October 19

  • Guinea: France Screens Flights for Ebola


    France has begun screening passengers for signs of Ebola as they arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris on the daily Air France flight from Guinea's capital Conakry. Read more »

October 17

October 16

October 15

  • Africa: UN Security Council Opposes Cutting Ties Over Ebola

    Deutsche Welle

    The UN has issued a unanimous Security Council statement urging the international community to "accelerate and dramatically expand" aid to combat the spread of Ebola. It also... Read more »

  • West Africa: Press Clamps Hinder Ebola Fight [press release]


    Efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa have been associated with various forms of press freedom restrictions and attacks on journalists, which continue to hamper the... Read more »

  • Ghana/Guinea: Black Stars Cruise to Victory Past Guinea


    Ghana cemented their place at the top of their group after edging to victory past Guinea on Wednesday in Tamale in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. Read more »

  • Africa: Ebola Dampens Tabaski Spirit in Guinea As Cultural Practices Are Put On Hold


    From nine o'clock in the morning the call to prayer went out across Guinea. Muslims were invited to come together in fields, squares and mosques on Saturday to celebrate Eid... Read more »

October 14

October 13

  • Africa: Rethink Ebola Infection Control, Says Top U.S. Health Official

    Deutsche Welle

    The top US health official says even a single case of Ebola is unacceptable, and apologized for appearing to blame a Texas nurse who caught the virus at work. It comes as Liberian... Read more »

  • West Africa: More Ebola Help Needed, Says UN Expert [interview]

    Deutsche Welle

    Anthony Banbury, the head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), has just concluded his tour of the three countries worst hit by Ebola. He told DW what needed to... Read more »

  • Guinea: Press Freedom Muzzled in Ebola Affected Countries

    Deutsche Welle

    West African journalists claim that their governments are trying to prevent independent reporting on the Ebola crisis. Governments on the other hand say that some journalists are... Read more »

  • Africa: Isolate Ebola, Not Countries, Says IMF Chief [document]


    An excerpt from a statement by International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde at a news conference after meetings of the IMF and the World Bank in... Read more »

  • Africa: U.S. Makes Urgent Plea for World to 'Step Up' Anti-Ebola Effort [guest column]


    President Obama has made it crystal clear that Ebola is an urgent global crisis that demands an urgent global response. Read more »

  • Liberia: Sirleaf Speaks On Impact of Ebola

    New Dawn

    President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has joined her colleagues, Drs. Alpha Conde of Guinea and Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone in outlining measures that must be urgently taken to... Read more »

October 12

October 11

October 10

  • West Africa: Ebola Death Toll Exceeds 4,000

    Deutsche Welle

    More than 4,000 people have now died from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. Most of those deaths have been in Liberia, Sierra Leone and... Read more »

  • Guinea: I Caught Ebola and Survived [opinion]

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    I got Ebola because I went near an old man who was ill, and at that time, we didn't know what we had to do [to avoid Ebola]. Read more »

  • West Africa: Ebola Hits Health Workers


    The World Health Organization (WHO) says in its latest Ebola report that those dealing with the outbreak in Liberia are so overwhelmed that they cannot keep reliable statistics on... Read more »

  • Africa: Calling All Innovators to Help Fight Ebola [document]

    State Department

    The blog post by USAID Administration Rajiv Shah was published on the State Department website on October 9. Read more »

  • Ghana/Guinea: Unity Can Drive Black Stars to Success


    Abdul Majeed Waris believes the unity exhibited in the Ghana camp can act as the inspiration for success on Saturday when they meet Guinea in Casablanca. Read more »

  • West Africa: A Robust International Response to the Ebola Outbreak Is a Legal Obligation [analysis]


    Last week the UN Security Council declared the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa "a threat to international peace and security". As the world body met to discuss the most... Read more »

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