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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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

Divers take a plunge with an ocean giant: the Goliath grouper

Miami - At first glance, an adult goliath grouper can appear intimidating. Equipped with a capacious Edward G. Robinson-esque lower jaw and weighing as much as 360 kg, or 793 pounds, encountering one while you're diving or snorkeling can give you pause.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton - 2 comments

Mohamed Dionne named new Senegal prime minister

Dakar - Mohamed Dionne, a close aide to Senegal's president who once worked for the United Nations, was named the country's new prime minister Sunday, two days after the resignation of his predecessor.
In the Media by AFP

Ebola 'out of control' in West Africa: MSF

Dakar - An epidemic of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is now "out of control" with more than 60 outbreak hotspots, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

Mali government, rebels sign ceasefire agreement: UN

Dakar - The Mali government and the three main rebel groups operating in the northern desert signed a ceasefire deal Friday, the United Nations announced."A 21:30 (local time and GMT)...
In the Media by AFP

5 million children in Africa's Sahel face acute malnutrition

Dakar - Aid operations need urgent funding in north Africa's Sahel region where five million children face the prospect of acute malnutrition, UN humanitarian agency OCHA said."We are facing a funding bottleneck at a very critical moment.
In the Media by AFP

Senegal tense as exiled former president returns home

Dakar - Exiled former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade made a controversial homecoming with security forces on high alert on Friday, two years after he lost office in an election marred by violent protests.
In the Media by Malick Rokhy Ba (AFP)

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
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