Africa

Egypt jails eight men over gay marriage video

CAIRO — Eight Egyptian men were sentenced to three years in jail today (Nov 1) on charges of spreading indecent images and inciting debauchery after they appeared in an online...

South Africa arrests 2 Vietnamese for poaching

South Africa arrests 2 Vietnamese for poaching

JOHANNESBURG — South African police have arrested two Vietnamese and confiscated a large number of rhinoceros horns as part of an anti-poaching operation, authorities said today...

Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend: WHO

Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend: WHO

DAKAR (Senegal) — The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a real trend, the World Health Organization said today (Oct 29), but...

Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal

Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal

STELLENBOSCH — Oscar Pistorius could still face a murder conviction and 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend as prosecutors said today (Oct 24) they had consulted a...

WHO admits it botched Ebola response

WHO admits it botched Ebola response

Geneva — The World Health Organisation (WHO) has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiralling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including...

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