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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# West Africa

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NBC cameraman with Ebola arrives in US for treatment
Pictured is Dr Mitchell Levy, father of the patient, Ashoka Mukpo.
Number of Ebola cases could hit 20,000 within weeks
Members of the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Health are set to meet with NGOs to discuss the issue tomorrow.
Obama says the Ebola crisis is 'spiralling out of control'
The American president ordered 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa to combat the growing health crisis.
Obama orders 3,000 US troops to West Africa to 'turn the tide' on Ebola
The current outbreak has killed 2,400 people so far.
Opinion: 'The lockdown of Sierre Leone won't have a significant impact in dealing with Ebola'
All the Ebola treatment centres in Sierra Leone are currently full; they simply cannot take any more patients, writes Darren Hanniffy.
Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking
Meanwhile, Morocco has vowed to keep up regularly scheduled flights to Ebola-hit nations in a “solidarity” move.
Enda off to Brussels for election of new European Council President
The EU leaders will also discuss the Ukraine crisis at the special meeting.
Column: What exactly is an 'outbreak'?
The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa raises some important questions about the treatment of infectious disease and the so-called developed world.
There has been a "very, very small" number of suspect Ebola cases in Ireland
The HSE said it would not be providing information on other cases – but that there had been a “handful” of investigations apart from the Donegal death.
Two-year jail terms for hiding Ebola victims in Sierra Leone
New legislation passed as WHO outlines reasons it believes the current Ebola outbreak is being underestimated.
Experimental Ebola drugs shouldn't just be given to well-off patients, say experts
Two US patients and a number of other doctors have been treated with experimental drug, Zmapp, which has never been used on humans before.
US doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia to be released from hospital
Kent Brantly is one of two American Ebola patients controversially treated with an experimental drug.
WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think
The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.
Ebola lockdown takes economic toll in west Africa
Nearly 2,000 people have been infected by the Ebola outbreak.
Rwanda tests German student for Ebola
The results will be available in 48 hours, the country’s health ministry said.
Ebola declared a 'public health emergency of international concern'
Meanwhile, WHO is to hold an ethics meeting next week over the use of experimental treatment to target Ebola.
Second Ebola death confirmed in Nigeria as Spain plans evacuation of sick missionary
Almost 900 people have died since the latest outbreak of the disease earlier this year in West Africa.
"He's in good spirits" - New York hospital waits for test results on possible Ebola victim
Almost 900 people have died across west Africa in the deadliest outbreak of Ebola ever recorded.
Two Americans infected with Ebola being evacuated back to US
Meanwhile, West African states announce an ‘isolation zone’ sealing off the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak.
World Health Organisation launches €75 million ebola plan
The outbreak has been called “an extraordinary challenge”.
Video: What exactly is the Ebola virus?
This video shows how the infection takes hold.
Ireland commits a further €144K to fight worst Ebola outbreak in history
The outbreak started in Guinea in early 2014 and has spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Emergency talks look for ways to halt worst outbreak of Ebola in history
A suggestion that untested vaccines should be used has attracted controversy.
West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak is now "out of control"
The virus is fatal in 90% of cases.
Gardaí believe sex traffickers use voodoo rituals on their victims
Seven victims of human trafficking were identified in Ireland over the past 48 hours.
DFA updates travel advice for Irish citizens, following Ebola outbreak
101 deaths have been recorded to date in Guinea, and 12 in neighbouring Liberia.
DFA updates travel advice, as Guinea Ebola epidemic spreads
An outbreak of the virus has killed dozens of people in the West African nation’s southern forests.
Europe to help Guinea after 5-year freeze
€140 million has been released to support development in the west African nation.
United Nations backs Mali intervention as more French troops on the way
Approval at the UN security council is likely to mean further support for France’s intervention in west Africa.
Mali conflict: Islamists vow to strike 'at heart' of France
The French government believes that its intervetion in the west African country will be over in a matter of weeks but officials have said that Islamist militants are better trained and armed than expected.
Column: ‘Women are digging up anthills for the tiny grains inside’
Children mine for gold in home-made pits, while parents risk their lives for food – Jim Clarken describes the harrowing scenes as a crisis unfolds in west Africa.
Mali braces for fuel shortages amid post-coup sanctions
The West African nation’s neighbours have closed their borders and frozen Mali’s account at the regional central bank following the military coup.
Mali suspended amid ECOWAS efforts to restore 'constitutional order'
The bloc of West African nations has suspended Mali’s membership and send a delegation a week after the military ousted the democratically-elected president.
Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region
Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.
President of Guinea-Bissau dies - report
Malam Bacai Sanha had been frequently hospitalised abroad in his two years as president. There are no immediate details on the cause of his death.
ICC to investigate alleged war crimes in Ivory Coast
At least 3,000 people are believed to have died in the months of violence that took place following disputed elections last year.
Drug traffickers 'using submarines' to ship cocaine to Europe
Cartels operating drug routes through West Africa may be using submarines – which can be ‘bought freely on the international market’, a UN official said.