Air France Flies to Ebola-Hit Guinea Out of Solidarity, Hollande to CondÃ©
[RFI]Air France is maintaining flights to Ebola-hit Guinea in a show of France's "solidarity", French President FranÃ§ois Hollande said on Monday during a visit to Paris by Guinea's President Alpha CondÃ©.
Ivory Coast to Resume Air Traffic to Ebola-Hit Nations
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Ivorian government has authorized the lifting of air traffic with countries affected by Ebola, after having suspended them in mid-august to stop the spread of contagion and will open its ports and airports to American contingents.
Justice Elusive for Stadium Killings
[UN News]The top United Nations human rights official today urged the Government of Guinea to take immediate and concrete steps to advance the investigation and prosecution of rights violations, including killings, rapes and enforced disappearances, allegedly committed by security forces against peaceful protestors at a football stadium five years ago.
5 Years On, No Justice for Massacre - Let Anniversary Be the Last Before Justice Is Achieved
[HRW]Conakry -The fifth anniversary on September 28, 2014, of the Conakry stadium massacre should be the last before justice is done, seven Guinean and international organizations, in unity with the victims, said today. More than 150 people were killed, some 100 women were raped and several hundred people were injured on September 28, 2009, as government troops attacked peaceful demonstrators.
Unesco Chief Condemns Killing of Journalists Raising Awareness About Ebola
[UN News]The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend press freedom today deplored the deaths of three journalists killed while reporting on an Ebola aid mission in south-eastern Guinea.
Global Fund Pledges Swift Response to Any Ebola-Related Requests From Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea
[GFO]Requests must be in line with mandate to fight three diseases and invest in health system strengthening
Ebola Deaths Pass 3,000
[Deutsche Welle]More than 3,000 people have now died from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. But this number is probably an underestimate, the World Health Organization says.
Statement of Fatou Bensouda, On the Occasion of the Fifth Anniversary of the 28 September 2009 Events in Conakry, Guinea
[PR Newswire]The Hague, Netherlands -This day, the Independence Day of Guinea, also marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic events that took place on 28 September 2009 at the Conakry national stadium, during which serious crimes under the International Criminal Court's jurisdiction were allegedly committed against the civilian population. Since then, my Office has been conducting a preliminary examination of the situation in Guinea.
IMF Approves Funds for Ebola Fight
[VOA]The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved $129.5 million to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help the three West African countries currently battling Ebola better respond to the outbreak.
Fifth Anniversary of Massacre At Pro-Democracy Rally in Guinea
[State Department]Press Statement by Jen Psaki, Department Spokesperson
Guinea Student Who Brought Ebola to Senegal Back Home
[VOA]Conakry -The Guinean student who traveled to Senegal and became the country's lone confirmed case of Ebola has returned home fully recovered. The incident highlighted the difficulty of trying to contain the outbreak, even though Senegal had closed its borders with Guinea.
G-7 Foreign Ministers' Joint Statement on Ebola
[State Department]New York -The text of the following statement was released by the Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and High Representative of the European Union:
SA's Private Sector Called to Donate Towards Ebola Fund
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -The Department of Health has made an urgent call to the country's private sector to donate to the Ebola Response Fund to assist the countries affected by the virus.
How Anthropologists Help Medics Fight Ebola in Guinea
[SciDev.Net]When Ebola broke out in Guinea in March local people were suspicious of the health workers who arrived to help. Those who accepted that the disease was real thought it had been imported by the humanitarian organisations operating in the area. As a result, there was much mistrust of MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res and the WHO. Mistrust turned to defiance, and led to many incidents between local people and the NGOs.
Statement On Ebola and Conflict in West Africa
[PR Newswire]Brussels -The Ebola health crisis threatens to become a political crisis that could unravel years of effort to stabilise West Africa. The hardest-hit countries now face widespread chaos and, potentially, collapse. Adding social breakdown to the epidemic would create disaster perhaps impossible to manage. To avoid such a scenario, the international community must provide more personnel, resources and engagement not only to the immediate medical response but also to the longer-term problems of strengthening governance
Signs of Hope As Ebola Situation Improves in Guinea
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]The current situation in Gueckedou is not as alarming as it was two months ago. Out of the 49 Ebola confirmed patients presently at the treatment centre here, there are only five cases from Gueckedou, 39 from Macenta, two from Nzerekore, two from KÃ©rouanÃ© and one from Beyla.
President Obama on Ebola at the UN High-Level Meeting
[White House]New York -Mr. Secretary General, thank you for bringing us together today to address an urgent threat to the people of West Africa, and a potential threat to the world. Dr. Chan; heads of state and government, especially our partners from Africa; ladies and gentlemen: as we gather here today, the people of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are in crisis. As Secretary-General Ban and Dr. Chan indicated, the Ebola virus is spreading at an alarming speed. Thousands of men, women and children have died. Thousands more ar
U.S - Guinea Wants Embassy Reopened in Luanda
[ANGOP]New York -The Guinean authorities have requested the re-opening of their embassy in Luanda as part of the process of normaisation of the political relations with Angola.
South Africa's President Pledges to Support Ebola-Affected Nations
[UN News]The recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africans exposed the lack of infrastructure and limited resources in Africa, said South Africa's President Jacob Zuma today as he pledged to continue, in every possible way, to assist the people and Governments of hardest-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
IFJ/FAJ Condemn Murders of Three Media Workers in Guinea
[IFJ]The International Federations of Journalists (IFJ) and its African group, the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) today expressed its shock and sadness following the killings of three media workers in Guinea.