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  • Portugal coach hands 20-year-olds a 1st call-up

    Ivan Cavaleiro and Rafa, two of Portugal's best young players, have earned their first senior call-ups for next week's friendly against Cameroon.

  • 3 fascinating World Cup cities in Brazil

    All 12 Brazilian cities hosting World Cup games have their claims to fame. Here are three that, for one reason or another, particularly caught our eye:

  • The Guinean drug enforcement agency is one of several in Africa confiscating an increasing amount of cocaine and other illegal drugs. The Oct. 23 arrest in Cameroon of a Nigerian charged with carrying heroin highlights what officials say is a growing problem of drug trafficking in Central Africa. The neighboring region of West Africa has already become established as a stepping stone to Europe for South American traffickers, according to a July Interpol report. (Associated Press)

    Central Africa becoming way station for drugs

    The arrest of a Nigerian allegedly smuggling heroin here highlights what officials say is a growing problem of drug trafficking in Central Africa.

  • 7 Cameroon athletes missing from Olympic village

    Seven of Cameroon's Olympic competitors have disappeared from their official residence and may attempt to seek asylum in Britain, the chief of the African nation's delegation said Tuesday.

  • ** FILE ** Newly re-elected Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf answers questions as she meets with members of the press in Liberia's capital on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Liberia's Senate to consider anti-gay bill

    Liberia's Senate will consider a bill Thursday to strengthen the nation's existing anti-gay laws, a senator said, as another West African nation, Cameroon, announced the arrest of 10 women suspected of being lesbians.

  • A woman selling memorabilia ahead of Pope Benedict XVI's visit waits for clients outside St. Michael Church in Cotonou, Benin, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Pope in western Africa to outline church's future

    Catholics carrying umbrellas decorated with Pope Benedict XVI's image greeted him Friday as he embarked on his second trip to Africa, where he plans to outline the church's future for the continent with the fastest growing number of faithful.

  • Briefly: Africa

    An oil firm spokesman says five people were killed in an attack in Cameroon on a boat carrying guards for an offshore oil field operated by the French firm Perenco SA.

  • Cholera in W. Africa spreading at "alarming" rate

    An international aid agency says an alarming number of new cholera cases have been reported in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

  • In this Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 photo, a Nigerian woman holds her young daughter, who is suffering from cholera, at a village health clinic in Ganjuwa in Nigeria's northern Bauchi State. Health officials, some with surgical masks covering their faces, sprayed anti-bacterial solution on muddy paths in this village, and patients jammed into rudimentary clinics as the government struggled to contain a cholera epidemic that has killed nearly 800 people in two months. The worst epidemic in Nigeria in 19 years is spreading to Cameroon, Chad and Niger, where it has killed hundreds more people. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Cholera stalks West Africa as rains spread disease

    Patients jammed rudimentary clinics and health workers in surgical masks sprayed anti-bacterial solution on muddy paths as the government struggled to contain a cholera epidemic that has killed nearly 800 Nigerians in two months.

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