Africa News

  • 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.

    Associated Press23 mins ago
  • WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is free of Ebola, the World Health Organization declared Monday of a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease.

    Associated Press25 mins ago
  • EU seeking to create $1.27 billion Ebola fund

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union nations are working to reach 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid by the end of the week to fight Ebola in West Africa and are seeking a common approach to the crisis.

    Associated Press
  • Top ANC man shot in South Africa robbery

    Johannesburg (AFP) - A top member of South Africa's ruling ANC was shot during a robbery after he was accosted while withdrawing cash, police said on Monday.

    AFP
  • Barcelona starts big week with CL clash vs. Ajax

    MADRID (AP) — Barcelona's Luis Enrique faces one of the toughest weeks in his coaching career as his squad hosts Ajax in a Champions League Group F match on Tuesday before travelling to Real Madrid at the weekend for La Liga's first Clasico of the season.

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  • Nigeria officially Ebola free: World Health Organization

    Abuja (AFP) - The World Health Organization on Monday declared Nigeria officially Ebola-free, after 42 days -- or two incubation periods -- without any new confirmed cases of the deadly virus.

    AFP
  • Tanzanian police kill bombing 'mastermind'

    Arusha (Tanzania) (AFP) - Tanzanian police said Monday they had shot dead a man suspected of carrying out bomb attacks in the tourist town of Arusha, including targeting a church and restaurant.

    AFP
  • South Korea to send doctors to Ebola-hit region

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will send doctors, nurses and military officers next month to the West African region hit by Ebola amid growing concerns over the outbreak, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. South Korea has pledged to spend $5.6 million to help curb the virus.

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  • Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war.

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  • China gives $6 million for food in Ebola countries

    BEIJING (AP) — China has donated $6 million to help stave off food shortages in the three African countries worst affected by the Ebola virus, the World Food Program announced Monday, part of Beijing's growing assistance to a continent where its companies have become major investors.

    Associated Press
  • 60 Africans scramble over Morocco-Spain border fence

    Madrid (AFP) - About 60 Africans scrambled over a border fence from Morocco into Spanish territory Monday, as a UN official urged Spain to protect migrants' rights following evidence of police abuse.

    AFP
  • Double-century maker Dunk in Australia T20 side

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Wicketkeeper Ben Dunk was named Monday in Australia's Twenty20 squad to face South Africa two days after hitting an unbeaten 229 to set a domestic one-day record for his Tasmanian state side.

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  • Spaniard with Ebola beats the disease, test shows

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola after treating missionary priests with the disease repatriated from West Africa has managed to beat it after nearly two weeks of treatment in Madrid and has no traces of the virus in her bloodstream, according to test results released…

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  • New Zealand, South Africa launch WCup preparation

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two of the strongest contenders to win next year's Cricket World Cup, New Zealand and South Africa, begin their preparations for the tournament Tuesday in the first match of a three-match one-day international series.

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  • U.S. to issue new Ebola care guidelines, watch lists to shrink

    By Erwin Seba GALVESTON Texas (Reuters) - The United States will issue strict new guidelines telling American health workers to cover their skin and hair when dealing with Ebola patients, a top health official said on Sunday, while some of the dozens of people being watched for possible exposure to…

    Reuters
  • 'Every nation' must help in fight against Ebola: Liberia

    Monrovia (AFP) - Liberia's president on Sunday made an impassioned plea for all nations to commit to the fight against Ebola as Madrid announced that a Spanish nurse, the first to be infected outside Africa, had beaten the deadly disease.

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  • Halting Guinea flights over Ebola would be 'nonsense': France

    Beijing (AFP) - France's foreign minister said Sunday a call by unions representing Air France cabin staff to suspend flights to Ebola-hit Guinea would encourage riskier forms of travel that could spread the virus even faster.

    AFP