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  • Somali leader sees Islamist rebels out of towns by year-end

    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Somalia's president said on Thursday a military campaign would push Islamist al Shabaab fighters out of all towns and major territories by the end of the year, though the militants would still be able to mount guerrilla attacks.
  • Burkina Faso names army colonel Zida as prime minister

    Burkina Faso names army colonel Zida as prime minister
    OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso named Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida as prime minister on Wednesday, four days after he restored the country's constitution under pressure from the African Union and the West. Zida declared himself head of state on...

    As Ebola fight grows, some countries are noticeably absent

    WASHINGTON Despite the United States' diplomatic arm-twisting, international health experts are warning that the international response to the deadly Ebola outbreak remains dangerously inadequate to meet the needs on the ground. The experts point to a...

    Burkina Faso president's attempt to extend 27-year rule backfires

    One of Africa's longest-serving leaders, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, was forced to dissolve his government Thursday after severely misreading popular anger over his attempt to extend his 27 years in power. Compaore declared a national...

    Some Ebola health workers get cold reception upon return home

    Some Ebola health workers get cold reception upon return home
    They're the front-line soldiers: doctors and nurses like New York physician Craig Spencer who leave their families and friends, travel to help sick and dying people in a strange country and confront a dangerous virus. Without them there is no fight...