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South Sudan rebels accept presence of Ugandan troops KAMPALA: South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peace keeping force, a spokesman for the Ugandan government told Reuters on Friday.The new stance by the rebels, which is a 360-degree turn from their earlier position of demanding withdrawal of the troops from South Sudan, could open a way to mend ties between the insurgents and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Senegal closes border as UN warns on Ebola flare-up MONROVIA: Senegal has become the latest country to seal its border with a west African neighbour to ward off the deadly Ebola virus, as the new UN pointman on the epidemic said preparations must be made for a possible flare-up of the disease.Senegal's decision to close its land border with Guinea, announced by the interior ministry Thursday, is part of intensifying efforts to contain the outbreak that has killed 1,350 people since March in Guinea, ...
Liberia's Ebola clampdown turns violent as official evacuated MONROVIA: Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital Wednesday when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family.Four residents were injured in the clashes that flared in Monrovia's West Point slum which has been contained as part of new security measures aimed at containing the deadly virus.The crackdown in Liberia comes as authorities around the world scramble to stem the worst-ever outbreak ...
Ebola clampdown turns violent as Asia fears new cases MONROVIA: Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital Wednesday as authorities struggled to contain the deadly disease, while new suspected cases in Asia sparked fears of it spreading from Africa.Four residents were injured in Monrovia's West Point slum when soldiers opened fire on crowds and used tear gas as they tried to evacuate a state official and her family from the quarantined quarter.The crackdown in Liberia comes as authorities around the world ...
Drug blocks Ebola-like virus in monkey tests WASHINGTON: An experimental drug treatment can help monkeys survive an otherwise deadly infection with a tropical virus called Marburg, which is similar to Ebola, researchers said Wednesday.The findings in the journal Science Translational Medicine show the potential for a similar drug treatment against Ebola, the deadly hemorrhagic virus that is sweeping across West Africa in the largest outbreak to date.There is no available drug or vaccine for Ebola, which has killed 1,350 people and infected ...
Liberia imposes curfew as Ebola crisis grows MONROVIA: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a nighttime curfew from Wednesday and quarantined two affected neighbourhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa."Commencing Wednesday, August 20 there will be a curfew from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am (2100 to 0600 GMT)," Sirleaf said in a radio address late Tuesday."All entertainment centres are to be closed. All video centres are to be closed at 6:00 pm," she ordered.The new quarantine ...
Somali journalists urge fair trial for colleagues MOGADISHU: Somalia's journalist union on Monday urged the government to ensure a fair trial of three colleagues arrested last week when security forces stormed a major radio station for "negative" broadcasts.Radio Shabelle and its sister station Sky FM were shut down Friday after they were reportedly critical of a military operation to disarm a militia leader in the capital Mogadishu that escalated into heavy gun battles.The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) said journalists had ...

 



 
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