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By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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First polio case reported in Horn of Africa since January

The polio outbreak that affected more than 200 people in countries of  the Horn of Africa since April 2013 has slowed down dramatically with only one case confirmed in 2014, until now. Horn of AfricaPublic domain More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 19th, 2014
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Horn of Africa polio outbreak now at 207 as Somalia and Ethiopia report new cases

Things have been quiet in the countries of the Horn of Africa as far as the polio outbreak, with no news reported cases for some time, until now. Horn of AfricaPublic domain image/ Lexicon at the English Wikipedia More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, October 19th, 2013
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A look at the global polio situation: Horn of Africa outbreak, the three remaining endemic countries

As of this writing, there has been 296 polio cases reported globally–99 cases from the three remaining endemic countries and 197 from the current Horn of Africa outbreak. Image/Rotary International To discuss More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
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Horn of Africa polio outbreak tops 200 cases: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that the polio (WPV-1) outbreak on the Horn of Africa has jumped to 208 cases, according to the latest Global Alert and Response published Oct. 1. Horn of AfricaImage/NASA Somalia More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 28th, 2013
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Ethiopia records two more polio cases as the Horn of Africa outbreak reaches 191

Ethiopia has reported two additional cases of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1), bringing the total number of cases in the country to three as the outbreak on the Horn of Africa still climbs. Ethiopia mapImage/CIA The Global More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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Horn of Africa polio outbreak now at 185 cases, accounts for 70 percent of global polio

The polio outbreak on the Horn of Africa, in three countries that were polio-free, accounts for seven out of 10 of global polio cases this year, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) Wednesday. Horn More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 16th, 2013
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Four more polio cases reported in Horn of Africa outbreak

In an update to the polio outbreak sweeping across the Horn of Africa, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative has reported four new cases wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) last week. Horn of AfricaPublic domain image/ More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 24th, 2013
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Ethiopia reports first wild poliovirus case since 2008, Horn of Africa outbreak expands

New data from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) shows that the polio outbreak on the Horn of Africa continues to grow as it spreads to another country. During the past week, 11 new wild poliovirus More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 22nd, 2013
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Somalia polio outbreak increases by 20, threatens the entire Horn of Africa

The outbreak of polio on the Horn of Africa rose by 21 cases, 20 of which were in Somalia alone, making the “non-endemic country” the number one place in the world as far as polio cases go, according More...

By Guest Author On Saturday, August 4th, 2018
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IOM: Over 1000 migrants have died trying to reach Italy from Africa

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says 1,111 migrants have died while trying to reach Italy through illegal crossing points in the Mediterranean Sea since January 2018. In a statement released on More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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Niger to allow U.S. surveillance drones to be stationed in country, anti-war group says get the drones out of Africa

In an apparent effort to be closer to Mali,  US ambassador to Niger, Bisa Williams, made a request to Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou Monday to allow US drone to be based in the northwest African nation. Acording More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
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Jimmy Carter: An underrated President

James Earl Carter, Jr, a Democrat from Plains, Georgia, was the 39th President of the United States. I believe and will lay out my case, while the Republicans ridiculed and criticized him incessantly, particularly More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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Ethiopia reports first polio case of 2014

The first case of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1) in Ethiopia for 2014 has been reported in a 25 month old boy, making it the 10th case overall in the country since the beginning of the Horn of Africa outbreak last year, More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Nigeria reports first polio case of 2014

The African country of Nigeria, one of the three remaining polio endemic countries left on the globe, reported their first case of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1) in Kano State, according to the Global Polio Eradication More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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New polio cases reported from Pakistan, Syria, Somalia and Afghanistan

The number of polio cases reported to date in 2014 is 18, with 15 of these cases reported from Pakistan, according to a Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) update Wednesday. The organization reports six new wild More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Afghanistan reports polio case in Kabul, first since 2001

Afghanistan is one of three remaining polio endemic countries on the globe, Pakistan and Nigeria being the others, and has seen great progress in their polio eradication efforts recently. Image/CIA However, the More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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Syria polio outbreak total now 23 as seven new cases reported

For the first time in over two months, the Syrian Arab Republic has reported new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases in the current outbreak in the war-torn country. According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 26th, 2014
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Pakistan reports first four polio cases of 2014

After reporting 91 cases in 2013, the most from the three remaining endemic countries, the first four wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases reported in 2014 have been from Pakistan, according to the Global Polio Eradication More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
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Pope Francis says family life is top priority in ‘State of the World’ address, abortion is ‘frightful’ Transcript

In a January 13 address to the Vatican diplomatic corps, Pope Francis cited the words of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, saying that “the language of the family is a language of peace.” Pope Francis I March More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, January 4th, 2014
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Polio 2013: by the numbers

Polio has been a story of highs and lows in 2013. Let’s see what the numbers tell us. Somali girl receiving oral polio vaccine (OPV)Image/UNICEF Video Screen Shot Unlike 2012, which 21 wild poliovirus 3 (WPV More...


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