Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor has reportedly saved over 100 patients from the deadly disease, now he will have to fight it within his own body. Sheik Umar Khan is a virologist whom Sierra Leone's health minister called a "national hero" for his efforts to fight the spread of the Ebola virus.
Plans Underway To Retrieve Americans Sick With Ebola From Africa
Newark Liberty and John F. Kennedy airports are among 20 ports of entry locations in the U.S. with quarantine stations that have been staffed with health officials trained to look for symptoms of Ebola in passengers.
FBI Assist Indonesian Police In Probe Of American Death
Police said Monday, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting Indonesian police in gathering evidence in the death of a Chicago-based woman whose body was found in a bloodied suitcase on the resort island of Bali. No charges have been pressed over the murder of 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese-Mack whose battered body was found by a taxi driver outside the St.
Nigeria Wraps Up Kidnap Investigation With 200 Girls Still Missing
Nigeria wrapped up its inquiry into the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by militants on Friday with little progress to show, reporting almost none had been freed after the initial kidnapping some girls escaped from.
How Human Rights Factor into African Economic Advancement
Will the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit offer opportunities for change beyond trade? Judy Woodruff talks to Nicole Lee, former president of policy organization TransAfrica, about the human rights issues that will affect the ability of some countries to grow and become more prosperous.
The Moment President Obama First Meets Federal Inmates: Fixing the System (Teaser)
Check out an exclusive clip from VICE and HBO's upcoming special on criminal justice in the US: 'Fixing The System' - it will air September 27. Watch the full trailer: http://bit.ly/1MmMPRj In the first clip to go live from the special, we see the moment that President Obama meets the inmates and sits down with them for an in-depth conversation.
Runaway Sierra Leone Ebola Patient Dies In Ambulance
A Sierra Leone Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment center and took her to a traditional healer, died in an ambulance on the way to hospital, a health official said.
The Liberian government says it will receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug to treat doctors in the West African country. The U.S. government confirmed that it had put Liberian officials in touch with the maker of ZMapp, and referred additional questions to Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc.
South African Officials Arrested Over Mandela Memorial 'Fraud'
Police said six senior South African government officials were arrested on Monday for alleged fraud relating to the memorial service in December of former president Nelson Mandela. Millions of South Africans and more than 70 world leaders attended events to commemorate the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died at 95 on Dec.
The Peace Corps pulled its volunteers out of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea on Wednesday as the largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history terrorizes West Africa. With the virus spreading out of control, the Peace Corps said in a statement that it would wait to determine whether and when its 102 volunteers in Guinea, 108 in Liberia and 130 in Sierra Leone might return.