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AfricaLink on Air - 25 May 2015: 0405 UTC

ImageSierra Leone marks one year since the first Ebola case was detected +++ Ethiopians go to the polls +++ Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls for more support for the elderly on All Ages Day


Foreign taxpayers named by Switzerland

Switzerland has begun online publication of names of foreigners and foreign firms wanted in tax probes by their countries of origin, including Germany. American citizens are identified only by their initials.


Fomer Israeli PM Olmert sentenced to eight months for graft

An Israeli court has handed down an eight-month prison sentence to former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, media reports say. He is also facing a six-year prison sentence in a separate bribery case.


From an Ebola survivor to an Ebola fighter

It's one year since the first Ebola case was officially diagnosed in Sierra Leone. Ebola survivor Haja Kargbo has dedicated her time to protecting people from the virus.


US defense seretary says Iraqi forces lacked will to fight 'IS' in Ramadi

The takeover of Ramadi by "Islamic State" militants showed that Iraqi soldiers lacked the "will to fight," the United States defense chief has said. The retreating soldiers left behind US-supplied military gear.


'Indignados' have their day, spanking PP across Spain

Spain's "Indignados" have battered the ruling right-wingers and the second place centrists. Protest factions topped the vote in Barcelona and shattered the Popular Party's majority in Madrid.

United States

'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash dies in a car crash

US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the Hollywood film "A Beautiful Mind," has been killed in a car accident in New Jersey. The Nobel laureate was travelling in taxi with his wife when it crashed into a guard rail.


UN, EU and African nations call for Burundi dialogue

Along with the EU and UN, African countries have urged Burundian factions to keep up dialogue. Opposition groups have vowed to boycott talks with the government after a dissident leader was shot dead on Saturday.