Africa

British health worker being tested for Ebola after needle injury

LONDON - A British military healthcare worker was flown back to England from Sierra Leone on Saturday following a needle-stick injury sustained while treating a person with Ebola, the Public Health England (PHE) service said on Saturday.

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OPEC oil output rises in January as key members stand firm - survey 30 Jan 2015

LONDON - OPEC's oil supply has risen this month due to more Angolan exports and steady to higher output in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf producers, a Reuters survey showed, a sign key members are standing firm in refusing to prop up prices.

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South Africa's 'Prime Evil' apartheid killer freed on parole 30 Jan 2015

PRETORIA - Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed 'Prime Evil' for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, was granted parole on Friday after more than 20 years in prison.

Egypt's Sisi cuts short Ethiopia visit after 30 killed in Sinai 30 Jan 2015

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South Africa grants parole to 'Prime Evil' apartheid killer 30 Jan 2015

PRETORIA - Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed 'Prime Evil' for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, was granted parole on Friday after more than 20 years in prison.

South African private school firm denies race segregation charges 30 Jan 2015

JOHANNESBURG - A popular South African private school firm on Friday denied charges of racially segregating classrooms, saying it sometimes separates children based on culture, a policy that has provoked public anger 20 years after the end of apartheid.