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Tunisia presidential poll &#39;transparent&#39;: EU observers TUNIS: Tunisia's first presidential election since a 2011 revolution was "pluralist and transparent", the head of the EU observer mission said on Tuesday."The exercise of freedom of expression and assembly was guaranteed," Annemie Neyts-Uytterbroeck said, describing most of the observed irregularities as "minor".<Center><b><i>Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014</b></i></center> ...
Mali confirms eighth Ebola case, monitoring 271 people BAMAKO: Mali said on Monday that another person had tested positive for the Ebola virus, bringing the total number of cases in the West African nation to eight.Mali is the sixth West African country to be hit by the worst outbreak on record of deadly haemorrhagic fever that has killed some 5,459 since the first case was recorded early this year in neighbouring Guinea.The Malian government did not provide further details about the new case ...
Gunmen execute 28 on Kenya bus near Somalia border GARISSA: Gunmen seized a bus in northeastern Kenya near the Somali border early Saturday and executed 28 passengers, police said, blaming the attack on Shebab extremists."I can confirm .... that 28 innocent travellers were brutally executed by the Shebab," said regional police chief Noah Mwavinda, referring to the Somali militant group. He said the gunmen forced the bus to stop and drove it to the side of the road, where they proceeded to kill passengers.Copyright ...
Plague outbreak kills 40 in Madagascar: WHO GENEVA: An outbreak of plague has killed 40 people in Madagascar, the World Health Organization said, warning that the disease could spread rapidly in the country's densely populated capital Antananarivo.The first victim was identified on August 31 in a district to the west of the capital, and died three days later, the UN health agency said in a statement Friday.By mid-November, some 119 plague cases had been confirmed, with two percent of them of the ...
Hope in Liberia, anxiety in Mali as Ebola battle rages MONROVIA: Liberia has set itself the target of halting Ebola by the end of the year, but the battle is far from over in the rest of west Africa.World Bank President Jim Yong Kim warned Friday that despite gains against the deadly epidemic the new outbreak in Mali was "very worrisome"."We must get to zero cases. Ebola is not a disease where you can leave a few cases and say you've done enough," he said ...