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  • WHO director on Ebola: 'Outbreak is moving faster than we can control it'

    WHO director on Ebola: 'Outbreak is moving faster than we can control it'
    The world's worst outbreak of Ebola that has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa represents an international health emergency and could continue spreading for months, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Nigeria became the third African...
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  • Cameroon draws a crowd for World Cup match in Sao Paulo

    Cameroon draws a crowd for World Cup match in Sao Paulo
    Emanuel Ebot, Whellder Guelewar and Pa Suwareh Faye are from Cameroon, Brazil, and Gambia, respectively. But on Friday, they came together at a restaurant in Sao Paulo's growing African immigrant community to cheer on Cameroon's World Cup team, saying...
  • EU court says gays facing persecution may have grounds for asylum

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- It's a continent where presidents have called homosexuality un-African, un-Godly and anti-human, where same-sex relations are widely banned and gay people are routinely beaten, jailed, harassed or killed. Africa, with its...
  • African cashew cookbook offered

    African cashew cookbook offered
    Did Thursday’s Dining section story on African food, “A Taste of Tomorrow Today,” whet your appetite? Check out a free e-book called “The Cashew Cookbook,” published by International Relief & Development, an Arlington, Va.-...
  • Gambians vote in election condemned as unfair

     
    Gambia incumbent president, Yahya Jammeh, likely to be re-elected in vote condemned by the regional body ECOWAS: "Do I look like a loser? There is no way that I can lose unless you tell me that Gambians are mad," said Jammeh, dismissing critics of the...
  • Gambia leader draws reproach for vow to execute all on death row

     
    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's announcement that all death row prisoners will be executed next month has drawn condemnation from human rights groups and foreign governments....
  • India hosts Pakistani lawmakers during Parliament meltdown

     
    Pakistan India law : Pakistani Parliamentarians visit India during week of legislative meltdown....
  • Nine executed overnight in Gambia, more expected, Amnesty says

     
    Gambia's autocratic leader has begun acting on his vow to execute all death-row inmates within a month, sending nine to the gallows Thursday night and moving the other 40 or so out of their cells to the execution site, Amnesty International reported...
  • 39 killed in huge Venezuela oil refinery fire; gas leak suspected

     
    An early morning explosion and fire at Venezuela's largest refinery killed at least 26 people Saturday and left the nation’s most important source for auto and airline fuel out of commission....
  • Gambia, Iraq executions buck worldwide abolitionist trend

     
    Global Focus: Human rights advocates the world over have been shocked and outraged by Gambia's first executions in 27 years and an escalation in hangings in Iraq that has already sent 91 to their deaths this year. The rash of executions in the two...
  • In Kunta Kinte's steps: Village changed by the hero of 'Roots' tries to overcome a shabby reputation

    In Kunta Kinte's steps: Village changed by the hero of 'Roots' tries to overcome a shabby reputation
    Carrying little Kunta in his strong arms, he walked to the edge of the village, lifted his baby up with his face to the heavens and said softly, "Behold — the only thing greater than yourself." —Alex Haley, "Roots" ———...