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UN Ebola head warns against complacency

2015-03-29 19:14

The head of the UN's Ebola fighting force has warned against complacency as the fight against the disease enters its final lap, hailing Guinea for tightening surveillance.

New Ebola infections continue to drop, Guinea still a concern

2015-03-26 07:42

The three nations hardest hit by West Africa’s Ebola epidemic recorded the lowest weekly total of new cases so far this year in the week leading to 22 March, the WHO says.

Ebola death toll tops 10 000

2015-03-13 05:00

More than 10 000 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in west Africa, the World Health Organisation says.

More Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone, no Liberia cases

2015-03-05 08:37

Guinea and Sierra Leone reported 132 new confirmed cases of Ebola in the week to 1 March, an increase over the previous week, the World Health Organisation says.

1.3m back in school in Ebola-hit Guinea

2015-02-13 21:17

More than 1.3 million children have returned to school in Guinea since the restart of lessons that were delayed for months by the Ebola crisis.

50 injured in riots in northern Guinea

2015-02-04 13:11

Around 50 people have been injured in riots in the town of Labé in northern Guinea when people protesting a shake-up in the civil service clashed with security forces, the government says.

Oxfam: Marshall Plan needed for Ebola-hit Africa

2015-01-27 20:54

Ebola-hit west Africa needs a multi-million dollar recovery plan similar to that of war-ravaged Europe in the 1940s, Oxfam has claimed.

Ebola ebbing in West Africa but vigilance needed – WHO

2015-01-22 14:47

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be ebbing, with fewer than 150 cases reported in the past week, but efforts must be pursued to stamp out the deadly disease, the WHO says.

Schools reopen as west Africa turns page on Ebola epidemic

2015-01-20 09:16

Children have trickled back to school in Guinea, where the Ebola epidemic broke out in December 2013, as west Africa cautiously began turning the page on the deadly outbreak.

Schools in Guinea closed amid Ebola to reopen

2015-01-16 14:51

All schools in Guinea are set to open after being closed amid the deadly Ebola outbreak, Guinea’s health minister says.

 

Guinea govt urges dialogue after opposition protest call

2015-03-26 12:18

The government of Ebola-hit Guinea has urged a dialogue after the country’s three main opposition leaders called for renewed protests against President Alpha Conde over upcoming elections.

Guinea trial begins for suspected killers of Ebola workers

2015-03-23 18:00

Trial has begun in a remote region of Guinea of suspects in the killings of five Ebola health workers and three journalists last September.

Ebola vaccine trial will begin in Guinea

2015-03-05 19:36

The first large-scale trial of an Ebola vaccine will begin in Guinea, the World Health Organisation says, weeks after a similar test kicked off in neighbouring Liberia.

Traditional healer 'exorcises' Ebola curse

2015-02-25 21:02

A traditional healer has returned to remove the "curse" from the first Ebola-affected village in Guinea.

Violent protests in Guinea after imam's arrest

2015-02-09 20:02

Around a dozen Guineans have been wounded in clashes with police after the arrest of an imam who led funeral prayers for a suspected victim of Ebola.

AU pledges Ebola fund

2015-01-28 19:07

The African Union plans to launch an Ebola Solidarity Fund as aid agency Oxfam warned the continent's leaders needed to keep their promises to boost healthcare.

Senegal opens Guinea border

2015-01-26 19:26

Senegal has reopened its land border with Guinea pointing to the significant efforts of its neighbour in fighting Ebola..

Grenade kills 3 at Guinea sports bar

2015-01-21 11:14

As many as three people have died when a grenade went off at a bar in the Guinean capital Conakry where football fans were celebrating their team's goal in a Africa Cup of Nations game against Ivory Coast.

Mali govt, UN declare country Ebola-free

2015-01-19 11:02

The Malian government and the UN have declared the country free of Ebola after 42 days without any new cases of the deadly virus.

UN: At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain

2015-01-16 09:23

At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain in the three hardest-hit West African countries but new cases are declining and the deadly disease will be defeated, the UN’s Ebola chief says.

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