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  • Opinion | Ebola responders must learn language lessons from the 2014 epidemic
    August 2014 was a scary time in West Africa. Ebola was spreading rapidly and the international community was waking up to a disaster that ultimately killed more than 11,000 people.In the midst of the epidemic, UNICEF and Catholic Relief Services pub…
    - 15 Aug 18, 7:26am -
  • “People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won

    “People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won

    Three years on from the start of the West African Ebola epidemic, lessons are still being learned. And the most surprising are not coming from the scientists, but from the affected communities themselves; about how, with hardly any help, they tackled…
    - 26 Jan 17, 9:45am -
  • Five rare humanitarian success stories of 2016 (plus caveats)

    Five rare humanitarian success stories of 2016 (plus caveats)

    It’s hard to see the silver lining around a year as awful as 2016, but a few good news stories did emerge. Here are some recent successes from the humanitarian world, with our caveats:Paris Agreement enters into forceGiven that 2016 broke a numb…
    - 29 Dec 16, 3:25am -
  • Polio hopes and Zika fears in the vaccine race

    Polio hopes and Zika fears in the vaccine race

    It’s busy times for the vaccine industry – a new vaccine against dengue fever has been deployed in the Philippines, research for a vaccine against Zika virus is gaining steam (although questions remain over the threat it poses), the Ebola outbrea…
    - 6 Apr 16, 11:57am -
  • A look back at Ebola
    The past year has been a roller coaster ride for West Africa, with Ebola coming and going and coming and going, and then coming once again. But now, after nearly two years battling the deadly virus, the region finally seems to be Ebola-free. None of…
    - 27 Dec 15, 7:00pm -
  • Ebola: Where are we now?
    For the first time in more than a year, no one in either Sierra Leone or Liberia is being treated for Ebola, raising hopes that after more than 11,000 deaths and 28,000 infections throughout West Africa, the epidemic could finally be winding down.Bu…
    - 26 Aug 15, 7:00pm -
  • Post-Ebola Syndrome: It's not over for Ebola survivors
    West Africa’s Ebola outbreak might be winding down, but the struggles facing survivors in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are far from over.Beyond psycho-social problems related to stigma and post-traumatic stress disorder, more than half of surv…
    - 9 Aug 15, 7:00pm -
  • Ebola vaccine: reason to be hopeful?
    News that an Ebola vaccine trialled in Guinea has proved 100 percent effective has elicited both excitement and caution from a range of actors closely involved in the outbreak, which also struck Liberia and Sierra Leone and has claimed more than 11,0…
    - 30 Jul 15, 7:00pm -
  • Can WHO learn the lessons from Ebola?
    An independent panel described the response of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as “delayed” and “inadequate,” so what systemic changes need to be made to ensure future crises are handled better?Barbar…
    - 12 Jul 15, 7:00pm -
  • Turn on the taps to defeat the next Ebola
    It is a cruel irony that many of the top doctors and nurses in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will not be around to help rebuild their health systems in the wake of Ebola, having succumbed themselves to the virus. For those that are, the biggest ch…
    - 14 Jun 15, 7:00pm -

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  • MoJ failed to investigate potential Covid-19 cluster among cleaners
    Cleaner was sacked while isolating with coronavirus symptoms as others fell illEmanuel Gomes died just hours after his cleaning shift. Why was he working?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and…
    - 9 days ago, 26 Jun 20, 7:30am -
  • Mory Kanté obituary
    Singer and songwriter whose 1980s hit Yéké Yéké was Africa’s first million-selling singleMory Kanté, who has died aged 70 from untreated health problems, was a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and one of west Africa’s most versatile…
    - 41 days ago, 25 May 20, 12:39pm -
  • Mory Kanté: Guinean musician dies aged 70 from chronic health problems
    The Yé Ké Yé Ké singer’s son said he was unable to travel to France for his usual treatment owing to coronavirus-related restrictionsThe Guinean musician Mory Kanté has died aged 70. His son Balla Kanté told the AFP news agency that his death…
    - 44 days ago, 22 May 20, 11:23am -
  • 'It's a real battle': African authors fight for publishing independence
    Francophone African books are still very often published by French imprints, which can make them hard to get at home. But there is a growing push for changeWhen Cameroonian author Daniel Alain Nsegbe first saw his debut novel for sale in his home cit…
    - 53 days ago, 14 May 20, 5:59am -
  • Protests, postponements and the last stand of an African strongman
    Once hailed as a champion of democracy, Alpha Condé is threatening to outstay his welcome as Guinea’s president Even before the pandemic there were postponements. Before that, there were protests. From a large armchair positioned beneath his own p…
    - 95 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 4:00am -
  • Guinea votes on law that could let president stay on for 12 more years
    Opposition boycott of referendum all but ensures new basic law will be approvedDespite the coronavirus threat and an opposition boycott, Guinea has held a constitutional referendum that opponents of the president, Alpha Condé, fear could allow him t…
    - 22 Mar 20, 10:05am -
  • Guinea protests turn bloody in fight to stop president's third term
    ‘We have to keep going,’ say family of teenager killed in west African country’s capitalOn the morning of 14 November Abdourahmane Diallo set out on his motorcycle taxi along the pothole-laden roads of Conakry, the bustling capital of Guinea. B…
    - 17 Dec 19, 2:13am -
  • 'Russians have special status': politics and mining mix in Guinea
    Activist alleges Russian mining companies are given advantages in country that gets third of its revenues from the sectorWhen Alpha Condé started hinting he wanted to change Guinea’s constitution to allow himself a third term as president, he foun…
    - 27 Aug 19, 12:00am -
  • Guinea student returns to exam 30 minutes after giving birth
    18-year-old from Mamou says she was eager to complete physics part of baccalaureateNothing could deter Fatoumata Kourouma Conde from completing the high-school exam for which she had spent the past year preparing. Not even childbirth.The 18-year-old…
    - 18 Jul 19, 1:35pm -
  • Texas couple sentenced for enslaving Guinean woman for 16 years
    Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure receive seven yearsToure is son of late Guinean president Sekou ToureA Texas couple have been sentenced to seven years in federal prison each for enslaving a Guinean woman for 16 years.A federal judge in Fort Wo…
    - 23 Apr 19, 8:04am -
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