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  • Emails: UN health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency

    By early June of last year, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was the deadliest ever recorded. There weren't enough beds for patients and many were refusing to seek treatment, driving the outbreak underground. Senior staffers in Africa at the World...
  • Amnesty demands Equatorial Guinea release rights activist

    Equatorial Guinea should release a human rights activist who was detained for denouncing the arrest of an opposition leader, said a human rights group. Luis Nzo was beaten and then arrested on Thursday in the tiny, oil-rich Central African nation for...
  • Bombings in Yemeni mosques kill more than 130

    Suicide bombers attacked a pair of mosques Friday in the Yemeni capital, unleashing monstrous blasts that ripped through worshippers and killed 137 people in the deadliest assault yet targeting Shiite rebels who have taken over large parts of the...
  • SAfrica report on sick baby triggers media, politics debate

    "Baby Thomas never had a chance," begins a South African newspaper report about the toll of fetal alcohol syndrome. The baby's alcoholic mother was a grape harvester who was paid in bottles of wine, it said. Questions have been raised about the Cape...
  • Sierra Leone lawyers: President should reinstate ousted VP

    Sierra Leone's bar association says the removal of the country's vice president was unconstitutional and has asked the president to reinstate him. The call by the Sierra Leone Bar Association adds to increasing concern over President Ernest Bai Koroma'...
  • Governor: Central African fighters kidnap 16 in Cameroon

    Fighters from Central African Republic have kidnapped 16 people from a Cameroonian border town, including local politicians and clergy, a local governor said Saturday. On Thursday night, 30 heavily armed fighters seized a bus in Babio, just miles...
  • Senegal: Ex-leader's son tapped to run for president

    Senegal's opposition party has chosen the former president's son, now on trial for corruption, as their candidate for the next presidential election. The move comes just 48 hours before a verdict is expected in the trial of Karim Wade, who is accused...
  • Liberia investigates how latest Ebola patient got infected

    Liberian officials were investigating Saturday how the country's latest Ebola patient became infected, after weeks with no cases of the disease in the country. Liberia has seen the most deaths in the Ebola outbreak, with more than 4,200 of the more...
  • Libyan army targets rival-controlled bases in Tripoli

    Army troops battled militias Saturday outside the capital, Tripoli, security officials from both sides of the Libyan conflict said. The Libyan army also said it carried out airstrikes on multiple targets near the city, including its only functioning...
  • Daughter of Desmond Tutu to speak in Aurora

    Daughter of Desmond Tutu to speak in Aurora
    The daughter of South African civil rights leader Desmond Tutu will be coming to Aurora to speak about his mission and the importance of working for peace around the world. East Aurora School District 131 will host two events at which Naomi Tutu will be...
  • New case of Ebola confirmed in Liberia weeks before it was to be declared free of disease

    New case of Ebola confirmed in Liberia weeks before it was to be declared free of disease
    A patient has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia's capital, officials said Friday, deflating hopes that the West African nation had beaten the disease after weeks with no new cases. Liberia has seen the most deaths in the West African Ebola outbreak,...