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South Sudan to Deduct from Civil Servants’ Salaries – But Salaries Aren’t Being Paid

JUBA/WASHINGTON The government of South Sudan says that beginning in March, it will deduct one day’s salary from civil servants’ paychecks each month to help pay for implementation of the peace deal aimed at ending …

Pompeo Calls Nigerian Candidates Ahead of Election

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Nigeria’s two leading candidates for president ahead of Saturday’s election and “underscored U.S. support for the Nigerian goal of free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections.”

Pompeo spoke …

Five Dead, 40 Trapped in Collapsed Liberian Gold Mine

MONROVIA, LIBERIA Liberian officials say five bodies were recovered Wednesday and 40 are still trapped in a collapsed gold mine.

Officials fear those still in the pit mine in northeastern Liberia, which collapsed on Saturday, …

Lassa Fever Outbreak in West Africa Escalating Rapidly: WHO

GENEVA The World Health Organization reports it is scaling up efforts to try to control an outbreak of Lassa fever, which is escalating at a rapid pace.

Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic illness …

David Malpass, Sharp Critic of World Bank, Could Be Its Next Leader

David Malpass has been a sharp critic of the World Bank, the Washington-based lending institution for impoverished nations, and now he could be its next leader.

Malpass, the under secretary of the U.S. Treasury for …