September 2014

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LOME (Togo), Sept 30 — China has signed a financial aid agreement worth 420 million FCFA (US$800,000) with Togo to help the West African country to prevent the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The pact was signed Monday by Togolese Prime Minister Arthème Kwesi Séléagodji Ahoomey-Zunu and the Chinese Ambassador to Togo Liu Yuxi. The money will be used to buy

JUBA, South Sudan, September 30, 2014: The attention of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been drawn to allegations that appeared yesterday, in an article that was posted on the pro-armed opposition website nyamile.com, accusing the UNMISS peacekeepers of installing barbed wire fencing around SPLA garrisons in various locations in South Sudan […]

DAKAR/OUGADOUGOU 22 September 2014 (IRIN) – As the Ebola caseload rises to over 5,350, aid agencies and governments in countries not yet affected by the deadly virus are gearing up for its potential spread across new borders by pre-positioning supplies…

ABIDJAN 19 September 2014 (IRIN) – Halted for several months, the voluntary repatriation of Ivoirian refugees in Liberia was to have resumed in July. However, the Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Liberia has led the Ivoirian authorities to close the country’s borders to prevent the disease from spreading, suspending refugee returns until further notice.

ADDIS ABABA 15 September 2014 (IRIN) – Smallholder farmers, who hold over 80 percent of all farms in sub-Saharan Africa, are struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperature and erratic rains, according to the 2014 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AA…