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    11-Sep-2014 to 12:39

    Anti-smoking campaign launched in Francophone Africa

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) – — The first regional media anti-tobacco campaign has been launched in French-speaking African countries covering Senegal, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso, according to a statement made available to APA Thursday.

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    11-Sep-2014 to 11:46

    Cote d’Ivoire donates 500m francs to help fight Ebola in West Africa

    APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) – — The Ivoirian head of state, Alassane Ouattara will offer CFA500 million francs in an attempt to back the Ebola crusade in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra-Leone, three of the worst-hit countries in Africa, official sources told APA Thursday.

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    11-Sep-2014 to 11:01

    Sierra Leone expects a surge in Ebola cases after shutdown

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Sierra Leone Health ministry officials said they are expecting a 20 per cent surge in the number of cases of the Ebola epidemic at the conclusion of the planned 3-day nationwide shutdown.

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    11-Sep-2014 to 10:54

    Sierra Leone`s economic growth affected by Ebola fight – minister

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone`s economic growth projection for this year has been reduced to a single digit, thanks to high spending on the fight against Ebola, the country`s Minister of Finance said here Wednesday.

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    11-Sep-2014 to 10:46

    MSF worried by air travel restriction to Ebola-hit countries

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The President of the French charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF Belgium), Dr Meinie Nicolai, has said that the air travel ban imposed on Ebola-hit countries poses a threat to their operations amidst the worsening of the Ebola crisis.

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    11-Sep-2014 to 10:38

    Bill, Melinda Gates commit £30m towards Ebola eradication in W/Africa

    APA – London (United Kingdom) — The Microsoft multi-billionaire, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have pledged £30 million towards the fight against the Ebola pandemic in West Africa.

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    11-Sep-2014 to 10:21

    S/Leone: Uncoordinated anti-Ebola communication confuses the public

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — A member of the Presidential Task Force on Ebola in Sierra Leone has criticized the uncoordinated dissemination of messages, describing it as confusing to the public.

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