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Africa

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  • 'Let The Fire Burn' Playing At Real Art Ways

    'Let The Fire Burn' Playing At Real Art Ways
    Here's one small, disgusting detail from the aftermath of one of the most horrific incidents of government-instigated urban violence in modern American history: In May 1985, a little African-American boy runs from a building in flames in Philadelphia....
  • Ebola outbreaks affect work of two Hampton Roads nonprofits

    Ebola outbreaks affect work of two Hampton Roads nonprofits
    The Ebola outbreaks in several countries in West Africa have affected the work of Operation Smile and Physicians for Peace, two medical nonprofits in Hampton Roads. Operation Smile, which sends physicians to dozens of countries around the world to repair...
  • Ebola in Africa: Chaos is contagious

     Ebola in Africa: Chaos is contagious
    Faced with a brutal and wily adversary, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered a scaled-up military assault. Not on terrorists in Syria, but Ebola in West Africa. The president dispatched some 3,000 American troops to help build 17 treatment centers....
  • In West Africa, an overwhelming fight to prevent Ebola deaths

    In West Africa, an overwhelming fight to prevent Ebola deaths
    The only Ebola treatment center in central Liberia, which opened Monday, came too late for its first patient, a 12-year-old boy. The boy’s mother died of Ebola a week ago. His father, also sick with Ebola, is being treated in isolation in the...
  • Egypt's military focus is at home, not on Islamic State: minister

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's foreign minister has suggested his country might not provide military assistance to the United States for its battle against the Islamic State militant group, saying the army was focused on the home front. U.S. Secretary of...
  • Finance minister hopeful reforms can revive Egyptian economy

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will press ahead with plans to cut costly energy subsidies and introduce further tax reforms to boost the economy and halve the budget deficit within seven years, the country's finance minister said on Tuesday. President Abdel...
  • U.N. says it could take nearly $1 billion to fight Ebola

    U.N. says it could take nearly $1 billion to fight Ebola
    The world’s worst outbreak of Ebola is growing exponentially and could take nearly $1 billion to bring under control, officials with the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. The figure is double what the organization estimated last month when...
  • U.S. to increase medical aid to fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa

    U.S. to increase medical aid to fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa
    Amid criticism that the U.S. has not done enough to block the spread of the Ebola virus across West Africa, President Obama will announce a “significantly ramped up” campaign Tuesday that relies heavily on the U.S. military, senior...
  • U.S. to deploy 3,000 troops to West Africa to fight Ebola

    U.S. to deploy 3,000 troops to West Africa to fight Ebola
    The United States announced Tuesday it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiraling fastest out of control. The U.S. response to...
  • Lesotho brings forward vote to ease political crisis

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Lesotho will hold elections earlier than scheduled in 2017, in an effort to ease a political crisis that resulted in an apparent coup last month, southern African regional leaders said on Tuesday. Lesotho's Prime Minister...
  • Obama to send 3,000 US military to Africa to help against Ebola

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama plans to dispatch 3,000 U.S. military personnel to Africa as part of a major U.S. boost to counter the outbreak of Ebola as world health agencies warn that there aren't enough medical personnel willing to work there to...