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Ebola response: UK constructing treatment centre in Sierra Leone
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Written by Africa APPG
Image Credit:  DFID A convoy of vehicles loaded with generators and other supplies from DFID arrives at the Kerry Town Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone.  It has been more than a year since the start of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and a disease which started with a fearsome reputation has delivered one of the most horrifying public health crisis in recent history. The... more
Sunday, 15 March 2015
Written by Hetty Bailey, Africa APPG Policy & Research Coordinator
  Image: Photo taken at UKAPPGsIntDev meeting with Amina J Mohammed, Lord Loomba, Lord McConnell & Stephen O'Brien (left to right) March 2015   The meeting was attended by MPs, Peers, NGO representatives and post-2015 liaison officers from a number of government departments and representatives of embassies of the developing world. The Meeting was... more
Friday, 13 March 2015
Written by Website Editor
Click image to read the full article: Voluminous life of West Africa’s BoJo, 12 February 2015 Other Media from launch of My Watch: Obasanjo's Autobiography:  Daily Trust: Obasanjo: It’s an insult to question Buhari’s credentials, Thu, 12 February 2015 -Ibrahim Chinoko - Launch Of Obasanjo's Book 'My Watch' In London (PHOTOS) -... more
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
  Copies of Former President Olusegun Obasanjo's 'My Watch' are being sold by Arthur Probsthain and Central Books. To purchase these books please contact:   Arthur Probsthain’s Bookshop  41 Great Russell Street, City of London, Greater London WC1B 3PE or 020 7636 1096     Central Books Mail Order Department... more
Friday, 13 February 2015
Written by Hetty Bailey, Africa APPG Policy & Research Coordinator
Market in Kolahun City, Lofa County, Liberia      Image credit: FAO Liberia (This is a memo from the joint meeting with the Africa APPG on APPG on Agriculture & Food for Development on 2nd February 2015. Audio recording available here.) In 2014 the Famine Early Warning Network predicted that, if the Ebola outbreak continued unabated, West Africa could experience a... more