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  • West Africa Ebola deaths reach 1,427, World Health Organization says

    GENEVA The number of deaths from Ebola has risen to 1,427 in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. It said 2,615 suspected or confirmed cases had been reported in the region. Between Aug. 19 and 20, 142 new suspected and...
  • Death toll in West Africa Ebola epidemic rises to 1,427: WHO

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has led to 1,427 deaths out of 2,615 known cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. In its latest update, the WHO reported 142 new laboratory-confirmed, probable or suspected cases of...
  • WHO: Magnitude of Ebola outbreak underestimated

    GENEVA The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in Africa has been underestimated because families hide infected relatives in their homes, the World Health Organization said Friday. Because Ebola has no cure, some people infected with the virus preferred to...
  • Pittsburgh Zoo at forefront of effort to bolster elephant population

    PITTSBURGH In the last decade in Africa, ivory poachers have eliminated some 70 percent of the wild elephant population. In zoos around the world, natural reproduction and artificial insemination are difficult. But at zoos in Austria and England, two...
  • Policeman killed in attack at checkpoint in northern Egypt: state media

    CAIRO (Reuters) - One Egyptian policeman was killed and another wounded in an armed attack at a checkpoint in the northern province of Gharbiya on Monday, state news agency MENA said. Authorities closed of the area and started searching for the...
  • CV grad travels to South Africa for animal conservation program

    CV grad travels to South Africa for animal conservation program
    On the verge of beginning her college career, 18-year-old Sophia Han recently returned from South Africa, where she worked alongside scientists whose mission is to protect leopards, monkeys and other wildlife in the Soutpansberg Mountains. Han was...
  • West Africa must confront political weaknesses to curb drugs trade: Obasanjo

    ACCRA (Reuters) - West Africa must openly confront its political and governance weaknesses to curb the growing drug trade in the region, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday. "West Africa is no longer only a transit zone of drugs...
  • Efforts to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa will take 'many months'

    Efforts to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa will take 'many months'
    International efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa will take many more months as crushing poverty, dysfunctional health systems and widespread fear continue to fuel the epidemic, according to world health officials. In a series of...
  • In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists

    In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists
    They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins. Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a...
  • Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa

    Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists who had planned trips to Africa this year, especially Asians, including to destinations thousands of miles from the nearest infected community such as Kenya and South Africa. Ebola, a...
  • Insight: How aggressive lending came back to bite South African bank Abil

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Unemployed South African construction worker Daniel isn't sure how he fell so deeply in debt. All he knows is that African Bank Investments , which was bailed out this month, kept offering him money and he kept taking. "I can't...