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Ebola: Bad data an issue

2014-12-08 22:16

As health officials struggle to contain the world's biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, their efforts are being complicated by another problem: bad data.

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.

US governors, army differ on Ebola quarantines

2014-10-28 06:28

The federal Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with Ebola, and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk. But some US state governors and even an army commander have gone beyond that guidance.

Ebola casts pall over Eid holiday in West Africa

2014-10-04 18:00

The raging Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 3 400 people in West Africa has cast a pall over celebrations in the region of Eid, one of Islam’s most important holidays.

'Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria, Senegal, appear contained'

2014-10-01 10:17

Efforts to contain the Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have succeeded, even as the virus continues to spread in the hardest-hit West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Ebola contained in Senegal, Nigeria

2014-09-22 22:28

Two of the five countries affected by the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak are managing to halt the spread of the disease.

Healthy Briton injected in Ebola vaccine trial

2014-09-17 22:01

A healthy British volunteer has become the first person to receive a new vaccine for the Ebola virus in a trial at the University of Oxford in London.

Senegal: Guinean Ebola patient has recovered

2014-09-10 13:08

A Guinean student who was Senegal’s only confirmed case in the deadly Ebola epidemic has recovered, the health ministry says.

WHO adjusts conditions as staffers get Ebola

2014-09-09 17:23

WHO staff battling an Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone are working in larger quarters and no longer live with people from other agencies after a scientist with the UN group was infected.

Vigilante 'border guards' keep Ebola out of Senegal

2014-09-06 12:01

Vigilante 'border guards' are becoming an increasingly common sight in Senegal since a Guinean student brought Ebola into the country.

$600m needed to fight Ebola in West Africa

2014-09-04 14:44

The United Nations (UN) says $600m in supplies is required to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to reports, as the death toll passes 1 900.

Poor response to Ebola 'causing needless deaths'

2014-09-02 07:50

The world's "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people are dying needlessly, the head of the World Bank says.

First case of Ebola confirmed in Senegal

2014-08-29 14:46

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Senegal, a major hub for the business and aid community in West Africa, Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck says.

Senegal blocks Liberia aid flight

2014-08-22 21:34

Regional humanitarian hub Senegal has blocked a regional UN aid plane from landing and was banning all further flights to and from countries affected by Ebola.

Senegal ex-president's son on trial

2014-07-31 22:27

The son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade has gone on trial accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office.

Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

2014-07-29 15:29

President Barack Obama has spoken out against gender oppression in Africa that he says is "crippling" parts of the continent.

Ghana testing US citizen for Ebola – ministry

2014-07-07 13:34

Authorities in Ghana are testing a US citizen for Ebola after he fell ill following a recent trip to Guinea and Sierra Leone, a senior government official says.

France drops investigation against Wade’s son

2014-06-17 19:06

French judges have dropped a corruption investigation against Karim Wade, the son of Senegal’s ex-president, his lawyer says, weeks before he is due to go on trial in the West African country.

ArcelorMittal to cough up $150m in damages

2014-06-06 15:49

Arcelormittal has agreed to pay Senegal $150m in cash as damages to settle a dispute with the West African nation over a failed mine deal.

Turks fail to get pristine beach for embassy

2014-05-29 07:22

Senegal will seek a new site for the Turkish embassy after plans to built it on a beautiful stretch of coastline in Dakar sparked fierce protests from environmentalists.

Senegal police seize ton of marijuana

2014-05-15 11:29

Senegalese police have arrested a Malian man after seizing more than a ton of marijuana amid a spate of drug finds in the west African country, local media said on Wednesday.

Gambia reopens borders with Senegal

2014-04-26 10:29

The Gambia has reopened its borders with Senegal, ending a week-long diplomatic stand-off between the west African neighbours.

Senegal tense as nation awaits ex-president's return

2014-04-25 15:14

Senegalese security forces have been braced for the controversial homecoming of exiled former president Abdoulaye Wade, two years after he lost office in an election marred by violent protests.

Senegal ex-president's homecoming delayed

2014-04-24 16:37

Senegal's exiled former president Abdoulaye Wade is to make his controversial homecoming two days later than planned, with supporters claiming he was deliberately held up en route.

Senegal: Wade returns home to support son

2014-04-23 12:19

Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade is expected back in the country after two years abroad. His return is seen as aimed at supporting his son who is facing jail for corruption.

 

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.

African leaders in Burkina to urge army to hand over power

2014-11-05 14:43

Three west African leaders have arrived in Burkina Faso to pressure the country’s army into keeping its promise of a speedy handover of power to civilian government after the fall of president Blaise Compaore.

Senegal declared Ebola-free: WHO

2014-10-17 17:22

Senegal is officially free of Ebola with the benchmark of 42 days passing without any new cases, the World Health Organization says.

Ebola infected air travellers 'can avoid screening with a lie'

2014-10-03 12:12

People who contract Ebola in West Africa can get through airport screenings and onto a plane with a lie and a lot of ibuprofen, according to healthcare experts, who believe more must be done to identify infected travellers.

Ebola death toll swells to 2 917 out of 6 263 cases

2014-09-25 14:37

The world's worst-ever Ebola epidemic has now infected at least 6 300 people in west Africa and killed almost half of them, according to the World Health Organisation.

700 new Ebola cases in only 1 week

2014-09-18 18:17

The WHO says 700 more Ebola cases have emerged in only 1 week in the outbreak blamed for more than 2 600 deaths.

Ebola: South African quarantined in Nigeria

2014-09-11 13:45

Nigerian health authorities say they are holding, for Ebola testing, a South African national in transit to her country because she is showing potential symptoms of the disease after working in Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Ebola: Guinean remains in isolation in Senegal

2014-09-09 17:24

A Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly Ebola disease in Senegal is now in isolation in a Dakar hospital and his condition is improving, the health ministry says.

AU: Efforts to stop Ebola are stigmatising

2014-09-08 14:43

The African Union says the largest Ebola outbreak in history is creating a sense of siege in affected communities.

World experts race to deploy experimental Ebola drugs

2014-09-05 11:46

World health experts are set to meet for the second day of urgent talks on fast-tracking experimental Ebola drugs as doctors in the worst-hit countries pleaded to be given serums.

Ebola-denial a revolt against colonial mindset - expert

2014-09-02 08:43

It has been one of the more bizarre features of a deadly epidemic: a vocal minority in west African society denying that Ebola exists even as family and friends die around them.

Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency' - WHO

2014-09-01 06:22

The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organisation says, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive.

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

2014-08-27 08:58

Liberia’s leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office says.

Senegal closes borders with Guinea over Ebola

2014-08-22 06:17

Senegal closed its borders with Guinea on Thursday over fears of the Ebola epidemic, more than three months after it re-opened them, said a statement from the interior ministry.

Senegal ex-president's son on trial for corruption

2014-07-31 19:44

The flamboyant 'super minister' son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade has gone on trial, accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office.

Mohamed Dionne named new Senegal PM

2014-07-07 13:34

Mohamed Dionne, a close aide to Senegal’s president who once worked for the UN, has been named the country’s new PM, two days after the resignation of his predecessor.

Senegal prime minister sacked

2014-07-05 14:40

Senegal's president on Friday sacked Prime Minister Aminata Toure, who has only been in power since September, less than a week after her ruling party was beaten in local elections.

West African experts call for drugs decriminalisation

2014-06-12 20:37

A panel of experts has called for minor drugs offences to be decriminalised in west Africa, where trafficking, consumption and production is undermining development and causing a public health crisis.

Group files case in Senegal over DRC killings

2014-06-05 09:08

A human rights group says it has filed a criminal complaint in Senegal against a senior Congolese police officer, accusing him of involvement in the killing of two prominent activists in DRC.

Nigeria kidnappings: UK spy plane breaks down

2014-05-20 15:18

A UK spy plane sent to search for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Nigeria's al-Qaeda-linked Islamists Boko Haram has reportedly broken down and forced to land in Senegal for repairs.

Senegalese rebel leader declares ceasefire

2014-04-30 19:07

One of Senegal's most high-profile leaders in the southern Casamance region has declared a ceasefire to assist negotiations to end the insurgency.

Senegal's ex-president Wade returns home

2014-04-26 10:29

Exiled former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade has made a controversial homecoming two years after he lost office in an election marred by violent protests.

Senegal's Wade accuses Dakar of homecoming delay

2014-04-25 10:29

Senegalese ex-president Abdoulaye Wade, who is due to return home after two years in exile, has accused his successor Macky Sall of manoeuvring against him.

Senegal police disperse ex-president Wade crowds

2014-04-24 13:26

Senegalese police dispersed hundreds of supporters of former President Abdoulaye Wade who gathered at Dakar airport to welcome him back two years after losing power.

Wade to return home ahead of son's trial

2014-04-22 14:49

Senegal’s former president Abdoulaye Wade is due to return home after moving abroad following his election defeat, his party says, a move that comes as his son faces trial for corruption.

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