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  • South Africa beat Australia by six wickets

    HARARE (Reuters) - South Africa beat Australia by six wickets in the final of the one-day international triangular series, also involving Zimbabwe, at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday. Scores: Australia 217-9 in 50 overs (A. Finch 54; D. Steyn 4-34)...
  • Egypt president says no magic bullet for power problems after major blackout

    CAIRO (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi prepared Egyptians on Saturday for more blackouts after lights went out across much of the country this week, saying it would take time and cost the cash-strapped state $12 billion to upgrade the decrepit...
  • Michael Blackson's culture-shock comedy

    Michael Blackson's culture-shock comedy
    When comedian Michael Blackson moved from West Africa to the United States as a teenager, his classmates laughed at him because he didn't talk, dress or look like them. Little did they know that they were producing comedy material for Blackson....
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....
  • Dozens join hunger strike for release of Egypt political prisoners

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Dozens of Egyptians have begun a hunger strike to demand the release of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, a symbol of the 2011 uprising, and others they say are being unfairly detained in an effort to crush new-found freedoms. An Egyptian...
  • Attackers of Rwandan exile jailed for eight years in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Four men convicted of trying to kill an exiled critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame in South Africa were each jailed for eight years on Monday, though the magistrate said they were not the main culprits. Former Rwandan army...
  • U.N. says China not yet deploying peacekeepers in South Sudan

    JUBA (Reuters) - China will send 700 soldiers to a U.N. peacekeeping force in South Sudan later this year to protect civilians amid a rebellion in the African country, a U.N. official said on Wednesday, denying a report they were already being deployed....
  • A third Ebola patient will go to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta

    An Ebola patient will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment at Emory University Hospital’s isolation unit, the hospital said Monday. The patient is expected to arrive Tuesday morning and will be treated at the same facility where...
  • WHO endorses blood transfusions to combat Ebola, despite skepticism

    WHO endorses blood transfusions to combat Ebola, despite skepticism
    As medical researchers struggle to produce desperately needed drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization on Friday endorsed an old-school remedy that is already abundant in Africa — the blood of people who have survived...
  • 4th Ebola victim to arrive in U.S. Tuesday

    4th Ebola victim to arrive in U.S. Tuesday
     A fourth Ebola patient will be flown to the United States by air ambulance from West Africa to receive treatment for the deadly disease, hospital officials in Atlanta said on Monday. The patient is expected to arrive at Emory University Hospital early...
  • South Windsor Drummer's Fundraiser To Fight Africa's Ebola Outbreak

    Rick Liegl was born and raised in Connecticut, but his heart belongs to West Africa. His fingers and palms are calloused from 20 years of playing the djembe, a traditional West African drum. He knows all the African markets in East Hartford, markets...