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  1. Ebola aid plan needs to go beyond medical care: West Africa bloc ECOWASRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | The Straits Times

    Niger's president Mahamadou Issoufou, Togo's president Faure Gnassingbe, Ghana's president and Economic Community of West Africa States president John Dramani Mahama, ECOWAS Commission Kadre Desire Ouedraogo and Benin's president Yayi Boni gather for a family photo during an ECOWAS summit on Nov 6, 2014, in Accra. West Africa's regional bloc on Friday called for international help to go beyond immediate medical care for Ebola-hit nations, warning that lives had been blighted by the epidemic.

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  2. Burkina Faso: climate change, land grabs, and revolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | The Ecologist

    ... in nearby Sierra Leone, the independence movement of Guinea-Bissau ascended to power, and the People's Republic of Benin was declared. West Africa was uniting under common dreams of liberation fueled by the legacy of Kwame Nkrumah, Sekou Toure, and ...

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  3. WHO picks new chief for Africa officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | NWAonline

    Matshidiso Moeti, the new director of the World Health Organization's Africa office, attends the agency's meeting Wednesday in Cotonou, Benin. With nearly 5,000 people killed by Ebola in West Africa, the World Health Organization elected a new director Wednesday of its Africa office, which has been accused of bungling the response to the virus outbreak in its early stages.

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  4. Amid Ebola disaster, WHO picks new Africa chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | The Miami Herald

    ... crisis was announced. The results of the five-candidate election were made public at a meeting of the U.N. agency in Benin and came amid the worst outbreak of the dreaded disease ever seen. "I hope, with all the control efforts that are now in ...

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  5. World in BriefRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | The Brattleboro Reformer

    ... threw rocks and firecrackers near the site in the Old City ahead of a visit by a group of Jewish activists. COTONOU, Benin (AP) -- With nearly 5,000 dead of Ebola in West Africa, the World Health Organization elected a new director Wednesday of its ...

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  6. African Leaders to Meet on Burkina Faso, Ebola OutbreakRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Voice of America

    Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara , Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan , Benin's President Thomas Yayi Boni and Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf are pictured at the 43rd Summit. Heads of state and government officials from the Economic Community of West African States plan to meet Thursday at an extraordinary summit in Ghana's capital, Accra.

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  7. WHO's next Africa chief is electedRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | KSWO

    ... a year ago of her 6-year-old boy holding a stuffed toy lion while tossing coins in a fountain to make a wish. COTONOU, Benin (AP) - As Ebola continues to burn its way through three West African countries, the World Health Organization on Wednesday ...

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  8. VIDEO: Ebola news: 5 November in 15 secsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Newsday

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has elected a new director for Africa, following criticism of its handling of the Ebola outbreak. Delegates at a meeting of the WHO in Cotonou in Benin, chose Dr Matshidiso Moeti from Botswana to replace Angolan doctor Luis Sambo after his term ends.

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  9. Voting begins to pick WHO's next Africa chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | The Charlotte Observer

    COTONOU, Benin Voting has begun to elect the next head of the World Health Organization's Africa director at a meeting of the U.N. health agency's regional committee in Benin. Representatives from WHO's 46 member countries in Africa started casting their votes Wednesday morning, choosing from among five candidates running for the post of regional director.

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  10. Kim Jong Il Lauded by Beninese, Nigerian PersonagesRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | Korean News

    There took place in different countries from Oct. 27 to 29 on the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of demise of leader Kim Jong Il. Reading sessions on works of Kim Jong Il and Marshal Kim Jong Un, photo exhibition and film shows were held by the Benin Group for the Study of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, the Nigerian Group for Self-Reliance Studies and the Nigerian Franoson Mannyon International Company Ltd. Also on display were photos showing the achievements made by the army and people of the DPRK in the building of a thriving socialist nation under the leadership of Kim Jong Un.

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  11. After Botching Ebola, WHO to Pick New Africa BossRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Pharmaceutical Processing

    ... served two terms as regional director, he is ineligible to run again in the elections held at a committee meeting in Benin this week. There are five candidates jostling to be the new Africa director: Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, a Congolese doctor in ...

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  12. World Health Chief Rips 'Profit-Driven' Healthcare Industry for Ebola FailRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | Common Dreams

    ... for Africa, made up of representatives from the 47 African nations, which is meeting this week in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. During her address, Chan said that despite Africa's recent economic and social gains, the Ebola outbreak bolsters two ...

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  13. Climate Change, Land Grabs, and Revolution in Burkina FasoRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | Counterpunch

    ... in nearby Sierra Leone, the independence movement of Guinea-Bissau ascended to power, and the People's Republic of Benin was declared. West Africa was uniting under common dreams of liberation fueled by the legacy of Kwame Nkrumah, Sekou Toure, and ...

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  14. WHO Pillories Drug Industry On Failure to Develop Ebola VaccineRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Time

    ... to develop a vaccine for Ebola over the some 40 years that the virus has threatened West Africa. Speaking in Cotonou, Benin, Margaret Chan, the director general of the WHO, wondered rhetorically why clinicians are " still empty-handed , with no ...

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  15. WHO boss blames drug industry's profit drive for Ebola cure delayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | The Age

    New York: The leader of the World Health Organisation has criticised the drug industry, saying that the drive for profit was one reason no cure had yet been found for Ebola. In a speech at a conference in Cotonou, Benin, WHO director-general Margaret Chan also decried the glaring absence of effective public health systems in the worst-affected countries.

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  16. UNICEF to Boost Staff in Ebola-Hit CountriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | Scoop

    ... does not invest in products for markets that cannot pay," Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General said in Cotonou, Benin, in her address to the Regional Committee for Africa. At UN Headquarters, Dr. Peter Salama, Global Ebola Emergency Coordinator ...

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  17. Risk of Ebola or $2.5 million?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | Channel3000

    ... money, but that's neither here nor there. His contact person for all this is located in the western African nation of Benin. Now, Ebola has not been found in that country, but the World Health Organization is preparing to fight the disease that is ...

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  18. Ebola dominates WHO vote in struggling Africa officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | Crofs Blogs

    ... of the Ebola virus in 1976. The new regional director will be chosen by secret ballot on Nov. 5 in Cotonou, Benin, during the 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa. The meeting was originally scheduled for September but was postponed ...

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  19. Ebola Dominates WHO Leader Vote in Struggling Africa OfficeRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2014 | The Washington Post

    ... of the Ebola virus in 1976. The new regional director will be chosen by secret ballot on Nov. 5 in Cotonou, Benin, during the 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa. The meeting was originally scheduled for September but was postponed ...

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  20. Ebola Dominates Debate as Africa Chooses WHO Leader in ShadowsRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2014 | The Washington Post

    ... of the Ebola virus in 1976. The new regional director will be chosen by secret ballot on Nov. 5 in Cotonou, Benin, during the 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa. The meeting was originally scheduled for September but was postponed ...

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