Africa News

  • Pan-African airline suspends flights to Ebola hit countries

    Pan-African airline ASKY suspended all flights to and from the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone over the worsening Ebola health crisis, as the Liberian football association said it halted all activities in the country. The LFA decided "to cease operations of football activities considering…

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  • US Ebola doctor 'weak and quite ill,' says colleague

    An American doctor who has contracted the dangerous Ebola virus in Liberia is "weak and quite ill," a colleague of his told AFP on Tuesday. Kent Brantly, 33, became infected with Ebola while working with patients in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, as he helped treat victims of the worst Ebola…

    AFP
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  • Aussies upstaged in pool, Jamaica reign on track

    England achieved a stunning victory over Australia in the men's 4x100m relay on the final day of swimming at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, while Jamaica dominated on the track. Australia bossed the six days of competition at Glasgow's Tollcross International Swimming Centre and finished with…

    AFP
  • Canadian doctor quarantined after exposure to Ebola

    A Canadian doctor has put himself in quarantine as a precaution after spending weeks in West Africa treating patients with the deadly Ebola virus alongside an American doctor who is now infected, local media said Tuesday. Azaria Marthyman of Victoria, British Columbia had worked in Liberia, one of…

    AFP
  • Body of young stowaway found in US military plane

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa.

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  • Body of young stowaway found in US cargo plane

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa.

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  • Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

    Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders.

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  • Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

    Authorities say the top doctor treating Ebola in Sierra Leone has died from the disease.

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  • Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

    By Umaru Fofana and Adam Bailes FREETOWN (Reuters) - The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said. The death of Sheik Umar Khan, who was credited with treating more than 100 patients,…

    Reuters
  • S.Africa's ANC likens radical opposition party to Nazis

    South Africa's ruling ANC on Tuesday likened the radical opposition Economic Freedom Fighters to the Nazi party and its firebrand leader Julius Malema to Adolph Hitler. "South Africa has... witnessed the entering of a fascist movement into our parliamentary politics," the party said in a…

    AFP
  • Head doctor at S. Leone Ebola clinic dies of virus

    A doctor in charge of an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone has become another victim of the deadly virus, the country's health chief said Tuesday. "Dr Omar Khan died at 2:00 pm," announced the head of Sierra Leone's health services, Brima Kargbo. Khan was admitted last week into an…

    AFP
  • Poachers threaten new slaughter of South African elephants

    Rangers in South Africa's Kruger national park, already struggling to cope with well-armed rhino poachers, said Tuesday they were preparing to face a new onslaught against the park's elephants. More than one thousand rhino were slaughtered in South Africa last year, mostly in Kruger, but the park…

    AFP
  • S.Africa's jobless rate climbs to six-year high

    South Africa's unemployment rate rose to its highest point in six years in the second quarter, with more than five million people out of work, official data showed on Tuesday. The unemployment rate in the three months to the end of June rose to 25.5 percent, from 25.2 percent in the first three…

    AFP
  • Madagascar billed as surfing paradise

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Itching to catch a wave? Try Madagascar.

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  • Gold, diamonds feed Central African religious violence

    By Daniel Flynn NDASSIMA Central African Republic (Reuters) - Three young rebels, their AK47s propped against wooden stools in the afternoon heat, guard the entrance to the giant Ndassima goldmine carved deep into a forested hilltop in Central African Republic. The mine, owned by Canada's Axmin ,…

    Reuters
  • Britain's Gemili snatches 100m silver in Glasgow

    Kemar Bailey-Cole maintained Jamaica's 100m men's supremacy in the absence of illustrious teammate Usain Bolt at the Commonwealth Games on Monday, but Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare spoiled their hopes of a sprint double. The 22-year-old Bailey-Cole came back from a poor start to power through in…

    AFP
  • Hughes scores unbeaten 202 to set Australian mark

    DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Phillip Hughes set a domestic batting record when he plundered an unbeaten 202 in Australia A's one-day game against South Africa A on Tuesday.

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  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest…

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  • Burundi party's 'relentless' intimdation ahead of polls: Amnesty

    Burundi's ruling party is carrying out a "relentless campaign of intimidation" against opposition and critics, ahead of presidential elections next year, Amnesty International said Tuesday. "The government's clampdown on free expression and peaceful assembly has serious implications for human…

    AFP
  • Bailey-Cole fills Bolt void, as Aussies share spoils in the pool

    Kemar Bailey-Cole maintained Jamaica's 100m men's supremacy in the absence of illustrious teammate Usain Bolt at the Commonwealth Games on Monday, but Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare spoiled their hopes of a sprint double. The 22-year-old Bailey-Cole came back from a poor start to power through in…

    AFP
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