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Sierra Leone makes harbouring Ebola victims a crime

23 August 2014, 17:50

Sierra Leone's parliament has made the harbouring of Ebola victims a crime drawing a two-year prison sentence in an attempt to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

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Ivory Coast closes borders with Ebola-hit neighbours

23 August 2014, 17:50

The Ivory Coast has closed its borders with Ebola-hit Guinea and Liberia in a bid to protect citizens against Ebola.

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Philippines recalls peacekeepers from Liberia over Ebola

23 August 2014, 17:50

The Philippines on Saturday ordered 115 troops to return home from peace-keeping operations in Liberia, spurred by the worsening Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

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WHO warns of "shadow zones" and unreported Ebola cases

23 August 2014, 08:49

Families hiding infected loved ones and the existence of "shadow zones" where medics cannot go mean the Ebola epidemic is even bigger than thought, the World Health Organization said.

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Senegal blocks Liberia aid flight

22 August 2014, 21:55

Regional humanitarian hub Senegal has blocked a regional UN aid plane from landing and was banning all further flights to and from countries affected by Ebola.

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Two year jail terms for hiding Ebola victims in S.Leone

22 August 2014, 21:30

Sierra Leone, battling a deadly outbreak of Ebola, passed a law that will see anyone harbouring a victim of the disease facing a two-year jail term.

WHO warns of "shadow zones" in Ebola outbreak

22 August 2014, 20:02

The scale of the world's worst Ebola outbreak has been concealed by families hiding infected loved ones in their homes and the existence of "shadow zones", the World Health Organization said.

Last Ebola-free region of Liberia falls to virus

22 August 2014, 18:33

Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials said, as other affected west African nations scrambled to contain the spread of the killer virus.

Kenyan businessman claims US 'owns' Ebola

22 August 2014, 12:59

A Kenyan businessman has reportedly made claims that the United States government owns the Ebola virus that has continued to rock the West African countries.

Nigerian who died in UAE tests negative for Ebola

22 August 2014, 11:28

A Nigerian woman with cancer who died in the Emirati capital this week has tested negative for Ebola, the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi said.

Lack of leadership hurts Ebola fight in West Africa - MSF

22 August 2014, 09:07

Efforts to curb the deadly Ebola epidemic that swept across four West African states are being undermined by a lack of leadership and emergency management skills, MSF says.

UN's top Ebola official wants preparations for 'flareup'

22 August 2014, 07:57

The United Nations' new pointman on Ebola said he was preparing for a possible flareup of the epidemic in West Africa.

Monrovia crematorium cannot cope with all the Ebola corpses

22 August 2014, 07:57

The crematorium in the Liberian capital Monrovia is struggling to deal with the dozens of Ebola victims whose bodies are being brought each day.

Senegal closes borders with Guinea over Ebola

22 August 2014, 07:57

Senegal closed its borders with Guinea over fears of the Ebola epidemic, more than three months after it re-opened them, said a statement from the interior ministry.

Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

21 August 2014, 22:33

Government officials handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water to residents of an impoverished slum in Liberia's capital.

WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

21 August 2014, 20:05

Officials from the World Health Organisation are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighbourhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak.

Monrovia crematorium cannot cope with Ebola surge

21 August 2014, 18:05

The crematorium in the Liberian capital Monrovia is struggling to deal with the dozens of Ebola victims whose bodies are being brought each day, the Red Cross said.

South Africa issues Ebola travel ban

21 August 2014, 16:46

The South African government has issued a travel ban for non-South Africans from Ebola infested countries, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

West Africa must confront political weaknesses to curb drugs trade -Obasanjo

21 August 2014, 09:09

West Africa must openly confront its political and governance weaknesses to curb the growing drug trade in the region, former President Olusegun Obasanjo said.

Ebola: Liberia police fire on protesters

21 August 2014, 09:09

Police in Liberian capital have fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbour.

Liberia's Ebola clampdown turns violent as official evacuated

21 August 2014, 07:59

Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family.

Up to 30,000 in need of Ebola drugs

20 August 2014, 22:44

Up to 30,000 people would have required Ebola drugs in the west African outbreak by now.

WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1350

20 August 2014, 20:15

The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now at least 1350 people.

Illness with Ebola-like symptoms kills several in Congo

20 August 2014, 18:10

The DRC has sent its health minister and a team of experts to the remote northern Equateur province after several people died there from a disease with Ebola-like symptoms.

Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola

20 August 2014, 16:59

Security forces deployed to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents.

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