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West African Presidents Outline Post-Ebola Aid Appeal Ahead Of Meeting With Obama Wednesday

AllAfrica: West Africa: Presidents Appeal for Post-Ebola Aid Ahead of Obama Talks
“…In a guest column published on AllAfrica ahead of a meeting with President Barack Obama of the United States on Wednesday, Presidents Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Alpha Conde of Guinea, and Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone identify five key elements in their appeal for help: Building resilient public health systems; Developing transport, power and telecommunications infrastructure to bring about regional integration; Backing for private sector-led recovery efforts, and a resumption of air travel in the region; Technical and financial support for immediate cash help to the most vulnerable people hit by the Ebola crisis; and [a] total cancellation of the countries’ foreign debt…” (4/15).

Reuters: Obama to meet West African presidents on Wednesday to discuss Ebola
“U.S. President Barack Obama is due to meet the presidents of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone on Wednesday to discuss progress on the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the White House National Security Council said on Twitter” (Rampton, 4/14).

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