Africa News

  • Ronchi leads NZ to 230 in 1st ODI vs South Africa

    MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand (AP) — Luke Ronchi struck a personal best 99 from 83 balls to halt an unfolding collapse and lead New Zealand to 230 as it batted first Tuesday in the series-opening limited-overs cricket international against South Africa.

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  • Nigeria declared Ebola-free in 'spectacular success'

    Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria was declared Ebola-free on Monday in a "spectacular success" in the battle to contain the spread of a virus which is devastating Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia where more than 4,500 people have died.

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  • If no checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa

    LONDON (AP) — A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month.

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  • South Africa wins toss, bowls vs New Zealand

    MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand (AP) — South Africa captain AB de Villiers won the toss and chose to bowl Tuesday in the first one-day cricket international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval.

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  • Canadian Ebola vaccine sent to WHO for testing

    Ottawa (AFP) - The first batch of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by Canadian scientists was sent to Switzerland on Monday for testing by the World Health Organization, officials said.

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  • US drone crashes at Niger airport

    Niamey (AFP) - A US drone crash-landed at Niger's main airport for unknown reasons on Monday, the US army said, forcing the closure of the runway for several hours.

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  • Third UN employee dies from Ebola

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - A UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died from Ebola, the third employee from the world organization to succumb to the deadly virus, the UN spokesman said Monday.

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  • Nigeria declared Ebola-free; 'spectacular success'

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff.

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  • Government OKs Czech troops to stay in Afghanistan

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech defense ministry says the government has approved its plan to keep troops in Afghanistan for at least two more years.

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  • WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures

    GAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus.

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  • PM denies Islamic State group presence in Algeria

    IN GUEZZAM, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's prime minister insists the radical Islamic State group has no presence in Algeria, despite the recent kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker.

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  • Prominent South African politician shot in robbery

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A prominent member of South Africa's ruling party was shot in the chest during a robbery at an ATM in the country's east, the African National Congress said Monday.

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  • Pistorius siblings speak out on eve of sentencing

    Johannesburg (AFP) - Oscar Pistorius's brother and sister on Monday gave a string of television interviews ahead of the sentencing of South Africa's star athlete for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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  • EU seeks $1.27 billion in Ebola aid for W. Africa

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union committed itself Monday to step up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa and rejected the idea of halting direct flights coming from the region.

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  • Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

    LONDON (AP) — Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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  • Oscar Pistorius to finally learn his sentence

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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  • Lebanon imposes new measures against Ebola

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon is imposing new measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the Middle Eastern nation, the health minister said Monday.

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