News : Africa


Concern over Ebola threat at Afcon
Equatorial Guinea forward Genoveva Anonma calls for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to be cancelled over the Ebola threat. | 17-Dec-2014 11:44

S Leone houses searched for Ebola
Sierra Leone is due to mount house-to-house searches in the capital Freetown to find hidden cases of Ebola, and restricts shop opening hours. | 17-Dec-2014 11:24

EU Court Orders Hamas Removed from Terror List
A European court has ruled that the Palestinian militant group Hamas must be removed from a European Union list of designated terror groups. The General Court of the European Union said Wednesday that the EU improperly included Hamas on the basis of information it got from the media and the Internet.  An EU measure in 2001 also added 12 other groups and 29 individuals to the list, but said they could only be designated terrorists based on "acts examined and confirmed in... | 17-Dec-2014 11:00

Philippines to Upgrade Navy in South China Sea
The Philippines has announced plans to further modernize its navy in the South China Sea, where it is involved in a territorial dispute with Beijing. Navy Rear Admiral Caesar Taccad said Wednesday Manila will purchase two frigates, two helicopters, and three gunboats as part of the upgrade. Taccad said South Korea, Spain, and France have made bids to supply the frigates. Indonesia and Italy are bidding for the helicopters, while the gunboats could be supplied by Taiwan or five other... | 17-Dec-2014 10:45

US Authorities Downplay Threats Over N. Korean Movie Plot
U.S. authorities are downplaying a shadowy hacker group's threat to attack theaters that show a comedy about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The so-called Guardians of Peace on Tuesday released a statement promising a "bitter fate" to those who see "The Interview," which is set to be released nationwide on Christmas Day. In broken English, the brief statement invoked the September 11, 2001 attacks against the U.S. and warned potential... | 17-Dec-2014 09:14

Lions Gate Tried to Discuss Merger with Sony, Leaked Emails Show
Movie maker Lions Gate Entertainment Corp executives last summer tried to meet with Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai to discuss a possible merger or acquisition, according to emails found in documents stolen by hackers. Hirai eventually declined a meeting although he expressed interest in possible cooperation on operational matters, the documents showed. Daniel Loeb, an investor who was pushing Sony to partially spin off its entertainment business, told Sony Corp of America President Nicole... | 17-Dec-2014 09:08

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