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  • Israel quarantines Nigerian tourist feared infected with Ebola

    2 weeks ago

    A Nigerian visiting Israel was quarantined in Jerusalem for fear she may have contracted the Ebola virus.

    The patient, a tourist who works as a nurse in Nigeria and arrived in Israel several days ago, was admitted to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem with fever, Israel...

  • West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says

    August 28, 2014 | 2:49 pm

    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak.

    The World Health Organisation...

  • Peace Corps pulls volunteers from West Africa due to Ebola

    July 30, 2014 | 4:22 pm

    The U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was pulling all 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea because of the spreading Ebola virus that has killed 672 people in the three countries since February.

    A Peace Corps spokesperson said two volunteers were isolated and...

  • West African Ebola epidemic ‘out of control,’ aid group says

    June 23, 2014 | 4:20 pm

    An Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is out of control and requires massive resources from governments and aid agencies to prevent it spreading further, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières said on Monday.

    In its latest report on the crisis, the U.N. World...

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  • Teshuva in Liberia: Moving from ruin to reconciliation

    July 5, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    Sometimes, when you visit a place that is full of so much pain, the stories — and days — begin to bleed into one another. 

    The stories of the people of Liberia, whose ferocious civil war ended only nine years ago, reveal horrifying trends through 14 years of fighting. Scant...

  • African countries honor apartheid-fighting Jews with stamps

    March 21, 2011 | 1:41 pm

    Three African countries issued a set of commemorative postal sheets remembering famous Jews who fought apartheid in South Africa.

    Liberia, Sierra Leone and Gambia issued the three black-and-white postal stamp sheets at the beginning of March.

    “This stamp issue acknowledges the...

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