ARTICLES RELATING TO WEST AFRICA

ICC to try Laurent Gbagbo

2014-12-06 21:13

The International Criminal Court will try Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity.

World Ebola fears grow, Europe & Asia on alert

2014-07-31 07:18

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents have grown, with European and Asian countries on alert and MSF warning the "unprecedented" epidemic is out of control.

10-year-old girl wearing explosives belt arrested

2014-07-31 05:00

Nigeria has arrested a 10-year-old girl with explosives strapped to her body in northern Katsina state.

Liberia shuts schools to stop Ebola

2014-07-30 19:45

Liberia is closing all schools across the country and quarantining a number of communities in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

34 killed in stampede at Guinea beach concert

2014-07-30 16:54

At least 34 people, including several children, have been killed in a stampede at a beachside rap concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guinea's capital Conakry.

Canadian doctor in quarantine after Ebola exposure

2014-07-30 11:10

A Canadian doctor has put himself in quarantine as a precaution after spending weeks in West Africa treating patients with the deadly Ebola virus.

Suicide bombers attack 2 mosques in Nigeria

2014-07-30 07:49

Suicide bombers believed to be linked to Boko Haram have attacked two mosques in northeast Nigeria, killing at least six people and injuring several others, according to witnesses.

West African airline suspends flights amid Ebola

2014-07-29 22:37

West African airline Asky has suspended flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid Ebola outbreak.

Top Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola

2014-07-29 21:01

The top doctor dealing with Ebola in Sierra Leone has died of the disease as a regional airline halts flights to 2 cities hit by the outbreak.

SA woman flees Ebola crisis

2014-07-29 10:09

Health24 has spoken to a South African living in Sierra Leone who has been forced to flee as the Ebola outbreak spreads across the country.

SA health workers urged to be on the lookout for Ebola symptoms

2014-07-29 09:29

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has urged the public and local healthcare workers to be on the lookout for the Ebola virus. Even though the threat to South Africa is low at this stage, the spread of the disease is alarming.

Threat of Ebola in US downplayed by health officials

2014-07-29 08:50

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has made light of the possibility of an Ebola outbreak in the US, stating that the spread of Ebola from West Africa is unlikely.

SA health workers urged to be on the lookout for Ebola symptoms

2014-07-28 14:24

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has urged the public as well as local healthcare workers to be on the lookout for the Ebola virus. Even though the threat to South Africa is low at this stage, the spread of the disease is alarming.

French flags fly half-mast after Air Algerie tragedy

2014-07-28 14:12

Flags are flying at half-mast in France in mourning for the 118 victims of the Air Algerie plane tragedy, as investigators wait for the black boxes from the crash site to arrive.

Hospitalised woman dies of Ebola after taken to traditional healer

2014-07-28 11:08

A Sierra Leone Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment centre and took her to a traditional healer, died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.

Liberia shuts border crossings to curb Ebola

2014-07-28 08:44

The Liberian government has closed most of its border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people.

Investigators scour through debris at Mali crash

2014-07-27 20:19

French investigators have scoured through the debris of a shattered Air Algerie jetliner in Mali's remote desert north to get to the cause of the third global air disaster in eight days.

US doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia outbreak

2014-07-27 18:56

An American doctor battling West Africa's Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, his aid agency says.

Militants seize Cameroon vice PM's wife

2014-07-27 14:20

Boko Haram militants have attacked Kolofata, a town in Cameroon's Far North Region near Nigeria, and seized several people including the wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali, a military commander in the region says.

UN finds second black box of Air Algerie jet

2014-07-26 18:05

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali says its experts have found the second black box of the Air Algerie flight that crashed, killing all 118 people on board.

Air France to avoid Mali crash site as "precaution"

2014-07-25 14:20

Air France-KLM is to avoid flying over the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airlines as a "precautionary measure", a spokesperson for the French group says.

Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash

2014-07-25 12:07

French President Francois Hollande has announced that one of the aircraft’s two black boxes has been found in the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that crashed over the West African state of Mali.

Officials doubt Air Algerie plane was attacked

2014-07-25 09:03

Investigators have concluded that the Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board broke apart when it hit the ground, French officials say, suggesting it was unlikely to have been attacked.

 

'Ebola unlikely to trigger a world epidemic'

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The scientist who helped discover Ebola says the outbreak in West Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would sit next to an infected person.

Ebola outbreak 'a major public health emergency'

2014-07-31 05:35

Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, as authorities roll out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus.

Ebola cases at home as clinic full

2014-07-30 21:41

An isolation unit for Ebola victims in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, is overrun with cases and health workers are being forced to treat up to 20 new patients in their homes.

Suicide blast rocks Kano college campus

2014-07-30 18:18

A suicide bomber has targeted students at a technical college in Nigeria's second city of Kano as the campus reopened following a Muslim holiday.

EU gives extra €2m to fight Ebola crisis

2014-07-30 14:00

The European Union has allocated an extra €2m to fight the Ebola outbreak spiralling out of control in West Africa, bringing total EU funding to €3.9m.

At least 24 die in Guinea concert stampede

2014-07-30 07:49

A stampede during a rap concert on a Conakry beach has left at least 24 people dead, Guinean hospital officials say.

Missionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia

2014-07-30 05:41

Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola.

Sierra Leone president visits Ebola epicentre

2014-07-29 11:12

Sierra Leone's president has visited the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak as West African leaders stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

SA woman fleeing Sierra Leone speaks to Health24

2014-07-29 09:44

We spoke to a South African living in Sierra Leone who has been forced to flee as the Ebola outbreak spreads across the country.

SA health workers urged to be on the lookout for Ebola symptoms

2014-07-29 09:15

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has urged the public and local healthcare workers to be on the lookout for the Ebola virus. Even though the threat to South Africa is low at this stage, the spread of the disease is alarming.

US Ebola doctor in grave condition, Obama briefed

2014-07-29 07:50

A US missionary doctor's condition has deteriorated after he contracted Ebola whilst treating patients in Liberia, as US president Barack Obama is briefed on the situation.

Nigeria isolates Lagos Ebola hospital

2014-07-28 20:32

The Nigerian city of Lagos has shut down and quarantined a hospital where a man died of Ebola in the first recorded case of the highly infectious disease in Africa's most populous country.

Female suicide bomber targets Nigeria petrol station

2014-07-28 14:12

A female suicide bomber has blown herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano, killing one other person, a military source says.

Hospitalised woman dies of Ebola after taken to traditional healer

2014-07-28 12:07

A Sierra Leone Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment centre and took her to a traditional healer, died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.

Could Ebola hit SA?

2014-07-28 10:29

Ebola is currently ravaging western Africa and is reported to be spreading to other countries. Why is the disease so contagious?

2nd American working in Africa infected with Ebola

2014-07-28 06:08

A second American aid worker at a West African hospital has been infected with the deadly Ebola virus, an aid group says, amid what the World Health Organisation is calling the largest outbreak ever recorded.

Nigerian city of Kano cancels Eid festivities

2014-07-27 19:42

Nigeria's biggest northern city of Kano has cancelled Eid festivities after a deadly church bombing and a female suicide bomber's attempt to attack a university.

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

2014-07-27 17:10

A French embassy spokesperson says black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali will be taken to France for analysis.

Nigeria to screen airline travellers for Ebola

2014-07-27 07:18

Nigerian officials say they are screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for symptoms of Ebola after a traveller from Liberia died of the contagious disease in Lagos.

Ebola victim in Sierra Leone on the run

2014-07-26 07:06

Sierra Leone officials have appealed for help to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital.

West Africa Ebola death toll reaches 660

2014-07-25 17:48

The death toll in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases surpassing 1 000, the World Health Organisation says.

Mali govt, rebels agree on 'roadmap' for talks

2014-07-25 12:07

Mali’s government and Tuareg-led rebels have signed an agreement for a roadmap toward securing a broader peace deal to end decades of uprisings in the north.

'Bad weather likely cause of Air Algerie crash'

2014-07-25 10:16

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 116 people on board, French officials say.

Family of 4 among victims of Air Algerie plane crash

2014-07-25 07:44

Canadian media says a Canadian family of four was among the victims of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali.

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