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On our Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Program:
“West African Leaders Meet Obama on Ebola Progress”
U.S. President Barack Obama has pledged more assistance to nations in West Africa, as they recover from the devastating Ebola epidemic. Mr. Obama hosted the leaders of the three nations most affected by last year's outbreak, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President Alpha Condé of Guinea, and President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, to assess the progress and talk about recovery efforts. In addition to killing thousands of people, Ebola severely damaged the economies of those countries and their leaders were in Washington last week to seek more help to rebuild. The heads of state also want help to strengthen their health systems to deal with future threats. The West African leaders, during their visit to Washington, also met with officials from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the African Union representative signed an agreement last week for the creation of an African Centers for Disease Control. The U.S. will provide technical advisers and fellowships for the institute, which is expected to launch later this year.
Join us for our live, one-hour television and radio simulcast of a special edition of "Straight Talk Africa" when host Shaka Ssali brings you in-depth interviews with Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Darius Mans, President of Africare.
Taped One on One Interview:
Ernest Bai Koroma
President of Sierra Leone
Taped Interview Guest:
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President of Liberia
Taped Interview Guest:
Darius Mans, Ph.D.
President of Africare
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