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  • Liberia declares a state of emergency in the wake of Ebola

    Liberia declares a state of emergency in the wake of Ebola
    Health workers in West Africa appealed for urgent help in controlling the world's worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia shut a hospital where several staff were infected, including a Spanish priest. Liberian President Ellen...
  • West Africa must confront political weaknesses to curb drugs trade: Obasanjo

    ACCRA (Reuters) - West Africa must openly confront its political and governance weaknesses to curb the growing drug trade in the region, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday. "West Africa is no longer only a transit zone of drugs...
  • South African lawmakers chant 'pay back the money' at Zuma

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's national assembly was brought to a halt on Thursday as far-left lawmakers noisily chanted "pay back the money" at President Jacob Zuma, after $23 million in public funds was spent on his home. Zuma was responding to...
  • Surviving Ebola: Africa cries out for healthcare boost

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Surviving sickness can make you stronger. So while a western corner of Africa writhes in the deadly grip of the Ebola virus, there are signs this emergency may serve as a wake-up call to strengthen spending and investment on...
  • Efforts to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa will take 'many months'

    Efforts to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa will take 'many months'
    International efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa will take many more months as crushing poverty, dysfunctional health systems and widespread fear continue to fuel the epidemic, according to world health officials. In a series of...
  • As Obama pushes more Africa trade, security concerns loom

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama wants to persuade Americans to look beyond Africa's image of hunger and disease as he hosts a first-of-its-kind meeting of leaders of nearly all of Africa's nations this week. But as he pushes Americans to invest...
  • Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa

    Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists who had planned trips to Africa this year, especially Asians, including to destinations thousands of miles from the nearest infected community such as Kenya and South Africa. Ebola, a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in second ODI

    BULAWAYO (Reuters) - South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the second one-day international at Queens Sports Club on Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series: South Africa 257 off 49.4 overs (F. du Plessis 55) v Zimbabwe 196 in 49.1...
  • U.S. speeds up human clinical trials for promising Ebola vaccine

    U.S. speeds up human clinical trials for promising Ebola vaccine
    Researchers at the National Institutes of Health are accelerating human clinical trials for what scientists hope is a promising new vaccine to combat the deadly Ebola virus. Phase 1 of the clinical trials, which were previously not expected to begin...