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  • Liberia calls for Ebola 'Marshall Plan' to rebuild economies

    Liberia's president on Tuesday called for an Ebola "Marshall Plan" to help rebuild economies in West African nations devastated by the virus. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said that "we need our international partners to remain committed to us," as the number of...
  • Buhari gains from tough-guy image as Boko Haram wounds Nigeria

    LAGOS, Nigeria A party atmosphere descended on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri as thousands lined the roads to welcome opposition presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari with chants of "Only Buhari" in the Hausa language. Buhari's campaign...
  • Egypt court suspends legislative election after court ruling

    An Egyptian court suspended the country's upcoming parliamentary elections Tuesday, following an earlier Supreme Constitutional Court ruling deeming laws regulating the vote unconstitutional. The decision by Judge Yahia Dakrouri of the Administrative...
  • UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase

    The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000. U.N. experts said Monday that the spread of the disease in Guinea, Liberia...
  • HIV strain came from gorillas, study finds

    HIV strain came from gorillas, study finds
    Western lowland gorillas in southern Cameroon appear to be the source for the second-most-lethal category of the immunodeficiency virus that crossed into humans, a new study suggests. The category, called HIV-1 group O, has not been nearly as...
  • New attack in disputed region claimed by Sudan, South Sudan

    The United Nations reported another deadly attack Monday in the oil-rich region of Abyei that's claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan. It was the fourth attack in two months in the disputed area, signaling a deterioration of security. The status of...
  • Bomb blast in downtown Cairo kills 1, wounds 10 people

    A midday bomb blast in a boulevard in downtown Cairo killed one person and wounded 10 on Monday, the health ministry said. Shortly afterward, a little-known group claimed responsibility for the attack. The bomb was hidden under a car parked near the High...
  • Boko Haram video shows 2 beheaded men accused of spying

    The latest video from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremist group shows the bodies of two beheaded men accused of spying, and copies some of the hallmarks of propaganda from the Islamic State group. The SITE intelligence group said the video called...
  • New Saudi king meets Turkey leader amid thaw in relations

    In a meeting that marks a thaw in diplomatic ties, King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday discussed regional issues such as the ongoing war in Syria, Iran nuclear talks and turmoil in Yemen. Relations between the two countries...
  • Namibian president wins African leadership prize

    Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for African leadership, the first African leader deemed worthy of the honor since 2011. While Africa's dictators and long-serving rulers garner much attention and news coverage, the $5...
  • Texas oil company: Sahara offshore test well not commercial

    Dallas-based Kosmos Energy said Monday its exploration well off the coast of the disputed Western Sahara territory has not yielded a commercial find and will be plugged, though the search would continue. The discovery postpones the thorny question of...