Saturday, September 27, 2014

BREAKING - Gambian President claims to have cure for the Ebola virus

Fresh from his New York trip to attend the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations, Yaya Jammeh, the president of The Gambia took to national radio and television in the Gambian capital to claim that the herbs that he use to 'cure' HIV/AIDS can also cure the Ebola virus.

He claimed to have disclosed the potential of his herbal cures to the President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, whose country is ravaged by the disease and who was recently the recipient of a $ 500,000 donation from the idiosyncratic Gambian dictator.

According to WHO, the disease in Sierra Leone "continues to deteriorate" blaming the sharp increase in the number of new cases in the capital city of Freetown.

The international community must be worried, especially at a time when the outbreak of the Ebola virus seems to be out of control in the three countries most affected i.e. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

The advances of the virus highlighted at the just concluded General Assembly of the United Nations, is expected to kill  more people in the affected countries threatening but both live and the economies in the region.  Already the disease is negatively impacting agricultural production and food prices.

Yaya Jammeh's mental state has always been a subject of discussion behind closed doors.  With this preposterous announcement, it is probably time for the mental and psychological state of the Gambian dictator be questioned openly.

Meanwhile, every effort must be made to ensure that Jammeh will not interfere in any way, shape or form with the international effort led by the United States and the Center for Communicable Disease (CDC), an effort characterized by the American president as the "largest international response in the history of the CDC."