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International Monetary Fund cuts growth forecasts, citing sluggish EU, Japan

...Overall, weaker prices for oil and other commodities are sapping growth prospects for countries in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa - especially Nigeria and South Africa - and Latin America. China's slowdown will stunt growth throughout developing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-20/imf-cuts-growth-forecasts-
At US-Africa summit, Obama announces $33 billion in new commitments to Africa

...continent is about the same as its trade ties with Brazil and that just about one percent of U.S. exports go to sub-Saharan Africa."We've got to do better, much better," he said during closing remarks at a daylong session that brought...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-05/us-africa-summit-obama-ann
Georgia hospitals using social media

...starvation, resulting in intense pain. The disease evolved as a mutation to protect people against malaria, and sub-Saharan Africa is one of the major areas where that took place. That is why the sickle cell trait, which occurs in various ethnic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-03-18/ga-hospitals-using-social-me
MCG student hunts sickle cell in Africa

...The disease takes its toll early on patients ? the average lifespan for sickle cell patients is five years in sub-Saharan Africa, which includes Malawi, he said. Those young patients are especially prone to infection so children in the U...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-08-25/mcg-student-hunts-sickle-cel
UGA engineer gets $1 million grant

...received $1 million to continue working on a milk cooler designed to help dairy farmers, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa, who lack access to refrigeration, according to a news release from the university.The milk cooler, developed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-03/uga-engineer-gets-1-million-g
Upgrade to nursery keeps babies at Trinity Hospital

...in the U.S., the academy said; the Institute of Medicine recently said that rate is similar to countries in sub-Saharan Africa.More than 70 percent of those are "late preterm births," which Gorantla said are rising in part because of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-01-17/upgrade-nursery-keeps-babies
American cancer doctors reach out to Africa

...one of the highest rates of this type of cancer in the world. In fact, cancer in general kills more people in sub-Saharan Africa than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, according to the WHO. But unlike the United States, where Casper...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/27/liv_553349.shtml
Life & style
Investors track African markets

...China's massive investment in the continent has also helped. According to the IMF, economic growth across sub-Saharan Africa is expected to be about 6.5 percent in 2008. Still, Mr. Durham notes, African stock markets remain tiny in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/04/bus_197444.shtml
Business
Dying for an AIDS cure

...global epidemic as other countries do. AIDS cases account for about .6 percent of the U.S. population. But in sub-Saharan Africa, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is as looming and deadly a killer as has ever stalked any part of our planet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/24/edi_117824.shtml
Editorials
Proposed cable TV regulation could silence Christian ministries

...oceans, braved the elements, crossed continents and climbed over dangerous mountain passes to visit villages from sub-Saharan Africa to the farthest regions of Asia. But in the past half-century, the ability of the church to reach the lost has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/16/let_88950.shtml
Letters