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 ...

Former Ivorian ruling party demands justice after attack on its HQ

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 ...

AU anti-terrorism Summit gets underway in Kenya

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 ...

Ebola epidemic threatens W/African harvests

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 ...

Guinea to re-evaluate medical response strategy against Ebola

Guinea to re-evaluate medical response strategy against Ebola

The Guinean head of state, Alpha Conde, intends to meet soon with personnel of the medical services for an evaluation of the response to the measures and strategies set against the ...

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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Guinea to re-evaluate medical response strategy against Ebola

The Guinean head of state, Alpha Conde, intends to meet soon with personnel of the medical services for an evaluation of the response to the measures and strategies set against the spreading of the Ebola epidemic in the country, official sources told APA on Tuesday morning. Speaking during a visit to Donka National Hospital which hosts the main reception center for Ebola patients, President Conde complained ...

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Cote d’Ivoire keeps borders closed, opens humanitarian corridors for Ebola

The Ivorian authorities on Monday decided to keep the borders with neighboring Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone closed and open humanitarian, economic and health corridors towards countries affected by the Ebola virus outbreak. "Taking note of Ebola developments in West Africa with the presence of the virus in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal, the National Security Council decided to uphold ...

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S/Africa to host 2015 World Forestry Congress

The World Forestry Congress (WFC) will for the first time be held on African soil when South African hosts the event next year, APA learnt on Tuesday.According to South African Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana, the 14th WFC will take place at the Chief Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban from 7-11 September 2015. “As we all join our hands in preparation for ...

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WFP launches operation to reach 1.3m people in Ebola-hit countries

World Food Program (WFP) has launched a regional emergency operation to reach 1.3 million people in health centres and quarantine areas in Ebola-hit countries, the Food agency said on its website on Tuesday. WFP said it was stepping up assistance to people impacted by Ebola in the three most-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – and increasing logistical support to the whole ...

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