Sierra Leone

Liberia women sing after  praying for help with the Ebola virus, in the city of  Monrovia, Liberia.  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Liberia faced an excruciating choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove either life-saving or life-threatening. ZMapp, the untested Ebola drug, arrived in the West African country late Wednesday. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

Liberia gets Ebola drug; ponders who should get it

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials faced a difficult choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove life-saving, ineffective or even harmful. ZMapp, the untested Ebola drug, […]

08/14/2014

Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, wearing brown at left, consoles a relative of a nurse that died, right, as she travels to call on health workers not to leave there post as fear of the Ebola virus spreads through the city of Monrovia, Liberia.   (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

As African medics die of Ebola, debate over drugs

  FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A leading physician in Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola has died from the disease, an official said Wednesday, as it emerged that another top doctor last month was considered […]

08/13/2014

Henry Louis Gates Jr. during PBS’ "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr." session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Rahoul Ghose/PBS)

Charting 5 centuries of African American history

NEW YORK (AP) — Slavery in the United States was once a roaring success whose wounds still afflict the country today. So says Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who examines both its success and shame in […]

10/21/2013

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