Tag: West Africa

Mali’s Crisis: West Africa’s Golden Era Ends

by Confidence MacHarry During the first decade of the century, West Africa recorded a level of political stability that made central and Northern Africa green with envy. This was after a disastrous end to the last century. The First Liberian War which began in 1989 with Samuel Doe’s action to[Read More…]

Why Morocco Must Not Join ECOWAS – Nigerian Private Sector Explains

President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Frank Jacobs, has warned against the inclusion of Morocco into the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS. Speaking with newsmen, Jacobs said the proposed membership of Morocco will stifle the growth of the manufacturing sector in Nigeria. He said his association bears[Read More…]

Samsung Inaugurates Nigeria’s First ‘Digital Village’ In Cross River

by Agency Reports The first “Digital Village’’ in Nigeria was inaugurated on Thursday by Samsung Electronics West Africa in collaboration with UNESCO in Oban Community, Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River. The village would provide access to the world’s most advanced information and communication technologies, education and health services[Read More…]

Irate Crowd Attack Ebola Facility And Health Workers in Guinea

By Prudence Orobani Some irate Guineans attacked an Ebola facility and it’s health workers, on Friday, in Guinea. Government spokesman in Guinea, Mrs. Fodé Sylla confirmed the incidence, as he said the crowd destroyed an Ebola facility and attacked health workers in Central Guinea. She announced on Saturday in Conakry[Read More…]

UNICEF Says 16,600 Kids Lost Parents To Ebola In West Africa

The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) says no fewer than 16,600 children are registered as having lost one or both parents, or primary care-givers to Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone so far. It said less than three per cent of this population has had to be[Read More…]

Sad News! Ebola Virus Could Kill 90,000 In Liberia By Year-end – Study Reveals

Efforts to control the Ebola virus in Liberia must be quickly and dramatically scaled up or tens of thousands of people will die in the coming months, said a study published on Friday reports Reuters News Agency. Nearly 4,900 deaths have been recorded across West Africa since the virus was[Read More…]

US Monitor Traveler’s Arriving The States From Ebola Hit West Africa For 21 Days

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced a new program to monitor the health of anyone returning to the USA from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa. The program will begin Monday in six states, then expand nationwide, said Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC, said Wednesday. Passengers will[Read More…]

Opinion: Ebola, The Story Of Poor Health Systems In Africa

By Prince Charles Dickson The painful stories coming out of West Africa about Ebola shock our sensibilities. We have more advanced tools and greater capacity for communication and collaboration than ever before to ensure these types of outbreaks don’t grow into global health crises — yet inadequate and ill-resourced national[Read More…]

First Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Senegal, Health Minister

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Senegal, a major hub for the business and aid community in West Africa, Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck told a news conference on Friday. The minister said the case was a Guinean national who had arrived from the neighbouring West[Read More…]

Ebola: Chadian Government Closes Borders With Nigeria

The Chadian government has said it will follow in South Africa’s footsteps and introduce travel restrictions to Nigeria and other countries suffering from the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak. Prime Minister Kalzeubet Payimi Deubet said the country would close its border with Nigeria as part of efforts to prevent Ebola from[Read More…]