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Second Dallas Health Care Worker Contracts Ebola; Coalition Airstrikes Possibly Pushing ISIS Back From Kobani; Libyan Ex-General Khalifa Haftar Has Plans To Retake Benghazi From Islamist Militia; African Start-up: Sunrise Tracking; Man in UK Charged With Planning Terror Attack
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BECKY ANDERSON, HOST: A second health care worker in the U.S. tests positive for Ebola, now allegations of poor training and a lack of safety
protocols at the Texas hospital.
This hour, a stark warning from the United Nations: the outbreak is picking up pace and the virus will spread unless measures are taken to stop
it at source.
Also ahead, ISIS fighters prepare to launch an attack on one of Iraq's major air bases as the dead and wounded pile up in a key battleground in
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NICK PATON WALSH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: There are many more graves ready here and the extent of the grief and the anger on display
shows you the kind of problem Ankara is going to face--
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ANNOUNCER: Live from CNN Abu Dhabi, this is Connect the World with Becky Anderson.
ANDERSON: A very good evening. It is 7:00 here in the UAE. The fallout continues in Texas as a second health worker tests positive for the
Now we don't know the woman's identity yet, but we do know that she had contact with Thomas Duncan who was the Liberian man who died from Ebola
at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital last week.
Another nurse who treated Duncan also contracted the disease. Health officials there say they are looking into how this virus could have spread.
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DANIEL VARGA, TEXAS HEALTH RESOURCES: We are looking at every element of our personal protective equipment and infection control inside the
hospitals. We don't have an answer for this right now, but we're looking at every possible angle around this.
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ANDERSON: Meanwhile, a nurse's union is leveling troubling allegations at the hospital where both transmissions occurred. It says
there were no protocols in place for dealing with Ebola and that medical workers were put at risk.
Well, our senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reports from Dallas for you.
ELIZABETH COHEN, CNN SENIOR MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Breaking this morning, only four days after critical care nurse, Nina Pham
was found to be infected with Ebola a second health care worker has been diagnosed with the deadly disease. The hospital staffer at Texas Health
Presbyterian is one of the 76 health care workers who provided care for the now deceased Ebola patient, Thomas Duncan. According to the hospital the
staffer was immediately isolated after an initial report of a fever Tuesday. The CDC says they have interviewed the patient to identify any
contacts or potential exposures in the community.
ROSEANN DEMORO, NATIONAL NURSES UNITED: Our nurses are not protected. They're not prepared to handle Ebola.
COHEN: Another infection on the heels of shocking, new allegations from unnamed nurses at the hospital who say there were no protocols to deal
DEMORO: On his return visit to the hospital, Mr. Duncan was left for several hours not in isolation, in an area where other patients were
COHEN: All this released by National Nurses Union. The union wouldn't say how many nurses came forward nor would they identify them. The nurses
say protective gear they wore left their necks exposed.
DEMORO: The nurses raised questions and concerns about the fact that the skin on their neck was exposed. They were told to use medical tape
wound around their neck that is not impermeable.
COHEN: The hospital did not address the allegations directly but in a statement said, "Patient and employee safety is our greatest priority and
we take compliance seriously."
DR. TOM FRIEDEN, DIRECTOR, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION: We're not waiting for the results of our investigation. We're immediately
changing any procedure that we think can be improved to increase the safety of those caring for her.
COHEN: But an official close to the situation tells CNN in hindsight, Duncan should have been transferred to Emory or Nebraska, hospitals that
are more than ready to treat Ebola. Remarkably, Pham, the first person to contract Ebola within the U.S., says she's doing well and feels blessed to
be cared for by the best team of doctors and nurses in the world.
JENNIFER JOSEPH, NINA PHAM'S FRIEND AND FORMER COLLEAGUE: I know for a fact Nina is somebody who never shies away from safety. We have an entire
department on infection prevention, infection control in the hospital. We're briefed almost monthly on infection control.
ANDERSON: Elizabeth Cohen reporting.
Well, in Spain a nurse who contracted Ebola is said to be improving. And health officials are still monitoring more than 80 people for signs of
the disease there.
But the heart of this outbreak remains, of course, in Africa. The World Health Organization says nearly 9,000 people have contracted Ebola in
West Africa alone and nearly half of those victims have died. But it warns, the epidemic may get far worse and that we could see 10,000 new
cases a week by the end of the year.
We're going to take a closer look at the global fight against Ebola when we talk to the head of the United Nations mission that's working to
stop the deadly violence.
Anthony Banbury recently spoke to the UN Security Council about the epidemic and he issued this warning.
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ANTHONY BANBURY, UNMEER: We either stop Ebola now, or we face an entirely unprecedented situation for which we do not have a plan. The very
best way to protect the people of non-infected countries is by helping the people of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to stop Ebola now where it is.
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ANDERSON: Well, my interview with the head of UN's Ebola mission is coming up in less than 30 minutes time here on Connect the World with me,
Well, ISIS appears to have gained more ground in Iraq. The Islamic Militants have surrounded one of Iraq's largest air bases. Meanwhile, to
the north, Coalition air power has been focused on Syria along the border with Turkey. Huge plumes of smoke can be seen over this, the city of
Nick Paton Walsh on the phone from close to that border, very close to Kobani -- Nick.
WALSH: Becky, remarkable statement again, (inaudible) speaking on behalf of the coalition behind the airstrikes today. They said the last 24
hours, 18 airstrikes have hit Kobani or the area around it. That's after the day before, previous 24 hours, saying 21 had struck that conflict
stricken city, a remarkable 39 blasts.
Now I have to say from overlooking that, it does appear a lot calmer. The blasts are hitting further away from the center. And that might lead
you to conclude that perhaps ISIS are being pushed back. That is what some activists are saying the Kurds have managed to do in one area to the east.
And they've also managed to reach these two checkpoints.
But still, it remains a remarkably complex task to evacuate those injured inside this conflict.
WALSH: Unprecedented coalition airstrikes helped the Kurds to take this hill west of Kobani, but at dusk they're under fire.
This defender seems injured and stumbles. They rush to help. Yet his ordeal is beginning as another hell awaits the injured.
A flurry of ambulances tells those anxiously awaiting at Soluch Hospital (ph) that the border is now open. Injuries, some that seem days
old, most want nothing filmed, the dead brought in around the back.
The Turkish army mostly let people cross, but sometimes close the border, said one doctor, who left Kobani 10 days ago.
"Sometimes the army closes it for security," he says, "but most of the time it just seems arbitrary. The worst thing I remember inside was seeing
a woman, a local governor of Kobani, call her sister, but an ISIS fighter answered the phone. She passed out in front of me."
For some who emerge, it is too late.
Two young fighters here, in turned where others from Kobani have been before them and others will surely follow.
The dead bullet wounds were survivable, claimed the activist who washed their bodies in the morgue. They died from blood loss as they
waited for the Turkish army to let them cross the border, he says.
Do you think they wanted these men to die?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. Definitely, I think the Turkish government wants that they die.
WALSH: There are many more graves ready here, and the extent of the grief and the anger on display shows you the kind of problem Ankara is
going to face if indeed Kobani does fall to ISIS.
Dark falls. The ambulances are still coming.
WALSH: Becky, we don't know what comes next. We don't know if ISIS will continue to fight for this city, or keep out of the border, which I'm
sure they want to control more consistently, or whether they're simply tired of seeing their convoys struck by coalition air power so
But a lull in the fighting, like we seem to have observed today, does potentially assist the Turkish government under increasing pressure to
intervene, finding an increasingly angry Kurdish population today. In fact, the deadline expiring in their peace process where potentially a
volatile and fragile ceasefire could potentially lapse and we could see further tension between those armed security forces in Turkey and the
Kurdish population in the southeast here.
There's a lot at stake over Kobani. It did seem today, though, as if the coalition air power has certainly stopped ISIS advancing -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Nick Paton Walsh on the border for you.
While the eyes of the world are on ISIS in Syria and in Iraq, away from that conflict, and Benghazi is under fire, much of Tripoli in tatters.
Libya is fighting for its life. We're going to tell you why today in particular could prove crucial to the recovery of that country. That's
ANDERSON: You're watching CNN. This is Connect the World with me, Becky Anderson. Welcome back.
Now months of chaos in Libya have come to a head. Fighting broke out in the key eastern city of Benghazi earlier today. And the sounds of
gunfire came as no surprise after a retired Libyan general vowed to reclaim the city from extremists.
Now, the country has suffered from a power vacuum in recent times, lacking a strong figurehead since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi, but General
Khalifa Haftar has emerged as a leading contender, at least, to favor a new path for the country.
ANDERSON: This audacious attack on Libya's parliament in May shattered the country's fragile government and split its armed forces. And
the man behind the attack, renegade General Khalifa Haftar. Who is he? And where did he come from?
Once a staunch supporter of Libyan Dictator Moammar Gadhafi, he was cast aside during Libya's disastrous war with Chad in the 1980s and Gadhafi
abandoned Haftar and several hundred other Libyan soldiers who were held as prisoners of war.
He set up a rebel brigade against the Gadhafi regime, but eventually sought asylum in the United States, living a quiet suburban life in
Virginia for the next 20 years, fueling speculation that he may have been involved with the CIA.
In the power vacuum left behind by Gadhafi, Haftar returned to Libya, only one of many rebel commanders. But Libya's nascent government failed
to maintain control over this vast desert country, its key cities have fractured into fiefdoms controlled by militia, many of them Islamic
It was into that vacuum that Haftar made his grab for power, backed by Libya's special forces, the best trained unit in the country's military.
He launched an offensive, dubbed Operation Dignity against Islamists in Benghazi back in May, but with little success.
But now, forces loyal to him have launched a new push to recapture the city. And Tuesday night during a televised speech he said this.
GEN. KHALIFA HAFTAR, RETIRED LIBYAN GENERAL (through translator): The liberation of Benghazi and its stability is the most important
strategic shift in our battle against terrorism, because it will open the doors to liberating the far corners of the country.
ANDERSON: As Libya teeters on the brink, Haftar once again stealing the headlines. It is still unclear whether the man some call the Renegade
General will ultimately be able to restore order by force, or indeed where his own ambitions lie, but there is no doubt that he is back in the
ANDERSON: All right.
Well, let's examine the background then to Haftar's battle for Benghazi and the implications that it may have for the future of Libya.
Dirk Vandewalle is an expert on state building and regime change in this region. And he literally wrote the book on the subject "The History of
Modern Libya." Joining me now from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
Sir, how would you describe the current state of Libya?
DIRK VANDEWALLE, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE: Becky, Libya for all practical purposes is really in a state of civil war right now. What has happened is
that as your background piece very well sketched out, the country has really fallen apart into a western part that is dominated by what I would
call more secular militias, and the eastern part that is -- sorry, the western part more Islamist militias, the eastern part more secular
militias. And where also the legitimate government of Libya is located in Tubruq right now.
And in between them has come Khalifa Haftar. And Khalifa Haftar very smartly has realized that there is a role for him to play in Libya. And
what he would like to do is remove whatever Islamist militias remain in Benghazi from the political scene so that what he sees as the legitimate
government of Libya -- and he of course playing a role in that eventually - - could come to power and hopefully reunite a country.
ANDERSON: Is he legitimate, do you think? I mean, my sense is that he's supported, but not supported by all. And when I say all, I mean those
who aren't supporting these militia which are backing political Islam.
You see this sort of, you know, what is a patchwork, isn't it, of competing militia making what is a complicated picture on the ground. Once
again charges of a proxy war in the region, as you rightly point out those who support political Islam, those who support the sort of western backed
militia and then you've got Haftar as well.
Just how legit is he, do you think?
VANDEWALLE: I think basically I think you put your finger on it, Becky, and that is he carries very little legitimacy. But he is where he
is because of the chaotic situation that Libya is in. Under all practical circumstances, if Libya would have been a truly unified state, Khalifa
Haftar would probably have found himself at least on a couple of occasions against a wall facing a firing squad.
But that is not possible in Libya, because the government relies on a number of militias, including the groups that Khalifa Haftar is in charge
So he is not very well respected. He carries very little legitimacy, in part because of what your background report pointed out, the fact that
he worked for Gadhafi and indeed was one of the leaders of the war in Chad that Libya, of course, lost very badly.
So there's very little legitimacy there, but because of the circumstances of the current civil war, he is where he is. And he can play
a broker's role that probably within a few weeks, within a few months, he will no longer be able to play.
ANDERSON: Yeah, interesting -- and I know last night he made some sort of fairly interesting comments in the televised speech about possibly
not having much ambition going forward and handing over to others, though at present certainly he is part of this launch of an effort in Benghazi.
Listen, the western backed government's foreign minister -- I'm talking about the government that's in Tubruq at the moment -- has appealed
to its Arab neighbors -- they did this in Egypt back in Egypt for help. Why the lack of overt intervention from Libya's Arab neighbors?
VANDEWALLE: There has been a lot of talk about possible intervention both from the west and also from Libya's neighbors. Remember, this is a
country now that have nine special envoys from different countries that are trying to find a solution to Libya and simply have been unable to.
The west has very clearly said, and Europe in particular, that they're very reluctant to step in because of the chaos. And the same rationale
really goes for Libya's neighbors. Egypt and Algeria in particular would like to play a role and indeed have been supportive in terms of pushing
forward some kind of dialogue. Egypt is even willing to train some of Libya's troops for border defense. But beyond that, I think, all countries
-- and particularly the regional partners, realize that this situation is so chaotic that unless some issues get settled in Libya, getting involved
in Libya would be detrimental to the legitimacy of the governments, whether it be in Egypt or in Algeria itself.
So I think what we could expect in Libya is probably its neighbors standing by the sides lending some kind of support in terms of dialogue,
but I would be very surprised if we actually see any real intervention of Libya's neighbors into Libya itself.
ANDERSON: Watch this space. It is an important country, an important region, while the world's eyes are possibly elsewhere it is in a mess.
Thank you, sir.
Live from Abu Dhabi, this is Connect the World with me, Becky Anderson. Coming up, even as ISIS claims responsibility for this week's
deadly bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad residents seem relatively unnerved. I'm going to explain that after this.
First, though, tracking his way to success. After the break, I'm going to meet the Kenyan businessman making his living using GPS to hunt
down the stolen vehicles in the country and stop the thieves in their tracks. That's African Start-up up next.
KELVIN MACHARIA, FOUNDER, SUNRISE TRACKING: Hi, guys. This is Kelvin Macharia. I founded Sunrise tracking and this is what I do.
I founded Sunrise Tracking in the year 2012. This is a company that deals with security solutions, which are locally and local developed and
made in Kenya.
We have basic car tracking system. We also have fleet management systems and also we have the CCTV system.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Macharia had a hard time finding a steady job after completing his studies, so he started a business in Kenya's capital
Nairobi, which has over the years seen a rise in car theft and burglaries.
MACHARIA: Immediately after high school, one of my relatives was car jacked. And therefore I thought I could come up with a way of be able to
track the vehicle -- once they are stolen, it's easy for someone to recover them.
And then years later when I just started my business, our office was broken into. Most of my electronics were stolen. Therefore, it came into
my mind that I also needed a solution for such a thing.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Macharia designs his products from his office and then installs them into his client's cars.
MACHARIA: This is the (inaudible) of the tracking system. We also have the (inaudible) for the global position system, which I use for
locating the vehicle. Apart from that, you also have this cables that have different functions.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: In starting his business two years ago, Kelvin now has eight full-time employees.
MACHARIA: Any time that you have to follow a tracking system on any vehicle, we can be able to track the vehicle using a fleet management
system, but also the client has access to his or her own account to see how the vehicle is moving from what point to the next.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: One innovation that Macharia has added into his system is the ability to disable a car's engine by text message.
MACHARIA: So we want to immobilize this vehicle using an SMS alert. So we're just going to send the stop function alert, SMS.
Already, the vehicle is already coming to immobilized state. And of course, you always be able to get an alert on your handset.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: But starting a local security business in Kenya has not been easy.
MACHARIA: Being an entrepreneur of course it's a very huge challenge in terms of financials. The other challenge that we are facing currently
is not many people are willing to adopt the locally made products.
In the next few years come, we hope that Sunrise Tracking is also going to attract the international market. We also planned for Sunrise
Tracking also to be able to develop (inaudible) and basically try and reduce the chances of insecurities to happen.
ANDERSON: This is CONNECT THE WORLD with me, Becky Anderson. The headlines for you this hour on CNN.
A second health worker in the US state of Texas has now tested positive for Ebola. The unnamed worker reported a fever on Tuesday and was
immediately isolated and tested; 76 health care workers in Dallas are under observation for signs of the virus.
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake has rattled western Iran near the order with Iraq. It was a shallow quake, measured at 10 kilometers deep. Only
light to moderate shaking reported, and the area near the epicenter is sparsely populated.
Hong Kong authorities promised an impartial investigation after videos surfaced appearing to show plainclothes police beating a pro-democracy
protesters. The officers have been temporarily removed from their posts.
A football match between bitter rivals Serbia and Albania had to be stopped at halftime last night after a drone flying the Albanian flag
appeared over the pitch. When a player grabbed the flag, the Albanians reacted angrily, and a fight broke out. European football's governing body
says it will launch an investigation.
Coalition air power has been focused on northern Syria and the city of Kobani. The US says the air strikes have slowed the advance by ISIS
militants. Meanwhile, Iraqi police say that ISIS has surrounded one of Iraq's largest airbases in Anbar province west of the capital.
A man in the UK faces charges of planning a terror attack. We don't much about the details. Prosecutors say it may involve either an
indiscriminate Mumbai-style attack, or one against a prominent person, possibly former prime minister Tony Blair. Atika Shubert joins us live
from London. And Atika, I believe this trial was meant to be held in secret.
ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: It was meant to be held entirely in secret, but that was actually challenged by a number of
media here, and as a result, the trial is taking place in three phases.
The first phase will be open to the press and the public, the second only to a very limited number of journalists, and they have to -- even
though they can be there, they can't report on what they see and hear, and all of their notes must be left inside the courtroom.
And a third part will be entirely secret without any press available at all. However, there are sections, again, that are open, and earlier
today, press were able to hear some of the evidence that was presented by the prosecutor.
Now, Erol Incedal is the man -- is the defendant, and he is charged with preparing to engage in an act of terror, as well as possessing a
document that could be used in a terrorist attack.
And the evidence that was presented today were a number of audio recordings from inside his car in which he talks about, at one point to
another defendant, about how much he hates white people, for example, and how much he wanted to do slit the throats of Shia Muslims.
So, this the prosecutor presented as evidence of his intentions, of his state of mind at the time. There was also a notepad apparently found
at his home, and on that notepad, a "plan A," and it seemed to have a kind of a checklist of items that needed, including renting a flat, a month of
surveillance and uniforms, as well as, strangely enough, tennis racquets.
But this is all sort of the evidence we've heard so far, but since we don't hear what's happening in the secret parts of the trial, we're not
sure exactly yet how this fits into the whole picture.
ANDERSON: That's a tough reporting job on this one. Atika, you may not be able to answer this, but see what you can do with it. Do we know
when these -- or this attack might have been being planned? Do we know when this evidence was gathered or actually found?
SHUBERT: We know that it was gathered last year, but we don't know when the attack was planned. In fact, we don't if there was a specific
target. This seems to be very much in the early planning stages.
And there was some indications, for example, a piece of paper with Tony Blair's address on it, as well as coded words talking about a Mumbai-
style attack. This prosecutors say is evidence of the planning, but that a target may not necessarily have already been selected.
Now Erol Incedal denies both charges, but another defendant that was with him has actually already pleaded guilty to the possession of a
document that could be used in a terrorist attack. So, that might be one reason parts of this trial are now a bit more open to the public.
ANDERSON: Atika Shubert on the story for you.
Well, as ISIS fighters gain ground in the western Anbar province in Iraq, they are also, we are told, moving closer to Baghdad. Residents
there say they don't feel threatened, not yet, at least, but are quick to express their opinion of how this crisis is being managed. Your report
tonight for Ben Wedeman.
BEN WEDEMAN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It's just another day for Ali, the fishmonger, cleaning and gutting carp
for his customers in Baghdad's Jadriya neighborhood.
He wonders why, after more than two months of US-led airstrikes, ISIS is on the outskirts of his hometown. "ISIS has taken control of even more
territory since the coalition strikes began," he says.
Walid the fruit seller has three nephews in the Iraqi army and describes the airstrikes as "useless." "They're like theater," he tells
me, "but in the end, the Iraqi army will be victorious."
So far, however, the army's track record is dismal. It has lost control of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, and appears on the verge of
losing control of Anbar province, just west of Baghdad. Some see no glimmer on the horizon.
"Nothing really changes," this man tells me. "It just goes from bad to worse." Despite it all, smiles and laughs still come easy.
WEDEMAN (on camera): Baghdad doesn't have the feeling of a city under siege. In fact, life seems to be going on pretty much as normal. But
that's not to suggest that there aren't dangers in the city.
WEDEMAN (voice-over): The black banner of ISIS has yet to fly inside Baghdad, but daily car bombings and suicide attacks are a deadly reminder
of the group's presence within city limits.
And that's the real threat, security analyst Hisham Al-Hashimi tells me. "It's certain sleeper cells and supporters of ISIS are present," he
says. "Not in large numbers, but enough to terrorize and endanger the population of Baghdad."
A population that has seen many dark days, and will probably see many more.
Ben Wedeman, CNN, Baghdad.
ANDERSON: Well, the chief of the UN's Ebola fight is up next. Before I do that, an update for you on what is a second case of Ebola diagnosed in
the United States. Earlier, we told you that the patient is a female health worker who had contact with Thomas Duncan.
Now, he was the Liberian man, you'll remember, who died from Ebola at a Texas hospital, the Presbyterian Hospital last week. We don't know her
identity yet, but within the past few minutes, we have learned that she'd traveled by air the day before she reported her symptoms.
And officials from the US Centers for Disease Control, or the CDC as you may know it, say the flight was number 1143 from Cleveland, Ohio to
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and they are asking all 132-odd passengers to call a hotline. We're going to bring you details as soon as those become
But as promised, the chief of the UN's Ebola mission has said he's deeply worried that international efforts to get the disease under control
will not be enough. Anthony Banbury joining me now from Accra in Ghana.
And sir, as we report on the latest out of the US and, indeed, out of Spain, yesterday out of Germany, you have described Ebola as like a forest
fire. It keeps spreading and spreading, you say. How bad does it get, sir?
ANTHONY BANBURY, CHIEF, UN EBOLA MISSION (via telephone): Well, right now, it's very bad, and it's getting much worse. And the problem is, every
day is worse than the day before. Tomorrow's going to be worse than today.
And that's why the world, not just the United Nations, not just one or two countries, but all the governments of the world, the non-governmental
organizations, all need to pitch in now and get this crisis under control within the next 45 days before it becomes uncontainable.
ANDERSON: You've said that there's been some really good work done by national governments, I know, by UN agencies, NGOs, and you've said,
increasingly, foreign military. But, you say, they're all acting in their certain area. What do you mean by that?
BANBURY: Well, there has been a lot of very good work done by the World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders, many others since
the disease first was reported in March. The problem is, this has turned into an unprecedented crisis the likes of which the world has never seen,
so the world wasn't prepared. And now, we need very strong crisis management.
And that's what this new UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response is bringing to the plate. Right now, we have over 80 people, experts from
around the world who have arrived here in Ghana to figure out how to end this crisis, to put the best minds that we have anywhere on this problem.
And they're --
BANBURY: -- working really hard at the big picture to figure out how to end the crisis.
ANDERSON: With respect to those experts, experts on the ground do not make medical attention, do they? And don't save lives today.
I've heard it again and again from people on the ground, not least one of your colleagues out of the UN who was speaking to his mother in Sierra
Leone the other day, who said reports are that aid and help isn't getting to those who need it most and those who are trying to help fight this
How do you expedite help, aid, stuff on the ground that's going to help to prevent these 10,000 new cases a week by December?
BANBURY: Well, you're absolutely right. We need to move out, operationally speaking, really fast, put operational capability on the
ground, changing the situation, providing health care to people, ensuring safe burials. All that needs to be done immediately.
But it can't be done in an uncoordinated way. It can't be a whole series of random acts of good intention scattered about. Given the
scarcity of resources, we need to make sure that every asset is used to the maximum impact, and that's what this crisis management that the United
Nations is bringing to this effort is all about.
ANDERSON: Mr. Banbury, it's a pleasure to speak to you. We spoke last week, and do stay in touch. And clearly, work on the ground
incredibly important to isolate what is a deadly virus, and that virus, of course, spreading.
The latest Ebola case is in the United States, outside of West Africa, I'm saying here. Senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen standing by
in Dallas, Texas with more details on this new patient's condition. Elizabeth?
ELIZABETH COHEN, CNN SENIOR MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: We don't know much about how this patient is faring. We do know that they caught her illness
very early on. And as we've learned with patients in Africa, as we've learned with this -- the first nurse who was brought here, catching it
early is extremely important.
In contrast, Thomas Eric Duncan's illness was caught late because the hospital missed it. So, catching it early is really key. And of course,
we hope she does well.
ANDERSON: She was, though, it appears -- at least reports suggesting -- she was on a flight only -- what? -- October the 13th, and there seems
to be some concern by authorities, if not the airline, that people who may have been on that flight contact those who may be able to help. Is this
going to scare people at this point, do you think?
COHEN: Well, I think it's important that they realize that she'd been on a flight the day before she was admitted to the hospital, and they want
people who were on that flight to know, they want them to call the CDC. The CDC is also going to reach out to them. It's about 132 passengers.
We've been told that the chances of transmission on a plane are very low. And so, there -- if she wasn't vomiting or didn't have diarrhea, if
people didn't have contact with her bodily fluids, the chances are very low. But I think it is significant that the CDC wants to reach out to
ANDERSON: Elizabeth Cohen is in Texas for you. And if you want to learn more about Ebola, how people get it and the scope of the crisis --
and believe me, this is a crisis -- head to cnn.com/international, where you can find this dedicated page with in-depth analysis and all our
reporting on the global epidemic.
I'm not saying it's a crisis because I don't know -- you just heard, Anthony Banbury from the UN suggesting that. We don't want to scare
people, but this is the reality, cnn.com/international.
Live from Abu Dhabi, it is 44 minutes past 7:00 here in the UAE. Coming up, actress Salma Hayek Pinault's latest project. Well, it's a
world away from the glitz and glam of Hollywood. More on that after this.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (through translator): There was a time when we used to door to door and say, "Please, send your kids to school." Now, we
have to shut our doors and say, "Sorry admissions are closed. As soon as we have space, we will phone you."
The point is not to just fill the whole neighborhood into the school, the real purpose is to provide quality education.
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ANDERSON: A clip from "Humaira: The Game Changer," a documentary about rural Pakistan, where education wasn't high on anyone's priority list
until a determined young woman called Humaira decided to change that. The film details her fight to educate kids in her community, particularly the
girls. The message clear: women with vision can make a difference.
Beyond that film is another determined woman. Actress Salma Hayek Pinault is the executive producer. She joins me from Deauville in France,
where she's been speaking at the Women's Forum for Economy and Society, and where the film premiered today.
And as you pointed out in a recent blog, Salma, Humaira's dream school a tangible proof that each of us can make a difference, but how do we stop
Humaira and the likes of Malala, for example, being the exception that proves the rule that girls in many places aren't getting their right to an
SALMA HAYEK PINAULT, CO-FOUNDER, CHIME FOR CHANGE: Yes. I think that this is a fantastic new generation coming out of an age of women who are
brave, so brave beyond anyone's imagination, because to go after a dream is very hard for everyone.
But when you are risking your life every day for these beliefs, and when your dream is to change, it's not just to create a school. But in
order for that school to exist, you have to change hundreds, so many years and so many generations of a mentality that it can seem like it's
Yet, they are doing it. These young, audacious, bold, strong women are making a difference. I just want to clarify, I'm not the executive
producer of the film. My organization, Chime for Change, which I co- founded with Frida Giannini from Gucci and with Beyonce, financed and has been supporting that film.
ANDERSON: That's right, and our apologies for that, our mistake.
HAYEK PINAULT: I don't want to take all the credit.
ANDERSON: Yes -- no, absolutely. And you and I met last year at the Chime for Change --
HAYEK PINAULT: Exactly.
ANDERSON: -- concert in Twickenham in London, where I know you sort of launched the initiative. Just, though, as we celebrate a success like
Humaira's or Malala's, so we are faced daily with reports that, for example, Salma, ISIS is promoting the abduction and slavery of girls in
The worst example, but not the only example of the injustices that girls face in 2014. Is this a fight that's being won or lost, do you
HAYEK PINAULT: I think it's not won or lost yet. But I think that, for example, tomorrow, the UN is giving a price that is called "Game
Changers for Asia," and Sharmeen, who's the director of the film, and also Malala, are getting an award.
I think that the world wants to support these women and wants to support the women that are going through this injustice in the Middle East,
especially, or Asia. And I think that in that way, we have won, because I think never before has been such an indignation from the rest of the world
about what's happening.
And yet, I think that we feel like it's getting worse, but I think that we're just beginning to become aware. Just noticing what's been
happening for a long time.
ANDERSON: Salma, we're going to have to leave it there --
HAYEK PINAULT: So, we have not --
ANDERSON: -- and we applaud your work. Sorry. Go on.
HAYEK PINAULT: Thank you very much, thank you.
ANDERSON: Yes, we applaud your work. Sadly, as Salma rightly pointed out, where there are good examples of things being done and -- there are
bad examples as well --
HAYEK PINAULT: And I just spoke to CNN where there some women that were beginning to fight ISIS. They were terrified of them, because they
did not want to die.
ANDERSON: Yes, you make a very good point. Very good point. Thank you, Salma.
HAYEK PINAULT: Thank you.
ANDERSON: Live from Abu Dhabi, this is CONNECT THE WORLD with me, Becky Anderson. You're looking at live shot of Abu Dhabi, Corniche. The
coastline of this city is currently known for its high rises. We're going to tell you why it could soon be renowned for high art, up next.
ANDERSON: All right. Abu Dhabi may be the capital of the UAE, but it's fair to say that Dubai, just about an hour up the road from here, gets
the lion's share of visitors, at least to date. Well, that is all set to change, if our hometown gets its way. We're broadcast from here, of
Leaders here want Abu Dhabi to become the Middle East capital of art, and they are off to a start, at least, securing a home for two new museums
with two of the most recognizable names in the world: the Guggenheim and the Louvre.
Well, the latter has just unveiled its lineup of loans that will take center stage when it opens next year, and we are bringing you some
highlights for today's Parting Shots. This portrait of a woman, known as "La Belle Forronniere" is the work of a certain Leonardo da Vinci and was
painted between 1495 and 1499.
Next along, you'll probably recognize this man, Vincent van Gogh in his 1886 self-portrait on loan from the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. Claude
Monet's "La Gare Saint-Lazare" is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi for the same location.
Edouard Manet's "Fife Player" from 1866 joins the impressive collection, as just Jacques-Louis David's famous portrait of Napoleon
Bonaparte crossing the Alps on horseback.
But this region also represented by what is an ancient sculpture of King Ramesses II dating from the 13th century BC and found at Tanis in
Egypt. We're all going to be very cultured in the near future, aren't we?
The team at CONNECT THE WORLD wants to hear from you. You can always get in touch, facebook.com/CNNconnect. I'm @BeckyCNN, of course.
That was CONNECT THE WORLD, thank you for watching. From Abu Dhabi on a very nice evening, it's a very good evening.