Category Archives: TRADE BODY

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Business leaders to seek remedy from court

The business community will go to court next week, seeking a remedy from the ongoing political impasse that has severely affected day-to-day businesses activities. “We are losing money, losing business,”…

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Ebola vaccine trial ‘interrupted’ due to joint pains

The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine in Switzerland has been interrupted after some patients complained of joint pains in their hands and feet. The trial was stopped one week…

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Ebola crisis now ‘stable’ in Guinea, WHO says

The Ebola outbreak is now “stable” in Guinea, where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says. There were still some flare ups in the south-east, but things were…

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Ebola outbreak: MSF says new Liberia tactics needed

New rapid response tactics are needed to defeat the Ebola virus in Liberia, according to the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). More than 6,600 people have been infected in the…

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Ebola outbreak: Africa sets up $28.5m crisis fund

Top African business leaders have established an emergency fund to help countries hit by the Ebola outbreak. A pledging meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, raised $28.5m to deploy at least…

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UN chief defends returning Ebola aid workers

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said discrimination against aid workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is “unacceptable”. Strict quarantine rules are hampering aid efforts when…

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Ebola quarantine test looms in US

A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will. In a test case…

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US hails West Africa Ebola progress

The US has praised Ebola-hit West African nations and foreign donors for their efforts in tackling the outbreak. America’s UN envoy Samantha Power, on a visit to the region, said…

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Ebola: US nurse ‘to take legal action’ over confinement

A US nurse held in quarantine in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa says she will challenge her confinement in a federal court. Kaci Hickox said she…

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Ebola outbreak: US nurse criticises quarantine treatment

A nurse quarantined on her return to the US from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has criticised the way she was dealt with at Newark airport. Kaci Hickox said…