Via allAfrica.com, a report from the New Democrat in Monrovia:West Africa: Ebola Tops ECOWAS Agenda. Excerpt:
Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are meeting in Accra, Ghana with President John Mahama calling on colleague to, as a matter of urgency, pull resources together to fight the Ebola virus.
The deadly virus has claimed the lives of about 500 people in three West African countries; Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in less than six months.
Speaking at the opening of the 45th ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Accra, President Mahama said there is an urgent need for adequate resources "to speed up the containment effort."
The Ebola outbreak has infected 759 people and about 467 of them have been killed. This thus, has compelled the West African sub-region leaders to collectively put measures in place to contain the situation.