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The Ebola danger

The Ebola danger

| April 4, 2014

Diseases such as Ebola often sound like something out of a science fiction thriller, but this deadly virus is real. This article gives some explanation as to what it is and explains its capacity to spread tragedy across a population. Why Ebola is so dangerous Health care workers are among those most at risk of […]

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Doctors group sounds alarm over Ebola outbreak

Doctors group sounds alarm over Ebola outbreak

| March 29, 2014

(GIN)—The deadly Ebola virus, once limited to central and east Africa, has erupted in the West African nation of Guinea. The latest official statistics put the toll at 86 suspected cases and 59 deaths. “This is a rare disease,” cautioned Dr. Esther Sterk, tropical medicine advisor to Doctors Without Borders. “Epidemics are limited, but they […]

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Mining firm sues watchdog Global Witness over African billions

Mining firm sues watchdog Global Witness over African billions

| January 2, 2014

Lawyers have filed suit against a London-based watchdog that claims that bribery helped score mining rights in Guinea and earn profits in the multi-billions.

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Guinean government fails to release recent election results

Guinean government fails to release recent election results

| October 19, 2013

(GIN)—The United Nations, the West African regional bloc ECOWAS, the European Union, among others are adding their voices to a call by local citizens seeking the release of results from polls held more than two weeks ago. According to early results from 37 of the country’s 38 electoral districts, President Alpha Conde’s ruling RPG party […]

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