Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "West Africa"

    Sahara Group partners WHO on #Makevisoncount campaign

Sahara Group partners WHO on #Makevisoncount campaign

Sahara Group has reaffirmed its commitment to fight blindness through the #makevisoncount campaign in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO).The corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme is designed to raise public awareness on blindness and vision impairment as major international public health issues.#Makevisoncount is in celebration of World Sight Day- an annual day of awareness focusing global attention on blindness [...]

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    US restricts military personnel from travelling to West Africa

US restricts military personnel from travelling to West Africa

The Pentagon on Thursday restricted US service members' travel to five West African countries, citing recent militant attacks in the region.Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for US Africa Command, said the order limits unofficial travel by US military personnel to Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Ghana."It is just increased vigilance given the recent events that have happened in that area of [...]

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    Osun airport to ‘commence operations in June’

Osun airport to ‘commence operations in June’

Hyacinth Eze, managing director, Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services Limited – the company handling the MKO Abiola International Airport in Osun state – says the project will become operational in eight months time.Eze said this when he led a team of engineers to Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, in Osogbo, the state capital, on Wednesday.‎He attributed the delay to [...]

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    Nigeria rated least peaceful country in W’Africa

Nigeria rated least peaceful country in W’Africa

Nigeria has now been adjudged the least peaceful country in West Africa and the 11th least peaceful country in the world for 2015, ranking 151st of the 162 countries reviewed in the Global Peace Index (GPI).In a recent study by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), it was gathered that Nigeria, like most of the world, became more violent in [...]

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    Ebola death toll in West Africa hits 10,000

Ebola death toll in West Africa hits 10,000

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has killed more than 10,000 people in West Africa, the World Health Organisation has confirmed.The virus, which claimed eight lives in Nigeria before it was declared Ebola-free, has done more harm to West Africa than any region of the world.According to the latest situation reports from WHO, Liberia has recorded the most deaths with 4,162.Sierra Leone [...]

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    Ebola has cost Africa ‘less than expected’

Ebola has cost Africa ‘less than expected’

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has cost Africa’s economy less than expected, a World Bank chief has said.Francisco Ferreira, World Bank's chief economist for Africa, stated on Wednesday that the Ebola epidemic, which broke out in March 2014, has cost the region about $3-$4 billion, as against the $32 billion estimated by the financial institution.Speaking at a lecture in Johannesburg, Ferreira [...]

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    Ebola deaths in West Africa now 3,083

Ebola deaths in West Africa now 3,083

The World Health Organisation says death toll from Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) ravaging West African countries has reached an all-time-high of 3,083.In WHO’s latest report on Ebola, Liberia remains the most hit country, with a death toll of 1,830 out of 3,458 cases reported.Guinea comes next, with 648 deaths in 1,074 cases reported by its ministry of health.In the “widespread [...]

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    1.4m at risk of Ebola in West Africa, says US

1.4m at risk of Ebola in West Africa, says US

The US government says between 550,000 and 1.4 million people might be infected with Ebola in West Africa by January.This is considered a grim report, especially as countries such as Nigeria and Senegal have contained the virus disease.But the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said its projection was based on data from late August.Since it did not [...]

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    Ebola-hit West African countries to get $10m aid from US

Ebola-hit West African countries to get $10m aid from US

The United States of America has pledged to assist Ebola-hit West African nations, including Nigeria, with $10m.The fund will be used to pay for medical workers and equipment to fight the deadly epidemic in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said on Tuesday.The fund will also be used to transport to the [...]

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    Ebola cases not over in Nigeria, says Chukwu

Ebola cases not over in Nigeria, says Chukwu

Minister of health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, says there is a possibility of recording fresh cases of Ebola in the country, as some of those who had contacts with Mr. Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought the disease into Nigeria, are still under investigation.The minister, who spoke through Dan Nwomeh, his special assistant on media and communication, commended the medical personnel who [...]

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    UK launches £6.5m research to combat Ebola

UK launches £6.5m research to combat Ebola

Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID) and the Wellcome Trust on Thursday in London launched a 6.5 million pounds appeal fund for research works into various possibilities for combating the Ebola virus.Justine Greening, international development secretary, challenged experts worldwide to come forward urgently with research proposals leading to more effective ways of managing the current outbreak.He described the current Ebola [...]

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    Ebola deaths rise to 1,229

Ebola deaths rise to 1,229

A total of 1,229 people have now died from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.“Between 14 and 16 August 2014, a total of 113 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 84 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia*, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone,” the United Nations [...]

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    Sawyer ran to Nigeria ‘to get help’, says wife

Sawyer ran to Nigeria ‘to get help’, says wife

Mrs. Decontee Sawyer, wife of the Liberian who introduced Ebola virus into Nigeria, has broken her silence over her husband's death to reveal the real reasons he came to Nigeria.Writing on her Facebook wall, Mrs. Sawyer blamed the government of Liberia for not investing in its health sector, saying her late husband decided to travel to Nigeria because he believed he could [...]

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    Ebola aids Sierra Leone’s AFCON qualification

Ebola aids Sierra Leone’s AFCON qualification

Seychelles has forfeited their African Nations Cup qualifying tie against Sierra Leone after refusing the West African nation’s football team entry over Ebola virus fears.Confederation of African Football (CAF) rules do not allow for postponements of longer than three days, which means the Seychelles either host the game or give up their place in the competition. They gladly gave up [...]

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    Nigeria’s light-crop cocoa output may rise 20% on rainfall, chemicals, farmers say

Nigeria’s light-crop cocoa output may rise 20% on rainfall, chemicals, farmers say

Light-crop cocoa harvest in Nigeria, the fourth-biggest producer of the chocolate ingredient, may rise by as much as 20 per cent due to a rainfall pattern and chemicals that enhanced fruiting by trees, farmers have said.Harvesting under the smaller of Nigeria’s two cocoa seasons started in March, a month earlier than normal, and may last up to May or June, [...]

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