Posts Tagged Africa

Sierra Leone marathoner joins race against Ebola

Health worker volunteers talk to a resident to distribute bars of soap and information about Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases with the entire West African nation locked down in their homes for three days in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A police official says health workers in Sierra Leone have come under attack while trying to bury the bodies of five Ebola victims east of the capital.

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Fans banned for African Champions League semi

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Confederation of African Football has ordered that an African Champions League semifinal in Algeria be played without fans because of repeated incidents of “unsporting behavior.”

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CAF denies it has lifted ban on games in Guinea

CAIRO (AP) — The Confederation of African Football has denied claims by the Guinea Football Federation that the temporary ban on games in the Ebola-hit country has been lifted.

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Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.

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Fomer IOC member Diallo of Guinea dies at 82

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Alpha Ibraham Diallo, a former IOC member from Guinea and African Olympic head, has died. He was 82.

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