Africa

U.S. relief group sending key supplies to Liberia to fight Ebola

CHARLOTTE N.C. - With the number of Ebola cases in West Africa expected to rise by the thousands, a Christian relief organization in North Carolina is gearing up for a new community and home-based care effort aimed at stopping the spread of the deadly virus.

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Nobel Laureates condemn South Africa visa denial to Dalai Lama 01 Oct 2014

DHARAMSALA India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi on Wednesday slammed South Africa's refusal to give fellow laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, a visa to attend a peace conference and said they would boycott the event.

Ebola patient in Texas just returned from West Africa - Texas officials 30 Sep 2014

AUSTIN Texas - The patient at a Dallas hospital who tested positive for Ebola is an adult who developed symptoms days after returning to Texas from West Africa, the Texas Department of Health Services said in a news release on Tuesday.

U.S. warns South Sudan: Strike a peace deal or face U.N. sanctions 30 Sep 2014

UNITED NATIONS - The United States warned South Sudan's president and rebel leader on Tuesday to engage in serious peace talks to end nearly a year of violence in the world's newest state or face United Nations sanctions.

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Judge urged to accept guilty plea in U.S. embassy bombing case 30 Sep 2014

NEW YORK - U.S. prosecutors urged a judge to accept a plea deal for an Egyptian man charged in connection with the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, pressing for no more than 25 years in prison despite the judge's concern that it might be too lenient.

EU opts to extend Central African Republic mission 30 Sep 2014

BRUSSELS - European Union envoys have agreed in principle to extend the mandate of an EU peacekeeping force in Central African Republic by three months to allow more time for the transition to a United Nations force, EU diplomats said on Tuesday.