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  • With big projects, Ethiopia shedding famine stereotype

    Ethiopia's planned new airport on the outskirts of the capital is still years from becoming a reality but Tewodros Dawit can already envision how grand it will look. "The airport we are planning to build is going to be huge. Very huge," Tewodros said one...
  • UN Security Council keeps in place Libya arms embargo

    The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously approved a resolution on Libya that keeps in place an arms embargo which the country's Western-recognized government says is hurting efforts to defend itself against the rise of the Islamic State group. The...
  • Battle-weary Nigerians hope for change as election nears

    Hours before Boko Haram invaded the northeast Nigerian community of Gwoza in August, the Nigerian army left town. Members of the Islamist militant group proceeded from house to house killing men, boys and even babies. Desperate, Maria Ibrahim dressed...
  • Day before critical election, Nigerian military claims to destroy Boko Haram HQ

    Nigeria's military claims it has destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram in northeastern Gwoza town and driven the insurgents from all three northeastern states that had been an extremist stronghold. It was not possible to verify Friday's victory that...
  • Laguna Beach man to run Tanzania educational foundation

     Laguna Beach man to run Tanzania educational foundation
    From his days at Laguna Beach High School, it wasn't hard to predict that Jake Wheeler might have a positive influence on the world. Wheeler was the school's student body president and male athlete of the year. After graduating in 2004, he went on to...
  • Ebola virus vaccine developed by bird flu scientist

    Another vaccine has joined the race against the often fatal Ebola virus, and this one was developed by a group led by a University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist internationally known for his bird flu research. The whole virus vaccine that Yoshihiro...
  • Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force

    Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots,...
  • UN refugee agency condemns LRA's kidnapping of Congolese

    The U.N. refugee agency condemned on Friday the kidnapping of several Congolese refugees by the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group. LRA fighters kidnapped 16 people last weekend who had been working in their fields in Congo, just over the border from...
  • Ebola virus not mutating as quickly as feared

    Ebola virus not mutating as quickly as feared
    Throughout the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, health officials have feared that widespread transmission would give rise to an even more virulent and contagious form of the virus. However, new research published Thursday in the journal Science suggests...
  • UN approves cutting Congo peacekeeping force by 2,000

    The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday that cuts the U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo by 2,000, a far smaller reduction than what Congo President Joseph Kabila has wanted. The resolution defies Kabila's wish that the U.N.'...
  • In shadow of Boko Haram, Cameroon combats extremism at home

    With radical Islamic insurgents on its doorstep, Cameroon is trying to head off unrest at home by quelling any signs of the extremism that has roiled neighboring Nigeria. In recent months, Cameroon has arrested dozens of imams and their followers accused...