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2015-05-27 Ebola - Latest Developments
[Ebola Deeply] To give you an overview of what's happening in the Ebola outbreak, we've organized the latest developments in a curated summary.

2015-05-27 Guinean President Urges AU to Assist Nigeria Tackle Boko Haram Insurgents
[This Day] Guinean president, Mr. Alpha Conde, has called on African leaders and the African Union (AU) to support Nigeria in tackling her main security challenge, the Boko Haram terrorists.

2015-05-25 Why Ebola Is Spiking in Guinea
[Ebola Deeply] As cases surge in western Guinea, threatening to undermine recent progress in the response effort, Ebola Deeply's Amadou Touré traveled to Forécariah  - one of the worst-hit areas in the region. He sat down with Dr. Sakoba Keita, Guinea's National Ebola Response Co-ordinator, for an in-depth interview about the spike in cases, the role of taxi drivers in halting Ebola, and lessons learned from Liberia.

2015-05-26 Guinean President On Five-Day Working Visit to Lagos
[Premium Times] ?Guinean President, Alpha Condé, will arrive in Lagos on Tuesday, for a five-day working visit.

2015-05-25 His Excellency Mr. Ambassador, Should We Act or React?
[Greenpeace] After the publication of the new report entitled "Scam on the African Coast: The Hidden Face of Chinese and Joint-Venture Vessels' Tonnage Fraud in Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Guinea" by Greenpeace Africa, the Chinese Ambassador in Senegal, His Excellency Mr. Xia Huang, reacted in the media disproving the information contained in this document and promising to organize a press conference to clarify Greenpeace's accusations.

2015-05-25 IMS Monitoring Ebola Crisis in Guinea, Sierra Leone
[LINA] Health authorities in Liberia are monitoring the Ebola situation in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone to prevent a resurgence of the virus in Liberia, the head of the Incident Management System (IMS), Tolbert Nyenswah, has said.

2015-05-21 UN Health Agency Responds to Ebola Spike By Deploying Team On Guinea-Guinea Bissau Border
[UN News] The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported "a substantial increase" in the weekly total of new Ebola cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone and deployed a response team to the border with Guinea Bissau because of its proximity to a recent cluster of cases in a neighbouring Guinean prefecture.

2015-05-20 Nigeria, Seven Others to Begin Ebola Vaccine Trial
[Guardian] Abuja -Nigeria is one of eight African countries where clinical trials of a vaccine for the Ebola virus disease will soon commence. The others are Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cameroun, Ghana, Mali and Senegal.

2015-05-20 New Ebola Cases Spike in Guinea and Sierra Leone
[Al Jazeera] Guinea and Sierra Leone have reported 35 new Ebola cases in the past week, four times as many as the week before, providing a reminder that the virus "will not go quietly", a top World Health Organization official said.

2015-05-20 New Ebola Cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone Troubling
[NEWS] It Is Not a new development that Liberia has already been declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO), but what is troubling is the reality unfolding in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone where new Ebola cases have emerged. A top WHO official has revealed that 35 new Ebola cases were reported in the past week, four times as many as the week before, reminding the subregion that the virus "will not go quietly".

2015-05-20 35 New Ebola Cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone
[NEWS] Guinea and Sierra Leone have reported 35 new Ebola cases in the past week, four times as many as the week before, in a reminder that the virus "will not go quietly", a top World Health Organization official said on Tuesday.

2015-05-19 Dangerous Game - Guinea's President Plays the Ethnic Card
[Atlantic Council] Two months ago, I warned that unless the international community steps up quickly to pressure the incumbent regime in Guinea to achieve a consensus with the political opposition and civil society regarding the sequencing and scheduling of the elections constitutionally required less than six months from now, the West African country's belated and fragile democracy might well prove stillborn. Last month, I noted that there were alarming signs that tribal tensions were being stoked and that, in a region wher

2015-05-18 Nurses With Tablets and Bikers With Smartphones Join Ebola Fight
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -While health experts in laboratories globally have tried to devise ways to end the largest Ebola epidemic on record, technology experts have also been coming up with new ways to attack the virus - using smartphones and Ebola-proof tablets.

2015-05-18 Ebola, the Executive Summary - May 18, 2015
[Ebola Deeply] To give you an overview of what's happening in the Ebola outbreak, we've organized the latest developments in a curated summary.

2015-05-14 President Plays the Ethnic Card in Guinea
[Atlantic Council] Two months ago, I warned that unless the international community steps up quickly to pressure the incumbent regime in Guinea to achieve a consensus with the political opposition and civil society regarding the sequencing and scheduling of the elections constitutionally required less than six months from now, the West African country's belated and fragile democracy might well prove stillborn.

2015-05-14 Why Did Liberia Beat Ebola Before Guinea or Sierra Leone?
[ISS] On 9 May, the World Health Organisation (WHO) made a remarkable announcement. After 14 months and 4 573 deaths, Liberia was formally declared to be free from Ebola.

2015-05-15 Enhanced Community Engagement to Bring the Ebola Outbreak to an End
[IFRC] As the sun rises in Forecariah, a town located in western Guinea, down three hours of bumpy roads from the capital, Conakry, people are already going about their daily business.

2015-05-14 The Pain of the New Normal - Guinea After Ebola
[IRIN] Gueckedou -"Life is back to normal, but everything has changed," said 30-year-old Yawa Keterine Camara as she slowly stirred a boiling cauldron of sauce outside her mud-brick home in southeastern Guinea. "I live again like before, but nothing is quite the same."

2015-05-14 Communicating in a Crisis Like Ebola: Facts and Figures
[SciDev.Net] Ebola's challenges hold lessons for other health emergencies. Elizabeth Smout examines what worked, and what didn't.

2015-05-15 Ebola and Future Health Crises - the Role of the G7
[Chatham House] David Heymann and a number of Chatham House authors also contributed to a special issue of The Lancet that explores different perspectives on the wider lessons that can be drawn from the Ebola outbreak.

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