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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ends State of Emergency for Ebola

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ends State of Emergency for Ebola

On Thursday, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced that the national state of emergency had come to an end, citing huge advances in the country’s fight against Ebola. In her national address, Sirleaf was sure to make it clear that the fight is not over, but that Liberia appears to be in a good position […]

WHO Announces New Director Amid Ebola Concerns

WHO Announces New Director Amid Ebola Concerns

Amid growing concerns over the way that the World Health Organization (WHO) has handled the growing Ebola outbreak, the UN has announced that they have selected a new director for the Africa arm of the organization. Regional delegates in Benin voted to raise Botswana native Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti to the post, replacing Luis Gomes […]

Burkina Faso Military Called Upon to Surrender Control

Burkina Faso Military Called Upon to Surrender Control

Burkina Faso’s military is currently being called upon to surrender control of the government after former president Blaise Compaoré resigned a few days ago. Compaoré’s resignation was the result of violent protests that erupted following his plans to change the constitution so he could remain in office for a longer term. He has held the […]

Canada Suspends Visa Applications for Ebola Countries

Canada Suspends Visa Applications for Ebola Countries

Canada has suspended all visa applications for nationals and residents of countries in West Africa who are fighting Ebola. This decision follows a similar move by Australia. The Canadian government stated it would not issue and permanent residency visas that may be going through the system for people from the Ebola countries along with the […]

Burkina Faso President Campaore Steps Down

Burkina Faso President Campaore Steps Down

Blaise Campaore, President of Burkina Faso, has issued a statement saying that he has stepped down. Protests have rocked the country since yesterday morning when a group calling for the president to step down after hearing that the Parliament would be considering an amendment allowing Campaore to stay in office beyond the end of his […]

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