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Ebola: The epidemic's timeline

Dakar - Key dates in the latest Ebola epidemic, the worst ever outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever which first surfaced in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Landmark trial of Chad dictator Habre adjourned

Dakar - Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre was forcibly brought to court Tuesday on the second day of his landmark trial in Senegal but judges adjourned the case until September to enable appointed lawyers to prepare his defence.

Trial of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré opens in Senegal

Dakar - Hissène Habré, the former dictator of Chad, is now on trial in Senegal for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture committed during his brutal, US- and French-supported rule.

Senegal tries ex-Chad dictator in test for African justice

Dakar - More than a quarter-century after his blood-soaked reign came to an end, former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre went on trial in a Senegalese court on Monday in what is seen as a test case for African justice.

Senegal puts ex-Chad dictator on trial for atrocities

Dakar - Senegal prepared Monday to begin the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre, 25 years after he fled there following an eight-year bloodsoaked reign of terror at home.

Senegal to stage 'historic' trial of Chadian former despot Habre

Dakar - Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre will make history on Monday when he is tried in Senegal over his regime's brutality -- the first time a despot from one African country has been called to account by another.

UN Security Council is 'failing' war-wracked world says Red Cross

Dakar - The Red Cross has warned that the world is facing conflict on an "unprecedented" scale, fuelled by the international community's failure to work together to end wars and humanitarian crises.

UN in $174m appeal for Nigeria's Boko Haram refugees

Dakar - The United Nations launched an appeal on Thursday for $174 million in what it called "life-saving aid" for almost 200,000 Nigerians who have fled the country due to brutal attacks by Boko Haram jihadists.

Senegal ex-president's son Karim Wade jailed for graft

Dakar - Karim Wade, the high-flying son of former Senegal president Abdoulaye Wade bidding to follow his father to the top office, was sentenced Monday to six years in prison in a deeply divisive graft case.

Senegal partially reopens borders with worst-hit Ebola states

Dakar - Senegal has reopened air and sea borders with Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries worst hit by the Ebola virus.

MSF charity fetes '1000th Ebola survivor' in west Africa

Dakar - Medical charity MSF, at the forefront of the fight against Ebola in west Africa, said Tuesday it had saved a 1000th patient from the deadly epidemic.

Thousands of Ebola orphans shunned by relatives: UNICEF

Dakar - Thousands of children who have lost parents to the west African Ebola epidemic risk are being shunned by frightened and suspicious relatives, the UN children's fund said on Tuesday.

World 'losing battle' to contain Ebola, says MSF

Dakar - International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said the world was "losing the battle" to contain Ebola as the United Nations warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries.

World 'losing battle' to contain Ebola

Dakar - International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said Tuesday the world was "losing the battle" to contain Ebola as the United Nations warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries.

Ebola hits fifth W. African state as Senegal confirms first case

Dakar - The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people across West Africa spread to a fifth country in the region on Friday with the first confirmed case of the deadly virus in Senegal.

Senegal confirms Ebola case as outbreak hits 5th WAfrican country

Dakar - The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people across West Africa spread to a fifth country in the region on Friday with the first confirmed case of the deadly virus in Senegal.

Senegal closes border as UN warns on Ebola flare-up

Dakar - Senegal has become the latest country to seal its border with a west African neighbour to ward off the deadly Ebola virus, as the new UN pointman on the epidemic said preparations must be made for a possible flare-up of the disease.

Senegal ex-president's son on trial for corruption

Dakar - The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade went on trial Thursday accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office.

Regional Ebola response centre to be set up in Guinea

Dakar - A regional centre is being set up in Guinea to coordinate the response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola that has killed hundreds of people in west Africa, the World Health Organisation said.

Regional Ebola response centre to be set up in Guinea

Dakar - A regional centre is being set up in Guinea to coordinate the response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola that has killed hundreds of people in west Africa, the World Health Organisation said Friday.
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