Ebola - Where Are We Now?
[IRIN] Dakar -For the first time in more than a year, no one in either Sierra Leone or Liberia is being treated for Ebola, raising hopes that after more than 11,000 deaths and 28,000 infections throughout West Africa, the epidemic could finally be winding down.
Guinea Extends Ebola Vaccine Trial to Sierra Leone
[Sierra Leone Government] Freetown -The Guinean Ebola Ring Vaccine Trial has been extended to Sierra Leone as a move to stop the transmission across the region.
Ngafuan Urges Affected Nations to Help Develop Ebola Vaccine
[LINA] Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan has urged participants and partners from the three Ebola-hit countries to deliberate on the development of vaccines to tackle the disease in the sub-region.
Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention for the Sahel
[Malaria Consortium] In the continued fight against malaria, there is increased recognition of the need to tailor interventions to suit local conditions and specific contexts. For the 25 million children aged 3-59 months who live in areas across the Sahel, the World Health Organization recommends seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) as an effective tool to prevent malaria.
Pasuwa Announces 22-Man Squad to Face Guinea
[CAF] Zimbabwe coach Kalisto Pasuwa has announced a 22-man squad to face Guinea in the Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017 qualifier scheduled for Sunday, 6 September 2015 at the Rufaro Stadium, Harare.
Tiny Flags Target African Tsetse Flies
[SciDev.Net] Handkerchief-sized blue flags covered in insecticide could trap and kill tsetse flies, offering a new and cheaper way to help eliminate sleeping sickness from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Pasuwa Names Strong Squad for Guinea Battle
[New Zimbabwe] WARRIORS coach Kalisto Pasuwa has named a squad featuring mostly foreign-based players for the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea at Rufaro Stadium on September 6.
Political Agreement Reached in Guinea Between Ruling and Opposition Parties
[State Department] Washington, DC -Press Statement
Dadis Camara, Guinea and the ICC
[JusticeInfo.net] On September 28, 2009 in the Guinean capital Conakry, a peaceful demonstration by thousands of people opposing the presidential candidacy of Dadis Camara, then head of the military junta ruling the country, was violently repressed by security forces. A report by an international commission of inquiry set up by the UN Secretary General found that crimes committed during this bloody clampdown constitute crimes against humanity. According to the report, 156 people were killed, 109 women were subjected to rape
Camara Re-Elected President of Guinea Football Federation
[CAF] Outgoing president of the FÃ©dÃ©ration GuinÃ©enne de Football (FEGUIFOOT), Salifou Camara "Super V", was re-elected on Friday, with 14 August 2015 with 84 votes against 33 by his challenger, Djibril Diarra "Beckenbauer".
Hygiene Protocols Keep Classrooms in Hard-Hit West Africa Free of Ebola and Other Infections - Unicef
[Global Ebola Response] United Nations-supported measures put in place to protect them from the Ebola virus have helped keep classrooms free from any infections in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today.
'I Thought I Was Going to Die.' a Red Cross Ebola Volunteer Talks About Being Attacked
[IFRC] On 29 May 2015, IFRC beneficiary communications assistant Dr Alimou Diallo was one of several Red Cross staff to be trapped when violent protests broke out against Ebola workers in the western Guinean town of Kamsar. The Red Cross logistics base was burned down, a local Red Cross leader's house ransacked, and two Red Cross cars were damaged. Eleven Red Cross staff were evacuated back to Conakry in the middle of the night. This is Dr Diallo's account of the day.
Zifa in Fresh Bid to Lure Pasuwa
[The Herald] Under-pressure ZIFA have convened yet another meeting with Warriors coach Callisto Pasuwa and his manager Gibson Mahachi on Monday as they battle to put into motion Zimbabwe's preparations for the 2017 African Cup of Nations assignment against Guinea.
Global Ebola Response Fragmented - Sirleaf
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the international community response to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia was late and fragmented. At a meeting recently with a visiting United Nations High Level Panel (HLP) on the Global Response to Health Crises in Monrovia President Sirleaf told the delegation that the international community's role in outbreak came at a time the virus was at its peak.
Finance Minister Urges MRU States to Assess Ebola Response
[LINA] Liberia's Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh has urged delegates from the four Mano River Union (MRU) countries to assess gains of the Ebola response project in the region.
At Security Council, Top UN Health Officials Spotlight Role of Emergency Preparedness in Ebola Fight
[UN News] The deadly Ebola outbreak which ravaged West Africa for more than a year has demonstrated the increasing importance of emergency preparedness both in Africa and across the world, said two senior United Nations health officials who noted that if the current intense focus on case detection and contact tracing is maintained, the virus could be "soundly defeated" by year's end.
A Conversation With Galm Guyo, Kenyan Field Epidemiologist
[Ebola Deeply] Galm Guyo is a field epidemiologist from Marsabit, Kenya, where he works for the Ministry of Health. In January he volunteered to join a 300-strong team of Kenyan health workers seconded to West Africa as part of the Ebola response. He talked to Ebola Deeply about his ongoing surveillance work in Liberia's Bong County, media misrepresentations and lessons learned.
Post-Ebola Syndrome - It's Not Over for Ebola Survivors
[IRIN] Monrovia/Dakar -West Africa's Ebola outbreak might be winding down, but the struggles facing survivors in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are far from over.
Why Should West Africa Hesitate to Endorse Term Limits?
[allAfrica] Dakar -President Barack Obama's widely-publicised remarks in Addis Ababa on African presidents who refuse to step down when their terms end highlights a vigorous debate which is going on across the continent.
Using Real-Time Data to Improve Emergency Response
[IFRC] What is the quickest way to find out exactly what people need? Ask them. Sounds easy enough. But in an emergency setting, collecting this kind of information can prove logistically challenging. And slow.