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The Ebola epidemic may not end by June, as suggested by the ‘Plos Biology’, but the nation is making progress in the fight against the virus, to the point of assisting nearby Sierra Leone, where the situation is more critical.
A future of peace and participation is built together with classmates, even in a classroom lacking plaster glass in the windows said Radio Culture, which has organized a theatrical contest featuring the participation of hundreds of schools in Sierra Leone every year.
Health officials in Sierra Leone on Thursday said 45 people died from Lassa fever in the first nine months of the year. According to the head of the Health ministry's national disease surveillance, Foday Dafae, up to 152 cases of Lassa fever, which can be transmitted by bush rats, had so far been confirmed for the same period. The health official indicated that numerous cases of the disease, which migrated from the forest region of the east to the savannah grasslands of the north, have been registered also in the city of Makeni.
With the ratification by the government of Benin, the 'Convention against the proliferation of light and small caliber weapons' (ALPC) adopted in June 2006 in Abuja by the 15 member states of Western African States Economic Community (ECOWAS).
The Dakar based organism issued a note saying that the importance of Benin's ratification last September 29, (joining Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo), allows for the convention to be adopted.
Three people were killed and 11 wounded after police opened fire to break up a demonstration in the Rotifunk neighbourhood in Freetown against the police force's inability to curb crime. Hospital sources indicated that the injuries were caused by live ammunition and not rubber bullets. According to witnesses, the situation escalated when the demonstrators threatened to torch a police station.