ARTICLES RELATING TO WEST AFRICA

Nigeria silent on Synagogue Church collapse

2014-09-23 20:51

Nigerian officials are tight-lipped about the scope of a probe into a fatal church building collapse in Lagos that killed 115.

Ebola drug trials to be fast-tracked in West Africa

2014-09-23 17:28

Experimental Ebola drugs are set to be tested in affected West African states for the first time in a bid to fast-track trials, the Wellcome Trust says.

Ebola may force region back into conflict – Liberia

2014-09-23 15:23

Liberia has warned it may slip back to civil war along with neighbouring Sierra Leone if the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa is allowed to continue to spread.

At least 98 under Ebola quarantine in Harare

2014-09-23 10:44
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At least 98 people have reportedly been placed under Ebola quarantine in Harare, as Zimbabwe takes steps to strictly monitor visitors coming into the country.

Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

2014-09-23 07:51

Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola are bracing for new caseloads after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide check-up and a large new clinic.

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.

ANCYL send condolences to Nigeria victims

2014-09-22 20:30

The ANC Youth League has sent condolences to the people who died when a church building collapsed in Nigeria.

Nigeria victim's family thanks Zuma

2014-09-22 19:30

The family of Ivy Langford, 66, one of the 26 South Africans injured in the Nigeria church building collapse, has applauded government and President Jacob Zuma.

No hugs for Nigeria church collapse survivors

2014-09-22 18:25

Families of the 25 South Africans injured in the Nigeria church building collapse have been allowed to "meet and greet" them at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.

Injured collapse survivor returns to church as SA plane leaves

2014-09-22 13:24
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One of the South Africans injured in the Nigeria building collapse decided to return to church instead of getting on the plane bringing survivors back home, Minister Jeff Radebe says.

West Africans don't trust Ebola health workers

2014-09-22 11:06

Health workers fighting Ebola in West Africa are facing mistrust from local populations after years of conflict.

Injured South Africans go back to TB Joshua

2014-09-22 09:22
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Chaos, incompetence and lies are to blame for the death of many in the collapse of TB Joshua’s church building in Nigeria, a report says.

Survivor of Nigeria church collapse tells of days in darkness

2014-09-22 07:42
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A survivor of the Nigeria church collapse has told how for five days she was trapped inside a toilet next to the dining hall of the temple, breathing only through a small hole in the wreckage.

3 SA children among Nigeria building collapse

2014-09-21 22:03

A government spokesperson says three South African children are among those who survived the collapse of the church building in Nigeria.

Liberia to provide 1 000 beds

2014-09-21 17:37

Liberia has announced plans for a huge increase in beds for Ebola patients in its overwhelmed capital Monrovia.

Church collapse: Picture of chaos emerges

2014-09-21 10:01
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Rescuers lost critical hours after the collapse of a church guesthouse in Nigeria which claimed 86 lives because officials were prevented from doing their work, a report says.

India postpones Africa summit over Ebola outbreak

2014-09-20 21:58

The deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa has forced India to postpone plans for a December summit in New Delhi attended by representatives of more than 50 African nations.

Anxious mom awaits daughter’s return from Nigeria

2014-09-20 17:57

As the confirmed death toll reached 84 after the building collapse in Nigeria, sleepless nights have become the order of the day for family members of the deceased South Africans.

Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

2014-09-20 09:00

Sierra Leone confined its six million people to their homes on Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.

Nigeria collapse: Gift of the Givers offers help

2014-09-20 07:15

South Africans needing help finding relatives following the building collapse at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria should contact charity Gift of the Givers, it has said.

4-year-old SA girl found alive at Nigeria collapse site

2014-09-19 22:34
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A 4-year-old South African girl has been found alive at the collapsed Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria.

‘Families should sue TB Joshua’

2014-09-19 17:25
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“The families of all the deceased should sue TB Joshua,” a Nigerian in Lagos says after 84 South Africans died in a building collapse at Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations.

Ebola: S Leone streets deserted as shutdown begins

2014-09-19 16:35

Sierra Leone’s normally chaotic capital has been transformed as residents were confined to their homes for the start of a three-day lockdown aimed at halting the deadly Ebola epidemic.

Guinea condemns killing of Ebola team

2014-09-19 13:59

Guinea’s government says it strongly condemns the killing of eight people who were abducted and killed while on an Ebola awareness campaign in Womey.

Nigeria: Lives lost as church obstructed rescue

2014-09-19 11:40
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Nigeria's emergency agency says lives were lost as church official prevented workers from rescuing victims at the scene of a collapsed building in Lagos.

 

Ebola: Liberia facing massive shortage of foreign help

2014-09-23 18:30

Liberia, the West African state hardest-hit by the worst Ebola outbreak in history, remains gravely short of foreign health care workers despite repeated pleas for help, a senior UN official says.

Australian hospital treats suspected Ebola case

2014-09-23 15:52

A hospital in Western Australia says it is testing a patient for suspected Ebola, declining however, to give further details due to confidentiality rules.

West Africans don't trust Ebola health workers

2014-09-23 14:59

Health workers fighting Ebola in West Africa are facing mistrust from local populations after years of conflict.

Pilgrim’s mom left only with hope

2014-09-23 08:38

As one relieved family thanked the South African government for bringing their injured mother home from Nigeria following a church collapse there, another woman could only desperately cling to the hope that her son is not one of the 84 South Africans killed in the tragedy.

KZN ready for Nigeria church collapse survivors

2014-09-23 05:00

Hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal are ready to receive patients injured in the Nigeria church building collapse, the province's health department says.

Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown

2014-09-22 20:31

Streets in Sierra Leone's capital are bustling again after the unprecedented lockdown to slow the spread of Ebola.

Man bitten by Ebola patient flown to Switzerland

2014-09-22 19:31

Swiss authorities say a male nurse who was bitten by an Ebola patient while working in West Africa has been flown to Switzerland as a precaution.

Nigeria missing girls deal close - reports

2014-09-22 18:29

The Nigerian government and Boko Haram are close to a deal on releasing 219 schoolgirls that the radical Islamist group kidnapped five months ago media report.

Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown found 200 infected

2014-09-22 15:33

Sierra Leone's controversial Ebola lockdown has uncovered 150 new cases of the virus in addition to around 70 bodies previously unaccounted for, according to the authorities.

Swift care for church collapse survivors

2014-09-22 12:00

Military personnel have swiftly attended to South Africans injured in the Nigeria building collapse, shortly after the C130 SA Air Force plane carrying them landed at the Swartkop Air Force Base.

SA plane carrying injured arrives from Nigeria

2014-09-22 11:06

A plane carrying 26 South Africans injured in a building collapse in Nigeria has arrived at the Swartkop Air Force Base in Pretoria.

Church collapse: Social workers to meet orphans

2014-09-22 09:13
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Social workers will receive two South African toddlers orphaned by the building collapse in Nigeria when they arrive in the country.

TB Joshua to visit SA after building collapse

2014-09-22 05:00
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Nigerian preacher TB Joshua has said he would travel to SA in the coming weeks to meet families and survivors of a building collapse at his church that killed scores.

Inside TB Joshua’s broken temple

2014-09-21 20:59
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Ruben Kruger, a veteran of 36 tests in the green and gold, returned after a week in Nigeria and declared that a Pentecostal preacher he called the Prophet had healed his brain cancer.

Sierra Leone faces criticism over Ebola shutdown

2014-09-21 10:22

Sierra Leone has begun the second day of a 72-hour nationwide shutdown aimed at containing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus amid criticism that the action is a poorly planned publicity stunt.

Spain bringing missionary infected with Ebola home

2014-09-21 08:28

Spain is sending a plane to fly a Catholic missionary infected with the deadly Ebola virus home from Sierra Leone, officials have said.

Boko Haram 'kill several' as they loot Nigeria market

2014-09-20 19:59

Boko Haram gunmen have stormed a crowded market in Nigeria's restive northeastern state of Borno, killing several people and carting away food.

Nigerian leader visits collapsed building

2014-09-20 14:30

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has visited the collapsed guesthouse at a mega-church in Lagos, promising to investigate the cause of the tragedy as the death toll hit 86, rescuers say.

Nigerian presidential hopeful blasts govt on security

2014-09-20 07:15

Nigerian presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar has derided Goodluck Jonathan’s record on security, vowing that Boko Haram could be crushed easily if politicians chose to do so.

Building collapse survivor blames Satan

2014-09-19 22:34
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A Nigerian man has claimed that he spent over 24 hours under the rubble of a Lagos church building, blaming "Satan" rather than structural failure for the collapse.

Nigeria death toll tentative - Radebe

2014-09-19 20:29

The death toll of 84 South Africans in the Nigerian church collapse remains a "tentative figure", Presidency Minister Jeff Radebe says.

Watchdog wants Nigeria probed for $9.3m sent to SA

2014-09-19 17:25

A Nigerian watchdog group is demanding an international investigation into the Nigerian government for flying $9.3m in cash to South Africa to buy weapons.

Ebola took the world by surprise - World Bank chief

2014-09-19 16:35

The devastating Ebola outbreak caught the world off guard, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says, as he questioned the international community’s readiness to respond to other pandemics.

Liberia women, children bear brunt of Ebola

2014-09-19 12:55

The Ebola virus continues to spread devastation in Liberia, and with more than 2 600 people dead so far, women and children are bearing the brunt of the epidemic.

Sierra Leone launches controversial Ebola shutdown

2014-09-19 09:17

Sierra Leon has launched a controversial three-day shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus, as the UN Security Council declared the deadly outbreak a threat to world peace.

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