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S/Leone: MP wants NGOs Ebola funds monitored

S/Leone: MP wants NGOs Ebola funds monitored

The Majority Leader in Sierra Leone's parliament Sunday urged fellow citizens to be vigilant in monitoring NGOs over funds they received on behalf of the nation to deal with the ...

S/Leone: Minority leader urges ban on religious gatherings

S/Leone: Minority leader urges ban on religious gatherings

The leader of the minority party in Sierra Leone's parliament has called for the banning of all large religious gathering until the end of the prevailing state of emergency.The MP, ...

Nigeria: Collapsed building death toll rises to 40

Nigeria: Collapsed building death toll rises to 40

The death toll from a collapsed building in Lagos has climbed to 40 according to southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye.The ...

Sierra Leone: Fourth Ebola doctor dies

Sierra Leone: Fourth Ebola doctor dies

The fourth Sierra Leonean doctor to contract the Ebola virus has died, the Presidency announced in Freetown on Sunday.Dr Olivet Buck died late on Saturday, less than a week after ...

ECOWAS defence chiefs join anti-Ebola crusade

ECOWAS defence chiefs join anti-Ebola crusade

Regional security chiefs in West Africa have made a joint declaration, registering their unequivocal backing for the ongoing crusade against the Ebola epidemic which has ravaged the ...

Mozambique: Tanzanian woman nabbed over human trafficking

Mozambique: Tanzanian woman nabbed over human trafficking

An unnamed Tanzanian woman has been arrested in Mozambique's remote district of Montepuez, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, on charges of trafficking in women for purposes ...

Nigeria requires $1.2b yearly for life-saving vaccines

Nigeria requires $1.2b yearly for life-saving vaccines

Nigerian would spend more than $1.2 billion yearly to develop and acquire live-saving vaccines to secure the lives of seven million children at risk, a senior member of the country' ...

S/Leone: MP wants NGOs Ebola funds monitored

The Majority Leader in Sierra Leone's parliament Sunday urged fellow citizens to be vigilant in monitoring NGOs over funds they received on behalf of the nation to deal with the Ebola pandemic, rather than focusing all their attention on MPs. Ibrahim Bundu, member of parliament for the governing All Peoples Congress (APC), said some $26M has been received by NGOs from international donors and that these ...

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S/Leone: Minority leader urges ban on religious gatherings

The leader of the minority party in Sierra Leone's parliament has called for the banning of all large religious gathering until the end of the prevailing state of emergency.The MP, Dr Bernadette Lahai, is concerned that despite the prohibition of all public gatherings across the country due to the state of emergency prompted by the Ebola epidemic, Christian and Muslim worshippers were still assembling. The ...

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Nigeria: Collapsed building death toll rises to 40

The death toll from a collapsed building in Lagos has climbed to 40 according to southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye.The building belonged to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Ikotun, a suburb of Lagos. Farinloye told journalists on Sunday that over 124 people rescued from the building were receiving treatment in various hospitals in ...

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Sierra Leone: Fourth Ebola doctor dies

The fourth Sierra Leonean doctor to contract the Ebola virus has died, the Presidency announced in Freetown on Sunday.Dr Olivet Buck died late on Saturday, less than a week after she tested positive for the deadly virus. All three doctors before her died while taking treatment at home, prompting calls for Buck to be evacuated for medical treatment abroad. The government had said it was awaiting response from ...

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ECOWAS defence chiefs join anti-Ebola crusade

Regional security chiefs in West Africa have made a joint declaration, registering their unequivocal backing for the ongoing crusade against the Ebola epidemic which has ravaged the region since February.In a statement on Sunday, the ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff (CCDS) described the outbreak as a threat to regional security which requires an emergency response. The CCDS said every material and ...

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Mozambique: Tanzanian woman nabbed over human trafficking

An unnamed Tanzanian woman has been arrested in Mozambique's remote district of Montepuez, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, on charges of trafficking in women for purposes of prostitution, APA can report Sunday.The weekly Sunday paper Domingo reported the suspect was detained at the administrative post in Namanhumbir, an area that has attracted foreigners from other African countries because of its ...

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Nigeria requires $1.2b yearly for life-saving vaccines

Nigerian would spend more than $1.2 billion yearly to develop and acquire live-saving vaccines to secure the lives of seven million children at risk, a senior member of the country' science academy has said.In a statement on Sunday, the President of the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS), Prof. Oyewale Tomori, said the country's direct involvement in the procurement of vaccines was in response to the Global ...

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Liberia: Sirleaf sacks ten officials

In line with an earlier threat to dismiss officials who left the country in the wake of the Ebola outbreak and failed to respond to her call to return, Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sacked ten government officials with immediate effect.According to a statement from the presidency on Sunday, those dismissed are six assistant ministers, two deputy ministers and two commissioners of the Governance ...

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Obasanjo’s injured son discharged from hospital

Lt. Col Adeboye Obasanjo, the son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was injured during a skirmish with Boko Haram insurgents has been discharged from a military hospital.Lt-Col Obasanjo sustained injuries during an ambush laid by the militants in Michika, Adamawa State in northern Nigeria last Monday. “Obasanjo's son was treated in one of our facilities, he is doing well and he has been ...

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Missing jet, collapse podium headline Nigerian press

The search for a fighter jet missing in action and the collapse of a podium at a political rally of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) emerged as major stories in Nigeria on Sunday.This Day newspaper reported that the government on Saturday announced the setting up of a special force brigade that would be dedicated to the fight against terrorism. It also reported that an Air Force Alpha jet involved ...

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