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Africa

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Egypt denies entry to U.S. analyst, with no reason given

    A U.S. think tank analyst and former diplomat who has written articles critical of Egypt's government said she was blocked from entering the country to attend a conference on Saturday. Michele Dunne, a former diplomat once posted to Cairo and a senior...
  • 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...
  • U.N. says forces in Sudan's Darfur won't leave amid rising violence

    A joint United Nations-African Union (UNAMID) peacekeeping mission in Darfur is unlikely to bow to Sudan's request to leave the region when the situation there appears to be worsening, the head of the U.N. peacekeeping forces said on Monday. Sudan said...
  • 'Kony 2012' group Invisible Children is shutting down

    Invisible Children, the human rights group behind the “Kony 2012” video, announced Monday that it is shutting down its San Diego headquarters and winding down its operations. The group, founded in 2004 and best known for its 2012 viral video...
  • France urges closer regional collaboration against Nigeria's Boko Haram

    France's defense minister on Monday called for Nigeria and its neighbors to set up a military liaison committee to better coordinate their response to the growing regional threat posed by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Nigeria's Boko Haram...