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40 Million Children Face Growing Threat of Measles, WHO Warns

More than 40 million children missed getting vaccinated against measles last year, prompting a significant setback in global efforts to eradicate the highly contagious disease…

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Fans Hold On to Hope Despite No African World Cup Wins Yet

Senegal lost 2-0 to the Netherlands, Tunisia drew against Denmark, as did Morocco against Croatia. No Africa team victories yet, but fans in the United…

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UN chief appoints new resident coordinator for Central African Republic

UNITED NATIONS— UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Mohamed Ag Ayoya of Mali as the new resident coordinator for the Central African Republic….

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Witchcraft is powerless against Ebola, Ugandan Health minister warns

KAMPALA— Witchcraft and witch doctors are ineffective against Ebola, the minister of Health of Uganda, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, said.   She added that ignorance…

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West African Leaders Seek Solutions to Curb Terrorism from Sahel Region

West African leaders met in Accra Tuesday to discuss terrorism and worsening security in the region. The Accra Initiative members, which include Benin, Burkina Faso,…

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West African countries mull standby force to suppress region’s insurgencies

ACCRA— Seven member states of the Accra Initiative, a West African security cooperation initiative, are considering setting up a standby military force to deal with…

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Ebola: Uganda on the right track in fight against epidemic – UNICEF

KAMPALA— Uganda is on the right track and doing well in its fight against the Ebola epidemic, UNICEF representative in Uganda Dr Mohamed Munir Safieldin…

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EU Sets Out Mediterranean Migrant Plan Ahead of Emergency Meeting

The European Commission set out a 20-point action plan on Monday designed to address surging migration in the central Mediterranean ahead of an emergency meeting…

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