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  • US, UK Finance Groups Invest In Kenyan Warehouse Development

    invest in Kenyan warehouse development By Dana Sanchez, 1:01 am

    Companies expanding in Africa are helping drive the need for more warehouse space. There is a dire shortage of warehouse facilities, says global real estate consultancy Knight Frank. Scarcity of quality warehouses in Nairobi presents opportunities for investors and developers, and the largest development bank in the world is taking notice. U.S.-based IFC and the U.K.’s CDC finance group are investing up to $35 million in Nairobi warehouse development. Logistics is an often overlooked part of economic development, the CDC said.

  • 3 New Ebola Cases, 150 Exposed, Liberia Asks U.S. For Help

    3 new Ebola cases By Dana Sanchez, 9:40 pm

    Ebola can remain in survivors’ eye fluid, breast milk, spinal fluid and semen for months after their recovery, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many survivors suffer long-term problems such as headaches, joint pain and eye problems. Not much is known about why the symptoms persist. “We cannot rule out the possibility that we’re seeing a flare of the disease because of its emergence from a survivor population,” the CDC said.

  • 10 Things to Avoid Doing During an Ebola Outbreak

    By Becca Blond, 4:20 pm AFKI Original

    It takes direct contact with bodily fluids to get Ebola — it cannot just live suspended in the air — so not only does the infected person have to be showing symptoms, they have to directly hit you in the mouth or eye with fluids from a sneeze.

  • Ebola Taking a Toll on Energy and Agriculture Conferences

    By D.A. Barber, 11:27 am AFKI Original

    The Ebola outbreak has been taking its toll on many highly anticipated conferences — even in countries where no case of Ebola has occurred. The good news is that on Oct. 20 the World Health Organization officially declared that Nigeria is now Ebola free, meaning most of the planned conferences in that country are still a go.

  • Ebola Vaccine Human Trials Start Next Week In The U.S.

    By Dana Sanchez, 4:52 pm

    Human testing is due to start next week in the U.S. on an ebola vaccine — one of two leading vaccine candidates, according to a CNN video. It can’t come soon enough. The World Health Organization announced this week that the virus is spreading like wildfire with 40 percent of new cases occurring in just the last three weeks. Usually this testing would take years but this trial phase is expected to be complete in 2014 with discussions on bringing the vaccine directly to Africa.

  • USA Basketball Cancels Senegal Trip Over Ebola Fears

    By Dana Sanchez, 11:14 am

    The U.S. national basketball team has canceled a trip planned to Senegal during World Cup of Basketball preparations because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, PressHerald.com reports. Team management consulted with officials from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control. Though no cases are suspected in Senegal, it is just north of those countries along Africa’s west coast, which makes it a gateway to West Africa, said USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo.

  • US-Based CDC Issues West Africa Travel Warning On Ebola Fears

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:36 pm

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control issued a Level 3 travel warning against non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, where Ebola is spreading. Nancy Writebol, a missionary who contracted ebola while helping treat those infected in Liberia, received a dose of “experimental serum” that arrived in Liberia to be tried on one of two U.S. charity workers. There was only enough for one of the two. Dr. Kent Brantly, also infected with ebola, asked that it be given to his colleague.

  • How Do You Test For Ebola? Very Very Carefully

    By Dana Sanchez, 5:02 pm

    A few years ago, being able to test for ebola on its home turf would have been impossible. Pathogens had to be flown to the Centers For Disease Control in Atlanta. Pilots sometimes refused to transport the virus. Now the virus can tested in makeshift tent labs onsite in Guinea and other African countries where outbreaks have occurred.

  • Rock Star Condemns Global Investors For Ignoring Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 10:13 am

    “(Fund managers) are actually paid to invest money according to their principles, so how can they justify ignoring one billion people in the world’s fastest-growing markets?” rock star and investor Bob Geldof said in a report.

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