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TPS for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone extended to May 20, 2017

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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is extending TPS benefits for beneficiaries of TPS under the designations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for 6 months for the purpose of orderly transition before the designations terminate, effective May 21, 2017. … Read More

AfDB releases new report on impact of Ebola on women

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – While projections have been made about the short-, medium-, and long-term impacts of Ebola on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, it is clear that women in the three countries are likely … Read More

Sierra Leone enters a 90-day period of enhanced surveillance for Ebola

Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) – The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Saturday that Ebola virus transmission has been stopped in Sierra Leone. According to WHO, 42 days, that is two Ebola virus incubation cycles, have now passed since the … Read More

Sierra Leone: First zero infection recorded since Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

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Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) – Sierra Leone on Friday recorded a zero Ebola infection for the first time since the disease broke out in the West African nation in May 2014. The country has recorded more confirmed infection cases (11, … Read More

Sierra Leone: Soldiers storm VP’s Sam Sumana home, disarm his body guards

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Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) – Presidential guards stormed Saturday the residence of Vice President Sam Sumana and disarmed all his body guards. Sumana who is said to have taken refugee at the nearby US embassy said he is alright but did not … Read More

Sierra Leone: MP threatens journos over Ebola funds corruption report

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Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) – As the controversy generated by the Auditor-General’s report on alleged corruption in the disbursement of the Ebola funds in Sierra Leone, a ruling party MP has warned journalists against “premature publication and opinion” on the … Read More

Sierra Leone: Registration of ship carrying illegal migrants revoked

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Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) – The Sierra Leone Maritime Administration (SLMA) has revoked the registration of the vessel ‘Ezadeen’ that was found abandoned with over 400 illegal migrants on board last week. The Sierra Leone-flagged ship was abandoned by its … Read More

UNECA appeals for US$2.6 billion debt cancellation to boost Ebola response

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) called for US$2.6 billion debt cancellation to countries worst affected by the Ebola outbreak and warned that foreign aid pledges could spark a debt crisis in Guinea, Sierra Leone … Read More

Second African Ebola patient dies in the US

By Isseu Diouf Campbell Dr. Martin Salia, a native of Sierra Leone and the second African Ebola patient in the US, has died at the Nebraska Medical Center despite being the hospital’s third Ebola patient. The two other Ebola patients … Read More

Ethiopia: Mauritius deports AU official for visiting Ebola-affected West Africa

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – An African Union (AU) official has filed a complaint against Mauritius for harassment and deportation, following his ordeal during a recent trip to Port Louis, the Mauritian capital. The top AU Commission Departmental Planning Expert, … Read More

Sierra Leone: Community Ebola care units established to widen care

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Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) – As the Ebola virus disease outbreak in Sierra Leone continues to accelerate, community Ebola care units are being established in the worst-hit areas of the country to shorten waiting times and provide care closer to … Read More

Ebola not an airborne virus

WHO – Ebola virus disease is not an airborne infection. Airborne spread among humans implies inhalation of an infectious dose of virus from a suspended cloud of small dried droplets. This mode of transmission has not been observed during extensive … Read More

The epidemic of Ebola virus in west Africa worsened by shortage of staff in the health sector

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African Press Organization (APO)/ – Nearly a third of students in medicine and nursing in the developing countries do not have the intention to work in their own country after obtaining their diplomas, while less than a fifth of them have … Read More

Ghana: ECOWAS Chair Mahama to visit main Ebola-hit countries

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama, was billed to visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries in the sub-region that have been badly affected … Read More

Botswana: Botswana extends help to Ebola hit countries | Le Botswana étend son aide aux pays ouest-africains frappés par le virus Ebola

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – The Botswana foreign affairs ministry said on Monday that the Government had taken a decision to render financial assistance to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to assist them in the fight against the disease. … Read More

Interview with Sierra Leonean singer Azania

By Isseu Diouf Campbell Sierra Leonean singer Azania was one of the emerging African artists selected to perform at the second Africa Now Festival held in April at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. She speaks about her career and … Read More

AUC Chairperson mourns death of ex-Sierra Leone Pres. Tejan Kabbah

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said Friday that she received with great sadness news of the death of Sierra Leone’s former President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, who died Thursday in Freetown, his country’s … Read More

Africa clamours for “full representation” in UN decision making organs

posted in: Africa PANA New York, US – The African Group at the UN has said African countries deserve to be “fully represented” in all decision-making organs of the UN, including the Security Council. Sierra Leone’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Mr. … Read More