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Ebola wards: Beds and staff becoming scarce

28 September 2014, 15:32

What the families idling at the gate of this Ebola centre in Monrovia lack is news of the fate of their sick loved ones inside.

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Ebola: Top doctor goes under quarantine

28 September 2014, 08:59

A chief medical officer is placing herself under quarantine for 21 days after her office assistant died of Ebola in Liberia.

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$2m bounty for new al-Shabaab leader

28 September 2014, 08:59

A 2-million-dollar bounty is in place for information leading to the capture of the new leader of the al-Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia.

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Ebola flight restrictions lifted for 'solidarity'

27 September 2014, 15:50

Ivory Coast will lift the suspension of flights to countries stricken by the Ebola virus to show solidarity with the nations affected by the outbreak.

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'Cheating' woman stoned to death

27 September 2014, 15:51

Somali al-Shabaab militants stoned a woman to death in the southern town of Barawe after a court they had set up declared her guilty of adultery.

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West Africa Ebola death toll passes 3 000

27 September 2014, 11:06

The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has risen to at least 3 091 out of 6 574 probable, suspected and confirmed cases.

WHO: 1000s of Ebola vaccine doses in coming months

27 September 2014, 11:06

The World Health organisation says there should be thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines available in the coming months.

U.S. pledges 3,000 troops to fight Ebola

16 September 2014, 22:02

The United States has pledged to send 3,000 troops to West Africa, using its military muscle to battle the biggest ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

Ebola fight will cost $1 billion

16 September 2014, 20:37

Nearly $1 billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations said, warning that 20,000 could be infected by year end.

Red Cross to train volunteers for Ebola fight

11 September 2014, 21:02

The Red Cross said it planned to train more than 2,000 extra volunteers to step up its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak ravaging west Africa.

Ebola threatening Liberia's existence: minister

09 September 2014, 22:32

The Ebola outbreak is threatening Liberia's existence, the country's defense minister told the United Nations as the world body looked at further steps to stop the deadly virus.

US to send $10 mn to aid fight against Ebola

09 September 2014, 20:31

The United States will contribute $10 million to pay for medical workers and equipment to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa, officials in Washington.

UN improves operations after staffers get Ebola

09 September 2014, 19:30

World Health Organisation staffers battling an Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone now have better working conditions after one of their scientists was infected with the deadly virus.

Sierra Leone to search homes for Ebola deceased

08 September 2014, 22:37

Sierra Leone announced plans to visit every home in the country of six million to track down people with Ebola and remove dead bodies.

WHO doctor gets Ebola

08 September 2014, 21:30

The World Health Organisation says one of its doctors has been infected with Ebola while working at a treatment center in Sierra Leone.

Lift Ebola travel ban lifted - AU

08 September 2014, 19:29

African Union members called for the travel bans imposed to stem the deadly Ebola epidemic should be lifted to ensure the economic impact of the restrictions do not add to continent's woes.

Niger president buys $40m jet

01 September 2014, 23:04

The government of Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, has provoked anger with the purchase of a $40 million presidential jet.

West African states call end to border closures over Ebola

28 August 2014, 19:40

West African states should re-open their borders and end flight bans put in place to halt the spread of Ebola, the Economic Community of West African States said.

AfDB President wants solutions beyond Ebola virus

27 August 2014, 19:33

The African Development Bank President has called for the eradication of the root causes of Ebola as well as threatening local health systems as the epidemic continued impacting negatively on economic development.

UN warns of food crisis in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

26 August 2014, 22:53

The United Nations warned of a looming food crisis in eastern Sierra Leone, under lockdown since the Ebola-hit west African nation announced a state of emergency.

MSF can only offer limited help in Congo Ebola outbreak

26 August 2014, 20:02

Medicins Sans Frontieres, the leading organisation in fighting Ebola, said it could provide only limited support to tackle a new outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

26 August 2014, 20:01

Liberia's leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak.

UN envoy says flight bans hindering 'war' on Ebola

25 August 2014, 19:16

The UN's new pointman on Ebola said the fight against the epidemic was a "war" which could take another six months, and warned that airlines boycotting the region were hampering the response.

WHO says sending supplies for Ebola outbreak in Congo

25 August 2014, 18:19

The World Health Organisation said it has sent protective equipment for medical staff to Democratic Republic of Congo.

Cholera outbreak in Ghana killed at least 67 since June

25 August 2014, 10:04

Cholera has killed at least 67 people in Ghana since June and infected more than 5,000 others.

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