CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

Africa

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

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

President Barack Obama (left) and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the U.S-Africa Business Forum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Aug. 5. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bloomberg: More Business Between U.S. And Africa Will Benefit All

All eyes around the world have been on Africa lately due to the Ebola virus outbreak, but in Washington, the talk has all been surrounding the importance of doing business with Africa.

08/05/2014

(Photo Credit: Seyllou/Getty Images)

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

crop_down.jpg

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

Justine Sacco On Twitter

Terminated PR Executive Apologizes For Tweet Making Light Of AIDS In Africa

A New York public relations executive has issued a lengthy apology, after she lost her job for a tweet that made light of AIDS in Africa and race.

12/22/2013

Steve Grunwald (R) cow shopping for Brad Paisley in Africa

Rascal Flatts Joining Brad Paisley In Buying Cows For Kenya’s Masai Tribe

Brad Paisley isn’t the only country star who’s dealing in cows these days. Now the boys in Rascal Flatts are stepping up and getting into the action as well. As previously reported, Brad is purchasing a cow for the […]

10/11/2012

Steve Grunwald, ‘Brad Paisley’ and the Masai Tribe

Brad Paisley Is Buying A Cow For Africa’s Masai Tribe

Morning show stunt gone haywire? Nope, it’s for real. Brad is “totally game” to buy the Kenya tribe a cow, which will be delivered in person by Detroit personality Steve Grunwald. The cow’s name? “Paisley,” of course.

10/08/2012

Credit CBS 2

Seen At 11: Customs Officials Launch Crackdown On Khat

Customs officials at New York area airports are cracking down on a drug called khat. Authorities at JFK’s International Postal Facility told CBS 2’s Tony Aiello that they are seizing the drug by the ton.

05/21/2012

FedEx Aircraft (file / credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Amadou Fall Charged With Scamming FedEx To Send Packages To Africa

He’s accused of stealing the identities and account numbers of over twenty major companies and then using his contacts in Manhattan’s West African community to attract customers.

06/22/2011

World Vision Experience: AIDS exhibit - Greenwich, CT - Photo: World Vision

Greenwich Exhibit Displays African AIDS Experience

22 million people in Africa have AIDS, but that’s only the official count. The actual number is likely much much higher, since many shun testing out of fear.

03/29/2011

An undated photo of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani - AP Photo

Gitmo Detainee Acquitted Of All But 1 Charge In NY

The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial has been acquitted in New York City of all but one charge accusing him of a deadly 1998 plot to bomb two U.S. embassies in Africa.

11/17/2010

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

FBI Agent: Guantanamo Defendant Had Detonator

A detonator was found hidden in the bedroom cabinet of a purported accomplice in the 1998 terrorist bombings of two U.S. embassies, a former FBI agent testified Monday in Manhattan.

11/01/2010

Mamdouh Mahmud Salim (credit: CBS)

Ex-Bin Laden Aide Gets Life For NY Prison Stabbing

Federal Judge Deborah Batts sentenced Mamdouh Mahmud Salim in the 2000 stabbing of guard Louis Pepe. The stabbing left Pepe brain-damaged and blind in one eye.

09/01/2010