1st LD: At least 9 killed, 45 injured in Nigeria blasts

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on 1st LD: At least 9 killed, 45 injured in Nigeria blasts 

ABUJA, Sept. 21 — Fresh multiple blasts in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno have killed at least nine people and injured 45 others, an attack suspected to be perpetrated by Boko Haram, locals said on Monday.

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Roundup: W. Africa has 'unprecedented opportunities' for agricultural growth

July 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: W. Africa has 'unprecedented opportunities' for agricultural growth 

UNITED NATIONS, July 3 — A UN report said Thursday that West Africa has "unprecedented opportunities" for agricultural growth, but making it happen will require more effective regional integration.

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Man returning from Liberia tested for possible Ebola infection in Japan

March 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Man returning from Liberia tested for possible Ebola infection in Japan 

TOKYO, March 16 — A non-Japanese national who returned from Liberia is being tested for possible Ebola infection after having a fever Sunday night, the Japanese Health Ministry said Monday.

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Spotlight: China praised for endeavor to fight Ebola in W. Africa

March 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Spotlight: China praised for endeavor to fight Ebola in W. Africa 

By Xinhua Writer Shuai Rong, Jiang Yan

BRUSSELS, March 5 (PNA/Xinhua) — China was commended for its positive role in the global fight against fatal Ebola virus in West African countries.

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Ebola death toll in three West African nations nears 8,500, WHO reports

January 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ebola death toll in three West African nations nears 8,500, WHO reports 

GENEVA, Jan. 17 -– The deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) has killed 8,468 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with the number of confirmed cases reaching 21,373, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday in its new situation report.

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West African leaders meet to assess impact of anti-Ebola campaign

January 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on West African leaders meet to assess impact of anti-Ebola campaign 

ACCRA, Jan. 17 — Leaders of sub-regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and other stakeholders gathered here on Friday to assess the impact of its campaign against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

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Tokyo man in 30s being tested for possible Ebola infection

December 30, 2014 by · Comments Off on Tokyo man in 30s being tested for possible Ebola infection 

TOKYO, Dec. 29 — A man in his 30s in tokyo is being tested for possible Ebola infection after he developed a fever early Monday following his return to Japan from Sierra Leone earlier this month, a government official said.

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Kenya to send 300 medical workers to Ebola-hit countries

December 17, 2014 by · Comments Off on Kenya to send 300 medical workers to Ebola-hit countries 

NAIROBI, Dec. 17 — Kenya's ministry of health will deploy the first batch of medical workers to Ebola hit West African countries on January 5, 2015, a senior health official said Wednesday.

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45 people killed in Nigeria bombings: medics

November 25, 2014 by · Comments Off on 45 people killed in Nigeria bombings: medics 

ABUJA, Nov. 25 — Forty-five people have so far been confirmed dead in two blasts which on Tuesday rocked a busy market in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno and epicenter of Boko Haram's violence in the West African country, medical practitioners at a state-run hospital said. (PNA/Xinhua)

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China-donated bio-safety lab breaks ground in Sierra Leone

November 21, 2014 by · Comments Off on China-donated bio-safety lab breaks ground in Sierra Leone 

FREETOWN, Nov. 21 — Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday ceremonially broke ground on a China-donated permanent fixed bio-safety level III laboratory aimed to test bacterial and other fungal diseases in the country.

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