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  • Somali troops oust militants from southern town

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali government troops fighting alongside African Union troops ousted Islamic militants from a southern town they have been controlling, an official said Saturday. Abdiqadir Mohamed Nor, the governor of Somalia's Lower Shabelle region where the fighting is taking...

  • Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone to...

  • Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lesotho's military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. The country's prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, though an army spokesman said the soldiers were only securing the country. Political...

  • Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for...

  • Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A Ukrainian civilian cargo plane crashed in the mountains near the far southern desert city of Tamanrasset in the early hours of the morning Saturday, reported the state news agency. The Antonov An-12 carrying seven crew members was on its way to Equatorial Guinea when...

  • Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola. Information Minister Lewis Brown says lifting the quarantine Saturday morning will not mean there is no Ebola in the West Point Slum. But...

  • UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to...

  • US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse. The disease has already killed more than 1,400 people in Guinea,...

  • West Africans get creative with Ebola awareness

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A young man on camera names the person who's challenged him to dump the contents of a bucket over his head. But in a twist on the ice bucket challenge, this man is soon drenched in frothy, soapy water — part of a campaign to raise awareness about Ebola prevention in...

  • Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers...

  • Death of opposition leader roils Botswana

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — He was a former stalwart in Botswana's ruling party who defected to become a rising star in the political opposition ahead of elections in October. He was also a musical composer who performed with his choir in the 1990s in the United States and other countries. He was, a...

  • Ebola: Ivory Coast-Sierra Leone game now in doubt

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast's African Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Sierra Leone is in doubt because the Ivorian government doesn't want players and officials from an Ebola-hit country to enter its territory. Ivory Coast Football Federation spokesman Eric Kacou says that the...

  • Experts: Torture common in East Africa, Congo

    NAIVASHA, Kenya (AP) — Despite progress in five East African countries and Congo in ratifying the United Nations Convention against Torture, human rights abuse is still prevalent as governments are reluctant to draft and implement local laws, human rights experts said Tuesday. Successful...

  • Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separately, Canada said it has yet to send out an untested vaccine that the government is donating. Ebola has left more than 1,400 people dead...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram claims it is Islamic Caliphate

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebel group, said it controls the northeastern city of Gwoza and has added it to an Islamic state that it claims it has established in Nigeria. Gwoza, in Borno state, is now part of its "Islamic Caliphate" asserted Boko Haram's...



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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  • Small Ball in Wisconsin

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  • Democrats Take the Low Road

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