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AFRICANGLOBE - A report by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) is claiming an aide to ex-President Reagan informed them the US had invented a progenitor of Ebola virus “for the purpose of launching a biological warfare”. The aide was named as Roberts, who The Washington Post said could be a reference to Paul Craig Roberts, an econmoist. Mr. Roberts recently published a blog post entitled ‘Is The US Government The Master Criminal Of Our Time?’ which cited work published by two academics on Ebola.
AFRICANGLOBE - “We should show that there is solidarity within the African countries” in fighting Ebola, Hailemariam Desalegn said on Monday. “We have to show that Africans also are there for Africans. We should try our best to bring African solutions to African problems,”
AFRICANGLOBE - The Ebola crises in West Africa is another occasion where the whole world gets to see inept leadership in many African countries. There have recently been many postings on social media critical of the United States for deploying military personnel and medical workers to West Africa in response to the Ebola crises. A estimated 6,000 or so people have already infected in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea and deaths approach 3,000.
AFRICANGLOBE - The unimaginable suffering we are witnessing is in no way simply an inevitable result of the “natural” pathophysiology or epidemiology of the disease. It is not a coincidence that, in addition to the legacy of colonial exploitation, and pillaging by their own corrupt and unaccountable governments in recent history, Liberia and Sierra Leone are two countries that have been ravaged by brutal civil wars.
AFRICANGLOBE - A Bronx man says he brought his two sons to America from Senegal so they could get a good education — but their classmates doled out brutal lessons in bullying and fear-mongering, shouting at the brothers, “Go back home” to Africa amid beatings and chants of “Ebola.”
AFRICANGLOBE - Hey, West: Not everyone in Africa has Ebola. In fact, most Africans are scared you'll give it to them. Rwanda is not cool with the fact that the U.S. and Spain have Ebola. Rwanda announced Tuesday that it will screen all Americans and Spaniards trying to enter the nation. That’s right, some Africans are saying you’re too much of an infection risk to enter their country.
AFRICANGLOBE - A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who tended to Thomas Eric Duncan as he died of Ebola has tested positive for the lethal virus, and a local official said this morning that additional cases among the hospital's health care workers is a "very real possibility."
AFRICANGLOBE - Ebola scaremongering knows no bounds, first there were reports of the virus creating "zombies", and now Akon has allegedly crowd-surfed in a bubble during a concert in Africa "to avoid contracting it".
AFRICANGLONE - President Obama said Sunday that the U.S. military will begin aiding what has been a chaotic and ineffective response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, arguing that it represents a serious national security concern.
AFRICANGLOBE - Dr. Kent Brantly, the Samaritan's Purse doctor who contracted Ebola while caring for patients in Liberia, will be released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta today after completing his recovery from the deadly virus.
AFRICANGLOBE - Like Sars and swine flu before it, Ebola has gripped the national imagination. I was made all too aware of this last week on my return to London from a holiday in Nigeria.