Author: Michael Harrington

Sierra Leone: Government sued over mishandling of Ebola’s funds

LONDON, UK –While the world lends support in terms of resources and comfort when the dead Ebola virus hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, governments in the three countries are accused of not doing a good job in responding.  The allegation of corruption has flooded several investigative reports and audits’ findings regarding the donated Ebola funds. This week, two Sierra Leone health workers who endured Ebola crisis are litigating their government for purportedly mishandling funds during the spate. The two Ebola survivors are said to be blaming a lack of resources provided by the government for their contamination and...

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New Study in UK says Cannabis Constituent May Treat Psychosis

A Cannabis Dispensary in St. Paul’s, Minnesota LONDON, UK –A new study has found that cannabis is, after all, a substance with some potential for good.  According to the study, an ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD has revealed a capacity in a clinical trial as a probable new therapy for psychosis, scientists said Friday. In exploration containing 88 people with psychosis, a severe mental disorder pigeon-holed by anxiety, paranoia, and hallucinations, scientists established that patients treated with CBD had lesser levels of psychotic symptoms than those who received a placebo. The study also found that those treated...

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Saudi-supported military grouping to facilitate G5 Sahel fight

The Islamic Alliance Of Turkey And Saudi Arabia LONDON, UK —The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken its opposition to terrorism more seriously than any other Muslim country has ever done.   Apart from providing financial support alone, a Saudi-backed Islamic military coalition will provide logistical, intelligence and training to a new West African counter-terrorism force that is struggling to get off the ground, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said. Adel al-Jubeir signals the involvement in the Sahel of a Muslim military alliance widely seen as a vehicle for countering the growing influence of Riyadh’s rival Iran. Saudi Arabia and the...

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Saudi Arabia pledges $100 million to G5 Sahel Force

The Saudi royals CAIRO, EGYPT—The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has pledged $100 million United States dollars to the new African-led regional force, the G5 Sahel regional military force, tasked to fight extremism in the West Africa’s Sahel region, according to authorities of the force on Monday. The United Nations-backed counter-terrorism initiative, which is known as the G5 Force and includes Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, and Mauritania, has a 5,000-strong battalion of trained and experienced military troops that are expected to operate within the Sahel region.  The region has been occupied and criminalized by structural instability and illegal activities,...

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Ghana, Italy resolved to heighten bilateral relations

President-Akufo-Addo introducing members of his government to the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Ghana ACCRA, GHANA – The leaders of the West African nation of Ghana and Italy have resolved to deepen their two countries bilateral relations and explore areas of mutual interest. Addressing a joint press conference at the presidency after holding bilateral talks with the visiting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Accra, Ghana, host president Nana Akufo-Addo lauded the cordial relationship between Ghana and Italy. Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said the relations between Ghana and Italy go several years back and that the arrival of...

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