ARTICLES RELATING TO WEST AFRICA

Mali Ebola toddler dies, fears dozens exposed

2014-10-25 08:10

A 2-year-old girl who was Mali's first case of Ebola has died, as officials warn that dozens of people may have been exposed to the virus because she was taken across the country while ill.

Beds at Ebola treatment units empty in Liberia

2014-10-24 22:20

Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centres are empty because of the government’s order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in the capital be cremated, authorities say.

WHO sending Ebola experts to Mali

2014-10-24 19:16

The World Health Organisation says it is sending more experts to help Mali fight Ebola, a day after the first case of the disease was confirmed there.

African immigrants face ostracism in the US as panic takes hold

2014-10-24 16:23

Ignorent Americans are treating African immigrants to the US as though they have Ebola in their DNA. They are cancelling speeches by LIberians, refusing Nigerians admission to universities and even verbally abusing African American women calling them 'bitches who brought the virus to the USA.'

Ivory Coast launches manhunt for Ebola suspect

2014-10-24 11:14

The Ivory Coast, currently free of the Ebola epidemic ravaging its neighbours, has launched a hunt for a Guinean worker who may have fled his home country after possibly catching the disease.

What happens to Ebola medical waste?

2014-10-24 10:17

Managing Ebola transmission includes dealing with large amounts of contaminated medical waste - and many hospitals don't have suitable incinerators.

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

2014-10-24 05:42

As a New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola after volunteering in West Africa, health officials face the challenge of deciding how wide a net to cast for his possible contacts in the largest, most crowded city in the US.

Nigerian schoolgirls face uncertainty if they are freed

2014-10-23 15:24

The Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists will face uncertainty if the extremists make good on an apparent pledge to free the teenagers they seized six months ago.

Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food

2014-10-23 14:08

Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, a report says.

Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls

2014-10-23 09:16

A week after Nigeria announced a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, which it says would include the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist group, there is still no sign of the girls being freed.

No closure until bodies back from Nigeria - pastors

2014-10-23 07:20

Families of more than 80 South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria will not find closure until the bodies are brought back, the Mahikeng Ministers Fellowship says.

Can your pet give you Ebola?

2014-10-23 05:00

Global health authorities are struggling to contain the ongoing Ebola epidemic, and to manage transmission of the disease questions regarding how Ebola affects the animal population has been raised.

Nigeria truce shaky

2014-10-22 20:10

Fighting in Nigeria continues and their is still no news of the kidnapped schoolgirls.

2 die in Sierra Leone riot sparked by Ebola tests

2014-10-22 16:04

Two people have died in a riot in Sierra Leone sparked after health workers struggling to contain the Ebola epidemic tried to take a blood sample from an elderly woman, doctors say.

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa in January

2014-10-22 09:29

Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for “real-world” testing in West Africa as soon as January, as they are deemed safe, WHO says.

MSF fêtes '1000th Ebola survivor'

2014-10-21 22:46

Medical charity MSF, at the forefront of the fight against Ebola in west Africa, says it has saved the 1000th patient.

Nigeria minister 'optimistic' girls free soon

2014-10-21 20:42

Nigeria's foreign minister says Abuja hopes to end the conflict with Islamist militant group Boko Haram soon and win the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.

Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

2014-10-21 16:05

The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily.

What happens to Ebola medical waste?

2014-10-21 11:20

Managing Ebola transmission includes dealing with large amounts of contaminated medical waste - and many hospitals don't have suitable incinerators.

US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days

2014-10-21 07:39

With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities are cautious but hopeful that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system.

Ebola threatens West Africa

2014-10-21 05:00

An "alarming picture" of the risk Ebola poses to some west African countries has emerged, according to a new report.

US drone crashes at Niger airport

2014-10-20 22:05

A US drone has crash-landed at Niger's main airport, the army says, forcing the closure of the runway for several hours.

Ebola hysteria grips US, children removed from school

2014-10-20 14:33

Hundreds of parents reportedly removed their children from a Mississippi middle school fearing that they could get infected with Ebola after the school’s principal travelled to Africa.

Boko Haram 'ceasefire' in doubt after attacks

2014-10-20 06:24

Nigerian military and intelligence officials have raised doubts on about the validity of a ceasefire with Boko Haram, with reports of fresh attacks and fighting in the country's northeast.

Doubt over release of Nigerian schoolgirls

2014-10-19 19:19

Nigeria's announcement of a ceasefire with Boko Haram and the expected release of over 200 pupils kidnapped six month ago, has been greeted by scepticism.

 

TB Joshua donates cash to collapse victims

2014-10-24 21:02
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A R50 000 donation would be paid towards funeral expenses of each family of the victims of the church building collapse in Nigeria, the Synagogue Church of All Nations says.

African immigrants face ostracism in the US as panic takes hold

2014-10-24 16:28

Ignorent Americans are treating African immigrants to the US as though they have Ebola in their DNA. They are cancelling speeches by LIberians, refusing Nigerians admission to universities and even verbally abusing African American women calling them 'bitches who brought the virus to the USA.'

Mali scrambles to trace Ebola toddler's contacts

2014-10-24 13:44

Health authorities in Mali are monitoring at least 43 people who had contact with a toddler declared the country’s first Ebola case, the WHO says.

Can your pet give you Ebola?

2014-10-24 10:21

Global health authorities are struggling to contain the ongoing Ebola epidemic, and to manage transmission of the disease questions regarding how Ebola affects the animal population has been raised.

Toddler tests positive in first case of Ebola in Mali

2014-10-24 06:04

Mali's health ministry says the country has its first confirmed case of Ebola after a two-year-old girl, who had recently been in Guinea, tested positive for the virus.

Ebola survivors' serum testing to start

2014-10-23 22:31

Scientists will start testing whether treatment with antibodies in the blood of Ebola survivors can help infected patients fight off the deadly disease in a clinical trial.

DNA analysis starts on church collapse victims

2014-10-23 15:23

DNA samples of the 116 victims of the church building collapse in Nigeria have arrived at a laboratory in SA for analysis, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says.

Bombing at Nigeria bus station kills 5 - police

2014-10-23 12:32

A bomb blast at a bus station in north Nigeria previously targeted by Boko Haram has killed at least five people, police say.

Ebola death toll rises to almost 4 900

2014-10-23 07:55

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10 000 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation says, as the scramble to find a cure gathers pace.

Blast rocks bus station in north Nigeria

2014-10-23 06:14

A large explosion has rocked a bus station in a north Nigeria area previously targeted by Boko Haram, witnesses say, in what appeared to be the latest crack in the government's purported ceasefire with the Islamists.

Lagos 'Ebola hospital' battles to recover

2014-10-22 22:33

Nigeria may have been declared officially Ebola-free but at the First Consultants hospital in Lagos, doctors believe it'll take the facility that treated the first victim years to recover.

Govt: Unknown when SA bodies will be returned

2014-10-22 17:59

There was still no news on when the bodies of more than 80 South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria will be returned home, a government spokesperson has said.

Can your pet give you Ebola?

2014-10-22 15:13

Global health authorities are struggling to contain the ongoing Ebola epidemic, and to manage transmission of the disease questions regarding how Ebola affects the animal population has been raised.

No news on return of SA bodies from Nigeria

2014-10-22 09:19

There was still no news on when the bodies of more than 80 South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria will come home, a government spokesperson says.

Burkina Faso referendum on terms limits

2014-10-21 20:42

Burkina Faso's government will submit a bill for parliament to call a referendum on the revision of constitutional term limits.

Airport screening can curb spread of Ebola

2014-10-21 17:30

Testing prospective airline passengers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could help to control the spread of Ebola.

Airport screening can curb spread of Ebola

2014-10-21 14:55

Testing prospective airline passengers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could help to control the spread of Ebola.

Home care kits highlight gaps in W Africa's Ebola response

2014-10-21 11:16

With the number of Ebola cases spiralling in West Africa, health workers fighting one of the world’s deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise.

Screen travellers on exit, not entry - Ebola study

2014-10-21 06:22

Screening air travellers on departure from Ebola-hit countries is far smarter than monitoring them when they arrive abroad, experts say.

US says talks to free Nigerian girls ongoing

2014-10-20 22:48

A US official has confirmed that a ceasefire deal appeared to have been reached between Nigeria and Boko Haram militants, but said talks to release some 200 kidnapped girls were ongoing.

Nigeria officially Ebola free – WHO

2014-10-20 15:33

The World Health Organisation has declared Nigeria officially Ebola-free, after 42 days – or two incubation periods – without any new confirmed cases of the deadly virus.

Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

2014-10-20 11:43

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says Ebola has killed more than 2 000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill".

Ebola risks lost generation: Liberian leader

2014-10-19 21:48

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa risks unleashing an economic catastrophe that will leave a lost generation of young West Africans, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has warned.

Nigeria expected to be declared Ebola-free

2014-10-19 14:35

Nigeria is expected to be declared Ebola-free, just three months after fears that the virus could spread like wildfire through Africa's most populous nation.

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