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  • Ebola fear puts Sierra Leone vice president in quarantine

    Ebola fear puts Sierra Leone vice president in quarantine
    Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana is set to become acting president later Sunday when President Ernest Bai Koroma leaves Sierra...
  • Bomb kills 2 near police station in southern Egypt

    An Egyptian security official says a bomb went off near a police station and mosque in the southern city of Aswan, killing two civilians and wounding a soldier and four others. He said the crude bomb went off near an electrical transformer on a road that...
  • Crowd kills girl suspected to be suicide bomber in Nigeria

    A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market. A second suspect, also a teenage girl, was arrested at Muda Lawal,...
  • Egypt's president in Saudi Arabia for talks with new king

    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi visited Saudi Arabia on Sunday for his first policy meeting with the country's king ahead of a conference aimed at shoring up financial support from wealthy Gulf states for Egypt's battered economy. A Saudi...
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday

    President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe marked his 91st birthday by speaking for more than an hour on his feet Saturday, delivering a characteristically defiant speech in which he threatened to take over land and animal sanctuaries still in the hands of...
  • Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

    An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government. The ruling is unlikely to have any immediate...
  • Court ruling in Egypt is another setback for parliamentary elections

    Court ruling in Egypt is another setback for parliamentary elections
    Egypt’s parliamentary elections, already behind schedule, face new delays after a court ruled Sunday that portions of the election law are unconstitutional. The voting had been set to start March 21 and continue into the following month. The...
  • Coalition balks at signing peace accord for northern Mali

    A coalition of armed opposition groups says it's not ready to sign a peace accord for restive northern Mali. International mediators, some regional groups and Mali's government signed the accord Sunday, after nine months of peace negotiations hosted by...
  • Italy resumes Navy exercise amid new tensions over Libya

    The Italian Navy is resuming exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, including near the coast of Libya, amid concerns about rapidly deteriorating security in the North African nation. The exercise will begin on Monday. It includes anti-submarine, anti-...
  • Egypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional

    An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliamentary elections scheduled to start later this month. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in...
  • Fear of Ebola led to murder - and a whole village was punished

    The lecture about the dangers of Ebola had just begun, but the village had heard enough. A group of women started chanting, to warn the others against the visitors, "They are coming to kill you." A mob of men masked their faces, waved machetes and...