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Liberian voter turnout low as Ebola overshadows senate election

2014-12-21 08:22

Turnout for Liberian parliamentary elections appears to be low as concerns about Ebola kept many voters at home.

UN chief praises Ebola healthcare workers

2014-12-20 11:04

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised healthcare workers fighting the Ebola virus as he paid his first visit to Liberia and Sierra Leone following an outbreak that has killed nearly 7 000 people.

UN chief heads to West Africa for Ebola

2014-12-18 12:20

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to West Africa to demonstrate the UN's solidarity with the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak, and to see for himself how the world is responding.

Ethiopian health workers arrive in Liberia to help fight Ebola

2014-12-17 11:34

97 Ethiopian doctors and nurses have arrived in Liberia to support the local government in fighting Ebola, with the aim of stamping out the outbreak by Christmas.

Ebola in 2015 - end of the line for a killer?

2014-12-14 14:10

After decades making brief, murderous forays from central Africa's forests, Ebola erupted into a global emergency, yet its success could spell its downfall as scientists scramble to relegate it to a footnote of medical history.

Sierra Leone overtakes Liberia in number of Ebola cases

2014-12-09 08:02

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 6 331 in the three worst hit countries, with Sierra Leone overtaking Liberia as the country with the highest number of cases.

UN peacekeeper in Liberia tests positive for Ebola

2014-12-05 13:55

The United Nations peacekeeping force in Liberia says one of its members has been infected with Ebola.

US health care worker in WAfrica brought home for Ebola tests

2014-12-04 07:06

A US health care worker who has been assisting efforts in west Africa has been flown to the US to be tested for Ebola in Atlanta.

Campaigning under way in Liberia despite Ebola

2014-11-26 18:51

Campaigning is under way for Senate elections in Liberia, another sign that Ebola is loosening its deadly grip on the West African country.

Liberia chasing Ebola now

2014-11-25 05:15

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has hailed Liberians' efforts in fighting the country's worst ever haemorrhagic fever outbreak.

Bikes for Ebola

2014-11-22 08:26

Germany has sent 400 motorcycles to the areas of west Africa worst hit by the Ebola epidemic to speed up testing for the virus.

Ebola-infected doctor 'extremely critical' in US

2014-11-17 05:51

A doctor receiving care in the US after falling ill with Ebola in his native Sierra Leone remains in "extremely critical" condition, the hospital treating him says.

Senegal partially reopens borders with Ebola-hit states

2014-11-15 09:04

Senegal has reopened air and sea borders with Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the countries worst hit by the Ebola virus.

First Ebola treatment trials to start in west Africa

2014-11-13 18:50

Global aid agency MSF says it would begin unprecedented trials within a month on Ebola drugs and blood from survivors using patients in west Africa.

UN says sees no signs security in Liberia is worsening

2014-11-13 13:09

Despite the devastating Ebola outbreak in Liberia, the UN is not seeing signs of deteriorating security in the country, the UN peacekeeping chief says.

Ebola workers urge G20 leaders for more help

2014-11-13 08:00

Health workers on the frontline of West Africa's Ebola crisis have pleaded with G20 leaders for more resources, describing horrific working conditions as they attempt to contain the deadly outbreak.

Liberia, Mali see crucial gains in Ebola fight

2014-11-11 15:51

Liberia has announced a dramatic drop in new Ebola infections as Mali prepares to lift quarantine restrictions on dozens of people put at risk of exposure to the deadly virus.

Ebola cases in decline in Liberia, MSF says

2014-11-11 09:50

The number of Ebola cases in Liberia is declining for the first time, though the outbreak is far from over, the aid organisation MSF says.

Philippines isolates peacekeepers for Ebola checks

2014-11-10 13:28

More than 100 Philippine peacekeepers returning from almost a year in Liberia will be put in quarantine on an isolated island to check for Ebola, the military says.

Ebola death toll nears 5 000

2014-11-08 11:30

The death toll from the Ebola epidemic has risen to 4 950 out of 13 241 cases in the three worst-hit countries of West Africa, the World Health Organisation says.

Ebola epidemic leads to US protective gear backlog

2014-11-07 12:41

A surge of orders for gear to protect against Ebola is leading to backlogs through January for some US customers, as demand expands beyond hospitals to fire-fighters and others.

Japan to offer $100m aid to Ebola-hit Africa

2014-11-07 09:22

Japan is set to provide up to $100m in fresh aid to Ebola-hit West Africa, the government says, after the US called for further global efforts to combat the deadly virus.

UN: Indirect consequences of Ebola strongly affect children

2014-11-04 07:57

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has taken a toll on the children living in the region, with millions of them being affected by indirect consequences of the disease, the UN says.

 

Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

2014-12-20 22:01

Polls have opened in Liberia for a twice-delayed Senate vote amid concern the process could facilitate the spread of Ebola.

Ban kicks off tour of Ebola-hit west Africa

2014-12-19 14:45

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Liberia on the first stop of a visit to Ebola-ravaged west African countries for a first-hand assessment of global efforts to fight the epidemic.

1 million facing hunger in Ebola-hit countries

2014-12-18 09:31

Border closures, quarantines and crop losses in West African nations battling the Ebola virus could lead to as many as one million people going hungry, UN food agencies say.

Liberia reschedules senate vote despite Ebola

2014-12-15 07:37

Liberia will hold delayed senatorial elections in December, the National Election Commission says, a day after the Supreme Court ruled the vote should go ahead despite the Ebola outbreak.

Ugandan Ebola expert shows African solidarity

2014-12-14 09:34

When Ebola crossed from Guinea into Liberia, launching an aggressive chain of transmission, more and more doctors have sprang into action.

Liberian president's son wants rally ban lifted

2014-12-08 18:48

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's son, who is running for a Senate seat, has filed a lawsuit contesting her Ebola-related ban on political rallies, an official says.

Sierra Leone falls short of Ebola target

2014-12-04 21:29

Sierra Leone has confirmed it was some way short of a key target to reduce the spread of Ebola by isolating almost three-quarters of patients in treatment beds.

WHO: Liberia Ebola oops

2014-12-01 22:02

A surge in Ebola deaths reported by the World Health Organisation at the weekend was due to about 1 000 Liberian deaths wrongly ascribed to the disease.

Sierra Leone seeks help to fight Ebola

2014-11-27 06:39

Sierra Leone has appealed to the United States to send military aid to help it battle Ebola as it falls behind its West African neighbours.

Efforts to combat Ebola in Liberia proving successful

2014-11-25 08:31

DAKAR, Nov 24 - A U.S. general in the force helping Liberia fight the Ebola epidemic reported on Monday a dramatic improvement in the situation there and confirmed the cancellation of two planned treatment facilities.

UN warns Ebola still far from over

2014-11-22 13:48

The head of the UN Ebola mission has warned that the world was "far, far away" from beating the deadly outbreak and said a huge increase in aid is needed to fight the virus in Africa.

Chinese medics in Liberia to beef up Ebola fight

2014-11-17 08:38

A large team of Chinese health workers have arrived in Liberia to boost the Ebola fight as a US-based doctor infected in Sierra Leone was described as being “extremely ill”.

Liberia health minister ousted in Cabinet shuffle

2014-11-16 22:27

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has replaced her health minister as part of a broader Cabinet reshuffle amid widespread criticism of her government's response to the country's Ebola outbreak.

Mali rushes to contain Ebola outbreak

2014-11-14 09:26

Mali is rushing to impose tougher measures to contain the spread of Ebola after recording a new case of the disease in the west African nation’s capital, health officials say.

Liberia lifts Ebola emergency

2014-11-13 20:32

Liberia has lifted its state of emergency, announcing huge gains in the fight with Ebola as Africa pinned its hopes on trials for a miracle drug.

Liberia says won’t extend state of emergency over Ebola

2014-11-13 18:50

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she would not seek an extension to a state of emergency imposed in August over the outbreak of Ebola that has killed at least 2 836 people in the country.

MTN donates $10m towards Ebola fight

2014-11-13 12:15

Africa’s biggest mobile phone network is also calling on customers to donate at least $1 towards a campaign against the outbreak.

Ebola epidemic marks another grisly toll

2014-11-13 05:10

More than 5 000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak that is ravaging West Africa, the World Health Organisation reports, marking another grisly toll in the epidemic.

SA developed app to boost Ebola reporting

2014-11-11 10:42

Aid organisations fighting the outbreak in West Africa will soon not need to rely on paper forms to trace infected patients thanks to a Stellenbosch outfit helping to develop a digital reporting application.

Liberia punishes Ebola soldiers

2014-11-10 21:00

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has ordered four soldiers and their commanding officer to be punished for their actions during a protest over an Ebola quarantine.

Ebola fight starting to pay off – WHO

2014-11-08 22:31

The deadliest Ebola outbreak ever is finally slowing in Liberia, the worst-hit country, but still wreaking havoc in two neighbouring west African states amid warnings of thousands of unreported deaths.

Ecowas pleads for new Ebola plan

2014-11-08 10:01

West Africa's regional bloc has called for international help to go beyond immediate medical care for Ebola-hit nations.

UN Ebola chief optimistic of future drop in cases

2014-11-07 11:44

The UN's Ebola chief says an extraordinary global response over the past month has made him hopeful the outbreak could end in 2015.

Health workers miss medical conference over Ebola warning

2014-11-04 11:55

A healthcare worker in Liberia is among those staying from a tropical medicine conference in New Orleans after the state of Louisiana warned of quarantining attendees potentially exposed to Ebola.

Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centres

2014-10-31 22:31

Liberia has opened one of its largest Ebola treatment centres yet in Monrovia, bracing for a new wave of infections even as officials express hope the disease is on the decline.

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