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  • Tripoli-based government releases foreign airmen held in Libya

    Libya's rival government released four air crew members from Ukraine, Russia and Tajikistan who had flown into the North African country from the United Arab Emirates without permission, officials said on Tuesday. Seven crew members were detained on Nov....
  • Group behind 'Kony 2012' campaign to close

    Group behind 'Kony 2012' campaign to close
    Invisible Children, the San Diego-based charity that publicized the brutality of Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony through an online video that went viral, plans to wind down its operations and close by the end of 2015. In a statement posted on the group'...
  • Threatened African nations urge western action on Libya crisis

    African leaders on Tuesday urged western nations to act to resolve the crisis in Libya which has sent shock waves across the vast arid Sahel band and threatened to destabilize fragile regional governments. More than three years after a French-led NATO...
  • Ethiopian health workers arrive in Liberia to help fight Ebola

    Scores of Ethiopian health workers arrived in Liberia on Tuesday to bolster the response to an Ebola outbreak that the government says it wants to stamp out before Christmas. The 87 doctors and nurses will join an African Union (AU) mission against...
  • PolitiFact's liars of the year: The politicians who played the Ebola fear card

    Remember Ebola? Only two months ago, many Americans were gripped by fear of the uncontrollable spread of an apparently incurable disease that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projected could strike 1.4 million people in West Africa before...
  • Go Away With ... Idris Elba

    Go Away With ... Idris Elba
    Idris Elba is famous for his acting. Nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his starring role in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," Elba is also known for playing Russell "Stringer" Bell on HBO's "The Wire." He'll next be seen reprising his role of Heimdall...
  • British embassy in Cairo re-opens after nine-day hiatus

    The British Embassy in Cairo re-opened on Tuesday after suspending public services nine days ago for security reasons, the embassy said in a statement. "I am very grateful for the close co-operation from the Egyptian Government which has made this re-...
  • Factbox: ADM's and Olam's cocoa businesses

    Olam International Ltd's $1.3 billion deal to buy Archer Daniels Midland Co's cocoa business will create one of the world's top cocoa bean processors and traders, rivaling Barry Callebaut AG and Cargill Inc. With eight facilities from Singapore to the...
  • France tries to rally mistrustful African states against Boko Haram

    France will step in to help coordinate a regional taskforce against Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram, amid signs of mistrust among West African neighbors, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday. Boko Haram has stepped up attacks across...
  • Drug-resistant malaria: the world's next big health crisis?

    By Astrid Zweynert MIN SAW, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ka Lar Nar caught malaria for the sixth time when he was working away from home on his small farm in the jungle of south-eastern Myanmar but this time it was a lot harder to get rid of...
  • APG team's Liberia mission shifts as Ebola cases decrease

    APG team's Liberia mission shifts as Ebola cases decrease
    When the Army scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground arrived in Liberia six weeks ago, their commander said, it was not uncommon for rural Ebola patients to wait several days for blood test results. Laboratories in the capital of Monrovia were...