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  • Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:11

    Chad says killed 117 Boko Haram fighters in two-week campaign

    N'DJAMENA - Chad said on Thursday its forces had killed 117 Boko Haram insurgents during a two-week military campaign aimed at clearing islands on Lake Chad used by the militants as hideouts and bases to launch attacks.

  • Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:10

    Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine

    REETOWN, Sierra Leone - Authorities in Sierra Leone said Thursday they had quarantined 500 people after a man died from Ebola in an area where the deadly virus had been gone for months, in another setback for the fight against the disease.

  • Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:07

    Ebola vaccine shows 'promising' results: WHO

    Geneva - Preliminary results of tests on an Ebola vaccine to be published in British science magazine The Lancet later Friday have shown "promising" results, World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said.

  • Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:01

    Chad reintroduces death penalty with anti-terror law

    N'Djamena - Chad reintroduced the death penalty just six months after its abolition, as legislators passed a stringent anti-terror bill in the face of a spate of deadly Boko Haram attacks.

  • Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:47

    Uganda's July inflation rises on housing, energy costs

    KAMPALA - Uganda's headline inflation rose to 5.4 percent year-on-year in July from 4.9 percent the previous month, after costs of housing and energy increased, the statistics office said on Friday.

  • Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:46

    Zambia's CEC delays plan to cut power supply to mines: sources

    LUSAKA - Zambia's power supplier Copperbelt Energy Corp. (CEC) has delayed a plan to reduce electricity to mines after mining firms warned they would have to close processing plants and shed jobs, industry sources said on Friday.

  • Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:43

    Cairo hearing in Al Jazeera journalists' retrial adjourned -Al Jazeera

    CAIRO - A Cairo court session which had been expected to deliver a verdict on Thursday in the retrial of Al Jazeera television journalists has been adjourned, Al Jazeera said on its Twitter feed.

  • Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:41

    Killer of Cecil the lion should be extradited, Zimbabwe says

    HARARE - The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion a month ago in Zimbabwe paid for an illegal hunt and should be extradited to the southern African nation to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday.

  • Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:40

    Leaders of Nigeria and Cameroon try to forge closer effort against Boko Haram

    YAOUNDE - The presidents of Nigeria and Cameroon tried to overcome differences in their efforts to crush the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in two days of talks but they failed to announce a breakthrough on issues such as the right of cross-border pursuit.