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Liberia has imposed a night-time curfew in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak

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Liberia has imposed a night-time curfew in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak. In addition, it has quarantined an area of the capital...

Seventeen suspected Ebola patients who went missing in Liberia after a Monrovia quarantine centre was attacked have been found

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Liberia's information ministry has announced that 17 suspected Ebola patients who went missing after a Monrovia quarantine centre was attacked have been found. The government...

Liberia has admitted that 17 suspected Ebola patients are missing after Monrovia quarantine unit was looted

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Liberia has admitted that 17 suspected Ebola patients are "missing" after a quarantine unit in capital Monrovia was looted. The government previously denied the patients...

The Liberian quarantine centre for suspected Ebola patients in Monrovia has been attacked and looted by protesters

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A Liberian quarantine centre for suspected Ebola patients in capital Monrovia has been attacked and looted by protesters, police say. The incident happened in the...

Kenya is closing its borders to travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to the deadly Ebola outbreak

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Kenya is closing its borders to travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to the deadly Ebola outbreak. The health secretary said Kenyans...

A second senior doctor in Sierra Leone was confirmed dead from Ebola

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A second senior doctor in Sierra Leone, Modupeh Cole, was confirmed dead from Ebola on Wednesday as West Africa anxiously awaited the arrival of...

Canada will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help battle the disease's outbreak in West Africa

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Canada will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help battle the disease's outbreak in West Africa. The announcement comes after...

South Africa's Kruger National Park will evacuate hundreds of rhinos to save them from poachers

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South Africa's Kruger National Park will evacuate hundreds of rhinos to save them from poachers. The move, which is part of a plan to curb...

Liberia will receive an untested experimental drug, Zmapp, to treat people infected with Ebola

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Liberia will receive ZMapp, an untested experimental Ebola drug, to treat infected patients, the government announces. The move came after a request to the US...

Guinea has decided to close its borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone to contain the spread of Ebola

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Guinea has decided to close its borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone to contain the spread of Ebola, which has killed 959 people in...

Nigeria has declared the outbreak of Ebola a national emergency

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Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has declared the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approved more than $11 million to help contain it. The move...

Oscar Pistorius denies prosecution claims that he deliberately shot Reeva Steenkamp

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Oscar Pistorius’ lawyer has said in closing remarks that prosecutors have twisted the facts to discredit the South African athlete in his murder trial. Barry...

Oscar Pistorius denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

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At the start of closing arguments in his murder trial, Oscar Pistorius has been accused of being a "deceitful witness" who dropped the "baton...

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has declared a state of emergency over the Ebola outbreak

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Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has declared a state of emergency over the Ebola outbreak. Speaking on national television Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said some civil...

The thrice-married Nelson Mandela divorced Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in 1996

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Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has demanded his village home for her children, potentially triggering the first legal dispute since former South African president’s...

The World Bank will allocate $200 million in emergency assistance for West African countries battling to contain the Ebola outbreak

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The World Bank is to allocate $200 million in emergency assistance for West African countries battling to contain the Ebola outbreak. The money will be...

Carl Pistorius is in ICU after a head-on collision near Pretoria

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Oscar Pistorius’ brother, Carl Pistorius, has been "badly hurt" in a car accident, his family said.Local media report that Carl Pistorius is in ICU...

Ebola virus has claimed 729 lives in four West African countries since February

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World Health Organization head Margaret Chan has said the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading faster than efforts to control it. The WHO director...

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak

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Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak.Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma...

Liberia is closing down all schools across the country to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus

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Liberia is closing down all schools across the country to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Some communities would be placed under quarantine...

Ruqiya Farah Yarow was killed outside her hut near the southern Somali town of Hosingow by gunmen belonging to the al-Shabab group

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A Muslim woman has been killed by militant Islamists in Somalia for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.Ruqiya Farah Yarow was killed...

ASKY has stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid growing concern about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus

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West African airline ASKY has stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid growing concern about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. ASKY Airlines...

France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has revealed that the pilots of Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali on July 24 had asked to turn back

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France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has revealed that the pilots of Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali on July 24 had asked to...

Dr. Kent Brantly has been working with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia since October 2013

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US doctor Kent Brantly, who has been working with Ebola patients in Liberia, has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said...

Since February, more than 660 people have died of Ebola in West Africa

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Saudatu Koroma, a Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus, has died after turning herself in. Her family had...

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