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4 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Countries scramble to make up for 'precious time' lost in Ebola fight

Volunteers wearing t-shirts of the United Nations Development Program show a placard to raise awareness on the symptoms of the Ebola virus to students of the Sainte Therese school, in the Koumassi district, in Abidjan, on September 15, 2014, on the The European Union urged the international community Monday to boost aid to make up for "precious time" lost in the response to west Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak, as the UN Security Council announced an emergency meeting on the crisis. The worst-ever Ebola contagion has killed more than 2,400 people in west Africa since it erupted earlier this year and aid agencies deplore an inadequate international response to an emergency that shows no sign of abating.

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6 hrs ago | Journalgazette.net

Responding to Ebola crisis

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Sen. Alexander: Ebola as big a threat as Islamic State

An out-of-control Ebola outbreak in West Africa has Tennessee officials concerned about the nation's response to what could become a global health threat. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Monday that Ebola should be considered as serious a threat as the Islamic State.

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Voice of America

US Sending 3,000 Troops to Liberia in Expanded Ebola Effort

Health workers remove the body of a 29-year-old man who local residents say died of Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia. President Barack Obama is due to announce new measures Tuesday to help fight the worst-ever Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including sending 3,000 U.S. troops to the region.

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AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Fear Grips Public Works Over Plan By Minister Weeks to Layoff 100

"She has not given any good reason for this proposed massive layoff of contract employees other than using the total salaries for all these employees to hire three friends as also contract employees and add up all the salaries of these employees to pay three.

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AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Ghana's President Mahama to Pay Solidarity Visit to Liberia

Ghanaian President and the ECOWAS current Chairman John Dramani Mahama will pay an official visit to Liberia on Monday, September 15, 2014. While in Liberia, the Ghanaian leader will make a donation of assorted food items to aid Liberia's fight against the deadly Ebola virus.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Switched

Fight Against Ebola Outbreak Is 4 Months Behind Where It Should Be: Aid Expert

SEPTEMBER 13: Amos Gibson, a MSF worker washes his face with a solution of chlorine and water after he removed a protective suit that he wore while taking an ebola patient into the treatment facility on Saturday September 13, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Since the Ebola outbreak Liberians have been living under extreme conditions as the Ebola virus worsens.

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CBS News

Obama to boost U.S. involvement in fight against Ebola

Health workers, wearing Personal Protective Equipment , work inside the high-risk area on September 7, 2014 at Elwa hospital in Monrovia, which is run by the non-governmental French organization Medecins Sans Frontieres . Emory University Hospital is admitting its third Ebola patient Tuesday, the fourth American to be treated in the country.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Chris Coons

Crofs Blogs

Ebola in Liberia: WHO scaling up 120-bed facility

Via FrontPageAfrica, a September 15 report: Bracing for Worse: WHO Scaling up 120-bed Ebola Facility . Click through for the full report plus many photos and a video clip of Dr. David Nabarro.

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The Perspective

Wimpy President Sirleaf Fires The Moisquitoes, But Not The Elephantine Officials

Wimpy President Sirleaf Fires The Moisquitoes, But Not The Elephantine Officials On August 11, "... The Liberian leadera instructed officials currently out of the country, whether on government or private visit, to return home within a week or be considered as abandoning their jobs. She is urgently urging all government officials of the Executive Branch to take due care of this directive," the press release stated.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Iol.co.za

Ebola: Liberia's absentee officials axed

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sacked 10 senior officials because they failed to heed a warning to return from overseas travel to help the government's fight against an Ebola epidemic that has killed at least 1 100 Liberians. The officials, who include six assistant ministers, two deputy ministers and two commissioners, were dismissed with immediate effect for being "out of the country without an excuse", according to a statement from the president's office.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Sierra Leone

The Washington Post

In Liberia, churches serve as a last gathering place

Deep in the New Kru Town slum, a short walk from the Atlantic Ocean, a handful of people in a tiny, dark room on Sunday sought help with the Ebola epidemic the way the faithful have for millennia: by appealing for divine intervention. Dressed in colorful clothes, they prayed and sang, dancing to the beat of a drum and a few gourds wrapped in beads and shaken in unison.

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News24

.com | Liberia dismisses 10 officials for abadoning Ebola fight

Liberia's leader on Sunday said she had sacked 10 senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had told ministers to return within a week as part of a state-of-emergency announcement on 6 August to help fight "for the very survival of our state".

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In-depth Africa

President Ellen Sacks 10 Officials for Abandoning Ebola Fight

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed to U.S. President Barack Obama for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country would lose the fight against the disease. The World Health Organization has warned that the epidemic is spreading exponentially in Liberia, where more than half of the deaths have been recorded.

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The Perspective

Global Witness Frowns On The Sales Of Four Additional Oil Blocks By NOCAL

In urgent need of revenue to fight the country's Ebola epidemic, the Liberian Government has tendered four offshore oil blocks. Global Witness believes that, if these concessions are to benefit Liberia in both the short and long term, the preliminary model Production Sharing Contract and bidding documents need to be altered.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Crofs Blogs

Ebola in Liberia: Doctor from the slums is in the fight

Via The New York Times , a powerful report by Norimitsu Onishi: Back to the Slums of His Youth, to Defuse the Ebola Time Bomb . Click through for the full report, a video, and a slide show.

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Park Record

Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent. For two weeks in August he had no international arrivals at his Diani Sea Resort, leading him to suspect that Ebola had frightened away his clients.

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Deseret News

WHO turns down Sierra Leone request for funds for Ebola evacuation

The World Health Organization said Saturday it could not meet a request from Sierra Leone to evacuate a doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola disease. Dr. Olivet Buck is the fourth doctor from Sierra Leone to come down with Ebola, which has been blamed for 2,400 deaths in West Africa, according to the WHO.

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The Washington Post

As Ebola explodes, Liberiaa s sick must fend for themselves

Steps from a chance at salvation, or at least a less excruciating death, Comfort Zeyemoh walked slowly on Saturday from the Ebola treatment center, one of only three in a city that has been brought to its knees by the lethal virus. The center was nearly full, and Zeyemoh, 22, wasn't sick enough to gain entry, though she had started vomiting the night before and was feeling weak.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Scientists see dire future in Ebola crisis

The deadly Ebola outbreak sweeping across three countries in West Africa is likely to last 12 to 18 months more, much longer than anticipated, and could infect hundreds of thousands of people before it is brought under control, say scientists mapping its spread for the federal government. "We hope we're wrong," said Bryan Lewis, an epidemiologist at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech.

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