Nigeria, Neighbours Have Increased Capacity To Deal With Boko Haram – Buhari

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, says that with the formation of a stronger regional coalition, Nigeria and other neighbouring countries have an increased capacity to deal with Boko Haram and other terrorist groups. President Buhari said this on Friday during a conversation with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head

JUST IN: Ebola Cases Rise Again

World Health Organization has revealed that the number of Ebola cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone has increased for the second consecutive week. File photo of Ebola victim in West Africa.

Tinubu Wants Buhari To Rescue Africa, READ Why

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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

Ebola Cases Rise in Guinea & Sierra Leone – WHO

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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

ECOWAS Parliament Condenms Xenophobic Attacks

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

WHO Declares Liberia Ebola-free

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.

Guinea Jails 11 For Life Over Anti-Ebola Officials Killing

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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

Migrants Killed In Religious Clash On Boat

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.

MTN #AfricaAgainstEbolaCampaign: What Next After The Scourge?

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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.

Guinea Declares 45-Day “Health Emergency” Over Ebola Crisis

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.

One Year Later, Ebola Survivors in Liberia Grapple With Unemployment & Stigmatization

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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

Sierra Leone Vice President Goes Into Hiding

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.