Ebola drug trial starts in Liberia

2015-02-27 21:12

Liberia has started a clinical trial of an experimental Ebola drug and about 1 000 adults and children infected with the virus are taking part in the trial.

Ebola-hit Liberia no longer US's 'forgotten stepchild'

2015-02-26 09:48

As Liberia's president visits the US Senate to thank Americans for their pivotal role in the Ebola recovery, she will reflect on a sometimes fractious relationship spanning two centuries.

8 Liberia health workers sent home in Ebola scare

2015-02-22 07:22

Eight health workers at a hospital in Liberia's capital have been sent home for observation after coming into contact with a patient who later tested positive for Ebola.

Liberia schools reopen after 6-month Ebola closure

2015-02-16 14:32

Students in Liberia are returning to the classroom after a six-month closure during the Ebola epidemic that left thousands dead in this West African country.

Obama: US has 'risen to the challenge' of fighting Ebola

2015-02-12 14:35

President Barack Obama heralded a new phase in the fight against Ebola and says progress against the outbreak in West Africa will allow the US to withdraw nearly all American troops sent to Liberia.

UN: Secret burials thwarting efforts to stamp out Ebola

2015-02-06 10:20

Efforts to stamp out West Africa's Ebola epidemic are being thwarted by villagers touching and washing the infectious bodies of dead victims at secret burials and difficulty in tracing those exposed to the virus, UN officials say.

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.

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.

Too few ill for Liberia Ebola vaccine trial

2015-01-26 17:47

A steep fall in Ebola cases in Liberia will make it hard to prove whether experimental vaccines work in a major clinical trial about to start.

Military tactics defeat Ebola

2015-01-22 05:00

A military-style operation to fight the outbreak in Sierra Leone, the worst-affected country, has helped to dramatically reduce new cases


US wraps up Ebola mission in Liberia

2015-02-26 19:41

The United States has staged a military ceremony to end its five-month Ebola mission in Liberia.

Liberians rejoice as Ebola curfew is lifted

2015-02-23 13:28

Liberians are rejoicing following the lifting of an Ebola curfew, with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf set to meet President Barack Obama to discuss the country’s gruelling task of economic recovery.

Liberia will end Ebola curfew, reopen borders - president

2015-02-21 14:05

Liberia plans to lift a night curfew imposed six months ago and reopen borders closed to contain the spread of Ebola, as the threat from the virus recedes, the president says.

Ebola-hit nations wow to eradicate virus in 60 days

2015-02-16 08:44

The leaders of the countries devastated by the west African Ebola outbreak have vowed at a summit in Guinea to eradicate the virus by mid-April.

Ebola cases on the rise for 2nd month - WHO

2015-02-12 13:49

The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa rose for the second week running after a previous falls, including a 'sharp increase' in Guinea, the World Health Organisation says.

Ebola vaccines trial starts

2015-02-02 19:24

The Ebola vaccines trial has started in Liberia in a partnership between the Liberian and US governments.

World's largest Ebola unit incinerated

2015-01-28 17:40

A potent symbol of the nightmare enveloping west Africa at the height of the Ebola outbreak, the ELWA-3 treatment centre is being dismantled and incinerated.

Liberia closes Ebola centre at epicentre of outbreak

2015-01-27 07:36

Liberia’s president has announced the closure of an Ebola treatment facility which lay at the epicentre of the virus’ worst outbreak in history, as the disease’s spread has slowed in the country.

Ebola vaccine trial to start

2015-01-24 06:15

The first batch of an experimental Ebola vaccine has been shipped to Liberia, where the first large-scale trial will start within weeks.

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.

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