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Los Angeles
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.

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.

New York Ebola patient's movements raise concern

latimes.com — He rode the crowded subways. He strolled through a popular park. He stopped for coffee, ate a meal in a restaurant, went jogging, bowled with friends and spent time with his fiancee in their Manhattan apartment. Dr. Craig Spencer, the nation's newest Ebola patient, did what millions of New Yorkers do in their spare time.

Ebola-free: How did Nigeria and Senegal do it?

latimes.com — International health authorities have heralded Nigeria and Senegal as examples of how countries can beat back Ebola. Both nations reacted quickly when the disease that is still ravaging parts of West Africa showed up within their borders by isolating patients, tracing and monitoring their contacts, and educating the public about how to protect themselves.

Air travel from West Africa: A ban or not?

stripes.com — With two Texas health care workers infected with Ebola after a visitor from Liberia flew into Dallas carrying the deadly virus, there are growing calls in the U.S. to impose limits on travel from the hardest-hit countries in West Africa. House Speaker John A.

WHO declares Ebola over in Senegal

latimes.com — The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak over in Senegal, saying the country's response is a good example of what to do when faced with an imported case of the deadly disease. Senegal had only one patient, a man who contracted the virus in neighboring Guinea and arrived in the West African country by road in August.

Ebola crisis: Should the U.S. impose an air travel ban or not?

latimes.com — With two Texas healthcare workers infected with Ebola after a visitor from Liberia flew into Dallas carrying the deadly virus, there are growing calls in the U.S. to impose limits on travel from the hardest-hit countries in West Africa. House Speaker John A.

Brazil announces its first suspected Ebola case; death toll tops 4,000

stripes.com — SAO PAULO - Brazil announced its first suspected case of Ebola on Friday, a warning that is likely to alarm U.S. officials who are worried about the ability of some of the two countries' neighbors to contain an outbreak of the deadly disease. A 47-year-old man from Guinea who arrived in Brazil on Sept.

Brazil announces its first suspected Ebola case; death toll tops 4,000

latimes.com — Brazil announced its first suspected case of Ebola on Friday, a warning that is likely to alarm U.S. officials who are worried about the ability of some of the two countries' neighbors to contain an outbreak of the deadly disease. A 47-year-old man from Guinea who arrived in Brazil on Sept.

Ebola: Three more in quarantine in Spain

smh.com.au — Questions have been raised about about the quality of the protective equipment used by the medical team that cared for two Spanish priests who contracted Ebola as three more people were placed in quarantine for possible exposure to the virus.
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Oct 31, 2014

Why did one of Africa's longest-serving rulers step down? Here's what happened in Burkina Faso lat.ms/1s1lI22

Oct 31, 2014

Maine judge rejects state's effort to impose a quarantine on a nurse under Ebola monitoring lat.ms/108r1FD

Oct 31, 2014

Blaise Compaore's fall in Burkina Faso sends unnerving message to aging autocrats in several other African countries lat.ms/1sR2XxC

Oct 31, 2014

Braving Ebola: Beautiful portraits of those who labor at a treatement unit in Liberia nyti.ms/1wQ0nQ6 @berehulak

Oct 31, 2014

RT @RobynDixon_LAT: #BurkinaFaso's Blaise Compaore tweeted out his resignation after his statement on TV before heading by road towards Ghana. A bridge too far

Oct 31, 2014

RT @PF_Compaore: ...j’ai décidé de mettre en œuvre l’article 43 de la Constitution. Je déclare la vacance du pouvoir... #lwili #burkina

Oct 30, 2014

Burkina Faso's leader dissolves government, declares state of emergency after protesters torch parliament lat.ms/1tSxRfq

Oct 30, 2014

Israel closes access to Temple Mount and Al Aqsa Mosque compound as clashes erupt lat.ms/1E4XhIH

Oct 30, 2014

RT @RobynDixon_LAT: Latest reports are that Blaise Compaore has dissolved the government of #BurkinaFaso after his vain attempt to extend his 27 year term

Oct 30, 2014

Reporter Bob Pool, retiring after 50 years, covered the quirks of Los Angeles, turning a giant city into a small town lat.ms/1pZpXdY

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