News - West African country

ECOWAS Parliament Denounces Military Takeover In Burkina Faso

4 years ago /
International News 

The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has condemned in strong terms the military takeover in Burkina Faso. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Uche Anichukwu, the Special Adviser (Media) to Deputy President of the Senate on Wednesday in Abuja. The statement stated that Ekweremadu also called...

Army Clears Protesters, Fires Warning Shots In Burkina Faso

4 years ago /
Politics 

Burkina Faso's army cleared thousands of protesters from the capital and opened fire at state TV headquarters on Sunday, killing one person, as it sought to restore order following the resignation of President Blaise Compaore two days ago. Compaore's 27 years in charge of the landlocked former French colony ended abruptly...

Ebola: Infections 'slowing in Liberia'

4 years ago /
Health  International News 

Liberia may be seeing a decline in the rate of transmission of Ebola, with falls in the number of burials and new admissions as well as a plateau in laboratory-confirmed cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. WHO’s Bruce Aylward said there had been 13,703 cases in eight countries...

First Confirmed Ebola Patient In Mali Dies

4 years ago /
Health 

The first confirmed Ebola patient in Mali has died, according to state TV reports, citing government health officials. The victim, a 2-year-old girl, had traveled to the country with her grandmother from Guinea -- one of the three countries hardest hit during the recent Ebola outbreak. Earlier on Friday, the World Health...

 

WHO Sending Ebola Experts To Mali, 43 People Monitored For Virus

4 years ago /
Health 

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it was sending experts to help Mali fight Ebola, a day after the first case of the disease was confirmed there. Authorities said on Thursday a two-year-old girl was infected - making Mali the sixth West African country to be touched by the...

 

Cuban Doctors Arrive Liberia To Fight Ebola Alongside U.S. Troops

5 years ago /
Health 

A plane carrying some 50 Cuban doctors and nurses arrived in Liberia on Wednesday to help treat victims of Ebola in the West African country, where a U.S. military mission is also deploying to fight the deadly virus. An Air Cubana jet carrying the 51 medical staff touched down at Monrovia's...

South Africa Rejects Hosting Africa Nations Cup

5 years ago /
Sports  

South Africa is not ready to host the Africa Cup of Nations in January if Morocco withdraws because of the Ebola epidemic, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said Monday. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has reportedly approached South Africa, Ghana and five others countries ahead of a November 2 meeting to...

U.S. Ebola Patient Helped Carry A Pregnant Woman Who Later Died Of Ebola

5 years ago /
Health  International News 

Current policy dictates that only those displaying symptoms of the disease are barred from flying. But Ebola can hide in the system for up to 21 days, raising serious concerns the disease will start turning up around the world. In Liberia, Mr Duncan worked moving cargo for FedEx, but had recently...

Spanish Missionary With Ebola Arrives In Madrid For Treatment In Isolation Chamber

5 years ago /
Health  International News 

Spanish missionary Manuel Garcia Viejo lands on home soil after being struck down with Ebola while helping victims in Sierra Leone. The priest, a medical director of the Hospital Order of San Juan de Dios, was infected with the deadly disease as he tended to victims in the Western city of...

 

Guinean Student Who Brought Ebola To Senegal Has Recovered

5 years ago /
Health 

A Senegalese doctor says the student who brought Ebola to the West African country has recovered.    

Breaking: Senegal Confirms First Ebola Case - Health Minister

5 years ago /
Health 

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Senegal, a major hub for the business and aid community in West Africa, Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck told a news conference on Friday.

Shell Sells Some Nigeria Oil Fields

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Shell last year put up for sale its 30 percent shares in four oil blocks in the Niger Delta

Liberia Says U.S. Authorities Allow Use Of Experimental Ebola Drug

5 years ago /
Health 

U.S. authorities have approved a request from Liberia's government to send sample doses of the experimental ZMapp drug to treat Liberian doctors infected with Ebola, the Liberian presidency said.  

US Steps Up Response To Ebola In Nigeria

5 years ago /
International News 

United States health authorities said Friday they are sending extra personnel and resources to Nigeria, which has declared a national emergency as it battles a deadly outbreak of Ebola for the first time.

Health Minister Confirms That Nigerian Doctor Has Ebola

5 years ago /
Health 

The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu on Monday in Abuja, made this disclosure as he confirmed that the doctor was the one who handled the case of the Liberian, Patrick Sawyer who died in Lagos after collapsing at the airport on arrival in Nigeria.  

President Ellen Johnson Closes Down Schools To Address EVD Outbreak

5 years ago /
International News 

President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has closed down all the schools in the West African country in an attempt to address the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

 

FRANCE: French government to draw troops out of Kosovo

5 years ago /
International News  Security 

NATO confirmed on Thursday that France plans to withdraw its 320 troops from Kosovo, citing commitments in Mali and a pending French intervention in Central African Republic.


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