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Guinea declares end to latest Ebola outbreak that killed 12

Jun. 19, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Guinea has declared an end to an Ebola outbreak that emerged in February and killed 12 people, according to the World Health Organization. The latest outbreak was the first to emerge in Guinea since a deadly outbreak from...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 02, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 31 The Wall Street Journal on ‘melodrama’ in Texas Legislature: As the Texas legislative session drew near its end Sunday, lawmakers appeared set to pass a...

Tennessee State University offers coding classes in Africa

May. 26, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University announced on Wednesday that it will begin offering an online app design and coding class in two African countries this fall. Robbie Melton, who runs TSU’s coding program, said the idea is to get African students...

In Africa, vaccine hesitancy adds to slow rollout of doses

Apr. 27, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Some Africans are hesitating to get COVID-19 vaccines amid concerns about their safety, alarming public health officials as some countries start to destroy thousands of doses that expired before use. Malawi and South Sudan in recent days have...

In Minnesota, suburban mayor is thrust into policing debate

Apr. 14, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

Mike Elliott is among many who celebrated his election as mayor of Brooklyn Center as the beginning of a new era, marking the first time one of Minnesota's most racially diverse places would be led by a person of color. Elliott, a Black man who had emigrated from Liberia as a child, was...