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Libya shuts TV stations taken over by Islamists BENGHAZI: Libyan authorities have decided to shut down two public television stations taken over by Islamist militias embroiled in clashes in Tripoli, a government official said on Tuesday."The authorities have closed 'Libya al-Wataniya' which had been under the control of the provisional government and 'Libya al-Ramia' which was the voice of parliament," the official said, asking not to be named.He said Nilesat had accepted requests from the heads of Libya's government and parliament to halt transmission of the two satellite channels.The two channels have thrown their support behind Islamists battling since July 13 with rival militiamen for control of Tripoli international airport.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Liberia 'losing grip on Ebola' as hunt for patients goes on MONROVIA: Liberia was desperately searching for 17 Ebola patients Monday who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia, as the outbreak appeared to overwhelm authorities in west Africa's worst-hit nation.Searches of the teeming West Point slum have so far failed to turn up any of the missing victims as neighbouring Guinea said a wave of sick Liberians had begun crossing the border, which it had officially closed 10 days ago. Club-wielding ...
Southern African leaders end summit urging greater co-operation HARARE: Southern African leaders ended a two-day summit on Monday resolving to develop their industries to boost regional co-operation and set up a fund for its projects.In a statement at the end of the two-day meeting in Zimbabwe's prime tourist resort town of Victoria Falls, the heads of state from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) said "industrialisation should take centre stage on SADC's regional integration agenda".The bloc tasked a ministerial panel "to develop a ...
Blasts in Libyan capital as mystery jets fly over TRIPOLI: Two unidentified aircraft roared over Libya's capital before dawn on Monday as loud explosions were heard, days after new clashes between militias prompted hundreds of people to flee.A statement by the provisional government, which lacks any real authority, said it was not known whose aircraft had attacked militia positions.However, an aide to rogue general Khalifa Haftar, who has launched an offensive against Islamists in second city Benghazi, said the aircraft had been sent by ...
Survivors enlisted in Sierra Leone's Ebola battle KAILAHUN: Hawa Idrisa was visiting her father-in-law on an Ebola ward in eastern Sierra Leone when his drip snapped out and his atrophying veins spurted thin, uncoagulated blood into her eyes and mouth.Hawa had been carrying her infant daughter Helen but luckily she had laid the child down, otherwise the baby would almost certainly be dead by now. A single droplet of blood smaller than a full stop can carry up to 100 million particles ...
Infected Ebola patients flee after attack on Liberia clinic MONROVIA: Club-wielding youths attacked an Ebola quarantine centre in Liberia's capital on Sunday, forcing 17 infected patients to flee and striking a fresh blow to efforts to contain the worst-ever outbreak of the virus.The attack highlighted the challenge faced by health authorities struggling against the epidemic that has killed 1,145 people since it erupted in west Africa early this year, spreading panic among local populations.Doctors and nurses are not only fighting the disease, but a ...
South African lawmaker who backed cannabis for medical use dies JOHANNESBURG: A South African opposition lawmaker who had called for the legalisation of cannabis for medical use died Saturday after a battle with lung cancer, his party said.Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, a member of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), had opted for alternative treatment for the disease instead of chemotherapy after his diagnosis over a year ago."Since day one. when diagnosed with terminal cancer without any previous symptoms, he decided on his course of treatment and adjusted ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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