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  • Zambia president Scott rejects cabinet's call for resignation

    Zambia's acting president Guy Scott rejected calls by cabinet ministers for him to resign on Wednesday as two sides within the ruling party intensified a power struggle ahead of an election next month. The Patriotic Front (PF) has been rocked by a bitter...
  • U.N. warns one million people could be hungry by March due to Ebola

    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half a million people in three West African nations rocked by Ebola are going hungry and that number could double by March if food supplies do not improve, two United Nations agencies warned on...
  • Buhari catches anti-graft mood but divides Nigerian voters

    "I am not a rich person, I can't give you a pocketful of dollars or naira to purchase your support," Nigeria's former military leader Muhammadu Buhari wrote to opposition delegates last week before they chose him to contest next year's presidential...
  • Divided Kenyans disagree over strategy to end 'terror' attacks

    By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Islamist attacks, knee-jerk security responses, corrupt policing and racial profiling are dividing Kenyans increasingly along religious and ethnic lines, experts said. There is fear on all sides -...
  • Nigeria's Buhari picks southern Christian lawyer as running mate

    Nigeria's main opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari has picked southern Christian lawyer Yemi Osinbajo to be his running mate in elections set for February 2015, the party leader said on Wednesday. Choosing a Christian from the south to run for the...
  • Sudan warns South Sudan against 'hostile moves' by rebels in its territory

    Sudan's intelligence chief warned South Sudan against "hostile moves from its territory", saying any incursion by rebel forces based in its neighbor would be treated as an "assault" by Juba. In comments broadcast by a Sudanese news channel, Mohamed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • California charity that targeted Ugandan warlord Kony 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'...
  • 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...