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  • Mayor: 34 killed in C. African Republic attacks

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A local official says Muslim rebels in Central African Republic have killed at least 34 people over the last week in a series of attacks on remote villages. The violence comes as the country wracked by conflict awaits the arrival of a U.N. peacekeeping...

  • Aid group: W. Africa Ebola outbreak like 'wartime'

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,100 people in West Africa could last another six months, the Doctors Without Borders charity group said Friday. One aid worker acknowledged that the true death toll is still unknown. New figures released by the World Health...

  • Boko Haram kidnaps 100, Chad frees most captives

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group kidnapped 100 people earlier this month but most were freed by security forces from neighboring Chad, a Nigerian security official and a local self-defense member said Friday. The abductions took place on Aug. 10 in Doron Baga in the...

  • Ebola may leave 1 million in need of food help

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 in West Africa is disrupting the flow of goods, forcing the United Nations to plan food convoys for up to a million people as hunger threatens the largely impoverished area. Amid roadblocks manned by troops and...

  • 7 dead as battle erupts in Somali capital

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Combat shook Mogadishu early Friday as government troops launched a dawn attack on a house belonging to a former warlord as part of a disarmament campaign. Seven people died in the violence. Explosions and gunfire were heard as troops battled militiamen loyal to the...

  • Ebola: 3 athletes can't compete at Youth Olympics

    NANJING, China (AP) — Three teenage athletes from the Ebola-affected region of Africa will not be allowed to compete at the Youth Olympics in China because of the risk of possible infection, the IOC and local organizers said Friday. All athletes and officials from the four West African nations...

  • WHO: Ebola toll may 'vastly underestimate' crisis

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — There is evidence the numbers of dead and sickened by Ebola in West Africa may "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak," the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency said it was prepared for the crisis to continue for months. With more...

  • Nigeria confirms 1 more Ebola case

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's health minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has announced there is another Ebola case in Africa's most populous country, bringing the total confirmed cases there to 11. Chukwu told reporters in Abuja, the capital, Thursday that the latest patient is a doctor who helped...

  • Doctors: Ebola drug poses 'impossible dilemma'

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Doctors treating a Sierra Leone physician with Ebola defended their decision not to give him an experimental drug, saying Wednesday they feared it was too risky. Calling it "an impossible dilemma," Doctors Without Borders explained in detail last month's decision in...

  • Drugmaker not ready to use Ebola drug in Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Canadian drugmaker working on an experimental drug for Ebola said Wednesday that it is not ready to make the treatment available in Africa, despite assurances by international health officials that it is ethical to use untested treatments to fight the deadly outbreak....

  • Ebola survivor shunned by boyfriend, even school

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The medical school professors no longer want Kadiatou Fanta in the classroom. Her boyfriend has broken up with her. Each day the 26-year-old eats alone and sleeps alone. Even her own family members are afraid to touch her months after she survived Ebola. Long gone are the...

  • UN Security Council threatens S. Sudan sanctions

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council could impose sanctions on leaders in South Sudan if gross violations of human rights continue to be carried out, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday during a visit to the country. Samantha Power said that peace talks must be...

  • Some 1,400 migrants try to reach Spain from Africa

    MADRID (AP) — Some 700 migrants stormed border fences to try to enter Spain's northwest African enclave city of Melilla from Morocco on Tuesday while the sea rescue service said it had picked up another 700 seeking to enter the country clandestinely in boats, officials said. An Interior...

  • Kenyan elephant activist wants an ivory arrest

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A conservationist is urging Kenya's police to arrest what her group says is the "ivory kingpin" of Kenya. Wildlife Direct chief executive Paula Kahumbu on Tuesday delivered a petition with nearly 400 signatures on it to Kenya's inspector general of police. The petition...

  • Uganda president not keen on rushing anti-gay law

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda is urging parliamentarians not to rush to reintroduce a controversial anti-gay law that was invalidated earlier this month, saying the measure is not a priority and could hurt the country's economic development. Museveni, who held a...



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