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Monthly Archives: September 2014

GTBank MD breaks silence on recent Bank heist

Tuesday 30th September 2014

The newly appointed managing director and chief executive officer of Guaranty Trust Bank Gambia Limited has broken silence the on the recent armed robbery that took place at the bank’s branch in Bakau Newtown almost three weeks ago. The incident … Continue reading

Ebola lockdown in Sierra Leone

Wednesday 24th September 2014

Sierra Leone is one of the countries worst affected by the outbreak. On a 3 day lockdown they say more than a million households were surveyed and 130 new cases discovered. More than 90 bodies have been recovered across Sierra … Continue reading

US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles military’s mission in Africa

Tuesday 16th September 2014

The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration’s Ebola virus-response strategy, the White House said late Monday night.’U.S. Africa Command will set up a Joint … Continue reading

Ebola Outbreak Is a ‘Serious Threat’ to Liberia’s Existence, Says Minister

Wednesday 10th September 2014

The epidemic reveals the nation’s “persistent and profound institutional weaknesses” The Ebola virus is “spreading like wildfire and devouring everything in its path,” Liberia’s Defense Minister Brownie Samukai told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, adding that the outbreak poses … Continue reading

Imperial researcher to lead Ebola vaccine trial in the Gambia

Friday 5th September 2014

The first multi-site trial of an Ebola vaccine has been announced and Professor Beate Kampmann’s team will run the Gambia arm of the trial. Ebola is a viral illness spread by contact with bodily fluids which can cause fever, vomiting, … Continue reading

Ebola outbreak: call to send in military to west Africa to help curb epidemic

Thursday 4th September 2014

Head of Médecins sans Frontières says the world is ‘losing the battle’ as cases and deaths continue to surge. Military teams should be sent to west Africa immediately if there is to be any hope of controlling the Ebola epidemic, … Continue reading

Ebola crisis: Five ways to avoid the deadly virus

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Ebola is one of the world’s most deadly viruses but is not airborne, so cannot be caught like flu. Medical experts say avoiding it should be quite easy if you follow these tips: 1. Soap and water Wash your hands … Continue reading

Understanding Ebola

Monday 1st September 2014

What are Ebola’s symptoms? Early symptoms include sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headaches and a sore throat. These symptoms can appear two to 21 days after infection.The WHO says these nonspecific early symptoms can be mistaken for signs … Continue reading