Mar 18, 2015

Guinea Ebola cases rise; three doctors infected

Guinea has suffered a setback in its fight against Ebola with a rash of new cases, including three doctors infected by the virus, with officials blaming weak surveillance and a failure to follow safety procedures. The outbreak, which began in eastern Guinea more than ...

Feb 24, 2015

Guinean Muslim cleric charged with assault on Ebola worker

A Muslim cleric who conducted the funeral rites of a suspected Ebola victim was charged Monday with assaulting an outreach worker who came to question him over the ceremony, a judicial source said. El-Hadj Mohamed Soumah’s arrest on Feb. 9 led to demonstrations in ...

Liberia reopens dozens of schools as Ebola wanes

Feb 17, 2015

Liberia reopens dozens of schools as Ebola wanes

Thousands of Liberian children in pristine uniforms flocked back to school on Monday as classrooms opened their doors for the first time after a six-month hiatus designed to stem the spread of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Dozens of schools reopened, in a ...

Jan 20, 2015

Guinea to send up to 500 U.N. peacekeepers to Mali: president

Guinean President Alpha Conde said Monday his country would send some 500 troops to join a U.N. peacekeeping mission in strife-torn Mali. In an interview with AFP in Paris, Conde said a “battalion of (450 to 500) men is ready to leave in February” ...

Malaria killing more people  than Ebola

Dec 29, 2014

Malaria killing more people than Ebola

West Africa’s fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands more lives than the dreaded virus. In Gueckedou, near the village where Ebola first started killing people in Guinea’s tropical southern forests ...

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 ...