On Sunday it was announced the man would receive the experimental Zmapp treatment, which the U.S. has now authorized for use in Liberia. However, the firm behind the serum said its supply has been exhausted.
The march took place as a strict anti-gay law is being fought over in Uganda’s highest court. There were no protesters, and the celebration was invitation-only.
The patient recently traveled to Nigeria, the latest country hit by the ongoing Ebola epidemic. Overall, there have been 13 cases of Ebola in Nigeria, including two deaths.
The World Health Organization is seeking “responsible” recommendations from a medical ethics panel on how — or if — to use experimental drugs against the growing outbreak.
Throughout Ramadan thousands of people have lost their homes and possessions to floods.
The ongoing Ebola epidemic in west Africa had killed 729 people as of the end of July.
UPDATED: Dr. Kent Brantly has arrived in Atlanta’s Emory Universtiy Hospital. Nancy Writebol is expected there next week. The State Department is coordinating the patients’ evacuation from Liberia, where they contracted the disease.
“If you’re a strong man, you should not feel threatened by strong women,” the president said.
Update: Dr. Kent Brantly landed in the U.S. on Saturday to receive treatment. Aid worker Nancy Writebol is expected to arrive next week. The epidemic has killed at least 660 people so far.
Terrorist group Boko Haram is suspected.
The three men were abducted June 18 in North Darfur. They spent the next 32 days as captives.
This sounds like a perfectly reasonable plan.
A new BBC documentary says they don’t end up in our local stores; they’re exported to Africa.
UPDATE: The World Health Organization reports more than 2,000 have the disease and at least 1,145 people have died. WHO says the outbreak is a “public health emergency of international concern.”
Health authorities struggle to control the worst outbreak of Ebola on record.
After Team USA won Monday’s World Cup match against Ghana, Delta Airlines celebrated with a picture of the Statue of Liberty and a giraffe. Oops.
“It’s a homegrown resolution saying we are human beings. … There has never been anything like this before.”
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Game of Thrones may not be real, but many of the beautiful locations where the series is filmed are. Travel by dragon still not an option, though.
This Reddit thread asked for the most annoying national stereotypes from around the world. They really are infuriating.
Just another reason for you to invest in a llama.
Dayo Olopade, author of The Bright Continent, debunks all-too-common beliefs about Africa.
One tabloid claimed to “expose” 200 LGBT people, one day after Uganda’s president signed a new anti-LGBT bill into law.
Grab your keys and a friend.
“Treat me as a human being, consider me as you would consider yourself,” African refugee Albert Kafuka asks in a new video documenting the continued fight against the discrimination and harassment of LGBT asylum seekers in South Africa.
And they want you to know that neither does anyone else.
“We mustn’t lose sight of what is important here.” “Saving Africa?”
“We can no longer afford to discriminate against people on the basis of age, sex, ethnicity, migrant status, sexual orientation and gender identity, or any other basis — we need to unleash the full potential of everyone,” Joaquim Chissano wrote in an open letter to African leaders.