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6 African Nations Now Form
a Continent-Wide 'Coup Belt'
Aug 1, 2023 11:52 AM CDT
6 African Nations Now Form a Continent-Wide 'Coup Belt'
From Sudan in the east to Guinea in the west
- Take a map of Africa, shade in the nations that have had military coups over the last few years, and you'll see the pattern: It's what Declan Walsh in the
New York Times
calls a "coup belt" stretching across the entire continent. It goes from Guinea on...
Coup Leader Starts
Giving Orders in Guinea
Sep 6, 2021 5:25 PM CDT
Coup Leader Starts Giving Orders in Guinea
Other nations call on junta to release president
- The leader of the military coup in Guinea summoned the ministers from the previous government on Monday and began giving instructions. Col. Mamady Doumbouya, who had been the head of special forces, told the ousted officials to turn over their government vehicles and not leave the country, NPR reports. They...
While Fighting COVID, One
Nation Now Has 2nd Nemesis
Feb 15, 2021 6:37 AM CST
While Fighting COVID, One Nation Now Has 2nd Nemesis
Guinea is working to stem an ebola outbreak
- Even as they continue to fight the coronavirus pandemic, health officials in Guinea have declared an epidemic on Ebola. The numbers so far are small: After a nurse died of the disease in late January, seven people who attended her funeral have since been diagnosed, reports NPR . Three of them...
Pair Who Enslaved Girl for
16 Years Learn Their Fate
Apr 23, 2019 11:10 AM CDT
Pair Who Enslaved Girl for 16 Years Learn Their Fate
Husband, wife in Texas each sentenced to 7 years
- A husband and wife in Texas have each been sentenced to seven years in prison for enslaving a Guinean girl for 16 years. Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure, both 58, could be deported to their native Guinea as a result of Monday's decision, which also requires that they pay...
Judge Rules on Couple
Accused of Enslaving Girl
Jan 12, 2019 2:28 PM CST
Judge Rules on Couple Accused of Enslaving Girl
North Texas couple is found guilty
- A federal jury has found a suburban North Texas couple guilty of enslaving a Guinean woman for 16 years. Jurors found Mohamed Toure and his wife, Denise Cros-Toure, guilty Thursday of forced labor, per the AP . They face up to 20 years in prison, but no sentencing date was immediately...
2 Olympians From Guinea
Disappeared After Rio Games
Aug 27, 2016 4:25 PM CDT
2 Olympians From Guinea Disappeared After Rio Games
One athlete said she wanted to try 'working in a developed country'
- The head of Guinea's Olympic delegation says two athletes did not return to the West African nation after competing at the Rio Olympics, the AP reports. Atef Chaloub said Saturday that swimmer Amadou Camara disappeared 48 hours before the team's scheduled departure. He said Mamadama Bangoura, who competed...
As Ebola Wanes,
US Clinics Become
Jan 19, 2015 8:39 AM CST
As Ebola Wanes, US Clinics Become Ghost Towns
Treatment centers in Liberia were built on worst-case scenario that never happened
- The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has shrunk dramatically, with an average of fewer than one new case reported each day last week. Nowhere is the drastic improvement more clear than in the many treatment centers the US has built in Liberia. They're full of empty beds, and some...
Robbers Steal Bag
of Ebola Blood in Taxi
Nov 22, 2014 11:44 AM CST
Robbers Steal Bag of Ebola Blood in Taxi
Though they probably weren't aware of it
- Three robbers stopped a taxi in remote Guinea yesterday and relieved its nine passengers of their wallets, phones, and jewelry. They also grabbed a cooler bag from one of the passengers, and the contents could prove their undoing: vials of blood believed to be infected with Ebola, reports AP . A...
NY, NJ to Require
Oct 24, 2014 5:21 PM CDT
NY, NJ to Require Quarantine After Ebola Contact
Health workers returning from West Africa face 'automatic' new rule
- The governors of New Jersey and New York today ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and other arriving travelers who have had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. The move comes after a New York City doctor who returned to the US from treating Ebola victims in...
NYC Doctor Tests
Positive for Ebola
Oct 23, 2014 7:55 PM CDT
NYC Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola
Craig Spencer reportedly was out bowling before falling ill
- New York City has its first Ebola case: A doctor who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for the disease, reports the
New York Times
. Craig Spencer, who had been working in Guinea with the group Doctors Without Borders, is now in isolation at Bellevue Hospital. City health...
West Africa Can
Only Arrive at
5 US Airports
Oct 21, 2014 1:27 PM CDT
Travelers From West Africa Can Only Arrive at 5 US Airports
Those coming from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone to go through special screening
- In a move that may quell some of the fears of Ebola breaking out around the US, the Department of Homeland Security announced today that all travelers coming from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea—the region in West Africa where at least 4,500 people have died from the disease,...
Ebola Workers 'Killed in
Cold Blood' in Guinea
Sep 19, 2014 7:10 AM CDT
Ebola Workers 'Killed in Cold Blood' in Guinea
Bodies found in septic tank, some with throats slit
- A delegation of Guinean government officials, doctors, and journalists arrived in the village of Wome on Tuesday to educate villagers about Ebola. Instead, eight of them "were killed in cold blood," a government rep says, per the
Los Angeles Times
. Villagers attacked the delegation with machetes, stones, and...
3K Military, $750M
Sep 16, 2014 7:39 AM CDT
US Ebola Contribution: 3K Military, $750M
'Significant' response will train hundreds of health workers, build hospitals
- As part of his promised "scaled-up response" to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, President Obama is expected to announce during a visit to the CDC today that the US will be sending 3,000 military personnel in an effort that could cost up to $750 million over the...
In Places Scrubbed
of Ebola, Virus
Rears Its Head
Sep 8, 2014 1:26 PM CDT
In Places Scrubbed of Ebola, Virus Rears Its Head
Health officials warn Ebola's erratic spread is out of control
- Just months ago, Doctors Without Borders was packing up its bags and leaving an Ebola-free region in Guinea; that site, Macenta, is now the hotbed site of 30 new cases, in what the AP reports is a sign of the virus' resurgence. Health officials are declaring, once again , that the...
Another Country Confirms
Case of Ebola
Aug 29, 2014 4:13 PM CDT
Another Country Confirms Case of Ebola
Senegal says infected university student came from Sierra Leone
- Ebola has spread to yet another country in Africa: Senegal. Local press reported today that a university student infected with the virus had traveled from Guinea into the West African nation, CNN reports. The student, 21, has been placed in quarantine in a hospital in Dakar and is in stable...
UN: Ebola Crisis
Aug 15, 2014 7:00 AM CDT
UN: Ebola Crisis 'Vastly Underestimated'
Outbreak calls for 'extraordinary measures,' it warns
- The worst-ever Ebola outbreak has now killed more than 1,000 people, according to the World Health Organization—but the United Nations agency warns that its own numbers may "vastly underestimate" the scale of the crisis in West Africa. In a press release , the WHO says its workers at...
45 in 3 Days;
Toll Nears 1K
Aug 6, 2014 10:39 AM CDT
Ebola Killed 45 in 3 Days; Toll Nears 1K
Virus has now claimed 932, with 1.7K cases: WHO
- The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 932, the World Health Organization says. Most of the new deaths are coming from Liberia and Sierra Leone. The outbreak emerged in March in Guinea and shows no sign of slowing down. Among the latest news:
Here's What Would Happen
if Ebola Infiltrated US
Jul 31, 2014 1:04 PM CDT
Here's What Would Happen if Ebola Infiltrated US
Experts say chances of outbreak here are 'remote' if we follow protocol
- Should Americans be worried about the Ebola outbreak? The CDC tells the AP that chances are "remote" the disease will get to the US, and an expert who spoke to
says that even if the virus does make it here, "it's unlikely that we would...
Peace Corps Evacuates
Its Workers Over Ebola
Jul 30, 2014 6:10 PM CDT
Peace Corps Evacuates Its Workers Over Ebola
2 Americans in isolation as a precaution because of contact with infected person
- The Peace Corps is evacuating its volunteers from the three nations in West Africa hit hard by the Ebola epidemic, reports CNN . The 340 Americans will be returning to the US from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea as the outbreak worsens. In fact, two Peace Corps workers must remain behind...
Jul 29, 2014 1:51 PM CDT
'Hero' Ebola Doctor Dies; US Physician Is 'Grave'
Disease threatens to spread to Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria
- Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, one of the leading doctors fighting Sierra Leone's Ebola outbreak, died today of the virus in yet another high-profile casualty , reports the BBC . The death of the man hailed by the government as a "national hero" comes as Nigeria, the continent's most populous...
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