Sierra Leone reports 2nd Ebola case after virus thought over

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Sierra Leone reports 2nd Ebola case after virus thought over 

FREETOWN, Jan. 21 — Sierra Leone on Thursday confirmed a second Ebola case after the World Health Organization declared last week an end to the epidemic that had afflicted West Africa since late 2013.

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Ebola may stop spreading by end of 2015

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ebola may stop spreading by end of 2015 

GENEVA, Sept. 10 — African countries are expected to be declared Ebola-free by the end of 2015, said World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director-General Bruce Aylward on Wednesday.

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Campaigns start for Guinea's presidential polls

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Campaigns start for Guinea's presidential polls 

CONAKRY, Sept. 10 — Guinea President Alpha Conde on Wednesday signed a decree announcing the start of a one month electoral campaign for the presidential elections, an official source said.

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New cable network to help Guinea join digital world: president

July 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on New cable network to help Guinea join digital world: president 

CONAKRY, July 27 — A 4,000-km fibre optic cable network to be constructed by China's Huawei company will help Guinea join the digital world, the Guinean president has said.

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Ebola virus death toll in West Africa exceeds 11,000 — WHO

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ebola virus death toll in West Africa exceeds 11,000 — WHO 

GENEVA, June 9 — The death toll from the current Ebola outbreak has reached 11,154 while those infected totaled 27,219, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in on Monday.

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Roundup: Ebola virus remains threat despite recent progress

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GENEVA, May 20 — World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan Tuesday warned that the threat posed by the Ebola virus must not be forgotten despite successful efforts to abate the crisis.

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Ebola-free Liberia pledges support to remaining 2 Ebola-hit countries

May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ebola-free Liberia pledges support to remaining 2 Ebola-hit countries 

MONROVIA, May 12 — Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has pledged to work with the remaining two Ebola-hit countries, Sierra Leone and Guinea, to achieve the position that Liberia has reached after the country was declared free of Ebola on Saturday.

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U.S. congratulates Liberia on eliminating Ebola: White House

May 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. congratulates Liberia on eliminating Ebola: White House 

WASHINGTON, May 10 — The U.S. government on Saturday congratulated Liberia for the end of the Ebola outbreak in the West African country.

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Obama warns against Ebola complacency despite 'major progress'

April 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama warns against Ebola complacency despite 'major progress' 

WASHINGTON, April 16 — Despite "major progress" in the fight against Ebola, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned against complacency and said the goal now is to get to zero cases.

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Deadly Ebola returns to Eastern Sierra Leone's Kailahun district

April 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Deadly Ebola returns to Eastern Sierra Leone's Kailahun district 

MOSCOW, April 5 — A 9-month-old boy tested positive for Ebola after he died in Sierra Leone's eastern district of Kailahun, the first case of the disease in the area on Guinea's border in almost four months, news reports said.

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