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Tests show no sign of Ebola in Swedish man

2014-09-01 12:16

Medical authorities in the Swedish capital say tests on a man brought into hospital over the weekend and suspected of potentially carrying Ebola showed no signs the deadly disease.

Residents riot as police quarantine slum to curb ebola

2014-08-20 17:21

Riots broke out in Monrovia after the government quarantined Liberia's biggest slum in an effort to curb the Ebola epidemic.

Ebola health workers face 'hellish conditions'

2014-08-18 11:38

Ebola health workers must battle death, heat and false rumours in a desperate struggle to save patients infected with the deadly disease.

American woman with Ebola is smiling

2014-08-12 19:58

The American woman who has been sick with the dangerous Ebola virus while working with a Christian aid group in Liberia is getting better and is even smiling, her son says.

Ebola: a timeline of a ruthless killer

2014-08-01 20:12

Below are the main developments since the worst-ever epidemic of Ebola emerged in west Africa at the start of the year, fuelling fears it could spread to other continents.

Governments should think like extremists

2014-07-01 17:26

While governments are meant to be the defenders of the people, their failure to recognise that they are and should be an extremist group renders them incapable of fulfilling their mandate to protect the public, argues Edeline Mutize.

 

Ebola a huge drain on West Africa economies

2014-08-28 09:13

Ebola is causing enormous damage to West African economies, draining scarce public funds and slashing growth by up to 4%, says the African Development Bank.

Ebola health workers face 'hellish conditions'

2014-08-18 11:45

Ebola health workers must battle death, heat and false rumours in a desperate struggle to save patients infected with the deadly disease.

Nigeria appeals for experimental Ebola drug

2014-08-13 11:38

Nigeria requested the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, as the country reported its third death from the virus ravaging several West African nations.

Emirates halts flights to Guinea over Ebola

2014-08-03 14:22

Mideast airline Emirates says it has stopped flights to Guinea until further notice over concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus.

UK holds crisis meeting on Ebola, warns of threat

2014-07-30 20:56

British officials have held a crisis meeting and warned of a potentially serious threat if the deadly Ebola virus spreads further.

Dimension Data increases W African footprint

2014-04-11 16:11

The global ICT solutions and services provider Dimension Data has increased its presence in West Africa by opening an office in Ghana.

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