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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
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
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
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
Americans die earlier, are less healthy, according to study

...age 5 than in peer countries, the report found."Our rate of premature babies ? 12 percent ? is similar to sub-Saharan Africa," Woolf said.The life expectancy gap begins at birth and goes on to age 75 ? even breaking it into five-year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-01-09/americans-die-earlier-are-le
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