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2014-09-01 Ebola Health Workers Should Get Danger Money, Expert Says
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Doctors and nurses fighting the world's biggest outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa should get incentives including better pay, insurance and access to the new Ebola drug ZMapp, an international health expert said.

2014-09-01 A Call for Appointment of ECOWAS Special Envoy on Ebola
[OSIWA]Dakar -Civil Society Statement on the Current Ebola Crisis in West Africa:

2014-09-01 Ebola Claims Another Victim - Economic Growth
[VOA]The Ebola crisis may have begun in Guinea, but Liberia is among the hardest hit - with more than 13 hundred cases reported.

2014-09-01 MSF Deeply Saddened By Deaths of Guinean, Liberian, and Sierra Leonean Colleagues
[MSF]It is with great sorrow that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that three of our colleagues, a Guinean outreach worker, a Liberian nurse, and a Sierra Leonean nurse, have passed away.

2014-09-01 Sierra-Leone and Rwanda Participation
[Big Brother Africa]M-Net’s AfricaMagic and series producers Endemol SA would like to confirm that Sierra Leone and Rwanda will no longer form part of the countries participating in this year’s edition of Big Brother Africa, launching on Sunday 7 September 2014. Unfortunately, due to schedules and logistical constraints there was insufficient time to follow the necessary procedures in order to process the required travel documentation which has recently become a more complex procedure.

2014-09-01 Response to the World Health Organization's Ebola Road Map
[MSF]Statement from MSF Director of Operations Brice de le Vingne.

2014-09-01 CDC Chief Assures President Koroma
[Sierra Leone Government]Tom Frieden, Director of the US-based Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House today Friday, 29th August, 2014.

2014-09-01 Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo Meets With UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative
[Focac]On August 27, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo met with Mr. David McLachlan-Karr, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to Sierra Leone. They held in-depth discussions on the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone and international support to the Sierra Leonean government in fighting against Ebola.

2014-09-01 Chinese Embassy Holds Farewell Reception for Chinese Government Scholarship Students
[Focac]On August 30, 2014, the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone held a farewell reception for 30 Sierra Leonean students who were awarded Chinese Government Scholarships. Mr. Fan Xiaodong, Political Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy, Mr. Mansaray Pearce, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Members of Sino-Sierra Leone Alumni Association(SISLAA)attended the reception. Reporters from SLBC, Concord Times and Awoko Newspaper were present to cover the event.

2014-09-01 Ebola Outbreak - 39 Immigrants From DR Congo, Sierra Leone Arrested in Lagos
[Vanguard]Lagos-At least 39 foreign nationals were ,yesterday, arrested by Police and Immigration officers in two hotels on Lagos Island.

2014-08-31 How Africa is Losing the Ebola Battle
[allAfrica]A combination of fear of the Ebola virus, weak public infrastructures in three of the world's poorest countries, and a slow response by the international public health community and world governments is reversing real progress in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

2014-08-31 Citizens Call to Action on Ebola - Petition
[allAfrica]As the Ebola virus becomes an overwhelming human catastrophe affecting public health, social institutions and and economic well-being in Africa, we stand in solidarity with our fellow citizens in the countries victimized by this deadly disease.

2014-09-01 Two New Ambassadors Present Letters of Credence to President Koroma
[Sierra Leone Government]Their Excellencies, the newly appointed Ambassadors of Guinea, Fode Sorie Camara, and Ghana, Major General Carl Setorwu Modey, on Friday 29th August presented their letters of Credence to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at the Credentials Hall, State House, Freetown.

2014-09-01 Researchers Link Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone to Funeral
[Daily Independent]Researches at Harvard University, U. S.A. on Friday linked the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone to the funeral of one of its traditional healers.

2014-08-29 U.S. Announces Additional U.S.$5 Million to Support Ebola Response
[State Department]Washington -The infection rate in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has the world health community scrambling to marshal all available resources to help.

2014-08-29 Ebola Caseload Could Exceed 20,000 in Course of Emergency, UN Response Roadmap Shows
[UN News]The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a roadmap that aims to stop Ebola transmissions within six to nine months, but acknowledges the actual number of cases may be much higher than that currently reported and the total caseload could exceed 20,000 over the course of the emergency.

2014-08-29 Jammeh Gives Sierra Leone Five to Fight Ebola
[The Point]President Yahya Jammeh, "in a show of African solidarity", has given US$500,000 to President Ernest Bai Koroma and the people of Sierra Leone as Gambia's contribution towards the fight against the Ebola virus disease outbreak.

2014-08-29 RMFA, Petroleum Directorate and Others Donate to Fight Ebola
[Sierra Leone Government]As efforts continue in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease, the Acting Minister of Works, Housing and Infrastructure, Mr. Babagaleh Barrie on behalf of the Road Maintenance Fund Administration together with the Sierra Leone Roads Authority, road contractors and consultants on the 28th August, 2014 presented a cheque of Nine Hundred and Fifty-Nine Million, Three Hundred Thousand Leones (Le.959,300,000) to President Ernest Bai Koroma at State House.

2014-08-29 IMF Approves 122.4 Million U.S. Dollars for Chad
[Cameroon Tribune]Chad is to benefit from 122.4 million US Dollars (about FCFA 60,894 billion) the International Monetary Fund, IMF Executive Board has approved to accelerate reforms to strengthen fiscal institutions and support growth, while maintaining fiscal discipline, a release from the IMF Communication Department stated. The money is within the framework of a new three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility, ECF.

2014-08-29 Foreign Office Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia Travel Advice Update
[PR Newswire]London -The UK has changed its travel advice to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Foreign Office advises against all but essential travel to these countries.

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