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  • 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...
  • Senegal's first Ebola case raises fear about virus' spread

    Senegal's first Ebola case raises fear about virus' spread
    Authorities in Senegal confirmed the country’s first Ebola case Friday, raising new fear about the disease’s spread through West Africa. The country, the fifth afflicted in what is already the worst Ebola outbreak on record, is a major hub...
  • Egyptian court sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life in prison

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, general guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and seven others to life in prison on Saturday for inciting violence during protests last year, judicial sources said. Badie had already...
  • 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...
  • Lesotho military says "no coup", respects constitution

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Lesotho's armed forces denied attempting a coup against Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Saturday, saying they had moved against police elements suspected of planning to arm a political faction, an army spokesman said. "The...
  • Lesotho leader says army attempted military coup: TV

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Saturday accused the country's army of attempting a coup against him, he told South African ENCA television station. "It is a military coup because it is led by the military. And the...
  • Pumas must learn to win matches, says coach Hourcade

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - South Africa were not better or stronger than Argentina, just more streetwise. The Pumas were unable to kill off the Springboks and let them wriggle free. "They were there for the knockout (blow) and we didn't deal it," Argentina...
  • Egypt calls for indefinite ceasefire in Gaza

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to accept an indefinite ceasefire and resume indirect talks in Cairo to end the Gaza crisis, Egypt's foreign ministry said in a statement. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had...
  • Economy is focus of US-African summit, but Ebola casts a shadow

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will welcome the leaders of nearly all of Africa's nations to Washington this week as part of a first-of-its-kind summit designed to boost economic ties between the United States and Africa. The U.S.-Africa Leaders...
  • West Africa Ebola deaths reach 1,427, World Health Organization says

    GENEVA The number of deaths from Ebola has risen to 1,427 in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. It said 2,615 suspected or confirmed cases had been reported in the region. Between Aug. 19 and 20, 142 new suspected and...
  • Gaza ceasefire to start at 1600 GMT: Egypt's state news agency

    CAIRO (Reuters) - A Gaza ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians will start at 1600 GMT (12.00 noon EDT), the state's MENA news agency said. Egypt's Foreign Ministry is expected to issue a more detailed statement on the new ceasefire deal soon,...