Associated Press/Photo by Al-hadji Kudra Maliro

Ebola crosses border

International | The deadly virus spread earlier this week from Congo into Uganda
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/13/19, 01:18 pm

UGANDA: Health experts will meet Friday to assess whether to declare the Ebola outbreak in Central Africa a global health crisis. The deadly Ebola virus has killed 1,400 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and this week Uganda reported its first cases, a boy and his grandmother from a Congolese family who crossed into western Uganda on Sunday.

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Associated Press/Photo by Fernando Llano

Showdown in Venezuela

International | Guiadó begins his ‘final phase’ to oust Maduro
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/01/19, 11:58 am

VENEZUELA: Months of unrest entered a new and perhaps a showdown phase, as opposition leader Juan Guiadó surrounded himself with military supporters and called for street protests Wednesday to oust rival President Nicolás Maduro. Violent protests broke out across the country ahead of planned rallies.

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Associated Press/Photo by Tabital Pulaaku

Death toll in Mali grows

International | Plus, China closes another church and other international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/27/19, 02:30 pm

MALI: The death toll in an attack on the village of Ogossagou in central Mopti has risen to more than 160, according to local sources, in what appears to be Muslim-on-Muslim violence. Despite the deployment of a multinational stabilization force late last year, Mali remains the epicenter for jihadists in the Sahel.

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