Naby Keita to miss rest of season, Africa Cup on Nations

Soccer 05/03/19, 06:32

Liverpool will be without Naby Keita for its final games of the season after the midfielder limped off with a groin injury during the 3-0 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League.Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says Keita will be out for "at least two months," which also rules the Guinea ...

Couple get 7 years in prison each for enslaving Guinean girl

Texas 04/22/19, 19:23

A suburban Fort Worth couple has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison each for enslaving a Guinean woman for 16 years.A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, sentenced Mohamed Touré and Denise Cros-Touré each to two seven-year terms and one five-year term, all sentences to be served concurrently. ...

Diakite becomes fourth Virginia player to pursue NBA dream

Sports 04/17/19, 17:59

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft.Diakite made the announcement Wednesday on his Instagram page. He's the fourth member of the national champions to make the move, joining De'Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy.The 6-foot-9 ...

Virginia’s Diakite started with Jordan videos in Africa

Sports 04/05/19, 11:50

There were a few things Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite had to do to have a shot in the world of basketball.He had to listen to his dad. He had to stop kicking a ball around in his hometown of Conakry in the West African country of Guinea.And after giving up ...

US, Nigeria, other nations train navies in Gulf of Guinea

World 04/01/19, 10:43

The United States Navy and 33 other countries recently carried out weeks of maritime training in the Gulf of Guinea, to improve safety against pirates and to improve the monitoring of the West Africa coastline.The Obangame Express training exercise, in its ninth year, this year included 2,500 personnel, 95 ships ...

3 migrants charged in Malta in hijacking of ship at sea

Europe 03/30/19, 06:08

Three teenage migrants have been charged in Malta with seizing control of a merchant ship and using force and intimidation, a crime considered a terrorist activity under Maltese law.One of the accused was identified by the court during the arraignment Saturday as Abdalla Bari, a 19-year-old from Guinea. The other ...

US doctor who survived Ebola honored for service in Liberia

World 01/31/19, 08:14

Almost five years have passed since he nearly died of Ebola in Liberia, but Richard Sacra has never wavered from his commitment to the struggling West African nation.The 56-year-old family doctor from Massachusetts was among a handful of Americans treated and cured of Ebola during West Africa's deadly epidemic in ...

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