US doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia outbreak

2014-07-27 18:56

An American doctor battling West Africa's Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, his aid agency says.

Death toll from W Africa Ebola outbreak hits 603

2014-07-15 13:03

The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has spiked to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported in the last week alone, the World Health Organisation says.

Ebola response centre to be set up in Guinea

2014-07-11 22:24

A regional centre is being set up in Guinea to co-ordinate the response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola that has killed hundreds of people in west Africa, the World Health Organisation says.

Ebola death toll now 518: WHO

2014-07-09 02:30

The number of people believed to have died from Ebola in west Africa has jumped to 518, the World Health Organization says.

MSF: Ebola out of control

2014-06-20 20:37

Doctors Without Borders says the West Africa Ebola outbreak is 'totally out of control,' and more help is needed.

Dozens hospitalised after eating petrol-laced rice

2014-06-18 09:17

Dozens of people in Guinea’s capital Conakry have been hospitalised after eating rice cooked with petrol, doctors say.

Ebola death toll keeps rising

2014-06-10 18:34

Precautions and prayers have been called for in three West African countries as the Ebola toll keeps climbing.

Ebola outbreak 'situation serious' - WHO

2014-05-29 20:25

Guinea's capital Conakry has recorded its first new Ebola cases in more than a month, according to the World Health Organisation.

Survivors of Ebola face stigma

2014-04-27 22:25

The doctor has beaten the odds and survived Ebola, but he still has one more problem: The stigma of the deadly disease.

Ebola has killed 61 in Guinea since January

2014-04-19 19:15

The Ebola virus has claimed 61 lives in Guinea out of 109 laboratory-confirmed cases since January, the government says.

Mali remains 'free' of deadly Ebola epidemic

2014-04-16 09:25

Mali says it is clear of the Ebola epidemic suspected to be behind at least 130 deaths this year in Guinea and Liberia.

Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121

2014-04-15 11:41

The World Health Organisation says an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people.

Minister: Guinea Ebola outbreak under control

2014-04-14 20:05

Guinea's Foreign Minister Francois Fall has said the west African country has brought the spread of the deadly haemorrhagic Ebola virus under control.

Ebola outbreak: Guineans in shock

2014-04-11 13:19

An Ebola outbreak which has killed more than 100 people in Guinea has left communities asking why the disease has attacked their country.

WHO unveils emergency moves against Ebola

2014-04-10 11:57

WHO has launched a raft of emergency measures in the Guinean capital Conakry to control an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has so far killed a hundred people across the country.

Ebola virus kills more than 100 West Africans

2014-04-08 20:10

The deadly Ebola virus has continued to spread in West Africa, where it has killed more than 100 people, health authorities say.

Guinea raises Ebola death toll to 95

2014-04-07 20:26

Guinea's government has raised the death toll in the Ebola epidemic raging through its southern forests and capital to 95.

Ebola-hit Guinea calls for calm

2014-04-05 18:06

Guinea has appealed for calm in the Ebola-hit south of the country after international aid workers battling to contain an outbreak of the deadly virus were attacked by a mob.

Mali reports 3 suspected Ebola cases

2014-04-04 07:32

Mali says it has detected three suspected victims of Ebola, the deadly disease that has killed 84 people in Guinea.

Liberia reports suspected Ebola outbreak

2014-04-03 15:53

Liberia has said it was dealing with its first suspected Ebola case thought to be unconnected to the epidemic raging in Guinea and to have originated separately in its borders.

Guinea Ebola death toll rises to 83

2014-04-02 22:30

The Ebola death toll in Guinea has risen to 83, while 127 cases have been confirmed, health authorities say.

5 new Ebola cases in Guinea, says WHO

2014-04-02 15:32

Five new cases of the deadly Ebola virus have been recorded in Guinea in the past 24 hours, the World Health Organisation says.

Ebola outbreak: Morocco steps up guard

2014-04-01 13:02

Morocco has announced extra health screening measures at entry points to the country, in particular at Casablanca airport, after the outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea.

Guinea says Ebola death toll rises to 78

2014-03-31 14:50

Health authorities in the West African nation of Guinea say at least 78 people have died after contracting the Ebola virus.

Senegal closes border over Guinea Ebola

2014-03-30 09:29

Guinea is racing to contain a deadly Ebola epidemic spreading from its southern forests to the capital Conakry, while neighbouring Senegal has closed its border.


West Africa Ebola death toll reaches 660

2014-07-25 17:48

The death toll in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases surpassing 1 000, the World Health Organisation says.

As Ebola stalks W Africa, medics fight mistrust

2014-07-14 08:50

Governments and health agencies trying to contain the world’s deadliest ever Ebola epidemic in West Africa fear the contagion could be worse than reported.

Ebola deaths surge in Sierra Leone, Liberia

2014-07-11 12:10

Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia and to a lesser extent in Guinea, with a combined 44 cases and 21 deaths between 6-8 July, WHO says.

Aluminium project clears Guinea hurdle

2014-06-25 13:30

Guinea's parliament has approved amendments in a deal with Emirates Global Aluminium, which will see the start of bauxite production in 2017.

Guinea frets as Ebola virus spreads

2014-06-20 09:57

A second spike in Ebola virus cases has panicked residents and health officials in Guinea, who fear a west African outbreak of the killer disease may now be out of control.

Sierra Leone shuts borders, schools to fight Ebola

2014-06-12 06:57

Sierra Leone has shut its borders to trade with Guinea and Liberia and closed schools, cinemas and nightclubs in a frontier region in a bid to halt the spread of the Ebola virus.

Guinea opposition quits parliament

2014-06-09 21:51

Guinea's opposition is leaving parliament and threatening street demonstrations against the government.

Ebola patient's family remove her from clinic

2014-05-27 21:09

Relatives of an Ebola patient in Sierra Leone took her home from a community health centre despite protests from medical staff, risking spreading the deadly and highly infectious disease.

Ebola death toll in West Africa over 140

2014-04-22 19:00

The World Health Organisation says the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 140 people.

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

2014-04-17 07:36

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain – evidence that the disease didn’t spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists say.

Gambia bans flights from Ebola-hit nations

2014-04-15 13:53

Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials say.

Gambia won't take passengers from Ebola-hit areas

2014-04-15 07:49

Gambian authorities have written a letter to airlines flying into the West African country saying they cannot pick up passengers from countries where there have been suspected cases of Ebola.

Great potential between SA, Guinea - minister

2014-04-14 18:56

The relationship between SA and Guinea must be further explored as it shows great potential for mutual benefit, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says.

Aid groups on emergency footing against Ebola

2014-04-11 10:38

International aid organisations have launched a series of emergency measures across west Africa in a bid to contain one of the worst ever outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus.

Senegal has 'well-oiled system' to stop Ebola

2014-04-09 10:17

Senegal has vowed it is prepared for any spread of the deadly Ebola virus, as the suspected death toll in an outbreak raging in Guinea and Liberia rose to 111.

Number of 'Ebola' deaths hits 10 in Liberia

2014-04-08 14:10

The deadly Ebola virus has continued to spread in Liberia, where a further three people died from the disease, bringing the total number of suspected deaths to 10, the health ministry says.

Guinea: Airport passengers screened for Ebola

2014-04-06 18:02

Health officials in Guinea say all passengers departing from the capital city's airport must fill out a health form and have their temperature taken, to combat the spread of Ebola.

Liberia deals with 1st case of suspected Ebola

2014-04-04 11:16

Liberia says it is dealing with the first case of suspected Ebola to have originated within its own borders, unconnected to the epidemic raging in neighbouring Guinea.

SA sends condolences to Guinea

2014-04-03 17:56

South Africa has sent condolences to those in Guinea affected by an Ebola haemorrhagic fever outbreak.

Ebola: Miners in lock-down in Guinea

2014-04-03 10:03

Foreign mining firms have locked down operations in Guinea and pulled out some international staff, executives say, as the death toll from suspected cases of Ebola hit 84.

Fear stalks Ebola-hit southern Guinea

2014-04-02 16:30

Life goes on for the people of the Ebola-hit Guinean city of Gueckedou, but their defiance masks widespread terror of the invisible menace stalking their dusty streets.

Guinea's Ebola victims wait for death

2014-04-01 17:33

Isolated from the outside world in a medical centre in Ebola-hit southern Guinea, victims of one of the deadliest viruses known to mankind wait listlessly for the merciful release of death.

Guinea's Ebola epidemic unprecedented

2014-03-31 22:03

Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic on an unprecedented scale as it battles to contain confirmed cases now scattered across several locations that are far apart.

2 cases of Ebola virus confirmed in Liberia

2014-03-31 07:46

Liberia’s health minister says two patients have tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, which is already believed to have killed at least 70 people in neighbouring Guinea.

Ebola spread to Guinea capital raises fears

2014-03-29 22:01

The Ebola virus has spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country's seaside capital, raising fears that the disease could spread far beyond this tiny West African nation's borders.

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