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  • Egypt court sentences Brotherhood leader, cleric to 20 years in jail

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced a leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and an Islamist cleric to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for attempting to kill two policemen, part of a government crackdown that has severely weakened the group....
  • Facebook targets advertisers as 100 million log on in Africa

    Facebook targets advertisers as 100 million log on in Africa
    One in 10 Africans are logging on to Facebook every month, the world's No. 1 online social network said on Monday, presenting a new target audience for advertisers. Of those 100 million people, 80 percent are accessing the platform via mobiles on a...
  • Pistorius's next battle to avoid notorious C-Max jail

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - After his conviction on Friday for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius's next battle will be to stay outside the walls of the notorious...
  • South Africa prosecution authority 'disappointed' at Pistorius verdict

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's prosecuting authority said on Friday it was "disappointed" with the verdict in the trial of Oscar Pistorius after the athlete was found guilty of culpable homicide, but cleared of murder for the killing of his...
  • Congo's Ebola toll grows: At least 35 deaths suspected

    Congo's Ebola toll grows: At least 35 deaths suspected
    At least 35 people are believed to have died of Ebola in Central Africa, where 31 new cases have been reported since last week, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The outbreak in a remote northwestern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo...
  • Ebola patient Rick Sacra gets transfusions from survivor Kent Brantly

    Ebola patient Rick Sacra gets transfusions from survivor Kent Brantly
    Dr. Rick Sacra, an American missionary who contracted Ebola in Africa, has received blood plasma transfusions from Dr. Kent Brantly, a fellow missionary who has recovered from the disease, doctors involved in Sacra's treatment confirmed Thursday. Sacra,...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....
  • Dozens join hunger strike for release of Egypt political prisoners

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Dozens of Egyptians have begun a hunger strike to demand the release of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, a symbol of the 2011 uprising, and others they say are being unfairly detained in an effort to crush new-found freedoms. An Egyptian...
  • Attackers of Rwandan exile jailed for eight years in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Four men convicted of trying to kill an exiled critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame in South Africa were each jailed for eight years on Monday, though the magistrate said they were not the main culprits. Former Rwandan army...
  • U.N. says China not yet deploying peacekeepers in South Sudan

    JUBA (Reuters) - China will send 700 soldiers to a U.N. peacekeeping force in South Sudan later this year to protect civilians amid a rebellion in the African country, a U.N. official said on Wednesday, denying a report they were already being deployed....
  • A third Ebola patient will go to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta

    An Ebola patient will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment at Emory University Hospital’s isolation unit, the hospital said Monday. The patient is expected to arrive Tuesday morning and will be treated at the same facility where...