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  • Nigeria confirms Ebola death in oil city of Port Harcourt

    ABUJA, August 28- Nigeria on Thursday said that a doctor had died from Ebola in the southeastern oil city of Port Harcourt in the first case of the deadly virus outside of its biggest city, Lagos. Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said the medic died on August 22 after treating... Read more

  • Egypt probes Morsi for ‘giving security papers to Qatar’: MENA

    CAIRO, August 27- Egypt has opened an investigation into deposed president Mohamed Morsi for allegedly handing over to Qatar "documents relevant to national security," state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday. Morsi is already facing the death penalty in several trials... Read more

  • Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights

    FREETOWN, Aug 28 - The three nations at the centre of the West African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone. Air France has agreed to Paris's request for a "temporary suspension" of services to Sierra... Read more

  • S.Sudan warring forces trade blame over UN helicopter crash

    JUBA, August 27 - Warring forces in South Sudan traded blame Wednesday for the crash of a UN helicopter in which three crew died, although investigations have yet to confirm if it was shot down. The helicopter crashed Tuesday some 10 kilometres (six miles) from the northern... Read more

  • Ethiopia’s herbal high struggles after foreign ban

    AWADAY, Aug 27 - For a town seen as a key trading centre for khat, a drug that is banned in many countries, Ethiopia's Awaday can seem pretty drowsy and laid-back. As the sun sets on the small eastern town, farmers and brokers of the amphetamine shrub rouse from an afternoon... Read more