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  • Liberia declared Ebola-free for second time
    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:39

    Liberia declared Ebola-free for second time

    MONROVIA - Liberia was declared free of the Ebola virus for a second time on Thursday and entered a 90-day period of heightened surveillance aimed at preventing the disease from re-emerging, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

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  • Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:23

    Congo militia chief Ntaganda says protected civilians

    THE HAGUE - Militia leader Bosco Ntaganda, on trial in The Hague on charges of orchestrating rape and murder in a conflict in northeast Congo in the early 2000s, said he was a "revolutionary rebel" trying to restore peace in the province.

  • Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:22

    Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kill 5 villagers in northern Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Gunmen killed at least five villagers in a raid in northern Nigeria's Borno state on Wednesday before being repelled by government troops, military sources said, an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants.

  • Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:21

    Uganda says 12 of its soldiers killed in Islamist attack in Somalia

    KAMPALA- Twelve Ugandan soldiers who served as African Union peacekeepers were killed when militants attacked their base in Somalia this week, a Ugandan military spokesman said on Thursday.

  • Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:20

    Toll rises in Cameroon suicide bombing to 19 dead, 143 wounded

    DOUALA, Cameroon - The death toll in a double suicide bombing on Thursday in the northern Cameroon town of Kerawa has risen to 19 dead and 143 wounded, a senior local government official said.

  • Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:19

    U.S. NHC says 40 pct chance of cyclone near Cape Verde Islands

    Cape-Verde - - A tropical wave located just offshore of the west coast of Africa has a 40 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday.

  • Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:18

    U.N. experts accuse Chad of abuses in Central Africa conflict

    UNITED NATIONS - Chadian security forces have been guilty of numerous abuses against civilians in the conflict in Central African Republic, including indiscriminate border killings, a panel that monitors U.N. sanctions said in a confidential report seen by Reuters.

  • Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:37

    Zimbabwean government minister charged with bribery, faces trial

    Zimbabwean prosecutors have charged one of President Robert Mugabe's cabinet ministers with bribery and abuse of office in the first corruption case against a senior government official since 2004.

  • Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:34

    French soldier in Central African Republic accused of sexual abuse - U.N.

    A French soldier deployed to Central African Republic has been accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl in the latest in a series of misconduct allegations against peacekeeping forces there, the United Nations' top human rights official said.