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  • On safari in Kenya, safe from Ebola and reveling in nature's splendor

    On safari in Kenya, safe from Ebola and reveling in nature's splendor
    As we drove away from our luxurious tented camp and turned toward the river, we spied yet another creature — in a trip that had been full of them — that took our breath away: a 25-foot crocodile. Our guide guessed the dozing reptilian...
  • U.S. heightens Ebola screening for travelers from Mali

    U.S. heightens Ebola screening for travelers from Mali
    The United States is adding Mali to the list of countries whose travelers get special Ebola screening after a number of cases in the West African nation, the government said on Sunday. Enhanced screening will start on Monday for the 15 to 20 travelers...
  • Burkina Faso names former foreign minister Kafando transitional president

    OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Authorities in Burkina Faso named former foreign minister Michel Kafando as transitional president on Monday in a key step towards returning the West African country to democracy in the wake of a brief military takeover. Kafando...
  • Public health experts stress importance of trust in West Africa as they fight Ebola

    Public health experts stress importance of trust in West Africa as they fight Ebola
    When public health workers began canvassing West African villages this spring and summer warning of something called Ebola, they were met with fear — but not of the deadly virus. One village locked itself down to keep relief workers out, while...
  • Zimbabwe's vice-president hits back at criticism in state-owned media

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's vice president Joice Mujuru hit back at charges of plotting to challenge President Robert Mugabe and said calls for her to resign were unconstitutional, her first public response to weeks of attacks by state-owned media....
  • No safety concerns yet in trials of GSK's Ebola vaccine

    LONDON (Reuters) - Almost 200 people have received GlaxoSmithKline's experimental Ebola vaccine in trials in the United States, Britain, Mali and Switzerland, and the safety data so far are "very satisfactory", scientists said on Monday. The trials,...
  • Infected, cured of Ebola and still committed to doing good

    WICHITA, Kan. It's something no one should have to tell the person they love. But David Writebol had to tell his wife of 40 years. They'd both already seen the effects of Ebola. At first there were just reports from northern Liberia, which borders...
  • Ebola drug trials starting in West Africa as early as December

    Ebola drug trials starting in West Africa as early as December
    Three separate clinical trials for Ebola virus treatments are set to begin in West Africa as early as December, Doctors Without Borders announced Thursday. The international medical aid group, also known by its French initials MSF, will host the...
  • Egyptian woman dies of bird flu, second death in 2014: ministry

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian woman died on Monday of H5N1 bird flu after coming into contact with infected birds, the second death from the disease this year, a health ministry spokesman told Reuters. Egypt has identified seven cases of the virus in...
  • Embattled Somali PM tells ministers to resign if they are unhappy

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's prime minister told cabinet ministers on Monday to resign if they are unhappy, intensifying a dispute which has stymied efforts to rebuild the country after decades of war. More than 100 lawmakers loyal to President Hassan...
  • Egypt to deepen buffer zone with Gaza after finding longer tunnels

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will double to one kilometre (0.62 mile) the depth of a security buffer zone it is clearing on its border with the Gaza Strip after some of the worst anti-state violence since President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year....