Posts Tagged West Africa

Everton signs striker Samuel Eto’o on 2-year deal

A Saturday, April 19, 2014 photo from files showing Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o reacting to a decision by the referee Mike Dean, during an English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stamford Bridge ground in London. Everton strengthened its attacking options by signing Samuel Eto'o on a two-year deal on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, after the striker was released by Premier League rival Chelsea. The 33-year-old Cameroon international, who scored 12 goals in 35 matches in his only season at Chelsea, is available to make his debut against the west London club on Saturday.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton strengthened its attacking options by signing Samuel Eto’o on a two-year deal on Tuesday after the striker was released by Premier League rival Chelsea.

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Ebola: Ivory Coast-Sierra Leone game now in doubt

A man, left, walk past a Ebola awareness campaign poster, in the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast,  Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Sevi Herve Gbekide )

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Another African Cup of Nations qualifier is in doubt because of the deadly Ebola virus after Ivory Coast’s football federation said Tuesday that it had been instructed by its government to cancel or move next month’s home game against Sierra Leone.

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Libya withdraws as host of 2017 African Cup

Violence-plagued Libya conceded it won’t be able to host the African Cup of Nations in 2017 because of security concerns, throwing organizers into a frantic rush Saturday to find a new venue for the continent’s top football tournament.

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Ebola outbreak revives interest in ‘The Hot Zone’

NEW YORK (AP) — The current Ebola outbreak has revived interest in a 1994 book about the deadly virus: Richard Preston’s “The Hot Zone.”

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