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  • Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    Two American health workers are currently hospitalized with Ebola in neighboring Liberia. The Ebola outbreak is the largest in history with deaths blamed on the disease not only in Sierra Leone and Liberia, but also Guinea and Nigeria.

  • LONDON, July 29- Brent crude oil steadied around $107 a barrel on Tuesday as ample supply offset political tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Despite conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq and Libya, global oil production has exceeded demand, leaving pockets of excess supply in Africa and Europe.

  • IMF approves new $5B credit line for Morocco Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 6:32 AM ET

    RABAT, Morocco— The International Monetary fund has announced a new, two-year $5 billion credit line for Morocco to support reform efforts. The new support follows up on an earlier two year credit agreement approved in 2012 to protect Morocco from shocks of the global economic crisis as it struggled in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.

  • *Libya slides into chaos, but market expects low output. LONDON, July 29- Brent crude oil stabilized around $108 a barrel on Tuesday as ample supply offset geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Despite conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq and Libya, global oil production has exceeded demand, leaving pockets of excess supply in Africa and Europe.

  • Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe— roughly the population of New York City— step aboard an airplane.

  • *Israel warns of protracted war in Gaza. SINGAPORE, July 29- Oil prices slipped for a second session on Tuesday, with Brent edging down toward $107 a barrel, as ample supply offset geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

  • Brent dips toward $107 as ample supplies weigh Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:47 PM ET

    *Israel warns of protracted war in Gaza. SINGAPORE, July 29- Oil prices slipped for a second session on Tuesday, with Brent edging down toward $107 a barrel, as ample supply offset geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

  • HONG KONG, July 29- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62 percent year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc..

  • HONG KONG, July 29- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62 percent year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc..

  • *Ghana facing serious currency, inflation problems. ENCHI, Ghana, July 28- Three years ago, when James joined Ghana's anti-smuggling task force, his job was to intercept illicit cocoa shipments from neighbouring Ivory Coast to preserve the superior quality of his country's beans.

  • Africa e-commerce firm expands to new markets Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    *Jumia adding retail sites for Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon. BERLIN, July 28- Online retailer Jumia, a would-be African Amazon set up by German venture capital firm Rocket Internet, is expanding into three new markets- Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon, the company said on Monday.

  • UPDATE 1-Lear earnings top expectations; stock rises Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    DETROIT, July 25- Lear Corp, maker of auto seats and electrical power systems, on Friday beat Wall Street's earnings expectations for the second quarter and increased its full-year outlook, sending its shares up as much as 5 percent.

  • Nigeria nabs accused $6 million Facebook fraudster Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    ABUJA, Nigeria— Nigerian security forces say they have arrested a suspected internet fraudster accused of stealing nearly $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs.

  • *Whereabouts of dozens of victims in Sierra Leone unknown. FREETOWN, July 25- Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for the deadly disease.

  • Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:59 AM ET

    PARIS— French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said.

  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:40 AM ET

    OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso— An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

  • Wreckage of Air Algerie jet found in northern Mali Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:24 PM ET
    An Air Algerie jet is shown at Berlin's Schoenefeld Airport.

    Authorities have found the wreckage of an Air Algerie jet after it crashed in Mali carrying 116 people en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria.

  • Starbucks US sales rise with help of revamped food Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Starbucks said Thursday its revamped breakfast sandwiches and other food offerings helped boost sales at its U.S. cafes. In a conference call with analysts, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said food has become a strength and drives traffic to cafes, and that the company was just getting started in its efforts in improving its lineup.

  • *Man collapsed at Lagos international airport. LAGOS, July 24- A Liberian man in his 40 s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, a mega-city of 21 million people, the Lagos State Health Ministry said on Thursday.

  • *African workers traditionally took family as a pension. *Uganda latest country to set up pension scheme. LAGOS, July 24- Like many African workers Olalere Ojedokun's only pension plan was sending his kids to school so they could take care of him in old age, but that changed when Nigeria introduced a contributory pension scheme that it hopes will cover everyone.