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Western Africa

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  • Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions

    Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions
    As the flesh-eating Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered. But colleagues of a...
  • Confronting Ebola fears [Commentary]

    Confronting Ebola fears [Commentary]
    Monrovia, Liberia — We sat in a waiting room of a health clinic here, talking about our fears. As a midwifery and nursing educator working in Liberia for Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, I had been asked to help update health workers...
  • Fighting a killer virus [Editorial]

    Fighting a killer virus  [Editorial]
    The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that officially opened today in Washington is as notable for what isn't on the agenda as for what is. The meeting between President Barack Obama and more than 40 African heads of state has been billed as forum for talks on...
  • Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine

    Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine
    Public health officials have just one tactic to battle the unrelenting Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa — quarantine — but as the disease continues to spread, scientists in Maryland are among those close to discovering other weapons....
  • Superstition complicates fight against Ebola in Africa [Letter]

    Superstition complicates fight against Ebola in Africa [Letter]
    A recent report that a runaway Sierre Leone Ebola patient had been located but died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital is good news for the wrong reasons. Maybe this incident will help members of the community understand that Ebola is not a...
  • Water filter donations from Laurel resident make an impact on village in Ghana

    Water filter donations from Laurel resident make an impact on village in Ghana
    In 2010, Laurel resident Beverly Hunt and friend and business partner Sylvia Baffour traveled to Ghana to distribute water filters they had purchased for villagers living without access to clean drinking water. In February, reporter Gwendolyn Glenn...
  • African Art Museum shines light on the continent [Column]

    Doris Ligon may be Baltimore born and bred, but she can't seem to get her mind off Africa. "I was in my 30s before I heard anything positive about Africa," recalls Ligon, 77, who, along with her late husband, Claude, opened the African Art Museum of...
  • Stop by HdG shops for last-minute Valentine's Day

    Happy Valentine's Day today (Feb. 14). Don't forget your sweetie! For last minute sweets, visit Bomboy's Home Made Candies, (322 Market St., 410-939-2924) and Lyon's Pharmacy (328 St. John St., 410-939-4545). Both are embellished with red and pink hearts,...
  • Storytellers have mastered the ancient art of narration [column]

     There was a child — a little girl only 5 years old — who seemed so transfixed, so transformed by a story Diane Macklin told to a near-full audience in Cincinnati, that she stood up at the end of Macklin's performance, and clapped and...
  • Tau Delta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority celebrates sorority's 94 years

    Chartered in Laurel, the Tau Delta Zeta Chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority will celebrate the sorority's 94th anniversary at a Founders' Day luncheon, Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Greenbelt Marriott Hotel. With the theme "94 Years Strong and the Legacy...
  • Abikanile "Bika" Mack-Williams, lawyer

    Abikanile "Bika" Mack-Williams, lawyer
    Abikanile "Bika" Mack-Williams, an attorney in the state public defender's office in Baltimore, died Sept. 14 of heart failure at a friend's Hanover home. She was 26 and lived in Owings Mills. "Her death was accidental. She had a pre-existing heart...
  • Kunta Kinte festival canceled this year

    Kunta Kinte festival canceled this year
    The annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival will not go on as scheduled this month after organizers said they could not raise enough money to hold it. The Annapolis festival has celebrated African-American history and honored the legacy of slave Kunta...