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  • VIDEO: Obama to announce plan to fight Ebola

    President Obama will travel to Atlanta Tuesday afternoon where he will announce his expanded plan to fight Ebola.

  • US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an...

  • Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent. Harald Kampa, a hotelier near Mombasa, says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is hurting his...

  • WHO: Liberia will see thousands of new Ebola cases

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The United States and Britain will send medical equipment and military personnel to help contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, as the World Health Organization warned Monday that many thousands of new infections are expected in Liberia in the coming weeks. The current...

  • Officials can't confirm whether U.S. killed al-Shabab leader in Somalia airstrikes

    The Pentagon said Monday's strike targeting Ahmed Abdi Godane was launched by U.S. special operations forces using manned and unmanned aircraft.

  • Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died of the disease. He also discouraged the traditional burial practice of directly touching the body of someone who died of Ebola, which is one...

  • US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died. The leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, has no heir apparent. If he has been...

  • Somali troops oust militants from southern town

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali government troops fighting alongside African Union troops ousted Islamic militants from a southern town they have been controlling, an official said Saturday. Abdiqadir Mohamed Nor, the governor of Somalia's Lower Shabelle region where the fighting is taking...

  • Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone to...

  • Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lesotho's military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. The country's prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, though an army spokesman said the soldiers were only securing the country. Political...

  • Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for...

  • Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A Ukrainian civilian cargo plane crashed in the mountains near the far southern desert city of Tamanrasset in the early hours of the morning Saturday, reported the state news agency. The Antonov An-12 carrying seven crew members was on its way to Equatorial Guinea when...

  • Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola. Information Minister Lewis Brown says lifting the quarantine Saturday morning will not mean there is no Ebola in the West Point Slum. But...

  • UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to...

  • US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse. The disease has already killed more than 1,400 people in Guinea,...



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