Tag Archives: Africa

Mosquitoes' rapid spread poses threat beyond Zika

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – As the world focuses on Zika's rapid advance in the Americas, experts warn the virus that originated in Africa is just one of a…

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Three key start-ups from Africa's top science forum

Dakar (AFP) – From disease-fighting drones to wristbands bearing health data for expectant mothers — African entrepreneurs pitched ideas to overhaul everything from healthcare to urban planning before an audience…

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Stricken 'moving mountain' ship towed into Spanish port

Bilbao (Spain) (AFP) – A stricken cargo ship carrying timber from west Africa was successfully towed into the northern Spanish port of Bilbao Wednesday after a days-long salvage operation prevented…

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Africa, Asia vulnerable to spread of Zika virus: WHO

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – The Zika virus linked to a microcephaly outbreak in Latin America could spread to Africa & Asia, with the world's highest birth rates, the…

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France wants to end C.Africa military operation this year: minister

Paris (AFP) – France wants to end its military operation known as Sangaris in the Central African Republic this year, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday. "The aim is…

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S.African media says Sexwale may lose Africa's support

Johannesburg (AFP) – Africa's FIFA presidential contender Tokyo Sexwale risks losing the continent's backing & may be asked to pull out of the race, South African newspaper reports said on…

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Ex-I.Coast leader clung to power 'by all means,' trial told

The Hague (AFP) – Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo on Thursday denied charges of clinging to power "by all means" as his long-awaited trial opened five years after post-poll violence…

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Migrants storm French port of Calais and board British ferry

PARIS (Reuters) – Around 200 refugees managed to break into the port of Calais in northern France on Saturday after a demonstration of support for migrants living in a slum…

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Twitter hit by temporary outages in Europe, Japan, Africa

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Twitter said on Tuesday its social network was suffering outages in several parts of the world & it was working to resolve the issues, which appear to…

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Zuma's office admits Africa isn't biggest continent

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa's presidency issued an embarrassing correction on Monday to rectify an erroneous reference last month by President Jacob Zuma to Africa being the "largest continent". Speaking…

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