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  • South Windsor Drummer's Fundraiser To Fight Africa's Ebola Outbreak

    Rick Liegl was born and raised in Connecticut, but his heart belongs to West Africa. His fingers and palms are calloused from 20 years of playing the djembe, a traditional West African drum. He knows all the African markets in East Hartford, markets...
  • Egypt to host Gaza reconstruction conference on October 12

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will host a donors conference on the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip on October 12 in Cairo following the recent conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant movement Hamas, the Egyptian foreign minister said on Tuesday....
  • Lesotho military says "no coup", respects constitution

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Lesotho's armed forces denied attempting a coup against Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Saturday, saying they had moved against police elements suspected of planning to arm a political faction, an army spokesman said. "The...
  • Egypt court sentences Brotherhood leader, cleric to 20 years in jail

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced a leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and an Islamist cleric to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for attempting to kill two policemen, part of a government crackdown that has severely weakened the group....
  • Facebook targets advertisers as 100 million log on in Africa

    Facebook targets advertisers as 100 million log on in Africa
    One in 10 Africans are logging on to Facebook every month, the world's No. 1 online social network said on Monday, presenting a new target audience for advertisers. Of those 100 million people, 80 percent are accessing the platform via mobiles on a...
  • Foreign investment in Egypt doubles to over $6 billion in 2013/14

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Foreign direct investment into Egypt doubled to over $6 billion in the financial year that ended on June 30, Hassan Fahmy, head of Egypt's investment authority, told Reuters on Sunday. Egypt's economy has been battered by more than...
  • Arabs vow to confront Islamic State, cooperate with international efforts

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Arab League foreign ministers agreed on Sunday to take all necessary measures to confront Islamic State and cooperate with international, regional and national efforts to combat militants who have overrun swathes of Iraq and Syria. The...
  • Egypt charges ex-president Mursi with leaking state secrets to Qatar

    Egypt charges ex-president Mursi with leaking state secrets to Qatar
    Egypt charged ousted president Mohamed Mursi and nine others on Saturday with endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar, furthering a state crackdown on his outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Relations between...
  • Egypt orders arrest of men over 'gay marriage' video

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities have ordered the arrest of nine men who appeared in a video purporting to show the country's first gay marriage, accusing them of inciting debauchery and undermining public morals. Gay marriage is not legal in...
  • South Africa beat Australia by six wickets

    HARARE (Reuters) - South Africa beat Australia by six wickets in the final of the one-day international triangular series, also involving Zimbabwe, at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday. Scores: Australia 217-9 in 50 overs (A. Finch 54; D. Steyn 4-34)...
  • Lesotho leader says army attempted military coup: TV

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Saturday accused the country's army of attempting a coup against him, he told South African ENCA television station. "It is a military coup because it is led by the military. And the...