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  • Hundreds feared missing after boat sinks in Lake Tanganyika

    More than two hundred people were feared missing after a boat sank in Democratic Republic of Congo's waters on Lake Tanganyika on Thursday night, a senior Tanzanian official said on Sunday. Amid what it said were conflicting reports of the death toll,...
  • Moscow opposes Western requests to fire Russian at Darfur mission: envoys

    Russia has opposed requests by the United States, Britain and France for the firing of a key Russian official from a troubled peacekeeping mission in Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region, U.N. diplomatic sources said.     The three Western powers have...
  • Libya's largest oil export port closed due to clashes: oil official

    Libya's eastern Es Sider oil export port, the country's biggest, has been shut due to fighting nearby between forces representing the country's competing governments, an oil official said on Sunday. Air strikes on Saturday by forces loyal to Libya's...
  • Egypt denies entry to U.S. analyst, with no reason given

    A U.S. think tank analyst and former diplomat who has written articles critical of Egypt's government said she was blocked from entering the country to attend a conference on Saturday. Michele Dunne, a former diplomat once posted to Cairo and a senior...
  • American scholar denied entry to Egypt

    American scholar denied entry to Egypt
    A well-known American scholar and former diplomat who has been a vocal critic of Egypt’s authoritarian government said Saturday she had been turned away at Cairo’s international airport – the latest instance of an academic running...
  • Michel du Cille dies at 58; photojournalist won Pulitzer three times

    Michel du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner whose compassionate pictures captured the human cost of war, natural disasters, disease and broken government programs, died Thursday in Liberia while covering the Ebola epidemic for the Washington Post....
  • Sudan's Bashir claims victory over ICC after court shelves Darfur probe

    Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir claimed victory over the International Criminal Court on Saturday after it shelved further investigation of war crimes in Darfur, and reaffirmed his hard line on the rebel region. The Hague-based court indicted Bashir...
  • Top Moroccan Helmer Nour-Eddine Lakhmari Faces 'Burnout' in 2015

    After a 22-year stint in Norway, helmer Nour-Eddine Lakhmari returned to his native Morocco at the end of the 1990s. Since his return his TV and film projects have changed the country's media landscape. He has staunch supporters, especially amongst young...
  • Sierra Leone to ban Xmas parties, plans "surge" to curb Ebola spread

    Sierra Leone plans to ban parties and other festivities over the Christmas and New Year's holidays and to launch a "surge" to cut the risk of Ebola spreading further in the West African country now with the most infections, officials said on Friday....
  • Sierra Leone bans Christmas celebrations in bid to halt Ebola virus

    Sierra Leone bans Christmas celebrations in bid to halt Ebola virus
    Authorities in Sierra Leone have banned public Christmas and New Year’s celebrations in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola, according to local news reports. Paolo Conteh, who heads the country’s national Ebola response, said troops would be...
  • Marco Rubio: Focus debate in Congress on defeating the Islamic State

    Marco Rubio: Focus debate in Congress on defeating the Islamic State
    It is clear that our efforts to defeat the Islamic State have been inadequate. Half-measures will not work against a growing threat from radical Islamists that are uniting fractured terrorist groups around the world under one banner. Over the past six...