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  • Fighting in Libya's Benghazi kills 25 in eight days: medics

    Fighting in Libya's Benghazi kills 25 in eight days: medics
    At least 25 people have been killed and 103 wounded in the past eight days of fighting between pro-government forces and Islamist groups in Libya's second city Benghazi, medics said on Thursday. That brings the death toll to around 475 since the army and...
  • American doctor who recovered from Ebola will return to Liberia

    American doctor who recovered from Ebola will return to Liberia
    A doctor from Massachusetts who came down with Ebola while volunteering in Liberia will return to West Africa in January to resume medical work, the missionary group he works with said on Wednesday. Rick Sacra, 52, recovered from Ebola under treatment...
  • Global population living six years longer than in 1990: study

    Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 thanks to falling death rates from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and better survival in poor countries from diarrhea, tuberculosis and malaria. In an analysis from the 2013...
  • Donors and WHO responded too slowly to West Africa Ebola outbreak: report

    By Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the nations that fund it failed to respond quickly and effectively to the deadly West Africa Ebola outbreak despite repeated warnings by aid agencies, a UK...
  • 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...
  • Kenyan runner Kipsang misses out of competition dope test

    Kenyan distance runner Wilson Kipsang missed an out-of-competition drugs test in November, Athletics Kenya (AK) said on Tuesday. AK said that according to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules, a missed test would be...
  • 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....