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  • Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:41

    Nearly 50 French, British nationals evacuated from Libya: France

    France has evacuated nearly 50 French and British citizens from Libya by ship, French authorities said on Wednesday, amid growing lawlessness and unrest in the north African country.

  • Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:22

    Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

    The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said.

  • Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:19

    Obama administration kicks off bid to renew Africa trade program

    The Obama administration on Tuesday pushed for Congress to renew a 14-year-old trade program giving African countries duty-free access to U.S. markets, warning that allowing the program to expire would disrupt trade flows between the two regions.

  • Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:16

    UK Foreign Secretary says Ebola outbreak 'a threat' to Britain

    British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he would hold a top-level government meeting to discuss the outbreak of the highly-infectious Ebola virus across West Africa which he warned posed a threat to Britain.

  • Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:10

    Nigeria opens long-awaited battle of ideas against Boko Haram

    In classrooms facing a sandy courtyard in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, Maska Road Islamic School teaches a creed that condemns the violent ideology of groups like Boko Haram.

  • Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:06

    British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation

    A London law firm is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania during layovers.

  • Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:58

    At least 34 killed in stampede at Guinea beach concert

    At least 34 people, including several children, were killed in a stampede at a beachside rap concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guinea's capital Conakry, medical sources said on Wednesday.

  • Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:56

    Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens

    Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people.

  • Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:08

    Nigeria isolates hospital in Lagos as Obama briefed on Ebola outbreak

    The Nigerian city of Lagos shut and quarantined a hospital on Monday where a Liberian man died of the Ebola virus, the first recorded case of the highly-infectious disease in Africa's most populous country.