People cheer towards the motorcade carrying French President Francois Hollande and his Guinean counterpart Alpha Conde in Conakry, Guinea, Friday Nov 28, 2014.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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French President Francois Hollande arrived in Guinea Friday, where thousands of residents lined the roads while clapping, drumming, dancing and waving flags to catch a glimpse of the first Western leader to visit a country hard hit by Ebola.Guinea's president greeted his French counterpart at the airport and said that if Hollande could visit the country, then anybody could. French health workers responding to the Ebola crisis also greeted their president.The largest caseload in Guinea is currently centered around the southeast town of Macenta, where France helped open a new treatment center this month.Oxfam called on France to quickly build three more promised treatment centers.Dr. Sakoba Keita, the national coordinator for Guinea's Ebola response, was adamant that France has been working with Guinea from the inception of the crisis.
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