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  • Streak became a burden for the Boks - Kempson

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's 17-match winning streak under Nick Mallett in the late 1990s was a magnificent achievement but ended up being something of a burden, according to former Springbok prop Robbie Kempson. A combative loosehead, Kempson...
  • WHO reports 128 new Ebola cases, 56 deaths in West Africa

    WHO reports 128 new Ebola cases, 56 deaths in West Africa
    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday reported 128 new Ebola cases and 56 deaths in West Africa in the two days to August 11, raising the death toll from the worst ever outbreak of the disease to 1,069. Since the outbreak was identified in...
  • Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria: witnesses

    Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria: witnesses
    MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto trucks and driving them off, witnesses who fled the violence said on Friday....
  • WHO OKs use of experimental drugs for Ebola patients in West Africa

    A World Health Organization panel advised Tuesday that it was ethical to use experimental, non-approved drugs to combat the Ebola virus in West Africa, and that five such treatments were being considered for “compassionate use.” “There...
  • Bringing the US and Africa closer together

    This week, the first and largest U.S.-Africa summit is underway in Washington D.C. Building on President Barack Obama's 2013 trip to Africa, the summit reaffirms what is becoming increasingly apparent to more business and policy leaders every day: that...
  • Amid Ebola concerns, Obama urges increased trade with Africa

    Amid Ebola concerns, Obama urges increased trade with Africa
    President Obama on Tuesday urged American businesses to build stronger ties with the emerging markets of Africa, suggesting that trade even with some troubled African nations might be in the best interests of both sides.  “It is the youngest and...
  • Hounsou raises his profile by playing a heavy in blockbuster 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

    ORLANDO Growing up, first in Benin in West Africa and later in France, Djimon Hounsou had "no experience of comic books. I only came to them much later in life." So it wasn't as if the two-time Oscar nominee was on the lookout for a role in a big comic...
  • Ebola-exposed missionaries returning to North Carolina

    Missionaries returning to North Carolina after working with or around Ebola patients in West Africa will be quarantined upon their arrival, officials announced Sunday. SIM USA, a mission organization based in Charlotte, said some of its staffers and...
  • Ebola outbreak causes postponement of taekwondo tournament

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has prompted organizers to postpone a large taekwondo tournament in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. The Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation event was expected to draw more than 400 athletes from 11 countries in the...
  • Africans, three Ebola experts call for access to trial drug

    The president of Liberia called Wednesday for three days of prayer and fasting as “the ultimate solution” to the Ebola virus ravaging West Africa. But many people in Africa and elsewhere called for another potential solution: wider...
  • Health official downplays hopes for experimental Ebola drugs

    A top federal health official sought Thursday to downplay hopes that new drugs to combat the Ebola virus are imminent despite reports that experimental drugs may have helped two stricken U.S. aid workers as the deadly epidemic continued to ravage parts of...