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Africa Focus

Zambia get $30 m boost from donors to reduce HIV/AIDS infections

Zambia will receive 30 million U.S. dollars from international organizations to help it reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women over the period of two years, a senior official said Friday. The funds will go towards...

EgyptAir mechanic suspected in Russian plane crash

An EgyptAir mechanic whose cousin joined Islamic State in Syria is suspected of planting a bomb on a Russian passenger plane that was blown out of Egypt's skies in late October, according to sources familiar with the matter. So...

Dead Sierra Leonean tested positive for Ebola hours after WHO said it is over

A body has tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone, a spokesman for the Health Ministry said, just hours after the World Health Organization said transmission of the virus in West Africa had ended. Two swab tests carried out...

Malawi prison project band vies for Grammy glory

Malawi's Zomba Prison Project band has a unique line-up that could grab global success at the recording industry's prestigious Grammy Awards next month. Their 20-track record "I Have No Everything Here" has been nominated in the Best World Music...

Beninese Hollywood actor Djimon Hounsou stars in ‘true’ voodoo

As the drumming rumbles on, Hollywood actor Djimon Hounsou walks shirtless with a voodoo procession making its way through the dusty streets of Heve in his native Benin. "I am like an African who has come home, who needs...

South Africa turns to breast milk banks to tackle high infant mortality

Patrick, a premature baby weighing a minuscule 1.2 kilos (2.65 pounds), was "saved" by a breast milk bank in South Africa, where child mortality is high despite being the continent's most developed economy. "It was a question of life and...

Soul singer and grammy award winner Natalie Cole dies at 65

Natalie Cole, the Grammy-winning daughter of Nat "King" Cole who carried on her late father's musical legacy and, through technology, shared a duet with him on "Unforgettable," has died. She was 65. Cole died Thursday evening at Cedars-Sinai Medical...
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Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them,...
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