Debt and hunger at birthplace of Ebola in Guinea

Dec 23, 2014

Debt and hunger at birthplace of Ebola in Guinea

When 2-year-old Emile Ouamouno caught a fever, started vomiting, passed blood in his stool and died two days later, nobody knew why. Nor did anyone really ask. Life is unforgiving in this part of the world, and people often lose their children to cholera, ...

Dec 22, 2014

Boko Haram risks spreading in region, Guinea leader says

Guinea’s president warned Sunday that Islamic extremism risked spreading throughout West Africa and called on countries in the region to do more to help Nigeria in its struggle against Boko Haram. Alpha Conde’s comments came after the radical group kidnapped 185 people in northeast ...

Nov 22, 2014

West African envoys call for Japan's further support to combat Ebola

West Africa’s ambassadors are calling on the Japanese government to help their countries combat the deadly Ebola virus by building medical facilities and training personnel. At the Japan National Press Club on Friday, Liberian Ambassador Youngor Telewoda said Japan’s cooperation in this area is ...

Nov 18, 2014

U.N.'s Ebola pointman in Guinea dies

The United Nations envoy charged with leading the response to the Ebola crisis in Guinea died on Monday, just a month after taking on the role, the organization said. Rwandan national Marcel Rudasingwa, 59, “died suddenly,” Aissata Cisse Yao Yao of the U.N. Development ...

Nov 14, 2014

Ebola treatment trial to use Japanese drug favipiravir

International medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders said Thursday that one of three clinical trials it will host in West Africa next month for treating Ebola patients will use an antiflu drug developed by a Japanese company. Avigan, developed by a Fujifilm Holdings Corp. ...

Nov 12, 2014

U.S. urges IMF to cancel debt of Ebola-stricken countries

The United States on Tuesday proposed that the International Monetary Fund write off some $100 million in debt it is owed by Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to free up more resources for those countries, the hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak. The debt ...