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  • APG team's Liberia mission shifts as Ebola cases decrease

    APG team's Liberia mission shifts as Ebola cases decrease
    When the Army scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground arrived in Liberia six weeks ago, their commander said, it was not uncommon for rural Ebola patients to wait several days for blood test results. Laboratories in the capital of Monrovia were...
  • Spain arrests seven accused of recruiting women for Islamic State

    Spanish and Moroccan police have arrested seven people in a ongoing joint swoop on suspected efforts to recruit women to go to Syria and Iraq to support Islamic State insurgents, the Spanish Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. Spain is among a number of...
  • Mali ends last quarantines, could be Ebola-free next month

    Mali has released from quarantine the last 13 people being monitored for Ebola, and the country could be declared free of the virus next month if no further cases are recorded, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Mali has recorded six...
  • Britain reopens Cairo embassy, ending 9-day security closure

    The British Embassy in Cairo reopened Tuesday, nine days after shutting down over security concerns, but officials gave no immediate details about the nature of the threat that prompted the closure. In a statement posted on its website and emailed to...
  • Kenya shuts down 500 groups in anti-terrorism crackdown

    Kenya has shut down more than 500 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including 15 groups it said had links to financing terrorism, though critics said the government was silencing critics under the guise of security. Kenya has been hit by a spate of...
  • Uganda says begins sending ex-Congo rebels back home

    Uganda began sending home more than 1,000 fighters of a rebel group from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Tuesday after Kinshasa pressured it to return them to prevent them regrouping to fight again. Some 1,430 fighters are believed to have fled...
  • 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....
  • U.N. says forces in Sudan's Darfur won't leave amid rising violence

    A joint United Nations-African Union (UNAMID) peacekeeping mission in Darfur is unlikely to bow to Sudan's request to leave the region when the situation there appears to be worsening, the head of the U.N. peacekeeping forces said on Monday. Sudan said...
  • 'Kony 2012' group Invisible Children is shutting down

    Invisible Children, the human rights group behind the “Kony 2012” video, announced Monday that it is shutting down its San Diego headquarters and winding down its operations. The group, founded in 2004 and best known for its 2012 viral video...
  • France urges closer regional collaboration against Nigeria's Boko Haram

    France's defense minister on Monday called for Nigeria and its neighbors to set up a military liaison committee to better coordinate their response to the growing regional threat posed by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Nigeria's Boko Haram...