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Burkina Faso army announces emergency measures

Burkina Faso’s military has announced emergency measures – including the formation of a transitional government – after a day of violent protests on 30 October. Demonstrators angered by President Blaise Compaore’s bid to extend his 27-year rule earlier set fire…

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Ebola: UK Aid Ship arrives in Freetown

A UK ship arrived in Sierra Leone, on 30 October,  to help deal with the deadly Ebola outbreak in the West African country. Royal Fleet Auxillary Argus set sail from Falmouth in Cornwall on 17 October and is carrying food,…

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South Sudan’s food crisis

South Sudan’s food crisis hasn’t worsened to the point of famine, but the threat still looms large with meagre crops potentially only delaying life-threatening hunger, as discussed by World Vision on 25 September. The latest analysis of South Sudan’s food…

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Electricity: is the real problem payment?

In August 2014, US president Barack Obama announced a renewed commitment to Power Africa, a private sector-led initiative aimed at doubling electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa, where an estimated 600 million people are without reliable access to power. He raised…

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Western Union sign agreement with Angola Post Office

The Western Union® Company, a leader in global payment services, and the Angola Post Office, provider of postal and financial services in Angola, on 18th September announced the signing of an agreement to provide – for the first time –…

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Coca-Cola Africa Foundation responds to Ebola crisis

The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF), an entity of The Coca-Cola Company, has responded to the Ebola crisis in West Africa by donating medical equipment and supplies to healthcare centres affected by the outbreak, it was announced on 20th September. Through…

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Al Shabab’s Last Stand?

Last week’s deadly U.S. strike on Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of the Somalia-based Islamist militant group al Shabab, could be the group’s undoing. Although the organization was quick to name a successor, Godane’s death has thrown it into disarray,…

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Merck: e-learning solutions to help fight diabetes

Merck, the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company has started its second year of its five year project to provide European Accredited Clinical Diabetes Management course for medical and pharmacy students in African Universities by introducing E-Learning, it was announced…

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UNICEF/ World Bank airlift Ebola supplies to Freetown

With funds from the World Bank, UNICEF has procured and facilitated the delivery of 48 metric tons of assorted drugs and other medical supplies worth over $ 825,000 for the treatment of people who have contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone….

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Ebola outbreak: Red Cross appeals for more funds

Construction of an isolation facility that will improve the effective treatment of Ebola cases in Sierra Leone has now commenced in earnest, as the Red Cross scales up response to the Ebola outbreak. Red Cross teams in Sierra Leone are…

0 Comments / 25 View / 5th September 2014