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Morning Edition

U.S. Airstrikes Target Al-Shabab Leadership

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A U.S. airstrike may have killed the leader of the Somali group al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaida. David Greene talks to Natznet Tesfay, of IHS Jane's, which analyzes defense and security issues.

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A Suspected Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A brief video captures the chaos of Ebola in Liberia. A suspected patient, who allegedly fled a treatment center, is pursued by health workers and wrestled into a truck.

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Another American Doctor In Liberia Tests Positive For Ebola

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

He's the third American to contract the disease while working in Liberia. In this case, the doctor, who was part of the Christian aid group SIM, was treating obstetrics patients.

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When A Home Poses Health Risks, The Floor May Be The Culprit

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Homes with dirt floors can make people sick. Replacing them with concrete floors helps cut risks but isn't always affordable. A new project in Rwanda relies on a low-cost alternative.

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PRI's The World

Tripoli's airport has become ground zero for military clashes in Libya

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The crisis in Libya is deepening after a powerful militia opposed to the country’s current government took control of the capital’s airport a week ago. Libya’s House of Representatives says Tripoli as a whole has fallen in the hands of what they call “terrorists.” However, the militias that overran the capital were former rebel groups who have been on government payroll since the end of the revolution.

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All Things Considered

Economic Impact Of Ebola Crisis Spreads Across Africa

Monday, September 01, 2014

Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.

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All Things Considered

Ebola Outbreak Takes Toll On Africa's Health Workers

Monday, September 01, 2014

Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.

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PRI's The World

Can smartphone videos help heal post-revolutionary Libyans suffering from PTSD?

Monday, September 01, 2014

A journalist heads to Rome on a mission: to teach Libyans how to shoot and edit interview videos on smartphones, so they can return to Libya and help people create "healing testimonies." It may be a long shot, but the need for healing in Libya is huge.

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PRI's The World

A photographer gets up close with the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Monday, September 01, 2014

An ongoing outbreak of Ebola is hitting rural areas of eastern Sierra Leone hard. Traditional burial practices are suspended, schools are closed and fear is a constant. Here's how the outbreak looks through the camera of photojournalist Pete Muller.

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PRI's The World

Liberia's hottest hip-hop station has all the latest Ebola music and news

Monday, September 01, 2014

One of Liberia's most popular hip-hop stations is taking its young audience and the Ebola crisis seriously. Hott FM is quickly becoming Monrovia's best source for 24/7 Ebola coverage — through both news updates and the hottest songs. Have a listen.

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PRI's The World

Doctors in Ethiopia are looking past their religious beliefs on abortions to save lives

Monday, September 01, 2014

While contrary to Ethiopia's conservative religious ideals, a new law there makes access to abortions easier and has been one way the government has tried to save women’s lives. Before the law, a third of all maternal deaths in the country were from botched abortions.

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Morning Edition

Senegal Is Fifth West African Nation Hit With Ebola

Monday, September 01, 2014

A Guinean student in the Senegalese capital of Dakar has tested positive for the deadly disease. David Greene talks to Krista Larson, West Africa correspondent for the Associated Press.

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Morning Edition

Ghanaian Mystery Writer Says, 'It's Easy To Get Murdered In Accra'

Monday, September 01, 2014

And, author Kwei Quartey adds, "The police may not find you for a little while." That's why he chose to set his second Detective Inspector Dawson book in Ghana's capital.

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Rebels Reportedly Seize Part Of U.S. Embassy Compound In Tripoli

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A YouTube video shows a large group of men occupying a building that the U.S. ambassador to Libya says appears to be the embassy's residential annex.

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Ebola Prevention Supplies Running Short In Liberia

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Liberia is the country hardest hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. Aid is trickling in, but it is not enough. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw in the capital, Monrovia.

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A Trip With Her Folks Turned Barbara Bush Into A Global Activist

Sunday, August 31, 2014

She visited Africa with her presidential parents and found her calling. Barbara Bush talks about Global Health Corps, the group she started, and shares a "tweet of advice" for her volunteers.

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Liberia's Ebola Routine: Wear Your Temperature On Your Lapel

Saturday, August 30, 2014

NPR producer Nicole Beemsterboer reflects on 10 days in Liberia: children losing parents, young men risking their lives to collect bodies, and the smell of chlorinated hand-washing water everywhere.

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South Africa Condemns Apparent Coup In Lesotho

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Early Saturday, soldiers in the tiny kingdom completely surrounded by South Africa took to the streets amid gunfire, forcing the prime minister to flee. The army has denied a takeover.

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NIH Hopes Ebola Vaccine Will Help Protect Aid Workers

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Next week, the NIH begins its first clinical trial of a vaccine to prevent Ebola. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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All Things Considered

The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This

Friday, August 29, 2014

In 1976, scientist Peter Piot was part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus. The epidemic today in West Africa, he says, is "absolutely unexpected and unprecedented."

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