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Ten(10) thousand bunk-beds and mattresses to selected second cycle schools

The government will this year distribute 10 thousand bunk-beds and the same number of mattresses to selected second cycle schools in the Brong-Ahafo Region. The Regional Minister, Eric Opoku who announced this added that five thousand dual-desks as well as the same quantity of mono-desks will be supplied to some basic schools across Brong-Ahafo. Mr. Opoku announced the packaged at ...

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Madagascar gov’t resigns as blackouts roil country

The government of the Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar has resigned, the presidency announced, amid growing criticism and violent protests over the cabinet’s handling of recurring power blackouts. President Hery Rajaonarimampianina made the announcement in a decree released overnight, and said he was in the process of appointing a new government. “Until the formation of a new government of ...

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U.N. warns of Libya turmoil spillover in Sahel

NEWS AFRICA U.N. warns of Libya turmoil spillover in Sahel A boy walks next to the ruins of buildings in Benina, about 20 km east of Benghazi. (File photo: Reuters) Text size A A A Staff writer, Al Arabiya News Friday, 12 December 2014 As 10 Mediterranean nations vowed to strengthen their teamwork against radical Islamists, the United Nations on ...

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Aliko Dangote wins Forbes Africa person of the year 2014

Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote has been named the Forbes Africa ‘Person of the Year 2014′. Dangote, who’s the richest person in Africa, received the award on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. The billionaire was listed among notable nominees like author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Director-General of Nigeria’s Securities & Exchange Commission, Arunma Oteh but emerged the winner. The ...

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Using military and new protocols, U.S. ramps up Ebola response

The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team will start training even as Americans’ anxiety about the spread of the virus abates with 43 people declared risk free. The government’s new guidelines, which were set to come out at 7 p.m. EDT on Monday, were expected to tell health ...

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Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf urges world help on Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the whole world has a stake in the fight against Ebola. In a “letter to the world” broadcast on the BBC, she said the disease “respects no borders”, and that every country had to do all it could to help fight it. President Johnson Sirleaf added that a generation of Africans were at risk ...

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Those who invented Ebola must be punished – Palmer Buckle

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Reverend Charles Palmer Buckle, has urged the international community not to ignore reports that Ebola was created in some laboratories to kill Africans. Speaking to Accra-based Starr FM, Most Reverend Palmer Buckle said, ““Some of us are very sad to hear that, it seems this Ebola virus run out of a laboratory that was ...

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Guinea residents ‘refusing’ Ebola treatment

Residents of the Guinean capital Conakry, hit hard by Ebola, say they are afraid to seek treatment at hospitals for fear of being poisoned by doctors, as the death toll across West Africa passed the 3,000 mark. Local resident Tairu Diallo said on Friday that people living in his neighbourhood refused to seek medical help and instead stayed at home, ...

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Ebola outbreak ‘threatens Liberia’s national existence’

Liberia is facing a “serious threat” to its national existence as the deadly Ebola virus “spreads like wildfire” there, its defence minister says. Brownie Samukai told the UN Security Council that the international response to the crisis was “less than robust”. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that thousands more cases could occur in Liberia, which has been worst ...

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