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Africa

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  • Yemen rescuers sought U.S., British hostages in raid

    An American, a Briton and a South African were among several hostages Yemeni forces sought to free from al Qaeda this week, the defense ministry said on its website, describing a raid that a U.S. defense official said also involved U.S. special forces....
  • Burkina Faso's transitional government to review mine permits

    Burkina Faso's transitional government will review some mine contracts signed under former President Blaise Compaore, responding to concerns that exploration permits were granted in opaque conditions, new mines minister Colonel Boubacar Ba said. Gold...
  • Falling oil prices deal bigger economic blow to Africa than Ebola

    Plunging world oil prices have dealt a blow to Africa far greater - in purely economic terms - than Ebola, setting back investment in exploration and plans to industrialize. The highest profile victim so far has been Africa's top producer, Nigeria, which...
  • Stranded Kenyan workers demand evacuation after Islamist attack

    Scores of teachers and civil servants were stranded at a remote Kenyan airstrip on Thursday, demanding evacuation and protection five days after Islamist gunmen killed 28 non-Muslim bus passengers in the surrounding border region near Somalia. Somalia'...
  • Cameroon army says frees 16 hostages, including Polish priest

    The Cameroonian army has freed 16 hostages, including Polish Catholic priest Mateusz Dziedzic, who were abducted by rebels from Central African Republic last month, Cameroon's government said on Wednesday. However, the rebel force, the Democratic Front...
  • South Korea to fly medical workers to Europe if infected fighting Ebola

    South Korea said on Wednesday that Britain had agreed to evacuate any South Korean medical workers who may be infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working at a British-run clinic in Sierra Leone for treatment. Seoul will send a team of 10...
  • Zimbabwe vice president on the brink of losing party position

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party has barred his embattled deputy Joice Mujuru from contesting a seat in its highest decision-making organ, further undermining her chances of succeeding the veteran leader. State media has...
  • Turkey condemns Tripoli air strikes claimed by Libyan government

    Turkey on Wednesday condemned air strikes claimed by the Libyan government on an airport in Tripoli controlled by a rival administration, setting it at odds with the country's internationally-recognized authorities. Turkey appointed a special...
  • Sao Tome ex-president's son returns to prime minister's job

    Patrice Trovoada, the son of Sao Tome and Principe's former President Miguel Trovoada, has been reappointed prime minister of the tiny island nation following his party's sweeping victory in parliamentary polls last month, a presidential decree stated....
  • U.S. issues travel warning for Djibouti over terror threat

    The United States has issued a warning to travelers citing "specific threats from terrorism" aimed at Western and local interests in the east African nation of Djibouti. Djibouti hosts U.S. and French military bases and is an ally in the U.S.-led fight...
  • Libya's recognized government says sending its own OPEC delegation

    Libya's internationally-recognized government based in the east will send its own delegation to a meeting of OPEC oil producers in Vienna, a spokesman said on Wednesday. "A delegation of three persons has been formed to represent Libya at the OPEC...