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International Affairs Editor and Writer — LA Times

I edit and write about world news for the Los Angeles Times. Formerly based in Africa and the Middle East.

Dozens feared killed, injured in Nigeria mosque bombing

latimes.com — Dozens of people were feared to be killed or injured after explosions ripped through the central mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, which was packed with worshipers for Friday prayers, news reports said. Capt. Ikechukwu Eze, a military official, confirmed the attack to reporters in Nigeria but did not provide details.

Is the US pursuing the right strategy against Ebola?

stripes.com — Just two months ago, patients were being turned away from Ebola treatment units in Liberia because there weren't enough beds to cope with the spiraling caseload. The number of new cases reported in Lofa County, where Liberia's outbreak began, decreased from a peak of 153 in the week ending Aug.

Is the US pursuing the right strategy against Ebola?

smh.com.au — Inspection visit: Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita checks on measures preventing the spread of Ebola. Photo: Reuters Washington: Just two months ago, patients were being turned away from Ebola treatment units in Liberia because there weren't enough beds to cope with the spiralling caseload.

Is the U.S. pursuing the right strategy against Ebola?

latimes.com — Just two months ago, patients were being turned away from Ebola treatment units in Liberia because there weren't enough beds to cope with the spiraling caseload. President Obama dispatched hundreds of troops to build and supply 17 new units, along with a 25-bed field hospital dedicated to treating infected healthcare workers.

Mali races to contain new Ebola outbreak as deaths worldwide top 5,000

latimes.com — Authorities in Mali were scrambling Wednesday to contain a new outbreak of Ebola, just as they thought they had the deadly virus under control. More than 90 people were placed in quarantine after a 25-year-old nurse working at the privately owned Pasteur Clinic in Bamako, the West African country's capital, fell ill and died Tuesday night, health ministry officials said.

How Ebola spread to Mali: The lessons learned

latimes.com — When the father of Mali's first confirmed Ebola victim, a 2-year-old girl, fell ill while working at a private clinic in neighboring Guinea, fellow townspeople suspected witchcraft. The man's father advised him to return to their native village of Sokodougou, more than 40 miles away in Mali, where he died of unidentified causes Oct.

Spanish nursing assistant who survived Ebola is released from hospital

latimes.com — A Spanish nursing assistant who was the first person known to contract Ebola outside West Africa in the current outbreak was discharged from a Madrid hospital on Wednesday after almost a month there. Teresa Romero, 44, credited her recovery to the care she received at Carlos III Hospital and offered to donate blood to help others infected with the deadly virus.

WHO asks Canada to justify restricting travel from Ebola zone

latimes.com — The World Health Organization is asking Canada to justify its decision to restrict travel from the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola. The Canadian government announced Friday that it would no longer issue travel visas or process permanent residency applications for people from the countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission."

Why did one of Africa's longest-serving rulers step down?

latimes.com — One of Africa's longest-serving leaders, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, announced Friday that he was stepping down after his attempt to extend his 27 years in power touched off a violent popular uprising dubbed the country's "Black Spring." Compaore had survived previous attempts to topple him.

New York doctor with Ebola is stable; healthcare protocols scrutinized

latimes.com — A doctor who tested positive for Ebola was in stable condition at a New York hospital on Friday, as federal officials face heightening scrutiny over protocols for healthcare workers who have treated Ebola victims. The ill doctor, Craig Spencer, 33, became feverish in his Manhattan apartment on Thursday and was diagnosed hours later at Bellevue Hospital.
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Nov 28, 2014

Dozens feared killed or injured after explosions ripped through a mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Kano lat.ms/1y0jQww

Nov 26, 2014

RT @karihow: Passengers push their jet free of ice in Siberia. (LAX doesn't seem quite so bad now, does it?) By @cjwilliamslat. latimes.com/world/europe/l…

Nov 17, 2014

Is the U.S. pursuing the right strategy against Ebola? Aid groups are calling for a more flexible, nimble approach lat.ms/1BJABQv

Nov 14, 2014

Israel lifts age restrictions for Muslim men wanting to pray at Jerusalem holy site lat.ms/1sNdxa0

Nov 13, 2014

Great read: Syrian rebels' noms de guerre have eclipsed not just their real names but also much of their identities lat.ms/1GSCdre

Nov 12, 2014

Another grim milestone: The number of Ebola deaths reported to WHO has surpassed 5,000 lat.ms/1xONRgH

Nov 12, 2014

Authorities in Mali confirm a second Ebola death; two more are suspected lat.ms/1xONRgH

Nov 11, 2014

'Today is proof that proper preparedness and erring on the side of caution can save lives' New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo lat.ms/1wPSXLo

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