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Closing of borders due to Ebola threatens chocolate availability

The spreading of the Ebola virus in countries with the worst outbreaks are near three countries that produce close to 60 percent of the world’s cocoa production — Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria.

New UN Ebola chief vows swift response to crisis

Accra - The new head of the UN Ebola response team vowed Tuesday to take swift action on the crisis, saying ambitious targets must be met to prevent the spread of the virus worldwide.

Ebola panic at Gatwick: Woman dies after Sierra Leone flight

Gatwick - Airport staff in London were on high alert on Saturday as a Gatwick-bound plane from Sierra Leone reported a passenger on board who was "sweating and vomiting."

GlaxoSmithKline asks for regulatory approval of malaria vaccine

Researchers at GlaxoSmithKline believe they have finally developed an effective vaccine for Malaria. Now they need government approval to finish and deploy the latest version.

Algeria's World Cup team will donate $9m salary to Gaza

The Algerian national football team has announced that it will donate the salary earned from the World Cup to the people of the Gaza Strip.

W. African Ebola epidemic 'likely to last months', says UN

Accra - The United Nations health agency said on Thursday it expected the worst Ebola outbreak in history to continue its deadly rampage through west Africa for at least "several months".

UN seeks to calm Ebola fears in W.Africa

Accra - The United Nations reassured west Africa on Wednesday that the world's deadliest-ever Ebola epidemic could be stopped in its tracks, telling the region's health ministers: "We can handle this.

Ghana government flew $3 million cash to Brazil to pay players

Ghanian players are frustrated at their dreams being shattered at the world cup, but they were also frustrated with the lack of money, which finally came today.

USA v Portugal — down to the wire

Manaus - Those football fans unlucky enough not to sneak out of the office to catch today's World Cup action between the United States and Portugal are sure to be kicking themselves.

World Cup: Watch Messi score this last-minute game-winning goal

One of the biggest World Cup stars shone brightly in the 90th minute of the Argentina-Iran match Saturday afternoon. Lionel Messi struck a gorgeous goal to give his Argentina squad a crucial 1-0 victory over Iran.

Op-Ed: Toronto's off-the-pitch 2014 Brazil World Cup diary (Updated) Special

Toronto - Toronto is home to people from all 32 countries vying for the 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup — and soccer fans among them will be at bars/cafes in Greek Town, Little Italy, Little Portugal and many other communities around GTA June 12 to July 13.

Delta Airlines apologizes to Ghana for giraffe tweet

Delta Airlines sent out a tweet last night with a picture that was supposed to represent Ghana. Unfortunately that picture was of a giraffe. Giraffes do not live anywhere in Ghana.

Ghana is rationing electricity to watch the World Cup

While Americams are looking for free streaming of the match, the citizens of Ghana are hoping that the electricity will be flowing during the match, showing just how far apart the opponent home countries are.

Concern grows over rising piracy off West Africa

Kintampo - Grey, sleek, bristling with massive cannon and an assortment of machine guns, the French navy's Commandant Birot is well-equipped to patrol Africa's most dangerous stretches of ocean.Vessels like it played a key role in curbing pirate attacks off the c...

FIFA World Cup organisers warned of dengue fever risk in Brazil

Soccer fans attending the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in June should be aware they run the risk of catching dengue fever, according to a leading expert in tropical diseases in the UK.

Op-Ed: Assessing the World Cup 2014 Draw

The World Cup draw earlier turned up some shockers, with some of the best teams in the world pitted against each other so early in the tournament.

World Cup 2014 group stage draw

The draw for the group stages of the World Cup have churned out a number of tricky groups with several top teams set to face off in the group stages of the competition.

Online romance scams cost victims more than $50 million

While online dating is increasingly becoming common, there is always the lurking threat of a rip-off. Incidents from Canada exemplify the problem.

Florida model sues Match.com for $1.5 billion over fake profiles

New York - A Florida model is suing Match.com for $1.5 billion accusing the popular dating site and other websites of posting thousands of fake profiles.

Common food fungus can accelerate onset of AIDS

A type of fungus coating much of the stored corn, wheat, rice and nuts in developing countries may worsen and speed up the onset of AIDS.
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