Western Nations Slow To Respond To Ebola Because Outbreak Began In Africa, Annan, Geldof Say

News outlets report on comments about Ebola and the West’s response from former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and human rights activist Bob Geldof.

Agence France-Presse: Ebola neglected because it started in Africa: ex-U.N. head Annan
“Wealthy countries were slow to tackle the Ebola epidemic as it began in Africa, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in tough criticism of the response to the crisis on Thursday…” (10/16).

The Telegraph: Sir Bob Geldof: Ebola shows West not interested in Africa
“Sir Bob Geldof said people in West Africa are dying of Ebola because Europe and America ‘pay no interest in the poor.’ The campaigner told ITV News that victims of the virus in countries including Sierra Leone and Liberia are ‘dying of poverty again’…” (10/15).

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