In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, a medical car that will be used for the fight against the Ebola virus is unloaded upon arrival by air from the United States at an airport in Conakry, Guinea. (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah)
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The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week -- months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later.Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that -- promises.The E-word did not even figure on the agenda of a session on peace and security at the Pan-African Parliament in South Africa last week -- more than a month after the U.N. Security Council declared the Ebola outbreak a "threat to international peace and security".Motsepe's office said his company has no interests in any of the countries where Ebola is raging out of control -- Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.The WHO identified the first Ebola case in Guinea on March 21; on March 30 the virus crossed the border into Liberia; Sierra Leone reported its first two cases on May 30 .Yet it was only on Sept. 20 that the first team of 30 military and civilian volunteers were deployed by a newly designated African Union Support to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa. It is difficult to say how many Africans are deployed on the front lines of the Ebola battle.
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