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Liberia Lifts Emergency Rule

Liberia has lifted its state of emergency while announcing huge gains in the fight with Ebola as Africa pinned its hopes on trials for a “miracle drug” to be tested on patients in Guinea. The end of a raft of tough restrictions, the clearest sign yet that authorities in Monrovia believe they are beating the epidemic — follows a dramatic ... Read More »

Ebola Fund Gets $4m Boost

African Union’s efforts to contain the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa has been boosted with Dangote Foundation pledging the sum of $3 million to a fund established by African business leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This is in addition to the previous interventions in Nigeria where the foundation, owned by business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, had spent ... Read More »

Mali Confirms New Ebola Case

The government of Mali confirmed the country’s second case of Ebola late on Tuesday and police deployed outside a clinic in the capital, Bamako, that authorities said had been quarantined. In a statement via Twitter, Mali’s Information Minister Mahamadou Camara said “prevention measures” were being taken, but gave no details on the case. Local officials and diplomats said the new ... Read More »

Ebola War Gets $750m Boost

The African Union on Saturday created a 750-million dollar special fund for curbing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease in some parts of West Africa. Dr. Dlamini Zuma, the Chairperson of the AU Commission, announced this shortly after a business round table with members of the private sector at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria recalls ... Read More »

Nigeria Donates 50Million Naira To Sierra-Leone

Nigeria has donated drugs and supplies to the tune of N50 million to assist Sierra Leone in its fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This is apart from the $3.5million donated by President Goodluck Jonathan towards curtailingthe Ebola scourge in the sub region. The supervising Minister of Health, Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, made the disclosure when he addressed journalists during ... Read More »

Ebola: Jonathan Jets Off To Accra For ECOWAS Meeting

President Goodluck Jonathan will on Thursday join other leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Accra, Ghana, for an Emergency Summit on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which is still ravaging Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. A statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said the emergency summit will ... Read More »

Ebola Cases Increasing Daily

Ebola is spreading up to nine times faster in parts of Sierra Leone than two months ago, a report by the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) said. On average, 12 new cases a day were seen in the rural areas surrounding Freetown in late October, compared with 1.3 cases in early September, the report said on Sunday, a nine fold increase. ... Read More »

US Government Kicks Against Stringent Quarantine Policy Observed By Some States

The White House has told states that have imposed mandatory quarantines for some travelers from Ebola-hit West Africa that the policy could impede the fight against the disease, while the first health worker isolated under the rules plans to sue. Kaci Hickox, a nurse placed in 21-day quarantine in a New Jersey hospital after returning from treating Ebola patients in ... Read More »

Ebola Invades Mali

Mali confirmed its first case of Ebola on Thursday, becoming the sixth West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the haemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly 4,900 people. Mali’s Health Minister Ousmane Kone told state television that the patient in the western town of Kayes was a two-year-old girl who had recently arrived from ... Read More »

Liberia Minister in Quarantine after Driver Dies of Ebola

A Liberian minister said Thursday she had gone into quarantine voluntarily after her driver died of the Ebola virus sweeping west Africa. Liberia has been the hardest hit by the epidemic, with 2,458 deaths out of 4,249 cases, according to World Health Organization figures. The disease has claimed nearly 4,500 lives overall in west Africa. Transport Minister Angela Cassell-Bush said ... Read More »