With just 48 hours to Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration, National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has disclosed plans of the president-elect not just for Nigeria but likewise for Africa. Speaking while receiving President Alpha Conde of Guinea, Tinubu assured Africans that the administration of Buhari will work
The World Health Organisation (WHO), confirmed on Tuesday that Ebola has spread further in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Bruce Aylward, WHO Special Representative for Ebola in Geneva, told a technical briefing attended by health ministers that there were 36 new cases in the past week. He said the situation was
The ECOWAS Parliament has tasked the South African government to fish out perpetrators of the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa and have them prosecuted at the International Criminal Court. Speaker of the Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, told the Parliament that the attacks scorn international treaties and charters on human
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Liberia free of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease after no new cases were reported for over a month. On Saturday the World Health Organization said in a statement: “The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia is over.
A court in Conakry, Guinea, on Wednesday sentenced 11 men to life imprisonment for killing eight members of an anti-Ebola team in the South-Eastern village of Womey in September 2014. A judicial source said the 11 men were also fined 137,000 dollars, which would be used as compensation to the
15 Muslim migrants have been arrested by the Italian police, after they threw overboard, 12 Christians, following a religious clash on a migrant boat. The men have been charged with multiple aggravated murder, motivated by religious hate.
The dictionary defines a virus as an infectious microorganism that replicates only inside the living cells of other organisms and can infect all life forms. Taking this definition for granted, West Africa and indeed the world, responded nonchalantly and indifferently to the first outbreak which was announced in March, 2014.
Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day “health emergency” in five regions in the west and south-west of the country over Ebola. The restrictions include the quarantining of hospitals and clinics where new cases are detected, new rules on burials and possible lockdowns.
It has been over a year since Ebola first re-emerged. Although the prevalence of the disease has reduced, the aftermath of the outbreak still plagues survivors in the West African countries most affected by the disease: Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. In a recent report, TIME sheds light on how
The Reuters news agency recently reported that at least ten Americans, who are possibly exposed to the deadly Ebola virus, were being flown from Sierra Leone to the United States for further medical observation, on Saturday.
Sierra Leone’s Vice President, Samuel Sam-Sumana Vice President of Sierra Leone, Samuel Sam-Sumana, has gone into hiding as he seeks political haven at the US embassy in Freetown, the country’s capital.
Government spokesperson in Guinea, Fodé Sylla said a crowd destroyed an Ebola facility and attacked health workers in Central Guinea. She announced on Saturday in Conakry that the crowd action was predicated on rumours that the Red Cross was planning to infect a school. Sylla also stated that a Red
The Red Cross teams in Guinea have warned that series of attacks on its personnel was hampering efforts to contain the disease. Youssouf Traore, President of the Red Cross Society, Guinea said on Thursday in Conakry, that the team has been attacked on average of 10 times a month over
A 1-1 draw between Mali & Guinea left both teams tied in second place in group D behind group leaders Ivory Coast. The two countries are level on points, goal difference and goals scored, and CAF has resolved that lots will be drawn to determine who qualifies.
In the quarter final pairings, the Ivorians will face Algeria in the last eight while in other pairings, it will be Congo Vs Congo Dr. The post AFCON 2015: Cameroon crash out as Mali, Guinea ‘hang on’ appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.