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Google to boost Ebola donations

2014-11-11 12:29

The search giant launched a campaign Monday to raise money to fight the outbreak, tossing $10 million into the pot and saying it will match donations to the fund two to one.

W Africa's business game-changers announced

2014-10-24 16:14

The winners of the West African round of business awards were honoured in a ceremony at Lagos’ Oriental Hotel.

MSF - Doctors have to make tough decisions

2014-10-14 14:00

Medicines Sans Frontieres staff members say they have to make tough decisions while working with Ebola patients in West Africa.

World food prices slump to 15-yr lows

2014-10-09 19:30

Bumper harvests and big stockpiles of food are helping to drive world food prices down to the lowest levels for about 15 years.

Ebola: A way forward

2014-10-08 07:54

The long-term economic impact is West Africa's big worry, says Susan Mboya-Kidero.

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The EFF causes more unrest in Parliament, rescue authorities blame the administration of the collapsed Nigerian church for withholding information and Scotland will vote on its independence today.

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67 South Africans are confirmed dead in a church collapse in Nigeria. Today's newspaper front pages focus on the tragedy. Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath takes you through the headlines.

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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.

 
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Philip and Malan Joubert are South African brothers, based in the US, who created an Ebola Care app for fieldworkers in West Africa. We caught up with Philip who explained that getting data from the field was a big challenge for healthworkers and organisations, as paperwork takes weeks to process. Their app solves that problem. Watch.

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Food prices up sharply in Ebola-hit countries

2014-10-17 18:15

Food prices have risen across the three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak, forcing some families to reduce their intake to one meal a day.

Ebola: US firm declines to move medical waste

2014-10-14 13:06

A Louisiana firm says it will not accept medical waste from the Ebola patient who died in Texas, even though it knows that the refuse is safe.

Cost of Ebola could top $32bn - report

2014-10-08 19:15

Ebola's economic toll could reach $32.6bn by year's end if the disease ravaging Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone spreads across West Africa, the World Bank says.

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South African survivors of the Nigerian church collapse returned home yesterday. The bittersweet scenes made newspaper front pages around the country. Watch.

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The number of South Africans affected by the Nigeria church collapse remains unclear, MPs cause chaos in Parliament and Obama issues a global call to action over the Ebola outbreak.

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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.

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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