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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, a member of the Guinean armed forces, left, walks away as a health worker, rear, takes peoples temperature as part of the country's ongoing fight against the spread of the Ebola virus, on the Masiaka Highway,  which forms part of a trans-West African highway linking all West African States, on the outskirts of the capital city of Conakry, Guinea.  Despite stringent infection-control measures, the risk of Ebola’s spread cannot be entirely eliminated, Doctors Without Borders said Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, after one of its doctors caught the dreaded disease while working in Guinea and went to New York City. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)
WHO: Mali case put many at risk for EbolaWorld Health Organization: 2-year-old who brought Ebola to Mali dies, many at risk
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Mozambique's ruling party wins presidential raceMozambique ruling party wins presidential race, and opposition alleges vote irregularities
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In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, contestants chosen to compete in the 2014 "Miss Uganda" beauty contest line up to learn how to milk cows, at the Bukalasa Agricultural College in Wobulenzi, Uganda. In part to give the pageant an extra edge after years of flagging popularity, the Miss Uganda Foundation sought a partnership with the military, which earlier this year was ordered by Uganda’s long-serving president to promote agriculture, and the scene is just what the organizers wanted: Beautiful women getting their hands dirty to promote farming. (AP Photo/Rebecca Vassie)
Miss Uganda contestants compete in farmingAmong pigs and cows, Miss Uganda contestants get lessons in farming
The Associated Press17 hours ago
A voter casts her ballot at a polling station in Gaberone, Botswana, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Electoral officials say that voting has begun without incident where analysts believe the ruling party will win despite growing discontent in urban areas. (AP Photo)
Botswana votes as president seeks second termBotswana: Voters line up at schools and churches to cast ballots in southern African nation
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Rwandan government angry at BBC over documentaryRwanda government is angry at BBC over genocide documentary, calls to ban news organization
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Pat Robertson comment on AIDS angers KenyansAIDS from towels? Kenyans angered by US preacher Pat Robertson's comments about travel risks
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. A carpenter makes new caskets for sale in New Kru in Monrovia, Liberia. Even as Liberians get sick and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centers are empty because of the government’s order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims be cremated. The edict violates Liberians’ values and cultural practices and has so disturbed people that the sick are often being kept at home and, if they die, are being secretly buried, increasing the risk of more infections. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Beds at Ebola treatment units empty in LiberiaConcerns about cremation lead to empty beds at Ebola treatment units in Liberia
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Oscar Pistorius, stands for sentencing in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appealOscar Pistorius prosecutors consult with expert over whether to appeal
The Associated Press23 hours ago
In this photo taken on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, health workers carry the body of a woman suspected of contracting the Ebola virus in Bomi county situated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia.  Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of an isolation center in western Liberia because they have no food, the West African nation’s state radio reported Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
1st Ebola case in W. African nation of MaliMali authorities report 1st Ebola case as epidemic spreads in W. Africa
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Mali's health minister reports 1st case of Ebola in latest West African country affectedMali's health minister reports 1st case of Ebola in latest West African country affected
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South Africans indicted in US on illegal huntsSouth African brothers indicted in US on charges involving illegal rhino hunts
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Botswana's ruling party favored in electionsBotswana ruling party bids for re-election, but faces tougher opposition this time around
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Rwanda cancels Ebola screenings for US, SpainRwanda cancels Ebola screenings for US, Spanish travelers; official 'acts first, thinks later'
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, people demonstrate calling on the Nigerian government to rescue girls taken from a secondary school in Chibok  region, in the city of Abuja, Nigeria . Days after Nigeria's military raised hopes by announcing Islamic extremists have agreed to a cease-fire, Boko Haram is still fighting and there is no word about 219 schoolgirls held hostage for six months. Officials had said talks with Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebels would resume in neighboring Chad this week, but there was no confirmation that negotiations had resumed by Wednesday. (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga File)
Nigeria truce is shaky, no news of abducted girlsNigeria: Fighting with Islamic extremists continues, no news of kidnapped schoolgirls
The Associated Press2 days ago
Health workers transport the body of a person suspected to have died of the Ebola virus in Port Loko Community, situated on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that removing bodies is reportedly a problem. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)
Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone siteDozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone treatment center; Police clash with protesters
The Associated Press2 days ago
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