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Senegal has 'well-oiled system' to stop Ebola

Dakar - Senegal vowed Tuesday it is prepared for any spread of the deadly Ebola virus, as the suspected death toll in an outbreak raging in Guinea and Liberia rose to 111.
In the Media by AFP

Morocco steps up guard after Ebola outbreak in Guinea

Dakar - Morocco announced extra health screening measures Tuesday at entry points to the country, in particular at Casablanca airport, after the outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea.
In the Media by AFP

Ebola outbreak in Guinea an 'unprecedented epidemic': MSF

Dakar - Aid organisation Doctors Without Borders said Monday an Ebola outbreak suspected of killing at least 78 people in Guinea was an "unprecedented epidemic" that had spread across the west African nation.
In the Media by AFP

Liberia confirms first Ebola cases

Dakar - Liberia has confirmed two cases of the deadly Ebola virus that is suspected to have killed at least 78 people in neighbouring Guinea, according to the World Health Organization.
In the Media by AFP

Guinea's Ebola battle: containing a killer virus

Dakar - The Ebola haemorrhagic fever plaguing Guinea is caused by one of the deadliest viruses known to mankind, killing up to 90 percent of people it infects.The tropical virus can fell its victims within days, causing severe fever and muscle pain, weakness, ...
In the Media by AFP

Guinea's Ebola battle: steps taken to contain virus

Dakar - The Ebola virus plaguing Guinea is one of the deadliest known to man, claiming the lives of two-thirds of the people it has infected so far.
In the Media by AFP

Ebola: profile of a prolific killer

Dakar - The Ebola virus plaguing Guinea is one of the deadliest known to man, claiming the lives of three-quarters of the people it has infected so far, according to the west African nation's health ministry.The tropical virus can fell its victims within days,...
In the Media by AFP

Airline finds corpse in wheel well

Washington - On Saturday, a man's body was found in the wheel well of a South African Airways aeroplane after it landed at Dulles International Airport in Washington, United States.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

UN makes appeal for three-year plan for the Sahel

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), over 20 million people in the Sahel region are at risk of hunger and will need humanitarian assistance in 2014, around 8.7 million more than in 2013.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

Fear and ignorance fuel spread of leprosy in Africa

Mbour - Modou Gaye sits on a hospital bed in Senegal, his left leg stretched the length of the mattress, the right one amputated below the knee.
In the Media by Pauline Froissart (AFP)

EU labels gays as a social group, granting asylum for protection

The European Court of Justice has concluded that gays constitute a "particular social group," qualifying gay Africans for asylum in EU Member States. Prior to the ruling, homosexuality in Africa was a criminal offence, from fines to 14 years in prison.
In the Media by Nancy Houser

Former US-backed Chad dictator arrested, charged with war crimes

Dakar - A former US-backed dictator of Chad has been arrested in Senegal and charged with crimes against humanity for severe human rights violations committed during his eight-year rule.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 8 comments

Senegalese president rejects Obama's advice on gay rights

Dakar - President Barack Obama began his tour of Africa with a 36-hour visit to Senegal, but clashed with Senegalese President Macky Sall who expressed opposition to Obama's call for Africans to decriminalize homosexuality.

Dakar: Obama comments on Snowden issue

Dakar - President Barack Obama who is currently on a tour of three African countries made some comments on whistle-blower Edward Snowden at a press conference in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday morning.
In the Media by Gibril Koroma

Op-Ed: Obama visit turns African city upside down

Dakar - Visit by American presidents anywhere in the world are usually a nightmare for the host country in terms of security arrangements, not to talk of costs. President Barack Obama's current visit to Senegal is no exception.
In the Media by Gibril Koroma - 3 comments

Mandela family gather for ‘heated’ emergency meeting

Pretoria - Relatives of Nelson Mandela remain tight-lipped on details of an emergency family meeting Tuesday morning at the critically ill 94-year-old former South African president's home in Eastern Cape.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Op-Ed: Senegal: World's first 'Tablet Cafe' will change Africa

Dakar - Something huge happened not too long ago in the small Francophone West African country of Senegal. The world's first "Tablette Cafe" was opened there by Google.
In the Media by Gibril Koroma

Op-Ed: Dakar Rally likely to impact the environment in three countries

Santiago - The 34th version of the extreme off-road race called Dakar Rally began January 5 in Lima, and will end January 20 in Santiago de Chile. The grueling 8,400 Km trek could damage archaeological sites and natural environments in three countries.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

Argentine tall ship seized in Ghana, released and ready to leave

Accra - After more than two months of being held in the port of Tema, Ghana, the Argentine frigate “Libertad” was freed following the Ghanaian government's decision to comply with a UN court ruling ordering its immediate release.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 2 comments

Flooding in Senegal kills at least 6 (video)

Dakar - Torrential rains in the African country of Senegal have killed at least 6 people, either by drowning or being crushed by falling buildings.
In the Media by Anne Sewell
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