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Oct 27, 2014
Oct 27, 2014

Defying stigma, survivors join the Ebola fight in West Africa

CONAKRY/LIBERIA, Oct 27 (Reuters) – High school
teacher Fanta Oulen Camara spent two weeks in March fighting for
her life against the deadly Ebola virus but her darkest days
came after she was cured of the disease and returned to her home
in Guinea.

“Most of my friends stopped visiting. They didn’t speak to
me. They avoided me,” the 24-year-old said. “I wasn’t allowed to
teach anymore.”

Oct 27, 2014
Oct 26, 2014
Oct 26, 2014
Oct 26, 2014

U.S. envoy in West Africa to see how world failing in Ebola fight

CONAKRY (Reuters) – The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, arrived in Guinea’s capital Conakry on Sunday on a mission to see first hand how the global response is failing to stop the deadly spread of Ebola in West Africa.

Power, who will also visit Sierra Leone and Liberia, said

she hopes to gain a better understanding of what resources are missing so she can push other countries to offer more help.

Oct 26, 2014
Oct 25, 2014

U.S. envoy Samantha Power travels to Ebola-stricken West Africa

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.

Oct 25, 2014
Oct 25, 2014
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