Political Crisis

An alleged coup took place in Lesotho over the weekend. Find out what President Jacob Zuma of neighboring South Africa is doing to bring stability.

Source: Reuters

7. How Did the West Africa Ebola Epidemic Get Out of Control So Fast?

It's a question everyone has been asking. Learn which factors contributed to the spread of the disease rapidly spreading beyond the region.

Source: PBS

8. Nigeria Launches National Electronic ID Cards

Find out how the country's national electronic identity card will be be used once fully enforced by 2019.

 

Source: BBC

9. 5 Free Things To Do in Cape Town, South Africa

The coastal South African city is one of Africa's top destinations for travelers. When you're touring the city on a budget, here are things to do without spending your cash.

Source: SF Gate

10. Accra’s Chale Wote Street Art Festival Takes Over Jamestown [Gallery]

Learn more about the capital city's festival celebrating the unique art form.

Source: okayafrica