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Ivory Coast artist makes sculptures from her own hair

Jun 07 2018

ABIDJAN, June 6 - There's almost no image Ivorian artist Laetitia Ky can't sculpt from her own hair. Depending on her mood, she can shape her thick black tresses into light bulbs, trees, trumpets, bicycles or cupcakes. | Video

Hunger brings death to Congo's Kasai after guns fall silent

Mar 21 2018

MWENE DITU, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 21 The guns have fallen silent in the Congolese town of Mwene Ditu, but each day starving children arrive at the small hospital there battling for their lives. | Video

Guinea colonel accused of trafficking as police seize his 'private zoos'

Apr 15 2017

KINDIA, Guinea, - Police in Guinea have arrested an army colonel on suspicion of animal trafficking and seized a menagerie of animals from two properties he owns that they described as private zoos, a senior officer said on Saturday.

WHO shuts Sierra Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola

Aug 26 2014

FREETOWN/KINSHASA The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.

WHO shuts Sierra Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola

Aug 26 2014

FREETOWN/KINSHASA The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst ever outbreak of the disease.

WHO shuts Sierra Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola

Aug 26 2014

FREETOWN/KINSHASA The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst ever outbreak of the disease.

WHO shuts Sierra Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola

Aug 26 2014

FREETOWN/KINSHASA The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst ever outbreak of the disease.

WHO pulls staff after worker infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone

Aug 26 2014

FREETOWN/KINSHASA The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst ever outbreak of the disease.

Central African Republic militia says will only disarm after Muslim rebels do

Feb 22 2014

BANGUI A powerful militia in Central African Republic said on Saturday it will only disarm once its main rivals, the mainly Muslim Seleka fighters, lay down their weapons, a deadlock that risks prolonging the crisis in the war-torn country.

Central African Republic militia says will only disarm after Muslim rebels do

Feb 22 2014

BANGUI A powerful militia in Central African Republic said on Saturday it will only disarm once its main rivals, the mainly Muslim Seleka fighters, lay down their weapons, a deadlock that risks prolonging the crisis in the war-torn country.

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'Sea of black' Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.