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Ebola outbreak kills 603 in West Africa

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Health workers putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea on June 28, 2014. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603. The UN health agency said on Tuesday that officials recorded 85 new cases, including 68 fatal, from July 8-12. Some 52 fatalities... 

Scientists translate 66 chimpanzee gestures

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Studying footage of chimpanzees from Uganda between 2007 and 2009, scientists have arrived at translations for 66 gestures used between the apes as means of communication. Previous research had revealed that the animals use gestures to communicate. The authors from the University of St Andrews in Scotland said the messages ranged from “simple requests... 

WHO holds crisis meeting on Ebola outbreak

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is hosting an emergency meeting in Ghana as the death toll from the deadly Ebola virus keeps rising in West Africa. Health officials from eleven African countries are meeting in Ghana’s capital city of Accra on Wednesday to find a way to contain the deadliest outbreak of the virus in history. Representatives from Cote d’Ivoire,... 

Newly-discovered mouse related to elephants

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A newly-discovered diminutive mammal has been found to be genetically related to elephants, scientists say. Macroscelides micus, as goes the 7.5-inch (19-cm)-long creature’s scientific name has been found in Namibia and is akin in appearance to a mouse with a long snout. John Dumbacher, a California scientist who helped identify the animal, said the animal... 

Ebola out of control: Doctors Without Borders

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Members of Doctors without Borders carry the body of a person killed at a center for victims of the Ebola virus in Guinea. Doctors Without Borders has said the Ebola outbreak in West African nations is “totally out of control,” calling for more help in dealing with the disease. Bart Janssens, the director of operations for the group, said on Friday... 

Boko Haram militants abduct 20 more women in Nigeria

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Suspected Boko Haram Takfiri militants have reportedly abducted 20 women from a settlement in the northeastern part of Nigeria. According to officials on Monday, the militants arrived on Thursday in the Garkin Fulani settlement, near the town of Chibok, where they kidnapped a large group of schoolgirls in April. They then forced the women to enter their vehicles... 

Nigerian army locates hideout of Boko Haram terrorists

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Nigeria’s military says the hideout of Boko Haram Takfiri militants who kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls last month has been located. “The good news for the parents is that we know where they are, but we cannot tell you,” Nigeria’s Chief of Defense Staff Air Marshal Alex Badeh said on Monday. “We can’t kill our girls in the name of trying to... 

Switzerland & Singapore banking havens replaced by Central Asia & Africa

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With Switzerland and Singapore joining 47 countries that have agreed to share data and tax information, tax evaders are likely to move to what is currently considered emerging frontier markets, Mike Ingram, market strategist from BGC Partners, told RT. On May 6, 34 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and 13 other countries... 

Nigerian army searching for 234 terrorist abducted school girls

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Nigerian security forces continue their search for more than 200 girls, who remain missing after being abducted by militants from a school in the volatile northeastern part of the country. “The operation is going on and we will continue to deploy more troops,” Nigerian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Chris Olukolade said on Tuesday. According... 

WHO speaks out on Ebola deadly disease outbreak

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West Africa is seeing the “most challenging” outbreak of Ebola virus since the disease was discovered 40 years ago. It comes as the death toll reaches over 100, the World Health Organization reported. “This is one of the most challenging Ebola outbreaks we have ever faced,” Keiji Fukuda, assistant director-general of the World Health Organization... 

Death toll from Ebola virus tops 83 in Guinea

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The World Health Organization (WHO) says the death toll from the Ebola virus epidemic in Guinea has risen to at least 83. On Wednesday, the UN agency said the fatality rate in the country so far stands at 65 percent with the virus mainly hitting those aged from 15 to 59. The organization added that five new cases of the deadly disease have been recorded in... 

Kenyan parliament legalizes polygamy marriage

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Kenya’s parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting a furious backlash from female politicians. The bill, which amended existing marriage legislation, was passed late on Thursday to formalise customary law about marrying more than one person. The proposed bill had initially given a wife the right to veto the... 

South Africa policemen arrested for assault

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Two South African police officers have been arrested for allegedly beating an unarmed man in Cape Town. Moses Dlamini, a spokesman for the Independent Police Directorate of South Africa, said Saturday that the two officers would appear in court on March 10 on charges of assault. The arrests came after video footage emerged on March 7 showing the two armed uniformed... 

World Bank delays Uganda loan over anti-gay law

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The World Bank has put off a 90-million-dollar loan to Uganda, citing a new anti-gay law in the East African country that has already drawn criticism from the US and Europe, which control the global lending institution. “We have postponed the project for further review to ensure that the development objectives would not be adversely affected by the enactment... 

US expands military net over Africa, checking China’s influence

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Over the last decade, America has quietly expanded its military presence throughout Africa in an attempt to counter Chinese and other emerging nations’ influence, while consolidating control over critical strategic resources and trade routes. The United States, like its allies Britain and France, has long maintained influence and indirect control in Africa... 
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