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    Malaria Killing Thousands More than Ebola in West Africa

    GUECKEDOU, Guinea (AP) — West Africa's fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands more lives than the dreaded virus. In Gueckedou, near...

    13-Year-Old Girl: My Father Gave Me to Boko Haram

    KANO, Nigeria (AP) — A 13-year-old says her father gave her to Boko Haram extremists and that she was arrested after refusing to explode a suicide bomb in Kano, Nigeria's second largest city in...

    Bandits in Guinea Steal Suspected Ebola Blood

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are...

    The Dutch “Black Pete” Caricature as Saint Nick’s Sidekick Stirs Racial Controversy

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police arrested 90 protesters Saturday as a traditional Dutch celebration of the arrival of Saint Nicholas was disturbed by demonstrators who say his faithful sidekick, "Black Pete," is a...

    Boko Haram Leader Says 200 Nigerian Kidnapped Girls Married Off

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — With a malevolent laugh, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists tells the world that more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have all been converted to Islam and married off, dashing hopes...

    Women on Front Lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town...

    Nigeria Declared Ebola-Free

    While many West African countries are struggling with the spread of Ebola, Nigeria has been declared free of the disease by the World Health Organization (WHO) after six weeks without any new cases—a development...

    Nigeria: Extremists Agree to Cease-Fire –-Fate of Abducted Girls Remains Unclear

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday, in a move that could end five years of insurgency that has killed...

    Photographer Covering Ebola: The World Must See

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The biggest danger in a war zone is not seeing the enemy. What people face here in Liberia is a war, and no one has seen the enemy. From the balcony of...

    Ousted Haitian Dictator “Baby Doc” Jean-Claude Duvalier Dies at 63

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Jean-Claude-Duvalier, the self-proclaimed "president for life" of Haiti whose corrupt and brutal regime sparked a popular uprising that sent him into a 25-year exile, died Saturday of a heart attack,...

    Sierra Leone Reaches Final Day of Ebola Lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown...

    Sierra Leone to Shut Down for 3 Days to Slow Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — In a desperate bid to slow West Africa's accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday while volunteers...
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