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Friday, 04-17-15, 17:19Ebola-Stricken Countries Appeal for Help as Nations Gather for Annual Meetings[World Bank] Leaders of the three hardest-hit countries in West Africa issued a plea for help battling Ebola at a high-level meeting on the crisis Thursday on the eve of the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings. read more...
Friday, 04-17-15, 16:37Ebola-Hit West African Countries Press for Debt Cancellation[RFI] Presidents of west African countries struck by the Ebola virus have called for a cancellation of their debt to aid their economic recovery. As the number of Ebola cases drops, the focus is turning to helping rebuild broken healthcare systems and restarting business. read more...
Friday, 04-17-15, 15:49World Bank Increases Aid to Ebola-Hit West Africa[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Washington -The Ebola crisis and the collapse of Sierra Leone's mining industry are devastating the economies of West Africa, the World Bank said on Friday in announcing a major increase in aid. read more...
Friday, 04-17-15, 15:16World Bank Announces Large Post-Ebola Package[World Bank] The World Bank Group (WBG) announced today that it would provide at least US$650 million during the next 12 to 18 months to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone recover from the devastating social and economic impact of the Ebola crisis and advance their longer-term development needs. The new WBG pledge brings the organization's total financing for Ebola response and recovery efforts to date to US$1.62 billion. read more...
Friday, 04-17-15, 10:58'Dramatic' Progress in Fighting Ebola Must Be Followed By Long-Term Recovery Efforts[UN News] Intense efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in the three most-affected West African countries in will continue, the United Nations health chief said in Washington, DC today, adding that the international community is also looking for ways to build on dramatic recent progress by aiding with efforts aimed at recovery from the outbreak. read more...
Thursday, 04-16-15, 16:17President Obama Pledges Continued U.S. Support in West Africa's Ebola Recovery[Liberia Govt] United States President Barack Obama has emphasized that his government will continue to support the West African countries worse affected by the deadly Ebola virus until the disease is fully eradicated. read more...
Thursday, 04-16-15, 15:09Remarks by the President Barack Obama Before Meeting with West African Leaders on Ebola[U.S. Embassy Monrovia] THE PRESIDENT: Well, I want to welcome Presidents Sirleaf, Koroma and Condé. The United States has a long partnership with Liberia and Sierra Leone and Guinea -- partnerships that prove to be critical in the fight against Ebola. We're here to assess progress today and to look ahead. read more...
Thursday, 04-16-15, 7:42Election Postponement Sparks Protests[Deutsche Welle] After DR Congo and Burundi, Guinea is now experiencing protests sparked by questionable presidential decisions. In the capital Conakry, there have been pitched battles between opposition supporters and security forces. read more...
Wednesday, 04-15-15, 13:59Severe Ebola Drop in Liberia, Guinea, and S/Leone[New Dawn] The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has reported a decline in the number of confirmed Ebola cases in the three most affected Ebola hit countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. read more...
Wednesday, 04-15-15, 8:59Presidents Appeal for Post-Ebola Aid Ahead of Obama Talks[allAfrica] The leaders of the West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak of the past year have called on the international community to support a recovery plan which will promote economic growth, create new jobs and finance the rebuilding of health, education and social protection systems which have been destroyed. read more...

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