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  • Africa in pictures: 12-18 December
    Motorbiking Santas, Maasai medals and Lipala dance.
    BBC News.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:55:40 GMT.
  • Zimbabwe issues coins for Christmas
    Special coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.
    BBC News.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:54:58 GMT.
  • Athletics: Kenya stands behind their anti-doping status
    According to Athletics Kenya President Isaiah Kiplagat 32 cases of doping in Kenyan sports is better than what other federations have had to report.
    Mail & Guardian.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:45:00 +0200.
  • Africa: Ebola Crisis Update - 18th December 2014
    [MSF]MSF's West Africa Ebola response started in March 2014 and counts activities in Guinea, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone.
    All Africa.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:02:23 GMT.
  • Anti-terror Law in Kenya Elicits Negative Reactions
    Kenya’s president signed a controversial law Friday that grants sweeping new authority to security forces. The legislation was passed in a chaotic session of parliament over objections that it violates basic rights.
    Voice of America.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:38:00 -0500.
  • UN Chief: Ebola Fight in Liberia is Working
    United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon is on a tour of West African nations struggling with Ebola, pledging continued U.N. help to fight the outbreak. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:50:32 -0500.
  • World Briefing: Central African Republic: Deadly Strife
    Clashes between Muslim and Christian fighters have left at least 28 people dead, wounded dozens and sent civilians fleeing for safety, a Red Cross official said Thursday.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:47:26 GMT.
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  • Security Bill Provokes Uproar in Kenya’s Parliament
    Lawmakers tussled with one another on Thursday, when a counterterrorism measure was passed giving more power to the security services and the president.
    By Jeffrey Gettleman.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:52:19 GMT.
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  • Heavy toll for Turkey in 2015
    All of them are complaining, but it is mostly Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq and Israel that have had the strongest reactions against Turkey on the grounds that Turkey “interferes too much with our domestic affairs.”
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:01:00 +0200.
  • FDA Approves Blood Test That Gauges Heart Attack Risk
    The screen is meant for people without history of heart disease, agency saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Heart Attack, Women's Health
    National Library of Medicine.  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:00:00 EST.

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