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Over 800 health workers infected with Ebola

Over 800 health workers infected with Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) says a total of 833 confirmed health worker infections had been reported in the three intense-transmission countries; of which there had been 488 reported deaths

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ECOWAS Ministers to deliberate on persons without nationalities

The Government of Cote d’Ivoire and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) would jointly host the first Ministerial Conference on Statelessness in West Africa from February 23 to 25, in Cote d’Ivoire. Statelessness is a situation whereby an individual residing in a […]

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Ebola-ravaged communities in Guinea to benefit from food security

Tens of thousands of people in rural areas of Guinea, worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic, would receive training on how to prevent the spread of the disease and support in producing food and generating income. This was attained through an agreement involving the World Bank, the Government of Guinea and the Food and Agriculture Organisation […]

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Video: Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste gives first interview, call for release of fellow journalists held by Egypt

Video: Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste gives first interview, call for release of fellow journalists held by Egypt

• In his first interview since being freed, Peter Greste calls on Egypt to release Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy • Says there was a mix of emotion boiling inside when he was released In his first interview since being freed from an Egypt jail after 400 days in captivity, Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste […]

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Early treatment is key in managing Ebola

As efforts to find a cure for the Ebola virus gather momentum, Yemisi Akinbola for Africa Renewal caught up with Dr Bernadette Murgue, the Deputy Director of the French Institut de Microbiologie et des Maladies Infectieuses IMMI

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8 Nigerian pirates to be processed for court

8 Nigerian pirates to be processed for court

The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) sources say they will process Nigerian pirates for a preliminary court hearing by Friday following evidence they hijacked ship MT Mariam

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Nigeria’s Jonathan storms Ghana with election billboards

Nigeria’s Jonathan storms Ghana with election billboards

Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan has stormed Ghana with his election campaign billboards

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Germany promises to help Ghana end blackouts

Germany promises to help Ghana end blackouts

Germany has offered to help Ghana solve its energy issues as well as in the education sector

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Mauritania: Jailed presidential candidate and anti-slavery activists must be released

Mauritania: Jailed presidential candidate and anti-slavery activists must be released

The Mauritanian authorities must release three activists – including a prominent opposition politician – jailed today for holding anti-slavery rallies, Amnesty International said

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Nigeria Election 2015: I Will Not Vote For Buhari Because Of Osinbajo – Pastor

Nigeria Election 2015: I Will Not Vote For Buhari Because Of Osinbajo – Pastor

Another Redeemed Pastor, Bribena Efiye, has come out to comment on the current political battle being waged within the house of God as Nigeria’s 2015 tension-soaked elections steadily draw closer.

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Liberians say ‘no’ to big hugs and handshakes to keep Ebola at bay

Liberians say ‘no’ to big hugs and handshakes to keep Ebola at bay

At the entrances to private and public buildings in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, a new custom has emerged since the outbreak of the Ebola virus: visitors wash their hands upon entering and exiting

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Most developing countries will benefit from oil price slump, says World Bank Group

Most developing countries will benefit from oil price slump, says World Bank Group

Gains from low oil prices can be substantial for developing-country importers if supported by stronger global growth, says a World Bank Group analysis of the oil price decline, contained in the latest edition of Global Economic Prospects

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Ebola death toll nears 8,000 – WHO

Ebola death toll nears 8,000 – WHO

The death toll from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa has reached 7,905, out of a total 20,206 confirmed, probable and suspected cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said

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West African state plotted Sgt. Doe’s death

West African state plotted Sgt. Doe’s death

General Arnold Quainoo, a former Army Commander, on Wednesday broke his long silence over his complicity in the assassination of the late President Samuel Kanyon Doe of Liberia

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Ebola: Fighting a deadly virus

Ebola: Fighting a deadly virus

The sight of an Ebola patient is frightening. Sharon Washington, an employee of Liberia’s foreign ministry, got married in January this year at a colourful ceremony in the capital Monrovia

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Ebola: A wake-up call for leaders

Ebola: A wake-up call for leaders

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has exposed the underbelly of many of Africa’s healthcare systems