Africa News

  • American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

    The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.

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  • T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela had a way with words, but not quite like this.

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  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

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  • C. Africa ex-rebels fail to show up at peace talks

    Delegates from Central Africa's ex-rebel group Seleka failed to show up Tuesday for a second day of peace talks in Brazzaville seeking to end more than a year of sectarian bloodshed. One of Africa's poorest countries, CAR has been mired in chaos since the Seleka seized power in a March 2013 coup,…

    AFP
  • HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

    There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.

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  • South African employer body says accepts government proposal to end strike

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The main employer body in South Africa's metals and engineering federation has accepted a government proposal to raise wages by as much as 10 percent, it said on Tuesday, raising hopes of an end to a strike by more than 200,000 workers. The Steel and Engineering Industries…

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  • Shaun Marsh to have surgery, out for 4 months

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia batsman Shaun Marsh will be sidelined for up to four months after undergoing surgery next week to repair a persistent elbow problem.

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  • China 'seals off' town after man dies of bubonic plague

    The 30,000 people living in Yumen in the northwestern province of Gansu are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on its perimeter are telling motorists to find alternative routes, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said. "The city has enough rice, flour and oil to…

    AFP
  • Israel violence moves production of FX's 'Tyrant'

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Production of FX's series "Tyrant" recently relocated from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, showrunner Howard Gordon told a TV Critics' panel Monday.

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  • Britain, UN host 1st summit to end child marriages

    LONDON (AP) — More than 700 million women alive today were married before they turned 18, the United Nations' children agency said Tuesday, as it co-hosts a London summit calling for more progress to end child marriages and the practice of female genital mutilation.

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  • Violence simmers in C. Africa as peace talks open

    Key players in the Central African conflict launched a fresh round of talks in Brazzaville on Monday to end more than a year of sectarian bloodshed in the direly poor nation. The three-day forum for reconciliation and political dialogue, chaired by Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso, is aimed…

    AFP
  • Seven killed in clashes between army and militants in Libya's Benghazi

    By Ayman al-Warfalli and Feras Bosalum BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Islamist militants attacked an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, triggering fierce clashes involving helicopters and jets that killed at least seven people and wounded 40 others after days of escalating…

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  • Nigeria Boko Haram attack causes over 15,000 to flee

    More than 15,000 people have fled an area around the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa after a spate of lethal assaults by Islamist Boko Haram fighters during the weekend, the emergency services said on Monday. Suspected Islamists raided Damboa on Friday and Saturday, shooting dead more than 40…

    Reuters
  • Ebola outbreak not hurting investment in Sierra Leone: foreign minister

    By Carolyn Cohn and Chris Vellacott LONDON (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak has not hurt foreign investment in Sierra Leone but will inevitably require more spending to fight it, the country's foreign minister said on Monday. Sierra Leone is among a group of West African countries suffering the…

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  • Congolese 'plotters' claim abuse in S.Africa prison

    A group of Congolese men complained Monday of abuse at the hands of South African prison officers while awaiting trial for an alleged plot to kill DRC President Joseph Kabila and overthrow his government. "I have received complaints of physical abuse, verbal abuse and naturally it would lead to…

    AFP
  • Millions "Rattled" by New Site Releasing Records!

    Your past is now easily searchable online! A new site has made browsing the public records of anyone as easy as entering a name and choosing a state!

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  • Central African leader appeals for ceasefire as talks open in Congo

    By Christian Elion BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - Central African Republic's interim president appealed on Monday to Muslim Seleka rebels and 'anti-balaka' Christian militia to agree on a ceasefire at the start of talks in the neighbouring Congo Republic. The three-day forum in Brazzaville, mediated by…

    Reuters
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict echoes loudly in tense France

    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict stirs up passions the world over and France -- where large Muslim and Jewish communities, a colonial past and divisions in society create an explosive mix -- is no exception. Like many European countries, France has been the scene of protests against the Jewish…

    AFP
  • Cuba hopes for more investment as Chinese president arrives

    By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a two day visit to Cuba on Monday evening, stirring hopes on the island that China will finally invest in the country after a number of important deals never materialized. Xi was to meet with President Raul Castro on Tuesday and…

    Reuters
  • Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47

    CAIRO (AP) — Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the capital's international airport killed 47 people over the last week, Libya's Health Ministry said, as violence in an eastern city killed five.

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  • Sharma bowls India to victory over England

    Ishant Sharma took seven wickets as India ended a run of 15 Tests without an away victory in an emphatic 95-run win over England at Lord's on Monday. This victory, only India's second in 17 Tests at Lord's, put the tourists 1-0 up in the five-match series ahead of the third Test in Southampton on…

    AFP
  • Reports: Brazil to name Dunga as coach

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post.

    Associated Press
  • Millions 'rattled' by new website

    New site posts over 37 billion public records online. Anyone can access this information and see what some may be hiding. You may not like findings!

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