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  • Official: Ebola survivor may have infected new Liberia case

    A woman who tested positive for Ebola in Liberia last week is dating a survivor of the disease, a health official said Tuesday, offering a possible explanation for how she became the country's first confirmed case in weeks. Ebola is typically transmitted...
  • South Sudan lawmakers extend president's term by 3 years

    Lawmakers in South Sudan on Tuesday voted to extend the tenure of President Salva Kiir by three years, a move the government had said was necessary for stability amid an ongoing rebellion led by a former deputy president. The measure, passed by more than...
  • Tunisia could be a model for what works in the Mideast

    The tragic terrorist attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis last week put Tunisia on the map again, but for the wrong reasons. Although the nation faces serious terrorist threats from the spillover violence in Libya, Islamic State recruitment and Al...
  • WHO denies politics swayed Ebola emergency declaration

    The World Health Organization denied Monday that politics swayed the decision to declare an international emergency over the spread of the Ebola virus last year, despite evidence senior staffers repeatedly discussed the diplomatic and economic fallout...
  • 'Godfather' money rules Nigeria vote as lawmakers outearn Obama

    ABUJA, Nigeria When Okey Onwa decided to run for a seat in Nigeria's House of Representatives, a ruling party leader laid out the terms to the 52-year-old lawyer. He would have to pay 2 million naira ($10,048) as an expression of interest and sign...
  • Jailed Swazi critic put in solitary confinement

    A jailed critic of the Swaziland government has been put in solitary confinement following the online dissemination of a letter in which he describes tough conditions in prison, his wife and supporters said Tuesday. The letter by jailed lawyer Thulani...
  • Group: 7 killed in munitions explosion in South Sudan

    A munitions explosion killed seven people and injured a child in South Sudan's Unity state, the aid group Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday. The stockpile of unexploded ordnance, leftover from clashes between government forces and rebels last year,...
  • Morocco central bank predicts improved growth for 2015

    Morocco's central bank predicts the country's economy will grow 5 percent in 2015 amid a string of positive indicators boosted by lower oil prices. The quarterly report by the Bank Al-Maghreb released Tuesday said growth would be buoyed by a strong...
  • Egypt, Ethiopia hope for long-term Nile River cooperation

    The leaders of Ethiopia and Egypt said on Tuesday that they are hopeful talks over sharing Nile River waters will end in agreement. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told reporters in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, where he is on an...
  • UN calls for Libya unity government, presidential council

    The United Nations wants to keep Libya's elected parliament and set up a unity government led by independents, it announced Tuesday in a statement outlining its proposed solution to a conflict that has effectively split the country in half. The...
  • Ken Owen, former South African editor, dies

    "All offended?" former South African newspaper editor Ken Owen asked an audience of friends and family in a speech marking his 80th birthday. Owen, a tenacious force in journalism in the last years of white racist rule, delivered trademark zingers at the...