Via Guinéenews.org: Youssou N'Dour cancels his concert in Conakry after closing the borders between Guinea and Senegal. The Google translation:
Reportedly, President Alpha Condé had received in audience the artist and former Senegalese Minister Youssou N'Dour, on Saturday around noon-13H., i.e shortly after the announcement of the closure of the borders of Guinea by neighboring Senegal to prevent the spread of the Ebola Republic.
"Indeed, the concert has indeed been canceled. I think you'll have much more information with the organizers, Orange and Tidjane Word Music. Was told that this is because of the risk of spreading Ebola and Youssou N'Dour wanted to go before closing the air borders of our country," said a source, generally well informed.
To remember that the vice-president of the main opposition party of the Guinean asked yesterday the Guinean government to cancel the concert. Experienced physician, Dr. Fode Fofana Oussou explained that no action would avoid a large-scale spread of Ebola, if the concert was held. Also, the opponent had made Guinean authorities responsible for the consequences of this large scale contagion in which thousands of Guineans were exposed concert with the general public.
Finally, Guineans were likely to be furious on social networks against a purely economic concert that could create serious health problems if it had places concert this Saturday.
So not only is Ebola a public-health problem, it's also a cultural and political problem as well. It's fascinating that possible Guinean responses in social media were a factor in the decision. I'm going to have to explore the Guinean twittersphere.