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UN sets November 18 as day to spotlight child sexual abuse

Nov. 07, 2022 20:25 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Monday establishing November 18th as a day to spotlight the sexual exploitation and abuse of children. The day also will be used to stre,ss the need for prevention, for perpetrators to be brought to justice, and...

Sierra Leone journalist Clarence Roy-Macaulay dies at 85

Oct. 06, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Journalist Clarence Roy-Macaulay, who in a distinguished career covered Sierra Leone for The Associated Press for nearly four decades from the country’s brutal civil war to the Ebola epidemic that killed thousands there, has died, his daughter said. He was 85. ...

CDC, WHO, Uganda to host regional meeting as Ebola spreads

Oct. 06, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Uganda next week will host a ministerial meeting on the outbreak of the Sudan strain of the Ebola virus which has no proven vaccine and has caused alarm in the East Africa region. Acting director Ahmed...

The Tiafoe Effect: US tennis star has big impact in Africa

Sep. 10, 2022 03:44 AM EDT

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Last year, Sam Jalloh zig-zagged across West Africa coaching tennis to kids, taking with him rackets, balls and a cellphone loaded with photos and videos of a pro player in action to inspire the youngsters. The player? Frances Tiafoe. ...