Heads of Ebola-hit nations meet Obama

Apr 16, 2015

Heads of Ebola-hit nations meet Obama

President Barack Obama met with the presidents of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia at the White House on Wednesday to pledge more U.S. support for the nations hardest-hit by the Ebola virus. Obama also used the meeting to mark progress the U.S. has made ...

Three West African countries increase fight to end Ebola

Mar 30, 2015

Three West African countries increase fight to end Ebola

The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex. The region’s Ebola outbreak has killed more than 10,000 people ...

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” ...