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Western Africa

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  • U.S. embassies in West Africa to stay open despite Ebola warning

    U.S. embassies in West Africa to stay open despite Ebola warning
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta on Thursday warned Americans to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone because of the deadly Ebola outbreak ravaging the West African nations. But American embassies in those countries...
  • World Health Organization launching $100 million plan to combat Ebola

    World Health Organization launching $100 million plan to combat Ebola
    The World Health Organization is launching a $100 million response plan to combat an "unprecendented" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has killed 729 people out of 1,323 infected since February, the agency said on Thursday. WHO Director-General ...
  • At least 34 killed in Guinea beach stampede

    At least 34 killed in Guinea beach stampede
    At least 34 people, including several children, were killed in a stampede at a beachside rap concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guinea's capital Conakry, medical sources said Wednesday. Hundreds of people gathered at the Donka hospital in the...
  • Leading Sierra Leone doctor battling outbreak dies of Ebola

    A doctor from Sierra Leone who was leading the fight to battle the deadly Ebola virus outbreak there has died from the disease, officials in that country said. Dr. Sheik Umar Khan died at a Doctors Without Borders facility in Kailahun, Sierra Leone,...
  • Durban Festival: Restless Producers Move Into High-End TV

    London-based producer Tendeka Matatu has been keeping busy ahead of this month's Durban film fest. In May, he and partner Marie Lora-Mungai announced the launch of Restless Talent Management, a global management company for African talent, and the pair...
  • Iranian American Professor Wins Second Fulbright

    Iranian American Professor Wins Second Fulbright
    HAMDEN — Farid Sadrieh, Qunnipiac University's first professor to win a second Fulbright scholarship, has every expectation that his next research project on the African continent will proceed more peacefully than the first. In 2009, he was...
  • Liberia closes almost all borders to contain Ebola outbreak

    MONROVIA, Liberia Liberia on Monday closed almost all of its borders in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola after a third doctor working to contain the virus in West Africa contracted the deadly disease. Only five entry points, including James Spriggs...
  • WHO can't fully deal with Ebola outbreak, health official warns

    WHO can't fully deal with Ebola outbreak, health official warns
    International health officials warned Thursday that recent budget cuts have impeded the ability of the World Health Organization to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 603 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. "The situation...
  • Second American volunteer contracts Ebola in West Africa

    Second American volunteer contracts Ebola in West Africa
    An American who was working in Liberia to combat a deadly Ebola outbreak has tested positive for the virus, officials with a Christian charity said Sunday. Nancy Writebol, a married mother of two, was the second American to contract the lethal virus...
  • Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

    Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus
    The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the president's office said. The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control an...
  • Liberia among African nations trying to contain deadly Ebola virus

    Liberia among African nations trying to contain deadly Ebola virus
    Liberia President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has closed most of the country’s land borders, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities that have seen Ebola outbreaks to try to contain the world’s worst outbreak of the deadly virus....
  • Suspected U.S. Ebola victim in Nigeria had planned to visit Minnesota

    A man whose death is believed to be Nigeria’s first in a still-widening Ebola virus outbreak was planning a trip to Minnesota to visit his family next month, his wife said. Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old consultant with the Liberian Ministry of...