WHO denies MSF rift in S/Leone

WHO denies MSF rift in S/Leone

The medical charity MSF and the World Health Organization needs one another to compliment their crucial roles in the communities they serve, a WHO spokeswoman said in Freetown ...

Revised payment for S/Leone health workers

Revised payment for S/Leone health workers

The Sierra Leone government said it has approved a revised incentive package for health workers which it hopes will put an end to persistent sit-down strikes over the handling of ...

Sudan : Two ex-combatants in attempted suicide

Sudan : Two ex-combatants in attempted suicide

Two former rebel combatants in Sudan have attempted to commit suicide in the coastal Red Sea State.Eyewitnesses told APA on Tuesday that the two demobilized Beja Congress combatants ...

Mali: Mine explosion kills four Chadian peacekeepers

Mali: Mine explosion kills four Chadian peacekeepers

Four Chadian peacekeepers were killed and 15 others wounded by a mine which exploded under their vehicle on Tuesday, an official source disclosed.The incident took place around the ...

CSOs call for ECOWAS Ebola envoy

CSOs call for ECOWAS Ebola envoy

West African civil society organizations have invited the Economic Community of West-African States (ECOWAS) to name an envoy tasked with coordinating the bloc's efforts to ...

Ghana Black Stars players receive cold welcome ahead of Uganda clash

Ghana Black Stars players receive cold welcome ahead of Uganda clash

The players of the Ghana senior national football team, the Black Stars who arrived in the second largest city of Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital on Tuesday received a cold ...

DRC Ebola death toll at 31 – WHO

DRC Ebola death toll at 31 – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO)has said the death toll from the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached 31 people.In a statement on its website on ...

WHO denies MSF rift in S/Leone

The medical charity MSF and the World Health Organization needs one another to compliment their crucial roles in the communities they serve, a WHO spokeswoman said in Freetown Tuesday."We are a different part in one big piece," said Nika Allexandra. She said persistent rumor about the apparent rift between the two which have been blamed for the closure of a WHO lab last week was untrue. WHO which runs the ...

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Revised payment for S/Leone health workers

The Sierra Leone government said it has approved a revised incentive package for health workers which it hopes will put an end to persistent sit-down strikes over the handling of the ongoing Ebola crisis.Chief Medical Officer Dr Brima Kargbo said Tuesday that the incentives include a new payment plan that will see nurses and other health workers receive weekly allowances, instead of monthly payment for their ...

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Sudan : Two ex-combatants in attempted suicide

Two former rebel combatants in Sudan have attempted to commit suicide in the coastal Red Sea State.Eyewitnesses told APA on Tuesday that the two demobilized Beja Congress combatants attempted to kill themselves inside the state government premises in Port Sudan, in protest against supposed negligence of their living conditions. “Adam Mohamed Ali and Mohammad Ali Shagai poured combustible liquid on their ...

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Mali: Mine explosion kills four Chadian peacekeepers

Four Chadian peacekeepers were killed and 15 others wounded by a mine which exploded under their vehicle on Tuesday, an official source disclosed.The incident took place around the Aguelhoc- Kidal axis in the far northeast of Mali, near the Algerian border. The UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) deployed in the country since 2013 said the incident that occurred at midday claimed four lives and ...

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CSOs call for ECOWAS Ebola envoy

West African civil society organizations have invited the Economic Community of West-African States (ECOWAS) to name an envoy tasked with coordinating the bloc's efforts to forestall the propagation of the Ebola virus which has already claimed more than 1,500 lives.“Such a Special Envoy should be an influential doctor or health professional well-recognized in the West African region�, the CSO declared in ...

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Ghana Black Stars players receive cold welcome ahead of Uganda clash

The players of the Ghana senior national football team, the Black Stars who arrived in the second largest city of Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital on Tuesday received a cold reception, with the usual euphoria that often greets their arrival to the Garden City being conspicuously absent.The Stars players , most of whom ply their trade in Europe arrived on Sunday and begun their training in Accra on ...

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DRC Ebola death toll at 31 – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO)has said the death toll from the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached 31 people.In a statement on its website on Tuesday, WHO said the epidemic remains confined to Equateur Province in the west of the country. According to the organization 53 cases of the disease have been either confirmed or suspected I the DRC where over 150 people have been ...

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Former Ivorian ruling party demands justice after attack on its HQ

Reacting to the attack on its headquarters on Monday around 1am by unknown individuals, Cote d'Ivoire's former ruling Ivoirian Popular Front (FPI) demanded an all-out investigation on the motivations and the identification of the perpetrators of what it described as a “barbarous act which does not honor the country”, a communiqué made available to APA Tuesday indicates. According to the statement a “group ...

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AU anti-terrorism Summit gets underway in Kenya

A one- day Africa Union Peace and Security Council Summit on Terrorism being attended by several African Presidents kicked off in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi on Tuesday.The leaders are expected to agree on practical steps to enhance the implementation of the AU counter-terrorism framework at national, regional and continental levels. The summit will also seek ways of mobilising for additional support to ...

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Ebola epidemic threatens W/African harvests

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization has warned that West Africa is bracing itself for an acute food crisis as a result of the Ebola epidemic ravaging the region.In a statement on Tuesday, the FAO said harvests in the region are at serious risk of failing especially with the production of rice and maize, the two most widespread staple foods in West Africa. The UN body blamed the ban on free ...

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