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Why al-Shabab is trying to inspire Muslim backlash against Kenya

April 2, 2015
Al-Shabab, a Somali-based terror group, claimed responsibility for today’s siege on a Kenyan university. The militants began cross-border strikes after Kenya sent its military into Somalia four years ago. Gwen Ifill talks to Kenneth Menkhaus of Davidson College about the group’s motivations for attacking Kenya.
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Obama, Last Election Behind Him, Plans First Visit as President to Kenya

March 31, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
For years, Kenya has been a political headache for President Obama and a geopolitical headache for the United States. But now in his seventh year in office, with his last election behind him, Mr. Obama has decided to embrace his heritage by visiting the land of his father for the first time as president.
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ISIS and Boko Haram’s Unholy Online Alliance

January 29, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
U.S. intelligence sees the bloodthirsty African group ‘take a page from the Islamic State’s social-media playbook.’ But Internet cooperation may be just the start.
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What’s next in the global response to Ebola?

January 6, 2015
What's next for curbing the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, where the death toll now exceeds 8,000? For one, drug companies have begun to experiment on humans in the affected region. Gwen Ifill talks about new approaches with Anthony Banbury, former head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, and Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, who have both recently returned from West Africa.
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Obama warns against strict quarantines for Ebola workers

October 30, 2014
Nancy Youssef, Lesley Clark, Tony Pugh | McClatchy Newspapers
President Barack Obama called for health care workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa to be treated as “the heroes that they are,” amid continuing confusion and public anxiety over state health measures that call for some to be confined to their homes.
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Can the U.S. healthcare system do as well against Ebola as Nigeria's just did?

October 22, 2014
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Two. That’s the total number of known Ebola cases in the United States today — the two infected nurses from Dallas’ Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Nina Pham and Amber Vincent.
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Klain to Take Reins of Ebola Effort on Wednesday

October 21, 2014
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama’s choice to lead the government’s Ebola response will begin work Wednesday, more than a month after Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian traveler infected with the disease, arrived in Dallas and subsequently transmitted the virus to two of nurses before his death.
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In Homeland, Liberia Native Finds Resilience Amid Horror

October 20, 2014
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
Liberians have become accustomed to living with demons. Long before Ebola arrived, the people here endured 14 years of civil war, one that snuffed out 200,000 lives and ignited acts of barbarism that laid waste to the country. The war produced mad generals who led ritual sacrifices of children before going into battle, naked except for shoes and a gun. It produced amphetamine-fueled 10-year-old fighters wielding M16s while toting teddy bear backpacks, and rapists who wore Halloween masks and wedding gowns.
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Lawmakers call health agencies to account for Ebola mistakes

October 17, 2014
Growing anxiety over Ebola in the U.S. prompted a House hearing to question the nation's top health officials. Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner and others suggested that limits be placed on travelers coming from West Africa, but a White House spokesman dismissed the idea of a travel ban. Gwen Ifill reports.
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