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  • Liberia closes borders as Ebola hits major west African cities

    MONROVIA, July 29- Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced the closure of most of the Ebola hit country's land borders after the deadly tropical virus spread to two of west Africa's largest cities. Liberia, along with neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone,... Read more

  • Two female suicide bombers kill 3, wound 13 in Nigeria’s Kano

    KATSINA, July 28- Two blasts by female suicide bombers killed three people and injured 13 in Nigeria's Kano city on Monday, bringing the number of attacks this week in the area to five and overshadowing festivities marking the end of Ramadan. The violence blamed on Boko... Read more

  • Two Americans infected with Ebola in Liberia outbreak

    WASHINGTON, Jul 28 - Two Americans involved in the treatment of Ebola victims in Liberia have become infected with the West African epidemic, an aid agency said Sunday. Samaritan's Purse, a Christian charity, said that its physician Kent Brantly was in stable condition... Read more

  • Cameroon sends 14 Boko Haram members to prison

    YAOUNDE - A military court in Cameroon has handed down prison sentences of up to 20 years to 14 Boko Haram members, the country's state broadcaster Crtv reported. The defendants, who were arrested in March after the discovery of a weapons cache, admitted to being part of... Read more

  • UN warns of world inaction as South Sudan famine looms

    JUBA, July 26 - Top UN aid chiefs have begged donors to increase efforts to stave off looming famine in South Sudan, where a third of the population are in crisis after months of war. Nearly a million children aged under five face acute malnutrition, the World Food Programme... Read more