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Africa

Somali pirate kingpin finally arrested

20 August 2014, 09:04

Somali security forces have arrested one of the country's most powerful pirate chiefs, who once hijacked giant vessels earning him multi-million dollar ransoms, security sources say.

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UN Ebola coordinator to visit West Africa

20 August 2014, 06:49

Expert coordinating UN efforts to fight Ebola to visit Washington, West Africa this week

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Liberia imposes curfew as Ebola crisis grows

20 August 2014, 06:49

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a nighttime curfew from Wednesday and quarantined two affected neighbourhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa.

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Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer

20 August 2014, 06:49

It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer's claims to special powers.

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Liberia: 3 receiving untested Ebola drug improving

19 August 2014, 19:01

Three Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug to treat Ebola are showing signs of recovery, officials.

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Uganda holds suspected Ebola passenger from Nigeria

19 August 2014, 19:00

Ugandan Ministry of Health officials placed a female passenger from Nigeria with the deadly Ebola-like symptoms in an isolation unit at the Entebbe International Airport.

Liberia says has located all 17 runaway Ebola patients

19 August 2014, 14:54

Liberia has found all 17 suspected Ebola patients who fled a quarantine centre in Monrovia at the weekend and transferred them to another clinic, the information minister said on Tuesday.

Ebola toll passes 1 200, quarantine victims to get food

19 August 2014, 13:31

Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria.

Ebola: Liberia soldiers ordered to shoot border crossers

19 August 2014, 13:31

The Liberian armed forces have received orders to shoot any persons crossing into the country from the neighbouring Sierra Leone, according to a report.

Ebola kills 84 in three days: UN

19 August 2014, 11:56

The Ebola virus killed 84 people in just three days, bringing the global death toll to 1 229, the World Health Organization said.

Ebola: US to deploy 100 medical personnel to West Africa

19 August 2014, 10:21

The United States Government has announced the deployment of 100 medical personnel to help in the fight against the Ebola Virus outbreak in some parts of West Africa.

No case of Ebola virus in Ethiopia

19 August 2014, 10:21

The Ethiopian Government has dispelled rumours of alleged cases of the Ebola in the country.

Some who fled Liberia Ebola clinic re-hospitalised

19 August 2014, 08:09

Some of the patients who fled an Ebola quarantine centre in Monrovia, Liberia, during an attack at the weekend, are back in hospital.

Liberia 'losing grip on Ebola' as they hunt for patients

19 August 2014, 08:09

Liberia was desperately searching for 17 Ebola patients who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia.

Ebola: Cameroon shuts border

18 August 2014, 13:54

The government of Cameroon has ordered the closure of its borders and the suspension of all flights to and from Nigeria.

Kenya's anti-terror police killing suspects: HRW

18 August 2014, 11:34

Kenya's anti-terrorism police have carried out a series of killings and 'enforced disappearances' following a string of attacks in the country, Human Rights Watch says.

Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors

18 August 2014, 10:17

Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors in desperate struggle to save patients

Survivors enlisted in Sierra Leone's Ebola battle

18 August 2014, 09:06

Hawa Idrisa was visiting her father-in-law on an Ebola ward in eastern Sierra Leone when his drip snapped out and his atrophying veins spurted thin, uncoagulated blood into her eyes and mouth.

Patients flee attack on Monrovia Ebola unit

18 August 2014, 08:01

Armed men claiming that "there's no Ebola" in Liberia have raided a quarantine centre for the deadly disease in Monrovia, prompting at least 20 patients infected with the deadly virus to flee.

Liberia: Ebola fears rise as clinic is looted

18 August 2014, 08:01

Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine centre and made off with bloodied sheets and mattresses.

Ugandan gays who fled to Kenya still feel danger

18 August 2014, 08:01

Ugandan gays who have fled to Kenya still feel in danger, despite court striking down anti-gay laws.

Ebola: Kenya bans west African travellers

17 August 2014, 16:34

Kenya has become the latest country to ban travellers from parts of Ebola-hit west Africa as Nigeria scrambled to stop the deadly disease.

Liberia gives Ebola drug to three doctors

17 August 2014, 09:48

Healthcare workers in Liberia have administered three doses of the rare, experimental drug ZMapp to three doctors suffering from Ebola, medical workers in Monrovia have said.

Liberia opening 2nd Ebola center in capital

16 August 2014, 16:58

Authorities in Liberia are opening a new center to treat Ebola patients after the existing one in the capital became overwhelmed with patients.

Ebola could take six months to control, say MSF

16 August 2014, 08:49

The Ebola epidemic is moving faster than the authorities can handle and could take six months to bring under control, the medical charity MSF said.

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