Lagos - Local musicians and their counterparts in the continent urged the international community to emulate Nigeria to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola.
The latest artistes to add their voice and signature in a petition to demand that world leaders act, is South African duo, Mafikizolo.
“Ebola is devastating Africa. It's not just Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia that are affected, the disease poses a health and economic threat to the whole continent. That is why we have joined forces with ONE and African icons, including Akon, Fally Ipupa, Ice Prince, Femi Kuti and Angelique Kidjo, to call on African leaders to do more to #EndEbola,” the group said in a statement.
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“Dear world leaders, we are counting on you to quickly make and deliver bold commitments and help end the Ebola epidemic now. More than 5 000 people have died and each day we wait, more are infected. We need to #EndEbola, and create better health systems that will ensure outbreaks like these do not happen again. This is a fight for the whole continent.”
The musicians reminded the leaders of the success recorded by Nigeria.
The country was recently cleared of Ebola, which government stopped on its tracks, although several lives were lost.
“Countries like Nigeria have shown that with quick and adequate action, Ebola can be stopped.”
- CAJ News