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Zambia court adjourns ex-minister graft case that prompted aid freeze

LUSAKA (Reuters) - A Zambian court on Tuesday adjourned until September the start of corruption trial involving a former cabinet minister that prompted some western donors to freeze aid to the southern African nation.

Scientists hail promise of first effective Ebola treatments in Congo trial

By Kate KellandLONDON (Reuters) - Scientists are a step closer to finding the first effective treatments for the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever after two potential drugs showed encouraging survival results in a...

UK, U.S. urge Tanzania to respect “due process” after journalist arrested

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Britain and the United States urged Tanzania on Friday to guarantee due process of law for a journalist arrested on charges that his lawyer and rights groups called politically motivated.

Ugandan starts largest-ever Ebola vaccine trial

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda has started its largest-ever trial of a preventive Ebola vaccine, an official said on Monday, amid fears of a potential spillover of the deadly hemorrhagic fever from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

One killed, 16 injured as Madagascar police disperse protests

One person was killed on Saturday when Madagascar police fired tear gas at opposition demonstrators protesting against new electoral laws they say are designed to lock out their candidate from a presidential election due this year. “One person came but...

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela aka “mama Africa” laid to rest in South Africa

Thousands of mourners gathered in South Africa’s Soweto township on Saturday to bid farewell to anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in a funeral ceremony that united the nation as people from various political divides celebrated her life.Madikizela-Mandela’s death on April...

More than 250 killed in Algerian military plane crash

More than 250 people including Western Sahara refugees were killed when a military plane crashed near Algeria’s capital on Wednesday, state media said, with witnesses saying they saw a wing catch fire shortly after the plane took off.Dozens of...

UN says aid worker killed in South Sudan, demands release of others

An aid worker was killed in South Sudan when gunmen shot at his agency vehicle, the United Nations said on Tuesday.Armed men fired at the vehicle marked with logos of the Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid as...

Sierra Leone court upholds injunction to delay election run-off

A Sierra Leone court upheld a request by a member of the ruling party for an injunction on Saturday to delay a presidential election run-off that was meant to happen next Tuesday. Reuters reported that the member, Ibrahim Sorie Koroma,...

Cambridge Analytica stage-managed Kenyan president’s campaigns: UK TV

The news channel said it mounted a “sting operation” in which it said had secretly recorded top Cambridge Analytica executives saying they could use bribes, former spies and Ukrainian sex workers to entrap politicians around the world.

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