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  • UN report: Libya's flow of weapons needs tighter controls

    A new U.N. report says Libya's ability to prevent the flow of weapons into and out of the chaotic country is "almost nonexistent," and it calls for the tightening of an arms embargo that the government says must be loosened so it can defend itself. The...
  • Scam Alert! Hundreds in Ghana think they're police recruits

    Hundreds of Ghanaians reported to police stations around the country over the weekend thinking they were new police recruits, only to find out they were the victims of a scam, police said. Ghana's police are investigating fake recruitment letters that...
  • Texas oil company: Sahara offshore test well not commercial

    Dallas-based Kosmos Energy said Monday its exploration well off the coast of the disputed Western Sahara territory has not yielded a commercial find and will be plugged, though the search would continue. The discovery postpones the thorny question of...
  • Sierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola

    Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana is set to become acting president later Sunday when President Ernest Bai Koroma leaves Sierra Leone...
  • Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits

    This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive: On Feb. 21, 2004, as the sun dipped below the horizon, rebels walking single file approached the Ugandan refugee camp in which she lived. At the shrill sound of a whistle, one of the worst...
  • Bomb kills 2 near police station in southern Egypt

    An Egyptian security official says a bomb went off near a police station and mosque in the southern city of Aswan, killing two civilians and wounding a soldier and four others. He said the crude bomb went off near an electrical transformer on a road that...
  • Party of Lesotho's prime minister ahead in election results

    The party of Lesotho's prime minister on Sunday led in initial results from an election in the mountain kingdom, which held an early vote in an attempt to overcome tension among political factions. Lesotho's election commission said Prime Minister Thomas...
  • Gaza fears isolation as Egypt calls Hamas 'terrorist' group

    Gaza residents said Sunday they fear growing isolation and more hardships after an Egyptian court declared the territory's ruling Hamas a terrorist organization. Some blamed the Islamic militant Hamas while others said Egypt is being unreasonable....
  • Isolation can take emotional toll on volunteers at risk of Ebola

    Isolation can take emotional toll on volunteers at risk of Ebola
    Dr. Matthew Waxman recently returned to Los Angeles after spending nearly two months in the town of Lunsar, Sierra Leone, where he treated Ebola patients at an isolated medical facility. He and colleagues toiled in harsh and stressful conditions, caring...
  • Fear of Ebola led to murder - and a whole village was punished

    The lecture about the dangers of Ebola had just begun, but the village had heard enough. A group of women started chanting, to warn the others against the visitors, "They are coming to kill you." A mob of men masked their faces, waved machetes and...
  • Lesotho votes in bid to overcome tension

    The southern African nation of Lesotho on Saturday held an early election aimed at overcoming tension among political factions that has led to violence among security forces since last year. Polling stations closed after peaceful voting in the mountain...