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African science academy initiative reflects on progress

thelancet.com — A decade ago, an initiative was launched to strengthen Africa's science academies. Now, as the programme comes to an end, those involved review its achievements. Andrew Green reports. Nigeria was ill-prepared for the arrival of Ebola when, in late July, an infected passenger travelling from Liberia stumbled off a plane and collapsed in the Lagos airport.

West Africa struggles to contain Ebola outbreak

thelancet.com — Health workers in west Africa are trying to control an Ebola outbreak that started in Guinea and has already spread to neighbouring Liberia. Andrew Green reports. Guinea is struggling to contain west Africa's first major Ebola outbreak. Laboratory tests have confirmed an appearance of the Zaire strain-the most deadly subtype of the virus-originating in the impoverished country's rural southeast.

Fighting restricts access to health care in South Sudan

thelancet.com — Hundred of thousands of people in South Sudan are without access to health care because of continued fighting, with health facilities frequently targeted. Andrew Green reports. A health worker recognised the illness right away. 4-year-old Sunday John had the telltale skin eruptions that come from a kala azar infection.

Sheik Humarr Khan

thelancet.com — Virologist and expert in viral haemorrhagic fevers who led Sierra Leone's Ebola response. He was born in Lungi, Sierra Leone, on March 6, 1975, and died from Ebola in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, on July 29, 2014, aged 39 years. The day before he was scheduled to sit some secondary school exams, Sheik Humarr Khan read an obituary in a local newspaper.

South Sudan army and rebels battle over northern oil town

reuters.com — Bentiu scene of ethnic massacre last month * Has changed hands several times during conflict By Andrew Green JUBA, May 5 (Reuters) - South Sudan's army battled rebels in and around the northern oil town of Bentiu on Monday, hitting hopes for renewed peace efforts days after U.S.

Ebola emergency meeting establishes new control centre

thelancet.com — Last week, a WHO crisis meeting on the ongoing Ebola outbreak in west Africa promised to improve collaboration between the affected countries. Andrew Green reports. West African governments and international health groups have pledged to better coordinate their response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in west Africa-the largest outbreak in history.

Baltimore Sun interactive governor scorecard

baltimoresun.com — You've seen their TV commercials, watched their debates and maybe even gotten some direct mail trashing them. But where do the candidates for governor actually stand on the issues Maryland has confronted during the last few years. And more importantly, which one do you agree with most?

South Sudan ceasefire must hold to avert famine: U.N.

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/James Akena Displaced people prepare their meals at Tomping camp in Juba, where some 15,000 displaced people who fled their homes are sheltered by the United Nations, January 7, 2014.

Polling council investigates anonymous Lib Dem seats survey

blogs.spectator.co.uk — Who is the mysterious 'Lib Dem supporter' behind the ICM poll showing that the Lib Dems would fare very badly next year if Nick Clegg remains leader? ICM have published the poll tables, saying only that the commissioning client is a 'member of the Liberal Democrats'.

South Sudan crisis: what would a transitional government look like?

theguardian.com — Little of value has emerged from the ceasefire agreed this month between South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, and Riek Machar, the opposition leader. The plan was to halt hostilities, allow humanitarian groups access to combat zones, and - crucially, given that elections in the world's youngest state have been postponed until at least 2017 - start planning for a transitional government.
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Oct 23, 2014

Hogan says flaws in his budget plan are mistakes by unpaid volunteers; what's Brown's excuse? fw.to/qXLinMZ

Oct 22, 2014

Sun endorsement: Kittleman's independence, fresh perspective make him the better of two great choices for HoCo exec. fw.to/8yE33Lk

Oct 21, 2014

Why won't Larry Hogan tell us what he told the NRA? fw.to/G3K5CBc

Oct 17, 2014

The Sun agrees with Andy Harris on this, at least: the CDC is inspiring no confidence whatsoever. fw.to/e57PcTQ

Oct 17, 2014

Want to elect a candidate who believes public schools are a socialist plot? Peroutka is your man. fw.to/o8miMml

Oct 07, 2014

SRB to @DanRodricks: 'I don't have the luxury of being in the dark,' says she was on top of brutality before The Sun. baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/o…

Oct 07, 2014

Who won the debate? If the race is just about the economy, Hogan. If it's about more? Advantage Brown. baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/e…

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