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  • Opinion | Ebola responders must learn language lessons from the 2014 epidemic

    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…
    - 92 days ago, 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

    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?

    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

    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?

    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?

    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

    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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  • Chimp sanctuary created by World Bank threatened by World Bank-backed dam
    Bank helped create reserve for endangered primates, but has since funded studies used to approve dam that would flood newly created habitat Less than a year after it helped to create one of the planet’s most important chimpanzee sanctuaries, the Wo…
    - 3 Aug 18, 6:45am -
  • Red Cross 'outraged' over pilfering of Ebola aid millions by its own staff
    Organisation confirms misappropriation of almost $6m donated to fight deadly 2014 outbreak that claimed more than 11,000 lives in west AfricaThe Red Cross has admitted that millions of dollars meant for fighting the deadly outbreak of Ebola in west A…
    - 3 Nov 17, 1:49pm -
  • SFO says it is investigating Rio Tinto over Guinea operations
    Mining group says it will ‘fully cooperate’ with authorities investigating suspected corruptionThe Serious Fraud Office has opened an investigation into how the mining company Rio Tinto conducted business in the Republic of Guinea. “The Serious…
    - 25 Jul 17, 1:35am -
  • Mali: three UN peacekeepers die in attack by Al-Qaida affiliate
    Rocket and mortar fire on UN camp in north of country kills three Guinean peacekeepers and injures eight othersJihadists launched an attack on a United Nations camp in northern Mali, killing three peacekeepers from the west African nation of Guinea a…
    - 10 Jun 17, 1:16am -
  • Baby on board: woman gives birth on Turkish Airlines flight
    Nafi Diaby, 28 weeks pregnant, gave birth to girl with help of passengers and cabin crew shortly after takeoff from GuineaA unexpected passenger joined a Turkish Airlines flight when a woman went into labour and gave birth mid-flight.Shortly after ta…
    - 9 Apr 17, 1:41pm -
  • Ebola vaccine is safe and effective, scientists declare after trials
    Results from research conducted in west Africa indicate the drug will drastically reduce the severity of further outbreaksA vaccine for Ebola which has completed successful trials in Guinea and Sierra Leone means the virus should never again be able…
    - 22 Dec 16, 6:30pm -
  • Israel arrests Beny Steinmetz associate in Guinea investigation
    Move follows arrest of billionaire, who is alleged to have arranged bribes so his company could secure iron ore rightsA second person has been arrested by Israeli authorities investigating allegations that Beny Steinmetz, one of the world’s richest…
    - 20 Dec 16, 1:08pm -
  • Israeli tycoon Beny Steinmetz arrested over Guinea bribery claims
    Steinmetz alleged to have arranged bribes so his company could secure iron ore rights in poor west African countryOne of the world’s wealthiest men has been arrested in Israel over claims that he paid millions of dollars in bribes to secure mineral…
    - 19 Dec 16, 11:34am -
  • West Africa to target human and animal health together to fight Ebola and Zika
    At Dakar’s One Health conference, leaders pledged to act fast to detect, report and control the spread of diseases that often pass from animals to humansWest African leaders have agreed a new approach to infectious diseases in an attempt to avert a…
    - 17 Nov 16, 8:40am -
  • Rio Tinto sacks senior executives over $10.5m payments linked to Guinea mine
    The mining company fires Alan Davies and Debra Valentine amid investigation into money paid for ‘advisory services’Rio Tinto has fired two senior executives after an internal investigation into US$10.5m (£8.5m) in payments linked to the world’…
    - 17 Nov 16, 1:05am -
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