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African Leaders Gather in DC To Discuss Economic Potential

Posted On August 03, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Leaders from across Africa are gathering in Washington, D.C., for the U.S-Africa Summit. President Obama is welcoming the leaders to focus on trade and investment in the continent. The gathering also aims at strengthening ties between the United States and countries being represented. The summit will continue through Tuesday.

Valerie Jarrett Speaks On Ebola And Israel

Posted On August 03, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett has a lot to say about Africa.   Jarrett appeared on CBS' "Face The Nation" to discuss this week's Africa Summit. Jarrett says the recent Ebola outbreak is not going to affect the summit in Washington DC, which is meant to educate people on economic opportunities…

CDC Sending Health Experts To West Africa

Posted On August 03, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sending health experts to West Africa to look into the outbreak of Ebola.   CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" to discuss how his organization is dealing with the disease. Frieden said he understands concerns many people have of…

CDC Issues Travel Alert Following Ebola Outbreak

Posted On August 01, 2014

(Newark, NJ) -- Some travelers are a bit concerned that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may make its way to the United States. Rita at New Jersey's Newark Airport says she doesn't want to fly internationally.   The CDC is warning Americans to avoid traveling to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leon. Hundreds have died…

WHO: Ebola Outbreak Is Out Of Control

Posted On August 01, 2014

(Geneva) -- The head of the World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is out of control. WHO chief Margaret Chan warned on Friday that the outbreak is moving faster than international efforts to control it. Chan met yesterday with the presidents of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast to talk…