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  • Texas nurse Nina Pham cured of Ebola

    WASHINGTON, Oct 24 - An American nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a Liberian patient in Texas has been declared free of the virus and will leave the hospital Friday. The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside the capital will hold a... Read more

  • Ebola vaccine doses could reach Africa by mid-2015: WHO

    GENEVA, Oct 24 - Ebola vaccine trials could start in west Africa in December, with hundreds of thousands of doses potentially being rolled out by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday. "All is being put in place to start efficacy tests in the affected countries... Read more

  • Grace shakes up Mugabe succession battle

    HARARE, Zimbabwe, Oct 24 - Zimbabwe's ruling party could be heading for a devastating split as bickering between rival factions jostling to succeed ageing ruler Robert Mugabe escalates ahead of a key congress. Over the years, ZANU-PF's leaders have papered over the cracks... Read more

  • Tunisia police in gunfight with armed group near capital

    TUNIS, October 23- Tunisian police were exchanging gunfire Thursday with armed "terrorists" who had taken refuge in a town a few kilometres (miles) from the capital, the interior ministry said. "Security forces have surrounded a house in Oued Ellil harbouring terrorists... Read more

  • No sex please, you’re students: Zimbabwe university

    HARARE, Zimbabwe, Oct 23 - The Zimbabwe students' union on Thursday made war not love over a new code of conduct banning students from kissing on campus at the country's top university. In a circular displayed at halls of residence, authorities at the University of Zimbabwe... Read more