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  • Insight: How aggressive lending came back to bite South African bank Abil

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Unemployed South African construction worker Daniel isn't sure how he fell so deeply in debt. All he knows is that African Bank Investments , which was bailed out this month, kept offering him money and he kept taking. "I can't...
  • Ebola delays Elmhurst couple's volunteer work in Africa

    Ebola delays Elmhurst couple's volunteer work in Africa
    The scourge of Ebola in Africa is putting a dream an Elmhurst couple have nurtured for several years on hold — for now. Two years after selling their house, quitting their jobs and completing eight weeks of rigorous training, Mike and Susan...
  • Senegal's first Ebola case raises fear about virus' spread

    Senegal's first Ebola case raises fear about virus' spread
    Authorities in Senegal confirmed the country’s first Ebola case Friday, raising new fear about the disease’s spread through West Africa. The country, the fifth afflicted in what is already the worst Ebola outbreak on record, is a major hub...
  • Egyptian court sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life in prison

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, general guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and seven others to life in prison on Saturday for inciting violence during protests last year, judicial sources said. Badie had already...
  • Ebola causing huge damage to West Africa economies

    Ebola causing huge damage to West Africa economies
    The worst ever Ebola outbreak is causing enormous damage to West African economies as foreign businessmen quit the region, the African Development Bank said, while a leading medical charity branded the international response "entirely inadequate". As...
  • Death toll in West Africa Ebola epidemic rises to 1,427: WHO

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has led to 1,427 deaths out of 2,615 known cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. In its latest update, the WHO reported 142 new laboratory-confirmed, probable or suspected cases of...
  • Nearly 2,000 Europe-bound migrants have drowned this year-UN

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 2,000 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East have drowned in the Mediterranean this year, most of them in the past three months as they tried to reach Europe from Libya, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday....
  • Gamers helping in Ebola research

    SEATTLE Months before the recent Ebola outbreak erupted in Western Africa, killing more than a thousand people, scientists at the University of Washington's Institute for Protein Design were looking for a way to stop the deadly virus. For inspiration,...
  • Gaza ceasefire to start at 1600 GMT: Egypt's state news agency

    CAIRO (Reuters) - A Gaza ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians will start at 1600 GMT (12.00 noon EDT), the state's MENA news agency said. Egypt's Foreign Ministry is expected to issue a more detailed statement on the new ceasefire deal soon,...
  • At least 19 killed in bus crash in Egypt's Luxor: state media

    CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 19 people were killed when two minibuses fell into a canal near Egypt's tourist city of Luxor early on Tuesday, state-run newspaper Al Ahram reported. The accident came less than a week after at least 38 people were killed...
  • Four beheaded corpses found in Egypt's Sinai: security sources

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Four beheaded corpses were found by residents of a town in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, security sources said, blaming Islamist militants waging an insurgency against Cairo. The security sources in Sinai and Cairo, said...