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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....
  • China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China will dispatch an elite unit from the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa....
  • U.S. envoy to report temperature twice daily after West Africa visit

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power returned to New York on Thursday after a brief visit to Ebola-stricken West Africa and will report her temperature twice daily to the New York state health department for the next...
  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; negotiations fail

    Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; negotiations fail
    CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with...
  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride

    Nurse defies Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride
    A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage. Attorneys for...
  • Correctional officers collect supplies for Ebola stricken Liberia

    Correctional officers collect supplies for Ebola stricken Liberia
    The first to die from Ebola in Masa Salifu's family was her cousin, who worked in a hospital in Liberia. Next came her aunt, uncle and more cousins. All told, 20 of Salifu's family members have been killed in the deadly West African outbreak, and the...
  • To drive down Ebola transmission, saying goodbye to the dead must change

    Traditional West African funerals, at which mourners extensively touch and kiss the dead, are "superspreader" events for transmission of the Ebola virus, says a new study, which identified hygienic burial practices of those who have succumbed to the...
  • Top priority for lame-duck Senate: Vote on Obama nominations

    WASHINGTON State Department officials and Washington's diplomatic community are pressing the Senate to address a backlog of ambassadorial nominations during Congress' post-election lame-duck session. They fear that if the Republicans win control of the...
  • Burkina army chief announces creation of transitional government

    OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces announced on Thursday the dissolution of the national assembly and the creation of a national transitional government to last a maximum of 12 months, though he did not say who would lead it....
  • Burkina Faso president's attempt to extend 27-year rule backfires

    One of Africa's longest-serving leaders, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, was forced to dissolve his government Thursday after severely misreading popular anger over his attempt to extend his 27 years in power. Compaore declared a national...
  • Maine fails to reach quarantine compromise with nurse Kaci Hickox

    It’s the type of battle made for flinty New England, where personal liberty vs. the government’s interpretation of public good has been a frequent theme. A nurse, hailed by some as a hero for helping treat Ebola patients in Africa, has...