Africa News

  • Cuban response to Ebola outbreak helps thaw relations with US

    Havana (AFP) - Cuba's contribution of hundreds of doctors and nurses to fight Ebola puts the island at the forefront of the international response and is even thawing relations with a sworn enemy the United States.

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  • Deans backs Cheika to fill Wallabies hot seat

    Wellington (AFP) - Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans on Wednesday endorsed Michael Cheika to take over the Australia job, saying the New South Wales mentor could turn the side into World Cup winners but must curb his fiery behaviour.

  • West Indies seeks urgent crisis talks with India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Caribbean cricket authorities are seeking urgent crisis talks with their counterparts from India who have vowed to take legal action and suspend bilateral ties in the wake of a player-driven tour cancellation.

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  • Spain nurse definitively cured of Ebola: doctors

    Madrid (AFP) - A Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside Africa has been cured of the deadly virus, doctors confirmed Tuesday, easing fears of it spreading in Europe.

  • Cuba sends 91 more doctors to fight Ebola

    HAVANA (AP) — Every few years Dr. Leonardo Fernandez flies to a nation shaken by natural disaster, political turmoil or disease, leaving his hospital in eastern Cuba for countries that have included Pakistan, Nicaragua and East Timor.

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  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization is pressing the search for an Ebola vaccine and hopes to begin testing two experimental versions as early as January on more than 20,000 front-line health care workers and others in West Africa's hot zone — a bigger rollout than envisioned just a few…

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  • Migrant flow to Morocco-Spain border fence 'doubles'

    Madrid (AFP) - The flow of migrants scrambling to reach Spain's north African territory Melilla is at double the rate of last year, an official said Tuesday as he defended police after a video showed abuse by border guards.

  • 'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

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  • Nigeria minister 'optimistic' Boko Haram will free girls

    Berlin (AFP) - Nigeria's foreign minister said Tuesday that Abuja hopes to end the conflict with Islamist militant group Boko Haram soon and win the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.

  • Dominican Republic establishes Ebola travel ban

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic has joined a group of Caribbean countries in restricting travelers from West African nations dealing with Ebola outbreaks.

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  • UN has praise as money starts to flow in for Ebola

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general is welcoming the cash and promises from countries in response to last week's news that a U.N. trust fund for Ebola had only $100,000 in the bank.

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  • Spanish woman free of Ebola, final tests show

    MADRID (AP) — Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is cured of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a huge step forward in her 15-day battle for survival.

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  • Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday.

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  • UK minister, troops fly to Sierra Leone in Ebola effort

    London (AFP) - International Development Secretary Justine Greening joined around 100 soldiers on a flight to Sierra Leone early Tuesday as part of Britain's response to the deadly Ebola virus.

  • Olympic leaders to finalize Bach's reform package

    LONDON (AP) — IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel.

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  • Wales drop Adam Jones, Hook

    CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — British Lions prop Adam Jones was dropped and playmaker James Hook missed the cut in a Wales rugby squad which included one uncapped player for the four November internationals.

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  • AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

    The deadly virus Ebola dominated the news last week. AP photographers captured a health care worker donning protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in the hard-hit West African nation of Sierra Leone and followed an Ebola burial team in the Liberian capital of Monrovia.

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