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Aug 12, 2014

Liberia to give two doctors trial drug, Ebola toll at 1,013

MONROVIA/DAKAR (Reuters) – Liberia said on Tuesday it would treat two infected doctors with the scarce experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, the first Africans to receive the treatment, while authorities in Spain said a 75-year-old priest had died of the disease.

The death toll from the worst ever outbreak of the highly contagious disease has climbed to 1,013 since it was discovered in remote southeastern Guinea in March, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Aug 12, 2014

Liberia says U.S. authorities OK use of experimental Ebola drug

MONROVIA/DAKAR (Reuters) – U.S. authorities have approved a request from Liberia’s government to send sample doses of the experimental ZMapp drug to treat Liberian doctors infected with Ebola, the Liberian presidency said.

A statement on the Liberian presidency’s website said the drug would be delivered to the West African country this week by a U.S. government representative, after a direct appeal to President Barack Obama on Friday by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Aug 6, 2014

West African healthcare systems reel as Ebola toll hits 932

MONROVIA/DAKAR (Reuters) – Health workers in West Africa appealed on Wednesday for urgent help in controlling the world’s worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia shut a hospital where several staff were infected, including a Spanish priest.

The outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever has overwhelmed rudimentary healthcare systems and prompted the deployment of troops to quarantine the worst-hit areas in the remote border region of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Aug 5, 2014

Bodies dumped in streets as West Africa struggles to curb Ebola

MONROVIA/DAKAR, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Relatives of Ebola victims
in Liberia defied government quarantine orders and dumped
infected bodies in the streets as West African governments
struggled to enforce tough measures to curb an outbreak of the
virus that has killed 887 people.

In Nigeria, which recorded its first death from Ebola in
late July, authorities in Lagos said eight people who came in
contact with the deceased U.S. citizen Patrick Sawyer were
showing signs of the deadly disease.

Jul 29, 2014

Insight – Gold, diamonds feed C. African religious violence

NDASSIMA Central African Republic (Reuters) – Three young rebels, their AK47s propped against wooden stools in the afternoon heat, guard the entrance to the giant Ndassima goldmine carved deep into a forested hilltop in Central African Republic.

Sat in a thatched shack at the edge of a muddy shantytown, the gunmen keep the peace – for a price – among hundreds of illegal miners who swarm over the steep sides of the glittering open pit, scratching out a living.

Jul 29, 2014

Gold, diamonds feed Central African religious violence

NDASSIMA Central African Republic (Reuters) – Three young rebels, their AK47s propped against wooden stools in the afternoon heat, guard the entrance to the giant Ndassima goldmine carved deep into a forested hilltop in Central African Republic.

Sat in a thatched shack at the edge of a muddy shantytown, the gunmen keep the peace – for a price – among hundreds of illegal miners who swarm over the steep sides of the glittering open pit, scratching out a living.

Jul 29, 2014

Insight – Gold, diamonds feed Central African religious violence

NDASSIMA Central African Republic (Reuters) – Three young rebels, their AK47s propped against wooden stools in the afternoon heat, guard the entrance to the giant Ndassima goldmine carved deep into a forested hilltop in Central African Republic.

Sat in a thatched shack at the edge of a muddy shantytown, the gunmen keep the peace – for a price – among hundreds of illegal miners who swarm over the steep sides of the glittering open pit, scratching out a living.

Jul 29, 2014

Gold, diamonds feed C. African religious violence

NDASSIMA, Central African Republic, July 29 (Reuters) -
T hree young rebels, their AK47s propped against wooden stools in
the afternoon heat, guard the entrance to the giant Ndassima
goldmine carved deep into a forested hilltop in Central African
Republic.

Sat in a thatched shack at the edge of a muddy shantytown,
the gunmen keep the peace – for a price – among hundreds of
illegal miners who swarm over the steep sides of the glittering
open pit, scratching out a living.

Jun 26, 2014

African leaders’ summit urges action on rising militant threat

MALABO (Reuters) – African leaders called on Thursday for firm action against a rising Islamist militant threat stretching across the continent from Kenya to Mali and pledged to furnish the tools for Africa to police its own conflicts.

Violence cast a shadow over the opening of the two-day summit of the 54-nation African Union (AU) as Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan rushed home to deal with the aftermath of a bombing in the capital Abuja on Wednesday.

Jun 26, 2014

E.Guinea president urges African leaders to shake up ties with West

MALABO, June 26 (Reuters) – The president of oil-rich
Equatorial Guinea lambasted foreign interference in Africa on
Thursday, calling on the continent’s leaders to shake up their
relationship with the West.

Teodoro Obiang Nguema, hosting a two-day summit of the
54-nation African Union, urged leaders to put an end to economic
dependence on Western nations since independence, saying this
was holding back the continent from sustainable development.