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Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

LONDON — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study...

Date: 08/01/2015 | Nation & World


Rhino Orphanage cares for poaching survivors

They are the most vulnerable victims of South Africa's rhino poaching scourge, the baby rhinos that survive the shooting deaths of their mothers.Many probably die of dehydration or other perils in the wild, but some lucky ones end up at The Rhino Orphanage, where workers...

Date: 07/19/2015 | Nation & World


Tunisia weighs new security approach as tourists flee

TUNIS, Tunisia — Thousands of tourists fled from Tunisia on Saturday after the country’s worst terrorist attack killed 38 people — including 15 Britons — as the government struggles to prevent future jihadi attacks against the all-important tourism sector.

Date: 06/27/2015 | Nation & World


New Suez Canal to be completed by Aug. 6

ISMAILIA, Egypt — Work on a parallel waterway to allow two-way traffic on Egypt’s Suez Canal will be finished in time to allow ships to transit for a gala inauguration ceremony at the key trade route on Aug. 6, officials said Saturday.

Date: 06/14/2015 | Nation & World


Militants attack Egypt’s famed Luxor temple

CAIRO — Militants with explosives battled Egyptian security forces outside the ancient Karnak temple in Luxor on Wednesday, striking one of Egypt’s most famous tourist sites and raising fears over the potentially expanding reach of the country’s Islamist insurgency.

Date: 06/10/2015 | Nation & World


28 kids killed by lead poisoning from mining

LAGOS, Nigeria — Twenty-eight children have died from lead poisoning from illegal gold mining in a remote west-central village, Nigerian health officials said, while doctors still are treating thousands from an earlier outbreak.

Date: 05/17/2015 | Nation & World


‘Pirate’ silver find linked to Capt. Kidd

SAINTE MARIE ISLAND, Madagascar — Divers in Madagascar have found a silver bar weighing about 110 pounds that they believe was part of the treasure of pirate Captain Kidd.The bar was presented to Madagascar's president, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, in a ceremony Thursday...

Date: 05/10/2015 | Nation & World


Lessons learned

Student aims to carry our culture home to Zanzibar

Date: 05/05/2015 | Local News


Kenya asks the UN to shut down refugee camp for Somalis

NAIROBI, Kenya — The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has three months to close a refugee camp in eastern Kenya and send the more than 400,000 Somalis living there back to their country or else the Kenyan government will relocate them, Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has said.

Date: 04/12/2015 | Nation & World


Gunman in Kenyan massacre was government official’s son

GARISSA, Kenya — One of the gunmen who slaughtered 148 people at a college in Kenya was identified Sunday as the law-school-educated son of a Kenyan government official, underscoring the inroads Islamic extremists have made in recruiting young people to carry out attacks against their own...

Date: 04/05/2015 | Nation & World


Kenya mourns 148 dead in college massacre

GARISSA, Kenya — The 20-year-old student called home from the university being besieged by Islamic militants and frantically told her father, "There are gunshots everywhere! Tell Mum to pray for me — I don't know if I will survive."The call by...

Date: 04/04/2015 | Nation & World


Militants kill 147 in Kenya; Christians were target

GARISSA, Kenya — Al-Shabab gunmen rampaged through a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing 147 people in the group's deadliest attack in the East African country. Four militants were slain by security forces to end the siege just after dusk.The...

Date: 04/03/2015 | Nation & World


Boko Haram kills 41, blocks voting in Nigeria

Associated PressABUJA, Nigeria — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation’s history.

Date: 03/28/2015 | Nation & World


Zimbabwe to export live elephants

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe intends to proceed with plans to export live elephants to China, the United Arab Emirates and France because the country has too many of the animals and needs to fund its national parks.

Date: 03/22/2015 | Nation & World


Tunis museum carnage leaves memories, questions

TUNIS, Tunisia — With bullets flying and his heart pounding, Spanish tourist Josep Lluis Cusido never got a clear look at the men shooting their way through the Bardo museum in Tunis as he hid behind a pillar. The only thing he noticed what that the attacker closest to him seemed...

Date: 03/21/2015 | Nation & World


U.S. charity staff to leave Sierra Leone amid Ebola scare

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Ten health care workers with a Boston-based nonprofit organization responding to Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak are to be evacuated to the United States after one of their colleagues was infected with the deadly disease.

Date: 03/15/2015 | Nation & World


Mercenaries join fight against Boko Haram

WASHINGTON — Multiple media reports appear to have confirmed the presence of elite South African mercenaries on the front lines of Nigeria’s war against the extremist militants of Boko Haram.

Date: 03/14/2015 | Nation & World


Hospital performs successful penis transplant

Surgeons at South Africa’s Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital announced Friday that they had performed the first successful penile transplant after a nine-hour operation in December.

Date: 03/13/2015 | Nation & World


Mali: 3 dead in rocket attack on UN base in Kidal in north

BAMAKO, Mali — Two children and a U.N. peacekeeper were killed in a rocket attack early Sunday on a U.N. base in Mali’s northeastern city of Kidal, the United Nations mission in Mali said.

Date: 03/08/2015 | Nation & World


ISIS attacks Libyan oil field; foreigners abducted

VIENNA — Fighters from the Islamic State group attacked an oil field in Libya, killing several members of the security detail at the site and nine foreign workers are missing, European officials said Saturday.

Date: 03/07/2015 | Nation & World


Church says abducted Seattle missionary released

SEATTLE — A 71-year-old Seattle missionary abducted last month from a school in Nigeria has been released and is safe, the Free Methodist Church USA said Friday.

Date: 03/06/2015 | Northwest


Sierra Leone’s vice president in quarantine for Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone’s vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards.

Date: 03/01/2015 | Nation & World


Girl suicide bomber kills 5 in northeastern Nigerian market

POTISKUM, Nigeria — A girl as young as 10 blew herself up in a busy market in northeastern Nigeria, killing herself and four others, and fueling fears Islamic extremists are using kidnapped girls as suicide bombers.

Date: 02/23/2015 | Nation & World


South Africa: All 486 miners trapped by fire are found safe

JOHANNESBURG — All 486 miners trapped underground after a fire broke out at a South African goldmine have been found safe, the mine’s spokeswoman said Sunday.

Date: 02/22/2015 | Nation & World


Somalia extremists urge attacks on US shopping malls

JOHANNESBURG — A video purported to be by Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries.

Date: 02/22/2015 | Nation & World


'Church of martyrs'

Lynnwood's Copts mourn slain Christians

Date: 02/19/2015 | Local News


Hostage-taking has figured in U.S. history

ISIS has released a video depicting the murder of a captured Jordanian pilot. Not satisfied with the gruesome beheadings that have become the hallmark of ISIS propaganda, the pilot was instead caged and burned alive, taking their criminal actions to a new low of depravity.We...

Date: 02/06/2015 | Business columnists


Sheriff's lieutenant traveled to Liberia to help with Ebola outbreak

EVERETT — They started with rubber gloves: how to put them on, how to take them off.Snohomish County sheriff's Lt. Scott Parker, 47, was part of a four-member team of Americans who went to Liberia in October to help with the Ebola outbreak. The team trained nearly a...

Date: 01/28/2015 | Local News


WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

GENEVA — The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.

Date: 01/25/2015 | Nation & World


Expert: King Tut mask can be restored

CAIRO — Epoxy used to glue a blue and gold braided beard back on to the burial mask of Egypt’s famed King Tutankhamun can be removed and the mask properly restored, a German expert summoned to Cairo to examine it said Saturday.

Date: 01/24/2015 | Nation & World


Bill, Melinda Gates see big jump for the poor

NEW YORK — The lives of poor people around the world will improve more over the next 15 years "than at any time in history," predicts the Gates Foundation.Bill and Melinda Gates in an interview laid out the vision for the world's largest charitable...

Date: 01/23/2015 | Business Wire


Egypt damages King Tut mask

CAIRO — The blue and gold braided beard on the golden mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it became detached during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo said Wednesday.

Date: 01/21/2015 | Nation & World


Give global vaccine effort generous support

An important conference is to be held in Berlin on Jan. 27 to secure financial replenishment for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a multilateral nonprofit that for 15 years has been bringing vaccines to children in the world's 73 poorest nations. Many attendees will be watching to see what...

Date: 01/18/2015 | Commentary


Libya’s crude output lowest since May

PARIS — Libyan oil production has fallen below 300,000 barrels a day after Islamist militants shifted attacks to energy facilities including the country’s largest oil export terminal, Energy Aspects said.

Date: 12/31/2014 | Business Wire


Wanted extremist surrenders in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya — A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said Saturday.Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi surrendered to Somali police in the Gedo region, said the intelligence officer.

Date: 12/28/2014 | Nation & World


Nigeria extremists killing elderly

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Witnesses said Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are lining up elderly people and shooting them — a new tactic instilling fear in areas the militants call an Islamic caliphate.

Date: 12/21/2014 | Nation & World


Benghazi terror suspect detained in Jordan

A suspected member of al-Qaida who had recently been designated a global terrorist by the United States has been detained in Jordan. The United States is also investigating whether he played a role in the 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi.

Date: 12/05/2014 | Nation & World


Deadly mosque bombing kills 102

KANO, Nigeria — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed to track down the perpetrators of the bomb blasts that killed more than 100 people at the central mosque in the city of Kano.

Date: 11/29/2014 | Nation & World


Islamic militants kill 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.

Date: 11/22/2014 | Nation & World


House panel debunks Benghazi theories

WASHINGTON — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama...

Date: 11/21/2014 | Nation & World


Doctor with Ebola arrives in U.S.

OMAHA, Neb. — A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone arrived in Nebraska Saturday for treatment at a biocontainment unit where two other people with the disease have been successfully treated.

Date: 11/15/2014 | Nation & World


Doctor with Ebola coming to U.S. for care

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — A surgeon working in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown Saturday to the United States for treatment, officials from Sierra Leone and the United States said.

Date: 11/14/2014 | Nation & World


Report: Chinese officials smuggled ivory

BEIJING — Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania, an environmental watchdog said Thursday, casting doubt over Beijing's efforts to end the illegal trade that has led to rampant...

Date: 11/07/2014 | Nation & World


Treat Ebola workers as heroes, not pariahs

The best way to protect Americans from Ebola is by stopping the virus at its source.That's why President Obama has committed up to 4,000 U.S. military engineers, logistics specialists and public health trainers and $1 billion in funding to help eradicate the virus in West...

Date: 11/02/2014 | Commentary


Delivering hope

Viewpoints: Doctor in Tanzania has seen success of vaccination

Date: 11/02/2014 | Commentary


Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

FORT KENT, Maine — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.

Date: 10/31/2014 | Nation & World


Lab studies imported Ebola for mutation threat

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Tiny vials of inactivated Ebola virus from Africa are coming into a San Francisco lab, carrying secrets that might reveal the killer’s past - and fateful future.

Date: 10/31/2014 | Nation & World


Efforts to compromise with Ebola nurse stall

Associated PressFORT KENT, Maine — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her...

Date: 10/31/2014 | Nation & World


Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

FORT KENT, Maine — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.

Date: 10/30/2014 | Nation & World


Young people more likely to survive Ebola

Who survives Ebola and why? Health workers treating patients in Sierra Leone, including some who died doing that work, have published the most detailed report yet on medical aspects of the epidemic. The research suggests young people are less likely to perish, fever is the most common...

Date: 10/30/2014 | Nation & World


U.S. Ebola fears ease, poll finds

WASHINGTON — Fears among Americans about the Ebola virus appear to be waning despite intensive news coverage of the small number of cases in the U.S. and ongoing political rancor over how best to screen travelers returning from West Africa, according to a new Washington Post-ABC...

Date: 10/30/2014 | Nation & World


Army troops isolated after Africa duty fighting Ebola

WASHINGTON — An Army two-star general and 11 of his staff are being isolated at the base in Italy upon returning from serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight.

Date: 10/27/2014 | Nation & World


Ebola cases pass 10,000; almost half have died

DAKAR, Senegal — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest ever...

Date: 10/26/2014 | Nation & World


U.S. regions vary on Ebola quarantines

WASHINGTON — One day after governors in New York, New Jersey and Illinois imposed a mandatory 21-day quarantine on medical workers returning from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa, public health officials in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia did not follow suit...

Date: 10/26/2014 | Nation & World


Nurse rips Ebola quarantine process

NEWARK, N.J. — The health care worker who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way her case has been handled.

Date: 10/25/2014 | Nation & World


Ebola infects 10,000; half have died

DAKAR, Senegal — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

Date: 10/25/2014 | Nation & World


Cremation fear deters Ebola treatment

MONROVIA, Liberia — Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty, an unintended consequence of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in Monrovia be cremated.

Date: 10/24/2014 | Nation & World


New York doctor has Ebola, 1st in city

NEW YORK — A doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, city officials said Thursday. He's the fourth case in the U.S. and the first in the nation's biggest city.

Date: 10/23/2014 | Nation & World


Dallas nurse is Ebola-free, family says

FORT WORTH, Texas — Dallas nurse Amber Vinson was Ebola-free Wednesday, according to family members in Atlanta, where she is being treated for the virus.

Date: 10/23/2014 | Nation & World


Put Ebola crisis in perspective, Obama says

DALLAS — President Barack Obama urged Americans to keep the Texas Ebola cases “in perspective,” saying that in a nation of more than 300 million people, only three cases have been diagnosed.

Date: 10/19/2014 | Nation & World


Emergency rooms brace for Ebola panic

There's just one confirmed case of an Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., but that hasn't stopped fear of the disease from reaching our shores. And soon U.S. emergency rooms are likely to be filled with fearful patients.A Pew survey found this week that 32 percent of...

Date: 10/10/2014 | Nation & World


Ebola virus can persist in semen for months

When the only way to get an often fatal disease is through contact with body fluids, it makes good sense to be very careful about sexual partners and practices. But since Ebola victims can infect others only when they are showing symptoms — high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness and aches —...

Date: 10/09/2014 | Nation & World


Cave art may be much older than thought

Several cave paintings in Indonesia have been found to be much older than expected — casting doubt on what we thought we knew about the origins of art. The paintings, located on Sulawesi island in Indonesia several decades ago, may be over 40,000 years old, according to recent dating. That makes...

Date: 10/09/2014 | Nation & World


Harborview among 5 hospitals to treat Ebola, if necessary

SHORELINE — Harborview Medical Center in Seattle has agreed to treat American patients sickened with Ebola who need to be evacuated from West Africa — one of five U.S. hospitals to do so, health officials said Monday.

Date: 10/06/2014 | Local News


Hospital: Dallas Ebola patient critical

DALLAS — After hospital officials on Saturday said the condition of the lone Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has worsened, the woman he came to Texas to visit said she is praying for his recovery.

Date: 10/05/2014 | Nation & World


Ebola could bolster rubber-glove industry

The Ebola outbreak is wreaking economic havoc across West Africa, but half a world away, investors see a big business opportunity.

Date: 10/04/2014 | Business Wire


Home where Ebola patient stayed awaits cleaning

DALLAS — A hazardous-materials crew planned to return Friday to a Texas apartment where the U.S. Ebola patient stayed to collect bed sheets and towels used by the infected man before he was hospitalized.The family living in the apartment has been confined to their home...

Date: 10/03/2014 | Nation & World


U.S. Ebola patient faces prosecution

MONROVIA, Liberia — The Liberian man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States will be prosecuted when he returns home for lying on his airport screening questionnaire, Liberian authorities said Thursday.With an Ebola epidemic raging in West...

Date: 10/02/2014 | Nation & World


Suicide bombers kill 7 at Libyan airport

CAIRO — Two suicide car bombings near an eastern airport in Libya killed seven troops and wounded 12 people Thursday, a spokesman for a renegade general said, as fierce clashes erupted nearby between the general's forces and the extremist militias trying to take over the...

Date: 10/02/2014 | Nation & World


Ebola-stricken Liberia is descending into economic hell

Liberia, the West African nation hardest it by Ebola, has begun a frightening descent into economic hell.

Date: 09/30/2014 | Nation & World


Professor tells Liberians U.S. 'manufactured' Ebola

Last week, President Barack Obama announced an ambitious plan that effectively placed the U.S. military at the forefront of the global fight against the worst Ebola outbreak in history. In an effort that could cost as much as $750 million in the next six months, he assigned up to 3,000...

Date: 09/26/2014 | Nation & World


Ebola could infect up to 500,000

WASHINGTON — The Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa could infect up to 500,000 people by the end of January, according to a new estimate under development by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The report is scheduled to be released next week, but work on...

Date: 09/20/2014 | Nation & World


Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Shoppers crowded streets and markets in Sierra Leone’s capital on Thursday stocking up for a three-day shutdown that authorities will hope will slow the spread of the Ebola outbreak that is accelerating across West Africa.

Date: 09/18/2014 | Nation & World


4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent disease amid a shortage of health...

Date: 09/14/2014 | Nation & World


Ebola patients turned away without treatment

MONROVIA, Liberia — Steps from a chance at salvation, or at least a less excruciating death, Comfort Zeyemoh walked slowly from the Ebola treatment center Saturday. It was one of only three in a city devastated by the lethal virus. And it was nearly full.Zeyemoh, 22,...

Date: 09/14/2014 | Nation & World


Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

PRETORIA, South Africa — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder.

Date: 09/12/2014 | Nation & World


On a mission of mercy and education in West Africa

The news out of West Africa is terrifying.In April, at least 200 girls were kidnapped from their Nigerian school at the hands of Boko Haram, an Islamic...

Date: 09/07/2014 | Local News


U.S. attack kills Somali terror leader

WASHINGTON — In a major setback for al-Qaida's affiliate in East Africa, the Obama administration said Friday it had confirmed the death of a key Somali militant leader who had been targeted in an airstrike earlier in the week.The White House and Pentagon both released...

Date: 09/06/2014 | Nation & World


U.S. assault kills top Somali terrorist

WASHINGTON — An American air assault killed the head of an al-Qaida-linked Somali terrorist group in East Africa earlier this week, Pentagon officials said Friday.

Date: 09/05/2014 | Nation & World


Ebola epidemic is the worst ever

The death toll from the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has surpassed 1,900 people, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. More people have now died in this epidemic than in all previous Ebola outbreaks combined."No one, even outbreak responders, (has) ever...

Date: 09/04/2014 | Nation & World


U.S. strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

MOGADISHU, Somalia — U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died.

Date: 09/02/2014 | Nation & World


Group says world is losing battle against ebola

UNITED NATIONS — The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."In separate...

Date: 09/02/2014 | Nation & World


Ebola arrives in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal — A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing to the country the first confirmed case of the dreaded disease that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.

Date: 08/30/2014 | Nation & World


France marks 70 years since Allies freed south

TOULON, France — France paid tribute Friday to Allied troops — including veterans from the U.S. and French colonies in Africa — who landed 70 years ago on Mediterranean shores to liberate French land from Nazi occupation.

Date: 08/16/2014 | Nation & World


Ethics test: Who gets experimental Ebola drug?

MADRID — Now it’s not just two Americans, but a Spaniard, as well: the three non-Africans known to have Ebola got some of the very few doses that exist of an experimental drug aimed at treating the deadly disease.

Date: 08/11/2014 | Nation & World


Tunisia’s fishermen save rising tide of migrants

ZARZIS, Tunisia — The fishermen of this small North African port are used to catching sea bass and sea bream in their nets, but lately they’ve been hauling in something else: shipwrecked migrants fleeing war-ravaged Libya on flimsy boats.

Date: 08/10/2014 | Nation & World


GE plans $2 billion Africa spending with workforce set to double

By Richard Clough and Christopher SpillaneBloomberg NewsWASHINGTON — General Electric Co. will invest about $2 billion in Africa by 2018 and double the local workforce in what Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt calls one of the world’s most-promising markets.

Date: 08/04/2014 | Business


African lion economies gear up to emulate Asian tigers

By Mike Cohen, Rene Vollgraaff and Yinka IbukunBloomberg NewsLAGOS, Nigeria — ThankGod Agbagu views the paved roads and skyscrapers that have sprung up in Africa’s largest city as the signs of a brighter future.

Date: 08/04/2014 | Nation & World


Economy is focus of US-African summit, but Ebola casts a shadow

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will welcome the leaders of nearly all Africa’s nations to Washington next week as part of a first-of-its-kind summit designed to boost economic ties between the United States and Africa.

Date: 08/03/2014 | Nation & World




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