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  • W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for Ebola patients and others exposed to the disease as the death toll from the worst recorded outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa. U.S. health officials urged Americans not...

  • Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's Airtel phone company access to a set of basic Internet...

  • Big presidential entourages from 3 nations facing Ebola outbreak coming to Obama's Africa summit

    The presidents and other top officials from the three nations considered Ground Zero for the deadly Ebola virus have are still planning to attend President Obama's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit next week.

  • Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people....

  • 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter fails drug test

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday. Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Glasgow Games after testing positive...

  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest...

  • Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama criticized gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" development in some countries, speaking out publicly Monday for the first time against female genital mutilation while encouraging young leaders from the continent to empower women. Obama...

  • Rebels: C. African Republic ceasefire 'broken'

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A spokesman for the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group in Central African Republic says a ceasefire has been "broken" after its fighters came under attack from the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia. Ahmat Ibrahim Nadjad said Monday that Seleka positions...

  • Georgia opens criminal case against ex-president

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgian authorities say they are opening a criminal case against former president Mikhail Saakashvili. Prosecutors in the small Caucasus nation made the announcement Monday after Saakashvili failed to appear before investigators for questioning. He has failed to appear...

  • Air Algerie plane's black boxes arrive in France

    PARIS (AP) — The two black boxes from the Algerian passenger jet that went down in Mali last week, killing all 118 aboard, have arrived in France for analysis. Martine Del Bono, spokeswoman for the French aviation investigation office, said the data and voice recorders of the Air Algerie plane...

  • Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West...

  • Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis, the French embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the process of identifying the remains of the dead. U.N. peacekeepers located the...

  • Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people. The fact that the traveler from Liberia could board an...

  • Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

    PARIS (AP) — Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and apparently disintegrated on impact. French authorities said the...

  • Obama's 'Africa Summit' to close parts of D.C., limit airspace

    Police are warning that President Obama's upcoming Africa Leaders Summit will shut off parts of Washington, D.C.



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