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Red Cross intensifies Ebola response amidst fears of regional spread

Mohammed Mukhier

Red Cross teams in Guinea and across West Africa are ramping up response efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak. Mohammed Mukhier, IFRC’s Regional Director for Africa Red Cross volunteers and staff Guinea, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone have stepped up surveillance and community sensitisation efforts. To support these live saving activities, the International Federation of Red ...

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Gambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone get $53m AfDB multi-country COVID-19 grant

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday, July 24, 2020 approved a UA 38.15 million ($53.25 million) multi-country grant to The Gambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the form of direct budget support to bolster efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the three West African countries. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina The grant from the African Development Fund (ADF) aims ...

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Greenpeace, Sierra Leone find four illegal fishing cases in four days


Four illegal fishing cases have been found during a joint surveillance mission conducted by Greenpeace and Sierra Leone fishery authorities. Two Chinese vessels and one Korean vessel have been arrested for infringements of Sierra Leone fishing legislation, including possessing or using illegal fishing nets on board, no visible marking and a lack of required paperwork, including log books and authorisation ...

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Sierra Leone, UAE build Solar Park Freetown


Sierra Leone has taken a number of critical steps to commence the implementation of the Solar Park Freetown Project, its promoters have announced. These steps, according to the Sierra Leonean Government and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), include the ratification of the ADFD loan by the government, establishment of a working Project Implementation Unit (PIU) at the Ministry of Energy ...

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