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Ebola’s toll on health care in West Africa hits hard

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 co-ordinate with the Ministry of Health, …

Nearly 60 wounded in Guinea Ebola riots, local government says

At least 55 hurt after clashes between protesters and security forces in Guinea's second-largest city - at the epicentre of West African Ebola outbreak<p>Clashes between protesters and security forces in a Guinean city at the epicentre of the West African Ebola outbreak have left at least 55 wounded, …

Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted | Reuters

MONROVIA/CONAKRY (Reuters) - Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighborhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.<p>Residents of West Point celebrate the lifting of a quarantine by the Liberian …

Two Liberian medical workers discharged after recovering from Ebola

Two more medical workers have survived Ebola.<p>Dr. Senga Omeonga and physician assistant Kynda Kobbah were discharged from a Liberian treatment center on Saturday after recovering from the virus, according to the World Health Organization.<p>They were given ZMapp -- the experimental drug that's credited …

Breakdown of the family to blame for 90% of poverty, families congress told

Managing director of the World Families Congress, Larry Jacobs, says ‘affirmation of marriage’ would solve poverty<p>The breakdown of the family unit is responsible for 90% of the world’s poverty, the head of the World Congress of Families told its conference.<p>Wrapping up the controversial and chaotic …

Sweden discovers suspected case of Ebola, official says

The individual is only suspected of having the Ebola virus and is being held in isolation<p>A suspected case of the Ebola virus has been discovered in the Swedish capital Stockholm, a local official told AFP on Sunday.<p>"So far it's just a suspected case," the official said, without giving more …

Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria for Cameroon

Cameroon has seen a 'flood' of people as residents in Nigeria's far northeast flee from their homes<p>Sustained Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria's far northeast have forced thousands of people from their homes, swamping towns in the north of neighbouring Cameroon, authorities said on Sunday.<p>"We've been …

Liberia doctor dies of Ebola, two Americans infected

One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, and two American aid workers at a hospital in the …

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West African countries announce new measures to stop Ebola spread

Authorities across west Africa have announced a series of measures aimed at stopping the spread of the Ebola virus, which reached a fourth country last week with a death in Lagos, Africa's most populous city.<p>Nigeria closed and quarantined the hospital where a man died on Friday in the country's …

Nigeria schoolgirls: police say first arrest made over kidnapped students

Businessman Babuji Ya'ari is said to have 'participated actively' in the mass abduction of 200 schoolgirls in April<p>Nigeria's military says it has broken up a Boko Haram intelligence cell and arrested its leader, alleged to have taken part in the abduction of over 200 teenage girls in April.<p>A …

How Google Is Taking Over Our Lives

Call it innovation. Call it the tech evolution. Or the Internet of Things. Call it awesome. Or convenient. Some people call it kinda creepy.<p>Google is taking over our lives.<p>It's not anything terribly surprising. But maybe it is. Once you think about all those gloriously nerdy "moonshots" from Google …

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