Latest News August 1, 2015

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  • Nigeria: Buhari Releases Support Funds for Boko Haram Victims
    [Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Head of Service of the Federation Danladi Kifasi to facilitate the immediate release of the N5 billion which the federal government pledged last August for terror Victims Support Fund.
  • Cameroon: Cameroon, Nigeria Pushes Fight Against Boko Haram
    [Deutsche Welle] The presidents of Nigeria and Cameroon have announced that they will be launching a multinational army to attack and eradicate the Boko Haram militant group. Chad, Benin and Niger will also be committing troops.
  • Liberia: Ebola Effect Ripples On in Liberian Schools
    [IRIN] Monrovia -When pupils in Liberia returned to school in March after a six-month Ebola-enforced closure they thought they would be studying for the next eight months straight, making up for lost learning time.
  • Sudan: New Militant Settlers Rape Farmers in East Jebel Marra
    [Radio Dabanga] Tabit / Dolma -Sexual violence against women who tend farms escalated this week, as nine were raped near Tabit and Dolma in East Jebel Marra. There were under-aged among the victims.
  • Nigeria: Suicide Bomber Kills Many in Maiduguri Park
    [Leadership] A female suicide bomber riding on a commercial tricycle had detonated some explosives on her body at a crowded grocery market where early rising petty traders go to make wholesale purchase of vegetables in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, security sources and witnesses said.
  • South Africa: One Tune, Different Hymns – Tackling Climate Change in South Africa
    [IPS] Cape Town -Anti-nuclear energy activists are up in arms, and have taken to vigils outside South Africa’s parliament in Cape Town to protest against President Jacob Zuma’s push for nuclear development.
  • West Africa: WHO Announces Possible 'Game Changer' Vaccine
    [UN News] Having achieved its “core objective” of scaling up global action to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response will officially wind down today, transferring its role to the World Health Organization (WHO), which just announced that an experimental vaccine being tested in Guinea appears to be highly effective and could be a “game changer.”
  • Sierra Leone: Ebola Death in Sierra Leone Leads to Mass Quarantine
    [Deutsche Welle] A village in northern Sierra Leone has been placed under quarantine after a post-mortem test revealed a man had died from Ebola. Several hospitals failed to recognize him as a potential victim of the disease.
  • West Africa: Call to Boost Use of New Ebola Vaccine
    [Ebola Deeply] As health experts hail the VSV-EBOV vaccine study a turning point, MSF’s medical director Bertrand Draguez calls for accelerated use of the vaccine in the affected countries. The vaccine was found to be 100 percent effective in a study of about 4000 people in Guinea.

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