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  • British embassy in Cairo re-opens after nine-day hiatus

    The British Embassy in Cairo re-opened on Tuesday after suspending public services nine days ago for security reasons, the embassy said in a statement. "I am very grateful for the close co-operation from the Egyptian Government which has made this re-...
  • Factbox: ADM's and Olam's cocoa businesses

    Olam International Ltd's $1.3 billion deal to buy Archer Daniels Midland Co's cocoa business will create one of the world's top cocoa bean processors and traders, rivaling Barry Callebaut AG and Cargill Inc. With eight facilities from Singapore to the...
  • France tries to rally mistrustful African states against Boko Haram

    France will step in to help coordinate a regional taskforce against Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram, amid signs of mistrust among West African neighbors, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday. Boko Haram has stepped up attacks across...
  • Drug-resistant malaria: the world's next big health crisis?

    By Astrid Zweynert MIN SAW, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ka Lar Nar caught malaria for the sixth time when he was working away from home on his small farm in the jungle of south-eastern Myanmar but this time it was a lot harder to get rid of...
  • APG team's Liberia mission shifts as Ebola cases decrease

    APG team's Liberia mission shifts as Ebola cases decrease
    When the Army scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground arrived in Liberia six weeks ago, their commander said, it was not uncommon for rural Ebola patients to wait several days for blood test results. Laboratories in the capital of Monrovia were...
  • Spain arrests seven accused of recruiting women for Islamic State

    Spanish and Moroccan police have arrested seven people in a ongoing joint swoop on suspected efforts to recruit women to go to Syria and Iraq to support Islamic State insurgents, the Spanish Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. Spain is among a number of...
  • Mali ends last quarantines, could be Ebola-free next month

    Mali has released from quarantine the last 13 people being monitored for Ebola, and the country could be declared free of the virus next month if no further cases are recorded, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Mali has recorded six...
  • Britain reopens Cairo embassy, ending 9-day security closure

    The British Embassy in Cairo reopened Tuesday, nine days after shutting down over security concerns, but officials gave no immediate details about the nature of the threat that prompted the closure. In a statement posted on its website and emailed to...
  • Kenya shuts down 500 groups in anti-terrorism crackdown

    Kenya has shut down more than 500 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including 15 groups it said had links to financing terrorism, though critics said the government was silencing critics under the guise of security. Kenya has been hit by a spate of...
  • Uganda says begins sending ex-Congo rebels back home

    Uganda began sending home more than 1,000 fighters of a rebel group from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Tuesday after Kinshasa pressured it to return them to prevent them regrouping to fight again. Some 1,430 fighters are believed to have fled...
  • Kenyan runner Kipsang misses out of competition dope test

    Kenyan distance runner Wilson Kipsang missed an out-of-competition drugs test in November, Athletics Kenya (AK) said on Tuesday. AK said that according to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules, a missed test would be...