Friday, December 4, 2020

INTERNATIONAL

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Liberia President Hopes US Ebola Aid Pushes World to Do More

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president called Wednesday on the world to do more to end a spiraling Ebola outbreak, saying "Liberia cannot defeat Ebola alone." President Barrack Obama announced Tuesday that he will order 3,000 military personnel to West...

Nigerian Forces Clash with Boko Haram Fighters

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BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning. The militants arrived Monday morning in armored tanks and trucks and tried to...

Ebola Fears Infiltrate African Sports

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — It started when the small Indian Ocean island of Seychelles refused entry to Sierra Leone's soccer squad, fearing that the deadly Ebola virus would arrive from West Africa along with the players. The decision...

Nigeria Declares National Emergency over Ebola

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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president has declared the containment of the Ebola virus in Africa's most populous nation a national emergency, his office said in a statement Friday, after the health ministry announced two more confirmed cases. The relevant...

Obama Seeks ‘Long Term’ Partnership with Africa

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the federal government and private U.S. companies are investing $33 billion in Africa – $12 billion in new commitments – as part of an overall plan for his administration to...

World Health Organization: Death Toll from Ebola in W. Africa Hits 887

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization (WHO) says the death toll from the worst record outbreak of Ebola has reached 887. That's an increase of 158 since the global health body released figures on July 31. WHO said in...

World Health Organization: Ebola Moving Faster Than Control Efforts

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CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned as presidents from...

Ugandan Court Invalidates Anti-Gay Law

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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. Activists erupted in cheers...

Liberia President Orders New Anti-Ebola Measures

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday...

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