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  • Ebola patient Rick Sacra gets transfusions from survivor Kent Brantly

    Ebola patient Rick Sacra gets transfusions from survivor Kent Brantly
    Dr. Rick Sacra, an American missionary who contracted Ebola in Africa, has received blood plasma transfusions from Dr. Kent Brantly, a fellow missionary who has recovered from the disease, doctors involved in Sacra's treatment confirmed Thursday. Sacra,...
  • Dozens join hunger strike for release of Egypt political prisoners

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Dozens of Egyptians have begun a hunger strike to demand the release of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, a symbol of the 2011 uprising, and others they say are being unfairly detained in an effort to crush new-found freedoms. An Egyptian...
  • 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., Britain to send troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa

    U.S., Britain to send troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa
    The United States and Britain are sending troops and equipment to West Africa to help curb the spread of Ebola, officials said Monday, as the World Health Organization warned that the outbreak is outstripping the capacity to respond in one of the worst-...
  • Cuba to send doctors to fight Ebola outbreak as death toll rises

    The Cuban government will send 165 medical personnel to West Africa as health officials continue to struggle with a furious Ebola outbreak that has left thousands dead since March, officials said during a Friday news briefing. Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda,...
  • 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...
  • Obama to announce boost in U.S. aid for Ebola response

    Obama to announce boost in U.S. aid for Ebola response
    President Obama, facing criticism that the U.S. and other countries have been slow to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak, plans to send additional medical aid to West Africa, according to a White House official. The move, to be announced Tuesday...
  • Attackers of Rwandan exile jailed for eight years in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Four men convicted of trying to kill an exiled critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame in South Africa were each jailed for eight years on Monday, though the magistrate said they were not the main culprits. Former Rwandan army...
  • U.N. says China not yet deploying peacekeepers in South Sudan

    JUBA (Reuters) - China will send 700 soldiers to a U.N. peacekeeping force in South Sudan later this year to protect civilians amid a rebellion in the African country, a U.N. official said on Wednesday, denying a report they were already being deployed....
  • 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...