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Mali suffers new Ebola case with death of a nurse BAMAKO: Mali has suffered a new case of Ebola infection -- separate from its only other one detected last month -- with the death of a nurse who treated a patient from Guinea, medical sources said late Tuesday."The nurse, who had been in contact with a Guinean national who died of the illness, died in turn," the head of the Pasteur Clinic in the capital Bamako told AFP, adding that tests had confirmed the Ebola virus.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Time running out for deal on Burkina transition govt OUAGADOUGOU: The head of the African Union held urgent talks in Burkina Faso on Monday on the west African country's transition to civilian rule following the ouster of veteran president Blaise Compaore, warning time was running short.With the military regime that took power after Compaore's exit under heavy international pressure to quickly hand over to a civilian government, delicate negotiations loomed to hammer out a transition plan.Compaore fled the country last month after measures to ...
Nigeria's president expected to announce second-term bid ABUJA: Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan was on Tuesday expected to formally declare his bid for re-election, in a widely anticipated announcement that has been trailed by his office for weeks.The event, in central Abuja, has been billed as "the mother of all rallies" by Jonathan's own 205-member re-election committee, with roads shut from early morning to the evening, police said.Jonathan's supporters took out four-page newspaper advertisements on Monday calling for Nigerians to "be a witness ...
Want to run for president of Nigeria? Only $132,000 LAGOS: Nigeria's main political parties are charging eye-watering fees from election hopefuls, in a move condemned as undemocratic and a breeding ground for high-level cronyism and corruption.Supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan pooled their resources to stump up the 22 million naira (132,000 dollars) to buy his nomination form from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) is asking for 27.5 million naira, forcing one prospective candidate, former military ruler Muhammadu ...
Ebola aid plan needs to go beyond medical care: ECOWAS ACCRA: West Africa's regional bloc on Friday called for international help to go beyond immediate medical care for Ebola-hit nations, warning that lives had been blighted by the epidemic.The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said among issues that needed to be addressed were the needs of children orphaned by the disease and the economic impact of the crisis.Regional and international responses to Ebola should "extend beyond the obvious and tangible needs", said Ghana's ...
Burkina army wants to hand over power within two weeks: unions OUAGADOUGOU: Burkina Faso's army wants to hand over power within two weeks, labour unions said on Tuesday, as international pressure mounted for a speedy transition after the fall of president Blaise Compaore.Isaac Zida, the interim leader appointed by the military, made the pledge a day after African nations gave the country a fortnight to return to civilian rule or face the threat of sanctions.The presidents of Ghana, Nigerian and Senegal were also due to arrive ...
At least eight more said killed in bloodsoaked DRCongo region GOMA: At least eight people were killed overnight in new violence in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, an umbrella group of non-governmental organisations said Sunday.The slayings in the city of Beni added to more than 110 deaths counted in the region since last month. Ugandan Muslim rebels using machetes and clubs were blamed for the bloodshed.DR Congo officials were not immediately contactable to confirm the report of the latest killings, which ...


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