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Food and nutrition in Africa: a long road ahead

In Johannesberg, IPS interviewed Dr.Bernadette Lahai, a Sierra Leonean politician and the current Minority Leader of Parliament, on the the Pan African Parliament Food and Nutrition Security Agenda. She is the leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party in the House of Parliament. She is also the Vice President of the Pan African Parliament.

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Ebola Recovery Funds Impossible to Track, Says New Study

When the Ebola epidemic devastated three West African countries – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea two years ago – the international community responded with pledges of over $5.8 billion in funds to fight the disease which has killed over 11,300 people. But six months after the International Conference on Ebola Recovery, hosted by the United Nations, about $1.9 billion worth of promised funds have not been delivered, while “scant information” is available about the remaining $3.9 billion, according to a new study released here by Oxfam International.

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West Africa Ebola Outbreak declared Over

Brussels – It’s been a long, hard fight, but the World Health Organization has finally announced that West Africa is Ebola-free. Afronline.org publishes a summary of the results of the Ebola-Tx trial of the effect of treating Ebola patients with plasma from Ebola, a project funded by the European Union and led by the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM).

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Sierra Leone VP Sam-Sumana Seeks Asylum

Sierra Leone’s Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana has gone into hiding while he seeks political asylum at the US embassy in the capital, Freetown. Sam-Sumana told the BBC he and his wife fled their home after “a tip-off” that soldiers were surrounding it. The move comes a week after his expulsion from the ruling party.

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Desolate Sierra Leonean Living Rough in UK Spurs Fund Drive

The somber face of a young man from Sierra Leone has become the emblem of Ebola’s living survivors, suffering in silence without families, papers, or homes.

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A Marshall plan to defeat Ebola

The over 5 billion euros pledged by the international community, and already partially delivered to the three most hit countries in West Africa, aren’t enough, according to the heads of state of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In order to beat Ebola, a Marshall plan is necessary.

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