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  • VIDEO: House holds emergency hearing on Ebola outbreak

    With the Ebola outbreak in West Africa dominating headlines in recent weeks, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs convened an emergency meeting Thursday during their summer recess to figure out how the U.S. can help to contain the spread of the disease -- and if an experimental drug is the answer.

  • Africans face long wait for unproven Ebola drug

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Africans seeking a drug to help contain the Ebola virus will have to wait months before a potentially life-saving experimental treatment used on two infected Americans is produced in even small amounts, officials said. And there are no guarantees that the medication...

  • Britain pledges new funding to contain Ebola

    LONDON (AP) — Britain has announced 3 million pounds (US$5 million) in new funding to help contain the spread of Ebola in West Africa. International Development Secretary Justine Greening says Britain will provide 1.25 million pounds to help the governments of Sierra Leone and Liberia boost...

  • Boko Haram takes Nigeria town, resident says

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Security officials and a witness say fighters from Nigeria's Boko Haram militant have seized Gwoza town, overwhelming soldiers based in the northeast area before attacking civilians. They said Thursday that the new Emir of Gwoza, Muhammed Idrissa Timta, has also gone...

  • A legitimate gaffe, Nancy Pelosi edition

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her staff apparently need a few lessons in geography and basic definitions.

  • Priest with Ebola virus in stable condition

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish missionary priest who tested positive for the Ebola virus was in stable condition after being evacuated from Liberia, health officials said Thursday. The priest, Miguel Pajares, was helping to treat people infected with Ebola and was one of three who tested positive at...

  • As summit closes, Obama hails US-Africa ties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Though noting persistent challenges, President Barack Obama heralded Africa as a continent on the rise and a growth market for U.S. businesses as he closed an unprecedented summit Wednesday aimed in part at fostering his own African legacy. The summit also marked a rare return...

  • Nigeria rushes to get isolation tents for Ebola

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities rushed to obtain isolation tents Wednesday in anticipation of more Ebola infections as they disclosed five more cases of the virus and a death in Africa's most populous nation, where officials were racing to keep the gruesome disease confined to a small...

  • Liberia's president declares Ebola emergency

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has declared a state of emergency in the West African nation amid an Ebola outbreak that shows no signs of slowing. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made the announcement on national television late Wednesday, saying that some civil rights may have to...

  • President Obama wraps up the three-day U.S.-Africa summit

    President Obama wrapped up the three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit by highlighting the week's biggest accomplishments.

  • George W. Bush: 'Taking care of women is good politics'

    Former president George W. Bush crashed an event for African first ladies, telling them: "If you're worried about your husbands' political future, taking care of women is good politics."

  • VIDEO: President Obama previews day at U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

    President Obama is wrapping up the three-day U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. Wednesday. 

  • Why the Pentagon is keeping a close watch on the U.S.-Africa summit

    As the U.S. seeks broader business ties to Africa, the role of the military on the continent could change.

  • Africa's growing energy needs test climate change policies

    If there is a lab to test the "all of the above" approach to energy, it's Africa. And the results of that experiment could have profound implications for climate change.

  • Pretending to be rivals, U.S. Export-Import Bank subsidizes foreign export agencies

    President Obama and his allies in the business lobby say they need export subsidies to compete with China's export subsidies. One problem with that argument: U.S. export programs directly subsidize China's export programs.

From the Weekly Standard

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  • No Reply from America?

    On Tuesday, August 19, an American citizen, James Foley, was savagely killed. The group of jihadists known as ISIL had previously killed and brutalized tens of thousands of non-Americans. But they...

  • Bartleby, the President

    President Obama insists Republican opposition to his policies has forced him to boycott Congress and resort to governing by executive order. This is only partially true. Yes, Republicans strongly...