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  • 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...
  • WHO endorses blood transfusions to combat Ebola, despite skepticism

    WHO endorses blood transfusions to combat Ebola, despite skepticism
    As medical researchers struggle to produce desperately needed drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization on Friday endorsed an old-school remedy that is already abundant in Africa — the blood of people who have survived...
  • U.S. seeks to speed up production of Ebola drug

    U.S. seeks to speed up production of Ebola drug
    With the Ebola outbreak threatening to spiral out of control, U.S. officials unveiled a multimillion-dollar plan Tuesday aimed at getting a promising drug out of American research labs and into African hospitals and clinics more quickly. The...
  • Libyan government says has lost control of most Tripoli ministries

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya's government said it has lost control of most ministries and state institutions located in Tripoli after rival armed groups took over the capital. Last month, senior officials and the elected parliament moved to the remote eastern...
  • 4th Ebola victim to arrive in U.S. Tuesday

    4th Ebola victim to arrive in U.S. Tuesday
     A fourth Ebola patient will be flown to the United States by air ambulance from West Africa to receive treatment for the deadly disease, hospital officials in Atlanta said on Monday. The patient is expected to arrive at Emory University Hospital early...
  • U.S., Britain to send troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa

    U.S., Britain to send troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa
    The United States and Britain are sending troops and equipment to West Africa to help curb the spread of Ebola, officials said Monday, as the World Health Organization warned that the outbreak is outstripping the capacity to respond in one of the worst-...
  • South Windsor Drummer's Fundraiser To Fight Africa's Ebola Outbreak

    Rick Liegl was born and raised in Connecticut, but his heart belongs to West Africa. His fingers and palms are calloused from 20 years of playing the djembe, a traditional West African drum. He knows all the African markets in East Hartford, markets...
  • Egypt to host Gaza reconstruction conference on October 12

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will host a donors conference on the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip on October 12 in Cairo following the recent conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant movement Hamas, the Egyptian foreign minister said on Tuesday....
  • 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...