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    Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history

    Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history


    Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is the worst in the country's recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry...

    Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is the worst in the country's recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said.
    Head-on bus crash kills 47 in Zimbabwe

    Head-on bus crash kills 47 in Zimbabwe


    A head-on collision between two buses has killed 47 people, where road accidents are common due to poor roads and bad...

    A head-on collision between two buses has killed 47 people, where road accidents are common due to poor roads and bad driving.
    Ebola outbreak may be beyond control - CDC

    Ebola outbreak may be beyond control - CDC


    The Ebola outbreak in conflict-ridden Congo has become so serious that international public health experts need to consider the possibility that it cannot be brought under control and instead will become entrenched, Centres for Disease Control and...

    The Ebola outbreak in conflict-ridden Congo has become so serious that international public health experts need to consider the possibility that it cannot be brought under control and instead will become entrenched, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield says.
    Armed separatists kidnap 79 pupils in Cameroon

    Armed separatists kidnap 79 pupils in Cameroon


    Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said...


    Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said Monday.
    Nigerian army defends shooting protesters by citing Trump's migrant caravan remarks

    Nigerian army defends shooting protesters by citing Trump's migrant caravan remarks


    When US President Donald Trump suggested that US service members could open fire at the thousands of migrants currently on their way to the American border, he likely wanted to reach two audiences: voters demanding a hard-line stance on immigration and...

    When US President Donald Trump suggested that US service members could open fire at the thousands of migrants currently on their way to the American border, he likely wanted to reach two audiences: voters demanding a hard-line stance on immigration and the migrants making their way through Mexico.
    South African police pilot allegedly lands in carpark just to buy KFC

    South African police pilot allegedly lands in carpark just to buy KFC


    South African Police Service are investigating claims one of its pilots made a landing in an Eastern Cape carpark to buy KFC for his...

    South African Police Service are investigating claims one of its pilots made a landing in an Eastern Cape carpark to buy KFC for his lunch.
    Ethiopia elects first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde

    Ethiopia elects first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde


    Ethiopian lawmakers unanimously elected the country's first female president on Thursday, days after approving one of the world's few "gender-balanced" Cabinets as the country's dramatic reforms...

    Ethiopian lawmakers unanimously elected the country's first female president on Thursday, days after approving one of the world's few "gender-balanced" Cabinets as the country's dramatic reforms continue.
    At least 7 killed, almost 80 injured in Morocco train derailment

    At least 7 killed, almost 80 injured in Morocco train derailment


    At least seven people died and nearly 80 were injured after a shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital to a town farther north on the Atlantic coast derailed, authorities at the accident site...


    At least seven people died and nearly 80 were injured after a shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital to a town farther north on the Atlantic coast derailed, authorities at the accident site said.
    US wildlife official under fire for killing animals on African hunting trip

    US wildlife official under fire for killing animals on African hunting trip


    An Idaho Fish and Game Commission member is being criticised by some after he shared photos of himself posing with a family of baboons, including young baboons, he killed while hunting in...

    An Idaho Fish and Game Commission member is being criticised by some after he shared photos of himself posing with a family of baboons, including young baboons, he killed while hunting in Africa.
    Cairo's Brooke Hospital is helping the horses that serve tourists

    Cairo's Brooke Hospital is helping the horses that serve tourists


    It's blindingly hot on the Nile and our river boat has just docked for a visit to one of Egypt's most beautifully preserved temples, the Temple of...

    It's blindingly hot on the Nile and our river boat has just docked for a visit to one of Egypt's most beautifully preserved temples, the Temple of Edfu.
    Super Fund warns fertiliser co-operative Ballance over phosphate

    Super Fund warns fertiliser co-operative Ballance over phosphate


    The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has joined the chorus of pressure on fertiliser co-operative Ballance over using Western Sahara...

    The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has joined the chorus of pressure on fertiliser co-operative Ballance over using Western Sahara phosphate.
    55 people dead in bus crash in western Kenya

    55 people dead in bus crash in western Kenya


    Fifty-five people were killed when their bus left the road, rolled down a slope and crashed in western Kenya, an official said on Wednesday, with the roof of the bus ripped...

    Fifty-five people were killed when their bus left the road, rolled down a slope and crashed in western Kenya, an official said on Wednesday, with the roof of the bus ripped off.
    EgyptAir seeks to shift blame for Drew Barrymore interview

    EgyptAir seeks to shift blame for Drew Barrymore interview


    EgyptAir is trying to shift the blame to a local advertising agency for a bizarre article in its in-flight magazine purportedly based on an interview with actress Drew...

    EgyptAir is trying to shift the blame to a local advertising agency for a bizarre article in its in-flight magazine purportedly based on an interview with actress Drew Barrymore.
    At least 50 dead, 100 burned in Congo tanker truck fire

    At least 50 dead, 100 burned in Congo tanker truck fire


    At least 50 people are dead and more than 100 left with second-degree burns after a tanker truck in Congo collided with a bus and, as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel, caught fire, witnesses and officials...

    At least 50 people are dead and more than 100 left with second-degree burns after a tanker truck in Congo collided with a bus and, as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel, caught fire, witnesses and officials said.
    Melania Trump's Africa trip scripted to avoid major stumbles

    Melania Trump's Africa trip scripted to avoid major stumbles


    ​First lady Melania Trump went into full tourist mode on Friday in Kenya. The garb was "safari casual." The venue was a sanctuary for baby elephants. The overall effect was photo-friendly, just a tad awkward and without any major...

    ​First lady Melania Trump went into full tourist mode on Friday in Kenya. The garb was "safari casual." The venue was a sanctuary for baby elephants. The overall effect was photo-friendly, just a tad awkward and without any major gaffes.
    Anti-rape activists Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    Anti-rape activists Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad awarded Nobel Peace Prize


    A Congolese doctor who treats rape victims and an Iraqi woman who speaks out for those - like herself - who were raped and tortured by the Islamic State group won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work to end the use of sexual violence as a...

    A Congolese doctor who treats rape victims and an Iraqi woman who speaks out for those - like herself - who were raped and tortured by the Islamic State group won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.