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  • Liberia declares a state of emergency in the wake of Ebola

    Liberia declares a state of emergency in the wake of Ebola
    Health workers in West Africa appealed for urgent help in controlling the world's worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia shut a hospital where several staff were infected, including a Spanish priest. Liberian President Ellen...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • U.S. speeds up human clinical trials for promising Ebola vaccine

    U.S. speeds up human clinical trials for promising Ebola vaccine
    Researchers at the National Institutes of Health are accelerating human clinical trials for what scientists hope is a promising new vaccine to combat the deadly Ebola virus. Phase 1 of the clinical trials, which were previously not expected to begin...
  • South African hunting defended as conservation strategy

    South African hunting defended as conservation strategy
    JOHANNESBURG — When U.S. television host Melissa Bachman posted a photo on Facebook of herself smiling and holding a rifle above the head of a lion she had shot, the response was instant. Users of the social network vilified Bachman, 30, who...
  • As Kenya fights terrorism, its tactics come under fire

    The 44-year-old Muslim cleric was driving with his family along a narrow highway on Kenya's coast when bullets shattered the car's windows and blood seeped through his white robes. Sheik Aboud Rogo Mohammed steered the car to the shoulder and...
  • Libya's neighbors agree not to intervene in Libyan affairs, call for dialogue

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya's neighbors agreed on Monday not to intervene in Libyan affairs to end chaos and clashes in the oil producer, calling instead for a national dialogue, according to the final communique after a foreign ministers' meeting in Egypt....
  • Economy is focus of US-African summit, but Ebola casts a shadow

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will welcome the leaders of nearly all of Africa's nations to Washington this week as part of a first-of-its-kind summit designed to boost economic ties between the United States and Africa. The U.S.-Africa Leaders...
  • Libya needs foreign help to protect oilfields: Libyan ambassador in Cairo

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya is calling on the international community to help protect its oilfields, airports and other state assets, its ambassador in Cairo said on Monday. "Libya is unable to protect its institutions, its airports and natural resources,...
  • Foreign Briefing: Warnings issued for Mideast, Africa and Ebola

    The U.S. State Department has issued several new warnings — none surprising but all important — as trouble plagues the Middle East and Africa. Iraq: In an Aug. 10 warning, the agency warns travelers "against all but essential travel to Iraq....