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U.S. Envoy Power In West Africa To Assess Ebola Situation, Speak With Leaders

News services report on U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power’s travel to three West African countries affected by the Ebola epidemic.

Agence France-Presse: Angry U.S. envoy hits out at global response to Ebola
“The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has criticized the level of international support for nations hit by Ebola as she begins a tour of West African nations at the epicenter of the deadly outbreak…” (Bah, 10/27).

Associated Press/FOX News: Power vows U.S. will help West Africa Ebola fight ‘for the long haul’
“The United States will help fight Ebola over ‘the long haul,’ the American ambassador to the United Nations said on a trip to the West African countries hit by the outbreak. Samantha Power will be in Sierra Leone on Monday. Power met Sunday with religious leaders in Guinea, where the Ebola outbreak was first identified in March…” (10/27).

Reuters: U.S. envoy in West Africa to see how world failing in Ebola fight
“…Power, who will also visit Sierra Leone and Liberia, said she had a ‘very robust’ discussion with Guinea’s President Alpha Conde on Sunday about the way forward and that Conde has ‘tremendous impatience … wholly appropriate to the cause’…” (Nichols, 10/26).

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