Sierra Leone

Residents stay home to prevent Ebola

Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola. Thousands of teams were out reminding people how Ebola is spread and how to prevent it. Teams were also going to search for Ebola cases, particularly around the capital and in the north, where the virus persists.


Terrorism warning issued for Nairobi

The Australian diplomatic office in Kenya warned of a possible terrorist attack in the capital, reiterating its recommendation that protests and political rallies be avoided. The warning came two days after the United States issued a similar advisory for neighboring Uganda. "Current information suggests that terrorists may be planning attacks against crowded locations in Nairobi in the near future," said a statement from the Australian High Commission. In a separate statement Wednesday, U.S. officials warned of a possible terrorist attack in Uganda's capital, Kampala.

Washington, D.C.

Clinton says all her e-mails were deleted

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton advised a House panel that she permanently deleted all e-mails from the private server she used to conduct official business, apparently after she was first asked by the State Department to turn them over. In response to a congressional subpoena, Clinton also said she would not allow an independent third party to analyze the server. "Not only was the secretary the sole arbiter of what was a public record, she also summarily decided to delete all e-mails from her server," said Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina.


Frat's racist chant originated on cruise

An investigation by the University of Oklahoma has found that the racist chant by university members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was learned during a leadership cruise sponsored by the fraternity's national headquarters. University President David Boren released the school's findings Friday and asked the national fraternity if it has investigated the source of the chant. On March 7, the university's SAE chapter was heading to a fraternity Founder's Day event by bus when members were caught on video singing a racist chant directed against blacks.

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