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27 Jul 2018 description
report EastAfrican

By KEMO CHAM

Researchers in Sierra Leone have found a new strain of the Ebola virus, the government said on Thursday.

The virus was discovered in bats in northern Bombali region by scientists in a joint US-West African study funded by USAid.

The finding comes two years after end of the worst-ever Ebola outbreak that killed more than 11,000 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

But researchers say the new Bombali virus is distinct from other Ebola virus strains and it is not yet known whether it could develop into the deadly disease.

23 Sep 2015 description
report EastAfrican

IN SUMMARY

  • The Emergency Operations Centres will serve as central coordination offices in the respective countries for response to an Ebola emergency or any other public health threat.

In order to coordinate regional response to future public health emergencies, the United States has helped establish Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) in the three Ebola-hit West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

12 Nov 2014 description
report EastAfrican

By KEMO CHAM in Freetown

IN SUMMARY

12 Oct 2009 description
report EastAfrican

By LEONARD MAGOMBA

Tanzania is among seven cassava growing countries in Africa set to benefit from $5.3 million funding from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.

Under the project "Unleashing the Power of Cassava in Africa (UPoCA)" farmers will be financed to increase production in the next two years.

Also to benefit are farmers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

According to the project co-ordinator John Msemo, over 15,000 farmers around the country will benefit from new breed cassava seed in the …