WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is traveling to Guinea on Sunday and will also visit Liberia and Sierra Leone, making the trip despite calls by some U.S. lawmakers for a travel ban on the three West African countries worst-affected by Ebola.
Power, a member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet, left Washington on Saturday. Obama has resisted Republican calls for a travel ban on advice from health officials who say such a measure would be counter-productive, in part because it would impede people going to help fight the epidemic.
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (Reuters) – The United Nations
Security Council authorized the inspection of boats suspected of
carrying illegal shipments of charcoal or weapons to and from
Somalia on Friday, though Russia and Jordan abstained from the
vote over concerns about the move.
The resolution, adopted by the 15-member council with 13
votes in favor, approves the use of “all necessary measures” -
diplomatic code for military force – to carry out such