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  • Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

    MACHAKOS, Kenya (AP) — In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous...

  • Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Government officials handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water Thursday to residents of an impoverished slum in Liberia's capital where tens of thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop the spread of Ebola. International aid workers...

  • VIDEO: U.S. Ebola patients discharged from hospital

    A second American who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia was discharged from an Atlanta hospital Thursday after fully recovering.

  • Children used as child soldiers in South Sudan

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The use of child soldiers — teenage boys dressed in military uniforms and carrying assault rifles — is commonplace in South Sudan and will be the subject of U.N. Security Council discussions next month, the top U.N. official for children and armed conflict said Thursday....

  • Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa. Hundreds of...

  • WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa. Hundreds of the...

  • South Africa: Soap opera cast is fired

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — "Generations," a hugely popular soap opera in South Africa, first aired in 1993, a year before the nation's first all-race elections ended apartheid. Now the future of this television staple followed by millions is up in the air. The producers fired the star-studded cast...

  • Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital. The measures came as authorities said that three health...

  • UN Ebola coordinator to visit West Africa

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The public health expert coordinating U.N. efforts to fight Ebola said on Tuesday that he's heading to Washington and then to West Africa to determine the best ways the world body can support people, communities and governments affected by the deadly disease. David Nabarro...

  • Did the federal government misplace almost $70 million in Africa?

    Uncle Sam gave $34.8 million in contracts and another $32.2 million in grants through the Bureau of African Affairs but failed to watch where the money went after that, according to the State Department's inspector general.

  • Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing. Technicians crimp wires and test signal strength of boxes while others go to homes across the Somali capital to install new systems or fix faulty ones....

  • South Africa repatriates journalist's remains

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's "native of nowhere" is finally home. The remains of Nat Nakasa, a black anti-apartheid journalist from South Africa who died in the United States in 1965 and was buried there until his recent exhumation, arrived on Tuesday in the South African coastal city of...

  • 100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found....

  • UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

    GENEVA (AP) — Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U.N. health agency said on Monday. The agency didn't spell out which countries should start screening passengers, but noted...

  • Rick Warren hopes to expand ministry in Africa

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The American evangelical pastor Rick Warren, who visited Rwanda this week, told The Associated Press that he hopes to expand his ministry to East Africa. "I could take you to 10 million villages in the world, and the only thing in them is a church," Warren said in a phone...



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