Liberia: Latest News
Dana Sanchez, 9:40 pm
Ebola can remain in survivors’ eye fluid, breast milk, spinal fluid and semen for months after their recovery, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many survivors suffer long-term problems such as headaches, joint pain and eye problems. Not much is known about why the symptoms persist. “We cannot rule out the possibility that we’re seeing a flare of the disease because of its emergence from a survivor population,” the CDC said.
Kevin Mwanza, 6:12 am
The World Health Organization (WHO) failed to respond quickly to the Ebola outbreak in three West African countries last year and led to thousands of avoidable death in the region, an independent panel of experts has said. According to the report, failing by WHO to act quickly played a key role in the Ebola disaster that killed over 11,000 people mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone over the last year and half.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:10 am AFKI Original
Tourism is an important industry within many African countries, and technology is helping to contribute positively to the growth and sustainability of tourism across the continent. Despite challenges, tourism is booming and growing in Africa, thanks to a resurgent economy and a more digitally connected world, along with the opportunities that this world now provides.
Dana Sanchez, 11:50 am
Orange’s ACE submarine cable has launched Phase II of a 17,000km fiber optic cable that promises high speed Internet access to the countries where the France-based telcom does business. ACE is the first international submarine cable to land in at least 7 African countries. The new segment will connect Sao Tomé & Principe to South Africa. South Africa is already connected to the rest of the world through five submarine cables.
Julia Austin, 10:04 am AFKI Original
Transportation of product is one of the top logistical issues facing the pharmaceutical industry in Africa. Many pharmaceutical companies will open branches in African cities, and eventually rural areas, say analysts at logistics company DHL. Global pharmaceutical companies are looking to Africa for growth opportunities. Here are some trends to look out for in the African pharmaceutical industry.
Peter Pedroncelli, 10:00 am AFKI Original
South Africa’s MTN Group has been in the global news in recent weeks because of the turmoil that the telecoms company has had with its Nigerian unit. The Africa’s largest telecoms operator was fined a massive $5.2 billion by the Nigerian Communication Commission for allowing 5.1million unregistered sim cards on its network in the West African country. Here are 10 things that you need to know about MTN.
Julia Austin, 5:56 pm
Since there’s always someone at Thanksgiving dinner who doesn’t like turkey, you’re smart to have another meat dish on the table. Bobotie is a traditional African dish with similar look and texture to a casserole—another Thanksgiving table staple. It’s made with minced lamb, beef or both, delicious spices, fruit and nuts.
Kevin Mwanza, 6:43 am
Tourist are slowly heading back to Sierra Leone, one of the three West African countries that was devastated by an Ebola virus outbreak last year, just as the world Health Organization (WHO) declares the country Ebola-free. On Saturday, WHO officially declared the country free from the virus after it passed the 42-day market (two incubation period) without any case.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:24 am
Cote D’Ivoire coach Michel Dussuyer has named the 24-man squad that will play two important 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Liberia later this month, and Yaya Toure was a surprise exclusion from the list. The Manchester City midfielder has recently been nominated for the FIFA Balon D’Or and the African Player of the Year award, but he will not be involved in these crucial games for the Elephants.
Dana Sanchez, 1:53 pm
Land O’Lakes is no stranger to Africa. Until now, the co-op has only done nonprofit work with U.S. government aid. Now it plans to expand north with more commercial deals using South Africa as a base. Land O’ Lakes has current aid programs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
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