Addis Ababa Mission holds Interfaith Prayer Service for Sierra Leone

The Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Addis Ababa on Thursday 8th January 2015 held an Interfaith Prayer Service for Sierra Leone at the Embassy's Chancery.

The Interfaith Prayer Service aimed at offering prayers for the country as the New Year commences especially at this time when the country is faced with an emergency situation in the fight against the Ebola virus disease.

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2014 Brought Advances, Setbacks in Battling Diseases

Researchers and doctors made advances in battling Ebola and treating other deadly viruses in 2014, but the fight against other diseases — those treated with antibiotics — suffered a major setback.

Throughout the year, health workers labored to care for Ebola patients in West Africa while scientists fast-tracked treatments and anti-Ebola vaccines. Some are already in clinical trials. Others will be in early 2015.

The number of new infections is slowing, but until that number gets to zero, the disease could come raging back.

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Sierra Leone Announces New, Extended Anti-Ebola Measures

Sierra Leone Sunday introduced new Ebola screening measures at the Freetown International Airport after two workers apparently contracted the virus. 

Government spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay said the measures are intended to reassure the public.

“We just had a case few days ago wherein a worker at the airport, who is attached to the restaurant, got infected with confirmed Ebola. That was a red flag for us recognizing that, since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, we have not exported any patient out of our airports who had confirmed to be Ebola positive based on the symptoms,” he said.

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Gambia bans flights from Ebola-hit nations

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) - The Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials told AFP on Tuesday.

Staff at Banjul International Airport said on condition of anonymity that President Yahya Jammeh had ordered airlines to cancel all flights from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

"This decision by the Gambian authorities has left prospective passengers travelling to Banjul ... stranded in these west African countries," said an airport official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"Brussels Airlines, which transits in Freetown from Europe, is only allowed to drop passengers there, but not pick anyone up."

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President Koroma Launches Blueprint for Youth Development

President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has on Tuesday 15th April described the launch of the National Youth Programme (2014-2018) document as a Blue Print for Youth Development in the country.

" It is the guideline for deepening youth integration in our Agenda for Prosperity; it is the blueprint for the development of the most energetic, the most creative and most dedicated section of our society."

The event held at the Miatta Conference Center under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth Affairs attracted youth of all works of life, cabinet ministers as well as senior government officials.

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Suspected Ebola Cases In Sierra Leone Tests Positive For Lassa Fever

In an update concerning the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the numbers have increased both in Guinea and Liberia. According to the World Health Organization(WHO), as of 9 April, a cumulative total of 158 clinically compatible cases, including 101 deaths have been officially reported in Guinea. 66 of the clinical cases have been laboratory confirmed.

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The 11th Maghreb, Mediterranean, MidEast Upstream Conference 2014 will be held in Cyprus






The 11th Maghreb, Mediterranean, MidEast Upstream Conference 2014 will be held in Cyprus

This meeting brings together key Governments, National Oil Companies and leading corporate players

NICOSIA, Cyprus, April 1, 2014/ -- Global Pacific & Partners ( announce the 11th Maghreb, Mediterranean, MidEast Upstream Conference 2014 from 20th to 21st May, at the Hilton Hotel in Nicosia, Cyprus, with the support of the European Rim Policy and Investment Council.


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This meeting brings together key Governments, National Oil Companies and leading corporate players, and is the longest and most established upstream meeting on this region of its kind.

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