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29 Sep 2015 description
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NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- China is drawing up a plan to help Sierra Leone and two other Ebola-inflicted African countries with economic and social reconstruction and mutually beneficial cooperation, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Sunday.

During his meeting with Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma in New York, Xi said relations between their two countries are a real testimony to the phrase "a friend in need is a friend indeed."

10 Aug 2015 description
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FREETOWN, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has pledged China's full support in Sierra Leone's post-Ebola recovery programme, ranging from health system rebuilding to infrastructure and industrialization cooperation.

Wang Yi reveal this during a meeting with Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma on Saturday at the start of his tri-nation tour of the three West African nations hardly hit by the Ebola virus, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

24 Dec 2014 description
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BEIJING, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- The second group of Chinese medical experts left for Sierra Leone early Saturday to assist in the prevention and control of the Ebola virus, said a statement released by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The 14 expert members of the team will offer training to 4,000 personnel in Sierra Leone.

22 Nov 2014 description
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BEIJING, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- China's largest health rescue overseas has completed, with nine passenger planes and freighters uniting efforts in Ebola-hit countries, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

Between Aug. 10 to Nov. 16, the CAAC dispatched nine aircraft from domestic airlines including China Eastern Airlines and China Cargo Airlines to transport 282 medical staff and 767 tonnes of medical materials to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, CAAC deputy director Wang Zhiqing said on Wednesday.

06 Nov 2014 description
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English.news.cn | 2014-11-05 21:57:30 | Editor: Fu Peng

BEIJING, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- China plans to send over 1,000 medical workers and experts to West Africa in the coming months in its latest bid to aid African countries' fight against the Ebola virus.

A team of 12 public health trainers will leave for Sierra Leone on Sunday, according to a document issued at a conference on the aid programs held by the National Health and Family Planning Commission on Wednesday.

22 Oct 2014 description
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TAIPEI, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Health departments in Taiwan are gearing up for potential Ebola cases as the fatal virus rages through West Africa.

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou urged the island's health departments to map out a pandemic prevention plan and check medical resources while asking the public to stay calm at a meeting on Tuesday.

"There is no need to panic since we have rich experience in dealing with epidemics," Ma said, also stressing that Ebola spreads through body fluids, unlike airborne SARS.

17 Oct 2014 description
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MILAN, Italy, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday pledged at least 100 million yuan's (16 million U.S. dollars) worth of additional aid to help West Africa fight the deadly Ebola outbreak.

The pledge was made by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit here.

In his remarks, Li said the Chinese government stands ready to fight Ebola, which poses a grave threat to global public health, along with the international community till victory.

09 Oct 2014 description
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BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- China has made a deal with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to provide food aid to three African countries hit by Ebola, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.

China will provide 6 million U.S. dollars to the WFP, which will use the money to procure and send food to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, a statement from the ministry said.

The move is part of a third round of aid by the Chinese government to fight Ebola announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sept. 18.

19 Sep 2014 description
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NEW DELHI, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping announced here Thursday an aid package of 200 million yuan (about 32.54 million U.S. dollars) for West African countries to combat Ebola, including Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

The aid will include cash, food and materials, announced Xi who is on a state visit to India, adding that his country will also provide the World Health Organization with 2 million dollars in cash and give the African Union the same amount.

04 Dec 2009 description
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FREETOWN, Dec 03, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Japan provides UNICEF 1.3 mln USD for health projects in Sierra Leone Japan provides UNICEF 1.3 mln USD for health projects in Sierra Leone

The government of Japan has provided UNICEF 1.3 million U. S.

07 Nov 2009 description
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BEIJING, Nov 07, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- For children living in peace, war is the stuff of fast-paced action movies or high-adrenaline computer games. Yet today, an astounding figure released by UNICEF shows that more than 250,000 children are fighting in wars and armed conflicts worldwide and witnessing atrocities.

From the "little bees" of Colombia to the "baby brigades" of Sri Lanka, boys and girls, some as young as six, have been transformed into small but highly efficient killing machines.

But what happens to child soldiers when the guns fall silent?

14 Sep 2009 description
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LAGOS, Sep 14, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Nigerian federal government on Saturday entered a bilateral agreement with the government of Sierra Leone toward the deployment of 130 volunteers of the Technical Aids Corps (TAC) to that country, the Guardian newspaper reported on Monday.

The provision of the TAC country agreement raises the level of bilateral assistance to Sierra Leone and is partly in furtherance of a cardinal objective of citizens' diplomacy.

Nigeria lost 1,000 soldiers who were on peacekeeping duties in Sierra Leone even as the country is still in its post-civil …

08 Sep 2009 description
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Accra, Sep 08, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A two-day meeting on how to enhance information on aid flows between donors and recipient countries to ensure predictability and easy monitoring of the use of resources opened in Accra on Tuesday.

The workshop which is being held under the auspices of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) is an attempt by stakeholders to make information about aid flows more available and accessible to all stakeholders, particularly partner countries.

Representatives of partner countries from West and Central Africa, and Civil Society …

31 Aug 2009 description
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ACCRA, Aug 31, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Germany on Monday stated that peace and security should be viewed as the topmost priority for accelerated development in Africa.

Hans Christian Winkler, Deputy German Ambassador to Ghana, said: "Germany's policy towards Africa is value-based; its principles are respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

"Yet Germany also has clearly defined interests.

05 Dec 2007 description
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GENEVA, Dec 5, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that it is supporting a yellow fever prevention campaign in West Africa which aims to vaccinate at least 48 million people in three years.

The campaign will start this week with the vaccination of 3.1 million people in Senegal, and the final goal is to increase yellow fever vaccination coverage to at least 80 percent of the targeted population across West Africa, WHO said in a statement.

After Senegal, the vaccination efforts will continue in high risk areas of Benin, Burkina Faso, …

23 Jan 2007 description
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ULAN BATOR, Jan 23, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Mongolia has finished the rotation of its 200-strong peacekeeping force in Sierra Leone.

The Mongolian peacekeeping troops returned to Ulan Bator on Tuesday, just a few days after their replacements joined the peacekeeping mission in the battered Western African country, Mongolian military officials told local media.

In January 2006, Mongolia sent its first batch of peacekeeping troops to Sierra Leone, carrying out tasks such as patrols as well as ensuring the security of the activities of a U.N.

22 Dec 2005 description
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ULAN BATOR, Dec 22, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Mongolia is to send around 200 peacekeepers to Sierra Leone to join a UN peacekeeping mission, local media reported on Thursday.

15 Sep 2005 description
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MOSCOW, Sept 15, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Russia is to start withdrawing its peacekeepers from Sierra Leone on Friday five years after it joined the UN mission in that west African country.

"The withdrawal of the air force detachment from Sierra Leone will begin on Sept. 16-17 and end on Sept. 24-25," Russian Air Force Commander Gen. Vladimir Mikhailov said Thursday.

29 Mar 2005 description
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MONROVIA, Mar 29, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Liberia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Sierra Leone for the repatriation of 435 Liberian soldiers and militiamen, an official from Liberia's Ministry of Defense said here Tuesday.

The soldiers and militiamen were among those who sought refuge in Sierra Leone when they "refused" to further participate in the Liberian civil crisis, said the official who refused to be identified.

Attending a one-day workshop on the "role of the military in post-conflict reconstruction of Liberia" in …

11 Mar 2005 description
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TOKYO, Mar 11, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Japan will give 38.5 million US dollars in grant aid to seven conflict-torn African countries through UN organizations to support their reconstruction, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Of the total, 9.28 million dollars will go to Uganda to boost assistance to refugees in the country, while 7.57 million dollars will be used to help the Democratic Republic of the Congo hold elections.