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Pressure building on Obama to impose Ebola travel ban

Washington – President Barack Obama is under significant pressure to impose a range of restrictions on travellers coming to the United States from West African countries affected by the current Ebola outbreak.

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Why I am afraid of the African disease of Ebola

Wherever I turn, there is Ebola. In the newspapers and magazines, on television and radio, and across the ubiquitous social media. Ebola. I sweat, shake, and cringe in mortal fear. Such an ugly word, fearsome in its primal sound, so African, so dark, so black. Since Africa is one country, beware of going to Africa, the media screams.

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Militarising the Ebola crisis

Washington – Six months into West Africa’s Ebola crisis, the international community is finally heeding calls for substantial intervention in the region.

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Demilitarizing epidemic diseases in Africa

President Obama has responded to the Ebola crisis in Africa by sending 3,000 military personnel to the affected region. The real beneficiary of this militarised messianism is, in fact, the military-industrial complex back in the US.

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Despite new pledges, aid to fight Ebola is lagging

Washington – Despite mounting pledges of assistance, the continuing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is outpacing regional and international efforts to stop it, according to world leaders and global health experts.

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Obama mandates climate resilience in all U.S. development projects

Washington – All international development assistance and investments from the United States will now be required to take into account the potential impacts of climate change, according to a new rule signed Tuesday by President Barack Obama.

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