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By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 9th, 2018
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US Treasury targets finances of Waleed Ahmed Zein, ISIS terrorist in Africa

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today targeting Waleed Ahmed Zein, a terrorist in East Africa who established an intricate worldwide financial network More...

By Oscar Nkala On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Chad to host new African regional counter-terrorism center

Defense and foreign ministers from Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger have agreed to set up a Joint (Security) Operations Center to strengthen regional border security and coordinate joint military operations against More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
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Family Rosary Announces Winners 2018 ‘Try Prayer! It Works!’ Contest

Family Rosary announces the winners of the 2018 “Try Prayer! It works!” Contest. The 20th annual competition – which encourages students to express their faith through art, poetry and prose – attracted More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 16th, 2018
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‘Invisible Killers’ highlights dangers of Influenza, Ebola, Smallpox: premieres on March 29

Viruses have shaped our health and our history, and, despite all the tools of modern medicine, they continue to kill millions of people every year. Influenza, smallpox, and Ebola are among the three most lethal More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
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From Space Exploration to Securing West Africa’s Food Supply: NASA Makes a Meaningful Difference

NASA’s space exploration projects have allowed scientists to learn about what exists beyond Earth, and have arguably helped inspire schoolchildren everywhere to don space suits and become astronauts after More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Peace Corps, Samaritan’s Purse leaving West Africa because of ‘increasing spread of the Ebola virus’

The immensity of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa has made some volunteer and humanitarian agencies decide to pull out of the “hot zone” countries of that area of Africa. Public More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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‘Ebola poses little risk to the U.S. general population’: CDC

During a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) telebriefing Monday (Telebriefing starts at the 36 minute mark) on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Deputy Director, National Center for Emerging & More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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Ebola update: Historic outbreak continues spinning out of control, 100 new cases reported

The West Africa Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has now nearly tripled the previous largest outbreak (Uganda 2000-2001, which had 425 cases) and it seems that it is truly out of control. This is rather unusual More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Ebola cases up more than 100 in six days, epidemic in Sierra Leone and Liberia ‘precarious’

While the number of new Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases in Guinea was only one in the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) says the epidemic trend in Liberia and Sierra Leone remains precarious with high More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Ebola outbreak: WHO calls on border countries to prepare, trade and travel restrictions would make matters worse

The World Health Organization (WHO), in a grim warning to the neighboring countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, says to prepare for the arrival of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), as the virus had the potential More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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WHO calls for ‘drastic action’ as West Africa Ebola outbreak now a ‘sub-regional crisis’

Brazzaville, 25 June 2014 — As the number of deaths and cases of Ebola virus continues to rise in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization is warning that drastic action is needed. Public More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 1st, 2014
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Ebola in West Africa. Is it the worst Ebola outbreak ever?

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, which saw it’s first cases appear in February 2014 in Guinea, the first time ever seen in west Africa, doesn’t appear to be close to ending as new cases are popping More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 17th, 2013
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Guinea-Bissau cholera outbreak risks expected to ‘linger for several months’

The west African country of Guinea-Bissau has reported 700 cases of cholera thus far in 2013, making it the country in the region with the most cases, according to a IRIN, the humanitarian news and analysis service More...


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