Protester Killed at Guinea Rally
[Al Jazeera] Security forces in Guinea have killed a protester and wounded four others, a medical source and witnesses have said, as opposition supporters clashed with police during anti-government rallies.
Ebola - UN Launches Push to Engage More Women, Community Leaders in Fight Against Disease
[UN News] With fresh statistics on the Ebola outbreak reflecting a halt in the decline in West Africa, the United Nations today began a campaign to engage more women - who have been disproportionately affected by the disease - as well as local traditional healers, to encourage communities to become more involved to bring down infection rates to zero.
A Healthy, Hopeful Sign - Strict 'Preventive' Enforcement Meets Guinea Border Reopening
[Observer] Our Nimba Correspondent Ishmael Menkor recently reported that the Republic of Guinea government had finally reopened its border with Liberia, amid strict enforcement of all preventive measures.
Guinea Reopens Border With Liberia
[LINA] The Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) has disclosed that the Government of Guinea has re-opened its border with Liberia along the Ganta corridor to facilitate trade and other cross-border activities between the two nations.
Guinea Sentences 11 Men to Life Imprisonment for Killing Anti-Ebola Officials
[Guardian] Ebola Medical OfficialsA 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.
Anti-Govt Protesters and Police Clash
[Al Jazeera] Anti-government protesters have clashed with police in the Guinean capital demanding fresh local elections before a presidential vote.
Ronaldo, Drogba and Zidane in Charity Match to Boost Ebola Recovery Efforts
[Concord] World football legends, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo de Lima and Didier Drogba will appear in a match against poverty to help boost Ebola recovery efforts.
Fresh Electoral Protests Threaten Ebola Response
[Ebola Deeply] Fresh electoral protests are due tomorrow in Guinea's capital, Conakry, after at least three people were killed during a wave of protests last week. Although the protests are unrelated to the Ebola outbreak, officials say they have already severely hampered the response effort. From Conakry, Amadou Toure reports.
World Bank Group New Financing to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
[FrontPageAfrica] Washington -The World Bank Group (WBG) announced Friday that it would provide at least US$650 million during the next 12 to 18 months to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone recover from the devastating social and economic impact of the Ebola crisis and advance their longer-term development needs. The new WBG pledge brings the organization's total financing for Ebola response and recovery efforts to date to US$1.62 billion.
Last Mile Against Ebola 'May Be Most Difficult,' Ban Says in Washington
[UN News] While there has been important progress over recent months, the Ebola epidemic remains a pressing challenge, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing that on the road to eradicating the scourge the "last mile" may be the toughest.
Football Idols Zidane and Ronaldo Team Up in UN Ebola Fundraiser
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Football idols Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo will lead a star-studded team in a friendly match on Monday aimed at raising money to help Ebola-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Five Shot As Guinea Opposition Protests
[Independent (Lagos)] At least five people were wounded by gunfire in Guinea's capital, Conakry, on Monday during violent opposition protests against the timing of elections, an opposition leader and a witness said.
Ebola-Hit West Africa Unveils U.S.$8 Billion Recovery Plan
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Washington -The three West African countries devastated by the Ebola crisis unveiled a $8 billion regional recovery plan on Friday and asked for urgent international support to rebuild their healthcare systems, feed their people and create new jobs.
World Bank Increases Aid to Ebola-Hit West Africa
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Washington -The Ebola crisis and the collapse of Sierra Leone's mining industry are devastating the economies of West Africa, the World Bank said on Friday in announcing a major increase in aid.
High-Level Ebola Meeting: The Road to Recovery
[IMF] World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Ebola-Stricken Countries Appeal for Help as Nations Gather for Annual Meetings
[World Bank] Leaders of the three hardest-hit countries in West Africa issued a plea for help battling Ebola at a high-level meeting on the crisis Thursday on the eve of the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings.
Ebola-Hit West African Countries Press for Debt Cancellation
[RFI] Presidents of west African countries struck by the Ebola virus have called for a cancellation of their debt to aid their economic recovery. As the number of Ebola cases drops, the focus is turning to helping rebuild broken healthcare systems and restarting business.
World Bank Announces Large Post-Ebola Package
[World Bank] The World Bank Group (WBG) announced today that it would provide at least US$650 million during the next 12 to 18 months to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone recover from the devastating social and economic impact of the Ebola crisis and advance their longer-term development needs. The new WBG pledge brings the organization's total financing for Ebola response and recovery efforts to date to US$1.62 billion.
'Dramatic' Progress in Fighting Ebola Must Be Followed By Long-Term Recovery Efforts
[UN News] Intense efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in the three most-affected West African countries in will continue, the United Nations health chief said in Washington, DC today, adding that the international community is also looking for ways to build on dramatic recent progress by aiding with efforts aimed at recovery from the outbreak.
W Africa Seeks $5-6 Billion Aid, Debts Cancelled - Sierra Leone's Koroma
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Washington -The Ebola-stricken nations of West Africa are asking international donors to cancel their debts and give them $5-6 billion over two years to rebuild their economies, devastated by the deadly disease, Sierra Leone's president said on Thursday.