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Guinea’s President Confronting Ebola, As Aid Coordination Lags, French President Warns Against Isolation

News outlets report on the Ebola epidemic in Guinea.

Associated Press: Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea
“Eight months into West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering deployments of international support to help quell a virus that has killed more than 1,200 people in the former French colony, officials and medical aid providers say…” (Faul/Keaten, 11/27).

New York Times: Ebola Now Preoccupies Once-Skeptical Leader in Guinea
“…Guinea went through 50 years of autocracy, military coups, massacres of civilians, and plundering by its rulers. Now [President Alpha Condé,] the aging political outsider elected to govern this nation — who spent much of his adult life in exile in Paris — is mustering a late-career tenacity to confront the deadly epidemic that still infects hundreds in this battered West African nation…” (Nossiter, 11/30).

Reuters: France’s Hollande warns against isolating Ebola-hit Guinea
“President Francois Hollande, the first Western leader to visit Ebola-stricken West Africa, warned on Friday against isolating one of the countries hit by the worst epidemic of the disease on record…” (Sambe, 11/29).