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Africa

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  • Film Review: 'Democrats'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Long the subject of international uproar but comparatively little analysis, the quasi-Kafkaesque administration holding Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's corrupt dictatorship in place finally gets the first-hand scrutiny...
  • Plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people out of 119 cases: WHO

    GENEVA (Reuters) - An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people out of 119 confirmed cases in Madagascar since late August and there is a risk of the disease spreading rapidly in the capital, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. So far...
  • New York, Missouri patients test negative for Ebola virus

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two travelers who returned recently from separate West Africa trips tested negative for Ebola on Thursday at hospitals in New York and Missouri and will stay under observation while awaiting additional confirmation of the results,...
  • Egypt's Sisi says pardon for Al Jazeera journalists 'being discussed'

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested on Thursday he was considering pardoning journalists of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television station jailed in his country for nearly a year on charges of aiding a "terrorist...
  • Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches toward open war

    ISMAILIA Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with Islamist militants that turned the daily trip to lessons into a "journey of death". Local people say...
  • Morocco says Burkina Faso's Compaore to stay for limited period

    RABAT (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's former president Blaise Compaore, who was toppled in a popular uprising last month, will stay in Morocco for a limited period after fleeing his country, the Moroccan government said on Friday. On Thursday, Compaore left...
  • Zimbabwe stadium church service stampede kills 11: police

    HARARE (Reuters) - Eleven people were killed and dozens injured in a stampede at a stadium in Zimbabwe, as thousands of people at a church service tried to leave through the same exit, police said on Friday. Around 30,000 people packed into a stadium...
  • WHO declares end of separate Ebola outbreak in Congo

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Friday that an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo was over after no people showed symptoms for two incubation periods since the last case. The outbreak, the seventh...
  • Jihadi wave tests Tunisia's young democracy

    SOUSSE Tunisia (Reuters) - Tunisians were used to seeing Nidhal Selmi belting around a stadium, proudly sporting his country's red and white colors as a defender on the national football squad. So it was a shock when he appeared in a camouflage jacket...
  • Human threat: Greed and oil take a toll on gorillas and elephants

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, Nov. 20: A lethal combination of corrupt African officials, an oil company and Chinese consumers with little conscience are threatening many of Africa's wild animals....
  • In Mali's desert French troops hunt al Qaeda well by well

    NORTH OF TIMBUKTU Mali (Reuters) - If the French army and its allies are to keep al Qaeda at bay in the desert of northern Mali they must stop them seizing the biggest prizes in the sea of white sand - the wells. So this month a column of soldiers from...