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Ghana to serve as UN base for supplies bound for Ebola countries

30 August 2014, 16:36

he United Nations will use Ghana as a base for supplies bound for countries stricken by an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1 550 people in West Africa.

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Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

30 August 2014, 16:36

Liberia said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control.

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WFP says it needs $70 mln to feed 1.3 mln people in Ebola quarantine

30 August 2014, 16:36

The World Food Programme needs to raise $70 million to feed 1.3 million people at risk from shortages in Ebola-quarantined areas in West Africa.

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Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

30 August 2014, 16:36

A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa.

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Lesotho military seize control of police HQ

30 August 2014, 16:36

Lesotho's military has seized control of the country's police headquarters and jammed radio stations and phones, a government minister says.

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Ebola: Timeline of a ruthless killer

30 August 2014, 10:56

From Guinea's forests to Senegal's capital, via Africa's most populous nation Nigeria, here are the main developments since the haemorrhagic fever Ebola emerged earlier this year.

Sierra Leone gives health minister the boot over Ebola

30 August 2014, 10:56

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma dismissed his Health Minister Miatta Kargbo on Friday over her handling of the Ebola epidemic.

Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

30 August 2014, 10:56

Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola.

Crazy pictures of China's "Giraffe Boy"

30 August 2014, 10:56

A 15-year-old Chinese boy has been found to have 3 extra vertebrae in his neck, earning him the unusual moniker.

Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp cures lab monkeys

29 August 2014, 22:31

The experimental Ebola drug ZMapp cured all 18 of the lab monkeys infected with the deadly virus, including those suffering the fever and hemorrhaging characteristic of the disease and just hours from death.

Medical charity MSF wants U.N. to take lead on Ebola epidemic

29 August 2014, 21:00

The U.N. Security Council must lead efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a senior official from Medecins Sans Frontieres said.

Boob job horribly goes wrong

29 August 2014, 19:29

A 30-year-old beauty therapist went for a bargain boob job abroad and the implants burst through her skin a few days after the surgery.

No charges for 9-year-old girl who killed with an Uzi

29 August 2014, 18:04

County law enforcement officials in Arizona say no criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi.

WHO: More Ebola cases in past week than any other

29 August 2014, 17:02

World Health Organization says past week saw more Ebola cases than any other on record

Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola

29 August 2014, 15:59

The Senegalese minister of health says the West African country has its first confirmed case of Ebola.

Guinean security forces break up riot in Ebola-racked south

29 August 2014, 14:41

Riots broke out in Guinea's second-largest city Nzerekore over rumours that health workers had infected people with the deadly Ebola virus, a Red Cross official and residents said.

Zimbabwe can't conduct Ebola tests - ministry

29 August 2014, 13:48

Zimbabwe has no capacity to conduct tests to detect Ebola with officials saying specimens would be referred to South African laboratories, according to a report.

Ebola virus mutating fast - researchers

29 August 2014, 11:21

Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, researchers say.

Food sent to help with Ebola's 'tsunami of need'

29 August 2014, 10:15

The World Food Programme is planning to boost its emergency aid in the west of Africa, saying the region faces a "tsunami" of need caused by the Ebola outbreak.

Ebola virus sequences may aid hunt for treatments

29 August 2014, 09:19

Scientists tracking the spread of Ebola across West Africa released 99 sequenced genomes of the deadly and highly contagious hemorrhagic virus

WHO: Ebola outbreak could strike 20 000 people

29 August 2014, 09:19

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20 000 people, the WHO says, in a bleak assessment of the deadly disease.

West African states call for open borders

29 August 2014, 09:19

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 says.

US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

28 August 2014, 22:43

Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

IMF says Ebola having 'acute' impact on W. African economies

28 August 2014, 21:00

The worst ever outbreak of the Ebola disease is likely to lead to sharply lower growth in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and raise financing needs in all three West African countries.

Woman tries to steal baby from mother's womb

28 August 2014, 19:40

A woman lied about being pregnant to her family and decided to stab a pregnant woman to death so she could steal her unborn baby.

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