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Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

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Guinea Cleric Demands Safer Burials To Stop Ebola's Spread

Monday, January 26, 2015

Efforts to alter customs have been stymied by fear and suspicion surrounding the disease. In Guinea's third-largest city Kindia, the Grand Imam is trying to galvanize people to adopt best practices.

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Africa's Soccer Tourney Takes Guinea's Mind Off Ebola

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Today, Guineans had one thing on their mind: Would their beloved Elephants beat Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations?

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As Students Go Back To School In Guinea, Ebola Fears Mix WIth Daily Routine

Monday, January 19, 2015

Schools in Guinea have been closed since the summer, when they were closed due to the Ebola outbreak. As schools finally re-open Monday, one family in the capital, Conakry, is striving to revive its early-morning routine.

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Guinea Launches Campaign To End Ebola In 60 Days

Monday, January 19, 2015

Officials In Guinea have begun an effort to try to rid the West African nation of Ebola. The Ebola czar says the new initiative is needed because pockets of resistance and denial remain in Guinea.

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Boko Haram Uses Girls As Suicide Bombers, Reports Say

Monday, January 12, 2015

There's been a chilling development in an ongoing insurgency in northeastern Nigeria. Islamist militants, known as Boko Haram, are utilizing a new type of suicide bomber: young girls.

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Nigerian Forces Fight To Free Town From Terrorists

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hundreds are feared killed after Boko Haram militants seized the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga. Nigerian government forces are battling to regain control of the town and nearby base.

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Shell Reaches Settlement Over Oil Spills In Niger Delta

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell reached an out-of-court settlement with a Nigerian fishing and farming community for two oil spills in 2008. About $85 million will go to individuals as well as the local government.

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Boko Haram Fighters Seize Nigerian Army Base

Monday, January 05, 2015

Suspected militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram have launched attacks on civilians in northeast Nigeria. Over the weekend, they seized another town and a military base in the remote northeast.

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A Son Is Lost Without His Mother. So Is A Country

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh is hailed as a hero in Nigeria. She and her team refused to release an Ebola patient who was demanding to leave the hospital. But her dedication came at a cost.

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Ebola Survivor: Faith And Oral Rehydration Salts Got Her Through

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

It was "the worst news that I can hear in my life," says Dr. Ada Igonoh. She had Ebola. Her husband said she looked like a zombie. She wondered: "What's the cure for a disease that has no cure?"

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Where Ebola Has Closed Schools, A Radio Program Provides A Faint Signal Of Hope

Thursday, December 25, 2014

1.5 million children are out of school in Liberia. It's possible kids may not return to class until spring.

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Christmas In Liberia: Ebola Fears, No Snow, Holiday Spirit

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The deadly virus has cast a shadow over the country. Nonetheless, many Liberians are determined to have a happy Christmas and a hopeful new year.

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Gritty Ganta: The Liberian Town That Can't Catch A Break

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bedraggled Ganta sprawls over red-dirt hills. Buildings destroyed in the civil war have not been rebuilt. And now the border town is suffering again in the battle against Ebola.

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Liberia's Daily Talk: All The News That Fits On A Blackboard

Friday, December 12, 2014

It's one of Liberia's most popular news sources, with updates on everything from Ebola to politics. The plywood newsboard on a busy Monrovia sidewalk is the brainchild of journalist Alfred Sirleaf.

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J. Cole: 'Ain't Enough Of Us Trying'

Friday, December 12, 2014

"I want to get whatever's on my chest off my chest when it feels right," says the rapper, who makes songs that turn the personal into the political.

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Boredom On The Border Between Liberia And Guinea

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

To stop the spread of Ebola, Liberia shut down its border crossings to Guinea. That might have been wise from a medical point of view, but it's bad for the economy — and the restless residents.

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Ebola Is Down, But Not Out, In Liberia

Monday, December 08, 2014

Ten to 12 new cases are reported daily, primarily around the capital and outlying areas. On Monday, Liberia's president announced an initiative, Ebola Must Go, that focuses on getting communities more involved in anti-Ebola measures.

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Ebola Cases Are Down, So Should Liberians Stop Worrying?

Monday, December 08, 2014

The country is now reporting fewer than 100 new cases each week. But the CDC's chief there says Liberia must stay alert and not allow the presence of Ebola to become a new norm.

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With Ebola Cases Down, Officials Worry Liberians Aren't Worried Enough

Monday, December 08, 2014

Treatment units in Liberia stand nearly empty, but a dozen or so Ebola cases still appear each day, with clusters in Monrovia and rural areas. The CDC's chief there wants the nation to stay alert.

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Liberian Businesses Reopen Their Doors, But Customers Are Wary

Sunday, December 07, 2014

The Ebola outbreak shuttered shops, cafes and offices. As the situation eases, many have now opened again — but as restaurant owner Mama Quaye can testify, business is hardly booming.

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