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  • In Kenya, Somalis at refugee camp languish with limited options

     In Kenya, Somalis at refugee camp languish with limited options
    At night he dreams of the sea. As a young man, Noor Hassan Shanglo spent years working on cargo ships that carried apples and oranges from South Africa to ports across Europe and the Middle East. He fell in love with the blue waves and the bright...
  • Talks to end South African wage strike resume at weekend: SEIFSA

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Wage talks with South Africa's metalworkers union will resume at the weekend, an employer body said on Thursday, denying a report of a government-brokered deal to end a strike that is further sapping an ailing economy. More...
  • Death toll from West Africa Ebola outbreak jumps to 603: WHO

    Death toll from West Africa Ebola outbreak jumps to 603: WHO
    DAKAR/HAVANA (Reuters) - The death toll from the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three countries in the region in the last week alone, the World Health Organization ...
  • Seven Egyptian men sentenced to life for sex attacks, harassment

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Seven Egyptian men were jailed for life on Wednesday for attacking and sexually harassing women during rallies and celebrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square. The sentences were the longest since the president vowed to crack down on sexual...
  • Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid

     Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid
    From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid. "I went to the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy," the daughter of poor South African whites recalled years ago, "but there was no mercy for blacks. I went to dancing classes, blacks were...
  • Egypt raises taxes on cigarettes and alcohol

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt raised the sales tax on cigarettes by up to 120 percent on Sunday and doubled the tax on alcohol as part of a series of measures to curb the budget deficit and reform the economy. The decisions were taken by President Abdel Fattah...
  • South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

    South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday. Gordimer,...
  • Un suicida mata a cinco personas fuera de una mezquita en Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Un suicida atentó contra los devotos de una mezquita en un pueblo del noroeste de Nigeria matando a cinco personas e hiriendo a decenas, dijo una fuente de las autoridades de seguridad el sábado, en una zona en la que los...
  • World watch: News affecting world travel

     World watch: News affecting world travel
    West Africa: The World Health Organization reported a total of 844 cases and 518 deaths from Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia as of July 3. The outbreak is feared to have spread to Ghana, and an infection was suspected in at least one American...
  • Boko Haram shows no mercy in Nigeria, wrecking churches, homes, lives

    Boko Haram shows no mercy in Nigeria, wrecking churches, homes, lives
    When Boko Haram invaded her village last year, the Islamist extremists burned the churches, destroyed Bibles and photographs and forced Hamatu Juwanda to renounce Christianity. "They said we should never go back to church because they had brought a...
  • 1 killed, scores arrested in Egypt on anniversary of Morsi's ouster

    1 killed, scores arrested in Egypt on anniversary of Morsi's ouster
    Police and soldiers clamped a tight security lid on sensitive sites in the capital and elsewhere Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. Scattered clashes between protesters and security forces left at...