Sarah Sawyer

11 Flips | 2 Magazines | 3 Likes | @Sarah_Sawyer | Keep up with Sarah Sawyer on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Sarah Sawyer”

Ivory Coast women form cocoa collective – in pictures

Ivory Coast is the world’s largest exporter of the beans used to make chocolate, with most of the crops coming from small farms or collectives. One of these is known as Blayeya, a women’s-only association in which each member owns a field and the labour is shared. Photographer <b>Thierry Gouegnon</b> …

Aiman on Twitter: "Eid in the Ivory Coast. http://t.co/DPHwxSZyiu"

Ghana files arbitration suit over border dispute with Ivory Coast

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana has taken legal action under a U.N. convention to resolve a maritime border dispute with Ivory Coast over water close to oil fields licensed by British firm Tullow Oil.<p>Ghanaian Attorney General Marrieta Brew Appiah-Oppong said oil companies could continue to operate during …

Ebola poses threat to Ivory Coast cocoa output, exporters say

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Cocoa exporters in the Ivory Coast are fuelling market fears of potential supply shortages that have driven prices to 3-1/2 year highs, warning output could drop dramatically if the Ebola virus spills into the world’s top grower.<p>Workers pack bags of cocoa beans outside an …

Ebola outbreak prompts food shortage fears in Liberia

Liberia’s government is struggling to secure food supplies as quarantines and border closures aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak disrupt its farmers and pile pressure on food imports.<p>The agricultural sector has been hardest hit by the Ebola crisis, which has crippled domestic food production, …

Battling Ebola: Two doctors for a county of 85,000 people

Meet Dr. Gorbee Logan, the county health director for Bomi County in Liberia.<p>You have now met half the medical team in Bomi County.<p>There are two doctors in the entire county. I don't mean two doctors to treat Ebola patients but two doctors, period.<p>Two doctors to take care of Ebola patients, plus …

Doctor treats Ebola with HIV drug in Liberia -- seemingly successfully

A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he's had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug.<p>Dr. Gorbee Logan has given the drug, lamivudine, to 15 Ebola patients, and all but two survived. That's about a 13% mortality rate.<p>Across West Africa, …

Liberia facing massive shortage of foreign help against Ebola - U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Liberia, the West African state hardest-hit by the worst Ebola outbreak in history, remains gravely short of foreign health care workers despite repeated pleas for help, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday.<p>A volunteer health worker practises using a personal protective …

Mass delivery of Ebola protection kits starts in Liberia

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A mass delivery of almost half a million household kits to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa began on Thursday with the first batch of 9,000 packages containing gloves, soap and chlorine arriving in Liberia.<p>A man stands at the gate of …