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  • African Nations Cup finals qualifiers

    (Reuters) - The 16 countries who have qualified for the African Nations Cup Finals, which will be held in Equatorial Guinea from Jan. 17 to Feb. 8. Equatorial Guinea (hosts) Ghana Ivory Coast Cameroon Algeria Mali Cape Verde Islands South Africa...
  • Holders Nigeria out as final Nations Cup field settled

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Holders Nigeria were bundled out of the African Nations Cup qualifiers on Wednesday as the final six places for the 2015 finals were decided. Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, the Ivory Coast and Mali all made...
  • U.N. blacklists Libya's Ansar al-Sharia, involved in Benghazi attack

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday blacklisted two branches of the Islamist extremist group Ansar al-Sharia in Libya, which Washington says was behind the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three...
  • Cuban doctor sick with Ebola to be flown to Geneva for treatment

    GENEVA A Cuban doctor who was infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being flown to Switzerland for treatment, diplomats and World Health Organization officials said Wednesday. A WHO official said the agency recommended the evacuation of the...
  • Cuban doctor with Ebola is stable, fever reduced: official

    Cuban doctor with Ebola is stable, fever reduced: official
    The Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Sierra Leone was in stable condition with a reduced fever and no further complications, a Cuban health official said Wednesday. The doctor, Felix Baez, 43, cannot recall any mistake in...
  • Clashes near Egypt's border with Gaza kill 10 civilians: sources

    ISMAILIA Egypt (Reuters) - Ten civilians were killed overnight during fighting between the army and Islamist militants near Egypt's border with Gaza, where the military has launched a crackdown in recent weeks, security and medical sources said on...
  • Egypt welcomes Saudi call to mend ties with Qatar

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt welcomed a Saudi call on Wednesday to back an agreement among Gulf Arab states that ended an eight-month dispute over Qatar's support for the Muslim Brotherhood and promotion of Arab Spring revolts. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab...
  • Ebola's impact on Africa economy might be less than feared: World Bank

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The cost of the Ebola epidemic for Sub-Saharan Africa's economy is likely to be closer to $3 billion-$4 billion and not the worst-case scenario of $32 billion, the World Bank's chief economist for the continent said on Wednesday....
  • Egypt expects new African trade bloc in December: minister

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Three African economic blocs will merge into a new 27-nation free-trade zone under an agreement to be signed in Cairo next month, uniting markets worth 58 percent of the continent's economic activity, Egypt's industry and trade...
  • Liberia has upper hand over Ebola but support must continue: president

    DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Wednesday that her government has the upper hand in the fight against Ebola, but warned against complacency or any reduction in international support. Liberia's death toll from the...
  • Illumina teams with U.S. government, researchers to sequence Ebola

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Gene sequencing equipment maker Illumina has teamed up with the U.S. government and academic researchers at the Broad Institute in Boston to train scientists in West Africa to improve tracking of how the Ebola virus is mutating in...