Ebola-free no more: Virus kills young Liberian

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Nearly two months after Liberia was declared Ebola free, the deadly virus is back. The dead body of a 17-year-old tested positive for Ebola, said deputy health minister and head of Liberia’s Ebola response, Tolbert Nyenswah. There are no other reported cases for the time being.…

South Sudan to investigate rapes, abductions and killings by its soldiers

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South Sudan says it is taking seriously allegations by the United Nations that South Sudanese soldiers committed atrocities against women and girls. A government spokesperson said an investigation is under way after a report by the U.N. mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) found that soldiers raped and…

Where’s the beef? U.S. aid lagging on transparency, says report

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The United States government made progress on full transparency for its aid spending, but there is still work to be done, says a new report. A review published this week by Publish What You Fund shows major advances were made in the past year, particularly by…

New anti-malaria compound packs a big punch

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A new treatment against malaria packs a big time double-whammy. Tests in mice show it can both kill the parasite and prevent it from spreading. And it requires only a single dose, making it harder for resistance to develop. DDD107498, the compound’s name at the moment, is…

These women bring light and clean water to their community in Ghana

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TAMALE, Ghana – A water dugout the size of a few football fields stands just outside the village of Kuruguvuhuyayili, in northern Ghana. People use the muddy water for cooking, cleaning, bathing and drinking. As do, the livestock. The combination of standing water and a place…

World’s biggest carbon emitters make major climate commitments

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It’s looking more likely that a global climate change deal could happen by year’s end in Paris with the United States and Brazil committing to use more renewables for electricity and China formalizing its plan to reduce emissions. On Tuesday, the United States and Brazil made…

Where’s the beef? U.S. aid lagging on transparency, says report

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The United States government made progress on full transparency for its aid spending, but there is still work to be done, says a new report. A review published this week by Publish What You Fund shows major advances were made in the past year, particularly by…