As Africa Unites Against Ebolaairtel Partners AU to ‘Kick Ebola Out of Africa’ – AllAfrica.com

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By Sahr Morris Jr.Mobile telecommunication operator, Airtel has taken another lead in the fight against the Ebola virus in the country by partnering with the African Union (AU) and eight other mobile network operators in Africa to support the fight against Ebola in West Africa. On Wednesday at the company’s headquarters at Hill Station, Managing Director of Airtel, Sudipto Chowdhury together with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), Retired Major Alfred Palo Conteh and the Minister of Information and Communications, Alhaji Alpha Kanu, officially unveiled a short code – 7979 – where Sierra Leoneans and Airtel subscribers can contribute towards the fight by making a donation of just Le1,000…

Zuma Admitted to Hospital – AllAfrica.com

Johannesburg — President Jacob Zuma was admitted to a hospital in Pretoria for tests on Saturday, the presidency said. “He was admitted to a hospital here in Pretoria,” his spokesman Mac Maharaj told Sapa. “We prefer not to disclose the name of the hospital for privacy reasons.” He said Zuma was advised to rest following a demanding election and transition programme to the new administration. “President Jacob Zuma has… been admitted to hospital for tests. “Doctors are satisfied with his condition,” he said. On Friday, the African National Congress leadership ordered Zuma to take a break. “Following a gruelling election campaign we found that he needed to rest,” the deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said at…

US Committed to Achieving Aids Free Generation – AllAfrica.com

UNITED States Embassy in Zambia Charge d’ Affairs David Young has reiterated his government’s commitment to working with the Zambian Government to achieve an AIDS free generation. Speaking in Lusaka when the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) selected 12 Zambians and honoured them as champions in the fight against HIV, Mr Young said the champions were nominated on the basis of their tireless efforts towards the fight against HIV and AIDS. He said PEPFAR launched a nationwide contest in 2012 to nominate people who have shown out-standing commitment in the communities to help people living with HIV. “Champions fight against stigma and discrimination, telling their stories to increase awareness of HIV and…