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# west-africa - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

First case of Ebola-like Marburg disease recorded in West Africa
# Guinea
# Guinea

First case of Ebola-like Marburg disease recorded in West Africa

Aug 10th 2021, 1:12 PM 22,879 Views 34 Comments

The virus is carried by bats and has a fatality rate of up to 88%.

# west-africa - Monday 26 April, 2021

Irish Government investigating reports of missing Irish journalist in Burkina Faso after convoy attack
# Burkina Faso
# Burkina Faso

Irish Government investigating reports of missing Irish journalist in Burkina Faso after convoy attack

Apr 26th 2021, 9:49 PM 33,624 Views 2 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs are investigating the report and are seeking to establish the identity of the missing man.

# west-africa - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Mali president resigns after military coup
# New Elections
# New Elections

Mali president resigns after military coup

Aug 19th 2020, 8:26 AM 9,000 Views 12 Comments

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s government had been beset by months of protests.

# west-africa - Friday 10 May, 2019

Two French soldiers killed in operation to free four hostages in Burkina Faso
# West Africa
# West Africa

Two French soldiers killed in operation to free four hostages in Burkina Faso

May 10th 2019, 12:05 PM 13,722 Views 6 Comments

One American, one Korean and two French hostages were freed in the operation.

# west-africa - Monday 23 January, 2017

Exiled Gambian leader 'stole millions' from country in his final weeks of power
# West Africa
# West Africa

Exiled Gambian leader 'stole millions' from country in his final weeks of power

Jan 23rd 2017, 10:14 AM 16,615 Views 30 Comments

Yahya Jammeh flew out of The Gambia on Saturday.

# west-africa - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Ivory Coast likes big butts and it cannot lie
# Bottom Line
# Bottom Line

Ivory Coast likes big butts and it cannot lie

May 14th 2016, 4:00 PM 40,928 Views 41 Comments

The country’s fashion for large bottoms leads to some people taking drastic measures.

# west-africa - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

'Two weeks ago my dad married me to a 70-year-old man who already has five wives'
# Child Marriage
# Child Marriage

'Two weeks ago my dad married me to a 70-year-old man who already has five wives'

Apr 26th 2016, 8:30 PM 36,841 Views 39 Comments

In Burkina Faso, children as young as nine are being forced into marriage.

# west-africa - Friday 29 May, 2015

This Senegalese bird might have taken a wrong turn at the Ivory Coast and ended up in Cork...
# Hate It When That Happens
# Hate It When That Happens

This Senegalese bird might have taken a wrong turn at the Ivory Coast and ended up in Cork...

May 29th 2015, 6:04 AM 13,735 Views 20 Comments

… in all likelihood though, the bird probably has an owner in the local area.

# west-africa - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'

Feb 4th 2015, 8:00 PM 22 Views 4 Comments

The Ebola response appears to finally be working. But Sierra Leone has never faced an enemy like this before – the crisis has been devastating.

# west-africa - Friday 16 January, 2015

WATCH: The aftermath of a teenager's Ebola death
# World Vision
# World Vision

WATCH: The aftermath of a teenager's Ebola death

Jan 16th 2015, 12:00 PM 14,125 Views 40 Comments

A suspicion of vaccines and stigma around Ebola can have devastating affects.

# west-africa - Monday 22 December, 2014

Stella strikes again: More cannabis found labelled 'food and spices'... a LOT more
# Sniffer Dog
# Sniffer Dog

Stella strikes again: More cannabis found labelled 'food and spices'... a LOT more

Dec 22nd 2014, 3:37 PM 11,561 Views 27 Comments

She’s a great madra altogether.

# west-africa - Monday 1 December, 2014

Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us'
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us'

Dec 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 52 Views 6 Comments

Solutions do not come easy, but Ebola transmission can be stopped.

# west-africa - Friday 28 November, 2014

Sperm can carry Ebola for at least 82 days --- WHO
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Sperm can carry Ebola for at least 82 days --- WHO

Nov 28th 2014, 6:58 PM 9,892 Views 16 Comments

Studies showed that three men who had recovered from Ebola still had the live virus in their semen for over a month after the onset of symptoms.

# west-africa - Saturday 22 November, 2014

These "heroes" will man the first Irish-run Ebola treatment centre in West Africa
# On A Jetplane
# On A Jetplane

These "heroes" will man the first Irish-run Ebola treatment centre in West Africa

Nov 22nd 2014, 4:34 PM 11,920 Views 14 Comments

The centre was built by the UK Government.

# west-africa - Friday 21 November, 2014

Are German motorbikes the key to fighting Ebola?
# Vroom Vroom
# Vroom Vroom

Are German motorbikes the key to fighting Ebola?

Nov 21st 2014, 3:00 PM 13,574 Views 38 Comments

The bikes have been sent to west Africa.

# west-africa - Friday 14 November, 2014

Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread?
# West Africa
# West Africa

Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread?

Nov 14th 2014, 11:13 AM 3,738 Views 13 Comments

Drug and blood-based trials will begin in West Africa next month.

# west-africa - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

New York Mayor declares city Ebola-free alongside cured patient
# Virus
# Virus

New York Mayor declares city Ebola-free alongside cured patient

Nov 12th 2014, 8:02 AM 5,433 Views 24 Comments

Mali, however, has recorded just its second death.

# west-africa - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Here's why a very small number of Irish troops are off to Sierra Leone
# Mission
# Mission

Here's why a very small number of Irish troops are off to Sierra Leone

Nov 11th 2014, 1:33 PM 10,149 Views 102 Comments

The move got Cabinet approval today.

Zero... That's how many Ebola patients are being treated right now at one centre in Liberia
# Good News
# Good News

Zero... That's how many Ebola patients are being treated right now at one centre in Liberia

Nov 11th 2014, 8:15 AM 5,976 Views 12 Comments

Progress is being made in the battle against the disease in the African nation. Another 250-bed centre is treating around 50 patients.

# west-africa - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Judge says nurse who refused Ebola quarantine can now leave home
# USA
# USA

Judge says nurse who refused Ebola quarantine can now leave home

Nov 1st 2014, 8:50 AM 9,726 Views 22 Comments

The judge said that Kaci Hickox is not infectious.

# west-africa - Friday 31 October, 2014

Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola

Oct 31st 2014, 5:38 PM 4,135 Views 12 Comments

To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.

# west-africa - Monday 27 October, 2014

Australia is not allowing anyone from Ebola-hit nations into the country
# Border Control
# Border Control

Australia is not allowing anyone from Ebola-hit nations into the country

Oct 27th 2014, 12:24 PM 15,730 Views 85 Comments

It comes as a teenager arriving from Guinea and put into isolation has tested negative for the disease.

# west-africa - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Five questions that everyone has about Ebola
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Five questions that everyone has about Ebola

Oct 25th 2014, 4:30 PM 17,427 Views 40 Comments

Where did it come from? And how can it be overcome?

Two-year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali's first case
# Death
# Death

Two-year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali's first case

Oct 25th 2014, 6:45 AM 16,079 Views 23 Comments

The girl had recently returned to Mali from neighbouring Guinea.

# west-africa - Friday 24 October, 2014

The chances of Ebola reaching Ireland? 'Very low'
# Public Health Emergency
# Public Health Emergency

The chances of Ebola reaching Ireland? 'Very low'

Oct 24th 2014, 7:22 PM 8,621 Views 30 Comments

That’s according to the National Public Health Emergency Team.

# west-africa - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports

Oct 21st 2014, 7:55 PM 10,005 Views 16 Comments

This will allow authorities to focus their health checks.

Without exit screenings, 3 people with Ebola would fly out of West Africa every month
# Exposure
# Exposure

Without exit screenings, 3 people with Ebola would fly out of West Africa every month

Oct 21st 2014, 6:30 AM 4,328 Views 15 Comments

New research has also found that screening people leaving West Africa is far more efficient than screening those arriving at other countries.

# west-africa - Friday 17 October, 2014

Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone
# West Africa
# West Africa

Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone

Oct 17th 2014, 1:00 PM 380 Views 4 Comments

Sierra Leone is a very friendly, sociable place but that is changing. People are avoiding church and the mosque, and shops have chlorine buckets outside for people to wash their hands before they enter.

$100,000 ... That's all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund
# New Appeal
# New Appeal

$100,000 ... That's all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund

Oct 17th 2014, 8:14 AM 5,253 Views 23 Comments

The cash, which came from Colombia, is a tiny fraction of the $1 billion that the UN has estimated it needs to fight the epidemic.

# west-africa - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg is donating €20 million to stop Ebola from 'becoming like HIV'
# Status Update
# Status Update

Mark Zuckerberg is donating €20 million to stop Ebola from 'becoming like HIV'

Oct 14th 2014, 10:30 PM 11,084 Views 40 Comments

Facebook’s CEO said that the virus must be brought under control soon, before it becomes a “long-term global health crisis”.

US Ebola patient takes to Twitter to thank people for the "good vibes"
# Nina Pham
# Nina Pham

US Ebola patient takes to Twitter to thank people for the "good vibes"

Oct 14th 2014, 8:00 PM 7,512 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile, a second US patient, Nina Pham, said she was “blessed”.

Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won't be put down
# Happy Tail
# Happy Tail

Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won't be put down

Oct 14th 2014, 10:23 AM 11,330 Views 72 Comments

There was uproar when it was suggested that the dog of a Spanish Ebola patient be put down.

# west-africa - Monday 13 October, 2014

Irish health expert: 'All our hospitals have to be ready for Ebola'
# Training
# Training

Irish health expert: 'All our hospitals have to be ready for Ebola'

Oct 13th 2014, 10:57 PM 17,008 Views 50 Comments

The Director of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre said we’ve moved into an emergency plan.

# west-africa - Thursday 9 October, 2014

British airports to introduce Ebola screening
# Virus
# Virus

British airports to introduce Ebola screening

Oct 9th 2014, 7:58 PM 10,594 Views 59 Comments

Downing Street confirmed the move today in a bid to help stop the deadly virus from spreading,

# west-africa - Monday 6 October, 2014

NBC cameraman with Ebola arrives in US for treatment
# West Africa
# West Africa

NBC cameraman with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

Oct 6th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,349 Views 8 Comments

Pictured is Dr Mitchell Levy, father of the patient, Ashoka Mukpo.

# west-africa - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Number of Ebola cases could hit 20,000 within weeks
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Number of Ebola cases could hit 20,000 within weeks

Sep 23rd 2014, 4:28 PM 7,669 Views 34 Comments

Members of the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Health are set to meet with NGOs to discuss the issue tomorrow.

# west-africa - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Obama says the Ebola crisis is 'spiralling out of control'
# Call To Action
# Call To Action

Obama says the Ebola crisis is 'spiralling out of control'

Sep 17th 2014, 10:47 AM 8,049 Views 60 Comments

The American president ordered 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa to combat the growing health crisis.

# west-africa - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Obama orders 3,000 US troops to West Africa to 'turn the tide' on Ebola
# End The Outbreak
# End The Outbreak

Obama orders 3,000 US troops to West Africa to 'turn the tide' on Ebola

Sep 16th 2014, 7:41 AM 5,389 Views 46 Comments

The current outbreak has killed 2,400 people so far.

# west-africa - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Opinion: 'The lockdown of Sierre Leone won't have a significant impact in dealing with Ebola'
# CONTAINMENT
# CONTAINMENT

Opinion: 'The lockdown of Sierre Leone won't have a significant impact in dealing with Ebola'

Sep 9th 2014, 1:00 PM 28 Views 3 Comments

All the Ebola treatment centres in Sierra Leone are currently full; they simply cannot take any more patients, writes Darren Hanniffy.

# west-africa - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

Aug 30th 2014, 12:24 PM 5,566 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, Morocco has vowed to keep up regularly scheduled flights to Ebola-hit nations in a “solidarity” move.

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