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South Sudan rebels change stance on Ugandan troops

South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peacekeeping force, a spokesman for the Ugandan government told Reuters on Friday.


Related Topix: World News, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, Salva Kiir, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

5 hrs ago |

MDC hints at anti-Mugabe protests

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday said his party could roll out protests against President Robert Mugabe's government over its inability to improve a flagging economy.


Related Topix: Zimbabwe, World News, Robert Mugabe, Movement for Democratic Change (Zimbabwe)

9 hrs ago | Daily Times

Mine collapse in Central African Republic kills 25 : August 22, 2014,

BANGUI At least 25 people have died in a collapse at a gold mine 60 km north of the Central African Republic town of Bambari, Ahmat Negat, spokesman for the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels, said on Friday.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News

14 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

Dead floppy drive: Kenyan company recycles global e-waste; lawmakers debate new ...

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts.


Related Topix: Kenya, World News,

17 hrs ago | CTV

Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases, both secondary

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News,

17 hrs ago | ABC News

Kenya: Man Says He Is Wanted Somali Terror Suspect

A Somali man in Kenyan police custody has admitted that he is Hassan Hanafi, who is wanted in Somalia for the killing of journalists, a senior Kenya police official said Friday.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News

19 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

Tunisia crackdown raises fears of rights rollback

Mosques are being closed, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists.


Related Topix: World News, Tunisia, Terrorism, Zine el Abidine Ben Ali,

23 hrs ago | Daily Times

WHO says 70 die from illness in Congo, denies Ebola link : August 22, 2014,

KINSHASA/DAKAR: At least 70 people have died in northern Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, denying that the illness was Ebola.


Related Topix: Democratic Republic of the Congo, World News,

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Scuffle between EFF, ANCYL at Parliament

Police had to break up a scuffle between EFF MPs and ANC Youth League national task team member Braam Hanekom at Parliament on Thursday.


Related Topix: South Africa, World News

The Daily Star

Children used as soldiers in South Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya: The U.N.'s top official for children and armed conflicts says the use of child soldiers and violence against children is commonplace in South Sudan's year of warfare.


Related Topix: World News, South Sudan, Kenya,


Tunisia, Cairo airport cancel Libya flights over security fears

Tunisia and Egypt's Cairo airport canceled most flights to and from Libya on Thursday, officials said, days after the Libyan government said unidentified war planes had attacked positions of armed groups in Tripoli.


Related Topix: World News, Libya, Tunisia,

The Washington Post

SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal

Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home.


Related Topix: South Africa, World News

HOT 107.9

Lions Take on Crocodile In African Reserve

A pack of lions got into a fight with an angry crocodile at the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.


Related Topix: Kenya, World News, Weird

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Two U.S. Ebola patients to be discharged

U.S. Ebola patients to be discharged; 1 to speak out Emory University Hospital announced early Thursday that it will discharge two Ebola patients.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Medicine, Liberia, World News, Infectious Diseases


American Doctor who had Ebola has Recovered

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Liberia, World News

Red Cross worker killed in Bangui clash

A local Red Cross worker was shot dead and at least 31 people were injured in fighting between militia and international peacekeepers in the capital of Central African Republic on Wednesday, emergency services said.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Al Jazeera

Liberian police open fire on Ebola protesters

Police in the Liberian capital have fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Baltimore Sun

Libya restarts oil exports from biggest port as fighting rages in Benghazi

Libya has restarted oil exports from its biggest port for the first time since the end of a year-long blockade, a boost to the central government which is struggling with a wave of clashes in the capital.


Related Topix: World News, Libya, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)

The Raw Story

Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer

It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer's claims to special powers.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News

WTOP-FM Washington

South Africa: Soap opera cast is fired

"Generations," a hugely popular soap opera in South Africa, first aired in 1993, a year before the nation's first all-race elections ended apartheid.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Soap Opera, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television