Africa

child abuse, sex abuse

African Immigrant Gets 7 Years In D.C. Child Abuse

A man from the African nation of Eritrea has been sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl in the District of Columbia.

10/24/2014

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

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Md. Medical Facilities Taking Precautions As Ebola-Stricken Arrive In U.S.

Out of control. World health experts say the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control it.

08/01/2014

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Md. Health Department Working With CDC To Spot, Respond To Imported Ebola

With more than 700 people dead from the Ebola virus in West Africa, fears are running rampant of the virus spreading globally. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is siding on caution.

08/01/2014

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Brother Of Md. Man Who Died In Liberia Remembers Final Words

Global crisis. Several African nations declare public health emergencies as the deadly Ebola outbreak spreads. It’s the largest outbreak on record, killing 729 people.

07/31/2014

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The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.

07/31/2014

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Man Sentenced For Shipping Stolen Cars To Africa At Port Of Baltimore

A man who pleaded guilty to a role in a plot to ship stolen vehicles to west African countries has been sentenced to 21 months in prison.

06/09/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

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Incredible Sight: Stranded Md. Aid Worker Recalls Massive Fire At Kenyan Airport

Stranded in Kenya. A massive fire at the Nairobi Airport traps nearly a dozen Marylanders on aid trips to Africa.

08/08/2013

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In Limbo: Massive Fire Strands Md. Aid Workers At Kenyan Airport

Trapped in Kenya. A massive fire at the Nairobi Airport strands nearly a dozen Marylanders on aid trips to Africa. Now investigators are looking into whether the fire was accidental, or something more sinister.

08/07/2013

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Museum Brings African Land Art To National Mall

A new exhibition on the National Mall is delving into historic and modern-day land issues in Africa.

04/25/2013

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WJZ Investigation Update: Kenyan Extradited To Baltimore In Alleged Elder Abuse Caught On Tape

Baltimore police say a woman depicted in a video allegedly abusing an elderly man in 2007 is being extradited to the U.S. from her home country of Kenya.

08/22/2012

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