Guinea Jails 11 For Life Over Anti-Ebola Officials Killing


A court in Conakry, Guinea, on Wednesday sentenced 11 men to life imprisonment for killing eight members of an anti-Ebola team in the South-Eastern village of Womey in September 2014. A judicial source said the 11 men were also fined 137,000 dollars, which would be used as compensation to the

Migrants Killed In Religious Clash On Boat

15 Muslim migrants have been arrested by the Italian police, after they threw overboard, 12 Christians, following a religious clash on a migrant boat. The men have been charged with multiple aggravated murder, motivated by religious hate.

MTN #AfricaAgainstEbolaCampaign: What Next After The Scourge?


The dictionary defines a virus as an infectious microorganism that replicates only inside the living cells of other organisms and can infect all life forms. Taking this definition for granted, West Africa and indeed the world, responded nonchalantly and indifferently to the first outbreak which was announced in March, 2014.

Guinea Declares 45-Day “Health Emergency” Over Ebola Crisis

Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day “health emergency” in five regions in the west and south-west of the country over Ebola. The restrictions include the quarantining of hospitals and clinics where new cases are detected, new rules on burials and possible lockdowns.

One Year Later, Ebola Survivors in Liberia Grapple With Unemployment & Stigmatization


It has been over a year since Ebola first re-emerged. Although the prevalence of the disease has reduced, the aftermath of the outbreak still plagues survivors in the West African countries most affected by the disease: Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. In a recent report, TIME sheds light on how

Sierra Leone Vice President Goes Into Hiding

Sierra Leone’s Vice President, Samuel Sam-Sumana Vice President of Sierra Leone, Samuel Sam-Sumana, has gone into hiding as he seeks political haven at the US embassy in Freetown, the country’s capital.

Crowd Attacks Ebola Facility & Health Workers in Guinea

Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic

Government spokesperson in Guinea, Fodé Sylla said a crowd destroyed an Ebola facility and attacked health workers in Central Guinea. She announced on Saturday in Conakry that the crowd action was predicated on rumours that the Red Cross was planning to infect a school. Sylla also stated that a Red

Red Cross in Guinea Says Series of Attacks on its Personnel Hampers Efforts to Contain Ebola


The Red Cross teams in Guinea have warned that series of attacks on its personnel was hampering efforts to contain the disease. Youssouf Traore, President of the Red Cross Society, Guinea said on Thursday in Conakry, that the team has been attacked on average of 10 times a month over

AFCON 2015: Mali & Guinea Coaches Criticize Drawing Of Lots To Determine Who Qualifies

A 1-1 draw between Mali & Guinea left both teams tied in second place in group D behind group leaders Ivory Coast. The two countries are level on points, goal difference and goals scored, and CAF has resolved that lots will be drawn to determine who qualifies.

AFCON 2015: Cameroon crash out as Mali, Guinea ‘hang on’

In the quarter final pairings, the Ivorians will face Algeria in the last eight while in other pairings, it will be Congo Vs Congo Dr. The post AFCON 2015: Cameroon crash out as Mali, Guinea ‘hang on’ appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Slowing Down – UN

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An outbreak of Ebola that has claimed over 8,400 lives in West Africa appeared to be slowing down, the UN special envoy on Ebola said on Friday. “The change in behaviour that we’ve been hoping for, working for, anticipating, is now happening everywhere. “The facilities to treat people are available

Ebola Caregivers Named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year


Time Magazine has named a number of Ebola fighters as some of the most influential people of 2014 in an effort to recognize a team of researchers ,doctors, nurses, and volunteers who have taken it upon themselves to combat this most-dreaded virus during its 2014 outbreak in West Africa. According to Time,

Sierra Leone Now Has the Highest Number of Ebola Cases, WHO Reports


The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 6,331 in the three worst hit countries, with Sierra Leone overtaking Liberia as the country with the highest number of cases, based on the figures reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday, Yahoo News reports.