Gambia’s Barrow flies to Mali for crisis talks

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (R) shakes hands with Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow (L), as Gambian President Yahya Jammeh (C) looks on in Banjul on January 13, 2017West African leaders flew out of Banjul with The Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow, en route to Mali for crisis talks with regional heavyweights in hopes of ending the nation's political impasse. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari led a three-nation delegation to Banjul earlier in the day, which his foreign minister admitted had not succeeded in getting longtime Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to step down.

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Algeria coach wary of Africa Cup of Nations outsiders Zimbabwe

Senegal's national football team players take part in a training session on January 4, 2017, at the Leopold Sedar Senghor stadium in Dakar, during preparations for the upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in GabonVirtually all the pre-2017 Africa Cup of Nations talk about Group B has concerned which two countries from Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia will advance to the quarter-finals. Zimbabwe, who complete the quartet based in southeastern Gabonese city Franceville, have been dismissed as no-hopers in a section featuring three of the top five ranked African teams. The Senegalese headed the monthly FIFA listings released this week with the Tunisians fourth, the Algerians fifth, and the Zimbabweans a distant 30th.

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Ebola’s long-term effects revealed

Three-quarters of Ebola survivors had post-disease symptoms when they enrolled for a trial in Guinea about a year, on average, after they were discharged from hospital, researchers reportedPeople who survive Ebola may still battle debilitating health problems a year after being declared infection-free, according to an ongoing trial in Guinea which highlighted the need for patient followup. Three-quarters of survivors had post-Ebola symptoms when they enrolled for the trial about a year, on average, after they were discharged from hospital, researchers reported Saturday. Eighteen percent experienced eye problems, including eight individuals who went blind, a team wrote in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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