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  • Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa

    Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists who had planned trips to Africa this year, especially Asians, including to destinations thousands of miles from the nearest infected community such as Kenya and South Africa. Ebola, a...
  • Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria: witnesses

    Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria: witnesses
    MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto trucks and driving them off, witnesses who fled the violence said on Friday....
  • Streak became a burden for the Boks - Kempson

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's 17-match winning streak under Nick Mallett in the late 1990s was a magnificent achievement but ended up being something of a burden, according to former Springbok prop Robbie Kempson. A combative loosehead, Kempson...
  • Insight: How aggressive lending came back to bite South African bank Abil

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Unemployed South African construction worker Daniel isn't sure how he fell so deeply in debt. All he knows is that African Bank Investments , which was bailed out this month, kept offering him money and he kept taking. "I can't...
  • Book Talk: Retracing the steps of the Great War's 'Trigger'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - In June 1914, a Bosnian Serb teenager named Gavrilo Princip assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, setting in motion a train of events that led to the start of World War One. Cape Town-based author and adventurer...
  • Ebola fear factor threatens to dampen African business buzz

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - From Accra to Windhoek, fear of the Ebola epidemic is provoking a wave of cancellations of business and investment events across Africa, and threatening to taint the continent's hard-won image as a rising economic star. A...
  • Pittsburgh Zoo at forefront of effort to bolster elephant population

    PITTSBURGH In the last decade in Africa, ivory poachers have eliminated some 70 percent of the wild elephant population. In zoos around the world, natural reproduction and artificial insemination are difficult. But at zoos in Austria and England, two...
  • Ebola delays Elmhurst couple's volunteer work in Africa

    Ebola delays Elmhurst couple's volunteer work in Africa
    The scourge of Ebola in Africa is putting a dream an Elmhurst couple have nurtured for several years on hold — for now. Two years after selling their house, quitting their jobs and completing eight weeks of rigorous training, Mike and Susan...
  • Four beheaded corpses found in Egypt's Sinai: security sources

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Four beheaded corpses were found by residents of a town in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, security sources said, blaming Islamist militants waging an insurgency against Cairo. The security sources in Sinai and Cairo, said...
  • Policeman killed in attack at checkpoint in northern Egypt: state media

    CAIRO (Reuters) - One Egyptian policeman was killed and another wounded in an armed attack at a checkpoint in the northern province of Gharbiya on Monday, state news agency MENA said. Authorities closed of the area and started searching for the...
  • South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in second ODI

    BULAWAYO (Reuters) - South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the second one-day international at Queens Sports Club on Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series: South Africa 257 off 49.4 overs (F. du Plessis 55) v Zimbabwe 196 in 49.1...
  • South African lawmakers chant 'pay back the money' at Zuma

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's national assembly was brought to a halt on Thursday as far-left lawmakers noisily chanted "pay back the money" at President Jacob Zuma, after $23 million in public funds was spent on his home. Zuma was responding to...