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S/Leone dismisses “WFP rotten rice” fears

S/Leone dismisses “WFP rotten rice” fears

The National Ebola Response Center (NERC) in Sierra Leone has cleared the World Food Program over allegations that it is distributing rotten food to communities quarantined as a ...

S/Leone amputee team out of World Cup

S/Leone amputee team out of World Cup

The national amputee football team of Sierra Leone would not be able to travel to Mexico for the world amputee tournament due to complexities emanating from the Ebola epidemic, APA ...

South Sudan peace talks rescheduled

South Sudan peace talks rescheduled

Peace talks between the protagonists in South Sudan scheduled for 24 November in Addis Ababa have been postponed for one week, the government and rebels confirmed on Friday. The ...

S/Leone: Infected Cuban doctor evacuated

S/Leone: Infected Cuban doctor evacuated

The Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has been flown to Geneva, sources have said Friday. News of Dr Felix Baez's infection was revealed on Wednesday. However, there ...

Egypt: Militant group claims responsibility for univ explosion

Egypt: Militant group claims responsibility for univ explosion

The militant jihadist group "Ajnad Misr" or Soldiers of Egypt Friday claimed responsibility for Thursday's bomb attack near Helwan University.A statement released on one of the ...

S/Leone President turns sod for new Chinese lab

S/Leone President turns sod for new Chinese lab

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has symbolically turned the sod for a Level 3 Bio Safety Laboratory being built by the Chinese government.The lab will be the second ...

Dutch ship with anti-Ebola materials docks at Conakry port

Dutch ship with anti-Ebola materials docks at Conakry port

The Karel Dooman, a Dutch ship laden with European Union aid Friday docked at the Port of Conakry (PAC) to offload materials and equipment to reinforce the fight against Ebola. ...

S/Leone dismisses “WFP rotten rice” fears

The National Ebola Response Center (NERC) in Sierra Leone has cleared the World Food Program over allegations that it is distributing rotten food to communities quarantined as a result of the Ebola outbreak.Media reports on Friday cited the Chief Executive Officer of the Center dismissing the claim made by the All Political Parties Association (APPA), a coalition of the country's political parties, which ...

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S/Leone amputee team out of World Cup

The national amputee football team of Sierra Leone would not be able to travel to Mexico for the world amputee tournament due to complexities emanating from the Ebola epidemic, APA can confirm Friday.The tournament is scheduled for November 30 - December 8. The Sierra Leone squad had received an invitation from the World Federation of Amputee Football, said Pastor Abraham Bangura, the team's head coach. But, ...

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South Sudan peace talks rescheduled

Peace talks between the protagonists in South Sudan scheduled for 24 November in Addis Ababa have been postponed for one week, the government and rebels confirmed on Friday. The postponement is to allow the rebels to hold discussions in Pagak about the ongoing negotiations, according a statement by the government in Juba. A rebel statement said the Sudan People's Liberation Movement -Opposition (SPLM-IO) had ...

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S/Leone: Infected Cuban doctor evacuated

The Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has been flown to Geneva, sources have said Friday. News of Dr Felix Baez's infection was revealed on Wednesday. However, there have been questions about how he got infected. The medic is among 160 health workers who arrived in the country in October. But since then they have been only taking part in training, rather than direct contact with patients. Dr ...

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Egypt: Militant group claims responsibility for univ explosion

The militant jihadist group "Ajnad Misr" or Soldiers of Egypt Friday claimed responsibility for Thursday's bomb attack near Helwan University.A statement released on one of the group's affiliated Twitter accounts claimed its militias had carried out the attack. Three police officers and two conscripts were injured in the explosion, which targeted their security installation. According to the Ajnad Misr ...

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S/Leone President turns sod for new Chinese lab

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has symbolically turned the sod for a Level 3 Bio Safety Laboratory being built by the Chinese government.The lab will be the second permanent structure of its kind after the American sponsored Lassa Fever Center in the eastern Kenema District, government officials said on Friday. The Lassa Fever Center was constructed to test for the Lassa Fever virus which is ...

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Dutch ship with anti-Ebola materials docks at Conakry port

The Karel Dooman, a Dutch ship laden with European Union aid Friday docked at the Port of Conakry (PAC) to offload materials and equipment to reinforce the fight against Ebola. According to the ship's crew the boat belonging to the Dutch royal marine was bringing material aid donated by countries such as Belgium, Hungary, the Netherlands and Romania to help Ebola-hit Guinea's endeavor to banish the deadly ...

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Nigeria’s Fiscal commission goes for oil benchmark of $60

Following the continuous drop in oil prices, Nigeria's Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) has kicked against the proposal to set the 2015 budget benchmark for crude oil at $73 per barrel.The Acting Chairman of FRC, Chief Victor Murako, said in Abuja that the Nigerian government should be more realistic and set the benchmark at $60 per barrel. Murako said instead of adopting the moving average as the ...

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S/Africa’s Zuma condemns racism in sport

South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday called on the world to give racism in sport a big red card because it can destroy nations and peoples if it is not eradicated.Speaking at the Global Watch Summit on Racism currently underway at the Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, the President emphasised the need to fight the root cause of racism. “Sport people must not defend racism in sport; there must be ...

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Zambia’s President Scott suspended as ruling party leader

Interim President Guy Scott who has also assumed interim leadership of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has been suspended as the party's leader on grounds of alleged misconduct.Speaking on behalf of the party's highest organ the Central Committee, Malozo Sichone who is also a junior minister for the Eastern Province told journalists on Friday that the decision to suspend Scott had been taken at a meeting of ...

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