Liberia Welcomes Two Presidents from Niger And Benin

President Sirleaf welcomes Thomas Yayi Boni of Benin and Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger MONROVIA, January 8 (LINA)-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the visit of the Presidents of Benin and Niger has further deepened the support and feeling of solidarity that the two countries have for Liberia. The Liberian President said though they were just visiting the country since the Ebola crisis, she was certain that they have been with Liberia in spirit. “You have been with us through messages, telephone calls, through the meetings of ECOWAS that have provided the…

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Kenya coffee earnings jump 17 Percent

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s earnings from exports of its coffee rose 17 percent to $254.2 million during the 2013/14(Oct-Sept) crop season due to improved production and higher prices, the industry regulator said on Thursday. The east African nation is a relatively small coffee grower compared with other producers, but its speciality beans are known for their quality, attracting demand from roasters. Kenya’s Coffee Directorate said farmers benefited from subsidised fertiliser from the government during the period, helping them to raise production by a quarter to 49,475 metric tonnes. Kenyan growers…

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WHO: Sierra Leone Ebola Spread Slowing

APA—Sierra Leone, the country worst affected by Ebola, has 250 new confirmed cases in the past week; but the spread of the deadly virus in the country is slowing down, according to the World Health Organization. The UN special agency for health, WHO, confirmed here, on Thursday, that the epidemic had claimed 8,235 lives out of 20,747 known cases worldwide over the past year. Over all, 838 health workers have been infected, killing 495 of them, says WHO; citing the figures by authorities in nine countries with Guinea, Liberia and…

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Afcons: South Africa Bafana Bafana 23 Man Squad Named

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has named the 23-man squad that will represent South Africa at the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea 2015 tournament which starts next month (17 January to 8 February 2015). Mashaba has kept faith with most of the players that did duty during the AFCON 2015 qualifiers. The coach had called up 34 players to the mini-training camp which started on Friday, 26 December in Johannesburg – with only Dean Furman (England) and Thulani Serero (Netherlands) unable to join the camp. Mashaba has…

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