The presidents of Liberia and Sierra Leone won’t be jetting off to the US-African Leaders Summit alongside their delegations next week. Instead, the duo will be dealing with the still-expanding Ebola crisis, which has already claimed the lives of over 700 people across West Africa. Priorities? Check plus. Meanwhile, Guinea President Alpha Condé — whose country has had more Ebola deaths than either of the other two — has not yet made a decision about attending. If there’s ever a good reason to bail on an international summit, this just might be it.

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