Guinea: Malabo gives Guinea 500,000 euros to fight Ebola

Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Equatorial Guinea's President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Bassogo, announced on Friday in Conakry the donation of 500,000 euros to Guinea to fight against Ebola that has killed thousands of people in Guinea.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his host President Alpha Conde, the leader of the Equatorial Guinea reiterated his decision to organize in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, in July, a conference on the Ebola epidemic that was still prevalent in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Liberia, the third country that was badly hit by the disease, has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to WHO, the epidemic has claimed more than 10,000 lives in the three countries in West Africa.

Mr. Nguema, who was on a 48-hour state visit to Guinea, the first of its kind, also indicated that in July, Malabo would also host an economic forum for Guinean businessmen.

President Obiang Nguema came to power in August 1979 following a coup.
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19 june 2015 21:13:51

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