Harvard Scientist Claims Selenium Can Treat Ebola
[FrontPageAfrica]In an article just published in the British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, Harvard University researcher Dr Boguslaw Lipinski claims that selenium can treat Ebola virus disease (EVD). His paper says that a specific form of selenium, sodium selenite, found in nutritional supplements can reduce the infectivity and therefore the reproduction of Ebola and HIV viruses.
By the Luck of the Draw, Guinea Wins Afcon Place
[allAfrica]Guinea had the luck of the draw to win a berth in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations and will now meet Ghana in Malabo on Sunday.
Guinea and Mali Have a Date With Destiny At the Malabo Hilton
[RFI]Mongomo -Five things we learned from day 12.
Cote d'Ivoire Through, Mali, Guinea to Cast Lots
[The Herald]Malabo -THE Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire raised their tusks to be counted last night with a crucial 1-0 victory over Cameroon while Mali and Guinea will have wait for a drawing of lots to decide who goes through to the Nations Cup quarter-finals.
IFC Plans to Invest $30 Million to Support SMEs, Create Jobs in Guinea
[PR Newswire]Washington, DC -IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, plans to invest $30 million in Guinea in 2015, boosting support for small and medium enterprises in the country, which are critical for job creation and economic growth.
Chinese Netizens Set a New Guinness World Record Supporting WFP
[WFP]By Alexandra Murdoch -What happens when you combine a hundred thousand individuals, the World Food Programme, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) and one of the world's largest Internet companies? They set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD within a day!
Procedure for the Draw Between Mali and Guinea
[CAF]In pursuant to Article 74 of the regulations of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, a random draw will be conducted to determine the second place team in Group B, between Mali and Guinea.
Lots to Decide After Mali, Guinea Draw
[allAfrica]Mali and Guinea played to a third 1-1 draw in their African Nations Cup Group D in Mongomo on Wednesday and will have to endure the drawing of lots to decide which of them advances to the quarter-finals.
Guinea's Elephants Defiant Ahead of Mali Match
[RFI]Samuel Eto'o hobbled like an old man near a corner post after a goal for Chelsea against Tottenham in March 2014, it was hailed as a cheeky riposte to his manager JosÃ© Mourinho who had questioned whether the Cameroonian really was only 32 years old.
Ebola Response - Is the World Too Late?
[Deutsche Welle]The number of Ebola infections is steadily decreasing. But the crisis in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone is not over. The global community is now planning ways to avert future epidemics.
Ebolanomics - the Search for a Vaccine
[IRIN]London -When Ebola hit West Africa last year, it was a disease with no sign of a vaccine or cure. To those affected that may have been an indication that the wider world didn't care about them or the diseases that affected them, but in truth there has simply been no incentive for anyone to develop these therapies.
Guinea, Mali Fight for Quarter-Final Ticket
[allAfrica]Guinea may be considered the lesser of the four sides competing in the African Nations Cup Group D, but coach Michel Dussuyersays they have nothing to fear going into their deciding pool game against Mali on Wednesday.
After Ebola - What Next for West Africa's Health Systems
[IRIN]Nairobi -As rates of Ebola infection fall in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, planning has begun on how to rebuild public health systems and learn lessons from the outbreak.
Single New Case Can Reignite Ebola Outbreak If Vigilance Lost, Says MSF
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -A decline in Ebola cases in West Africa must not result in a loss of vigilance because a single new case is enough to reignite an outbreak, international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Monday.
Community Police Help Stop Ebola in Guinea
[UNDP]Conakry, Guinea -As Guinea looks towards recovery from the Ebola epidemic, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is training hundreds of community police officers to help keep case numbers down and prevent future outbreaks.
Post-Ebola Plan Needed to Avert "Double Disaster" in West Africa - Oxfam
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -The three West African countries worst hit by Ebola risk a "double disaster" unless a multi-million dollar plan is put in place to help their economies recover, Oxfam said on Tuesday.
D' Day for Afcon Group of Death
[CAJ News]Malabo -THE most extraordinary pool in the ongoing Orange Africa Cup of Nations, perhaps the most complex in the history of the sport, will be decided this evening with Cameroon, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Mali all still in with a chance to progress to the quarterfinals.
Normalisation Committee President Assures Fans
[Cameroon Tribune]Malabo -Faced with insistent rumours that some players like Njie Clinton and Georges Mandjeck are being sidelined from the team for not being in the captain's good books, the president of the Normalisation Committee of FECAFOOT, yesterday granted a press conference to dispel the rumour and clarify the public. "There is no conflict between Mbia and whosoever in the national team," said Joseph Owona. "There is no political player either. They are all Cameroonians' he added. He said Cameroon will field the best playe
Ebola - Decline Encouraging, but Critical Gaps Remain
[MSF]Reaching zero cases difficult unless weaknesses in the response addressed
Lions Share Spoils
[The Star]Ibrahima Traore grabbed a stunning equaliser as Guinea held Cameroon 1-1 in the African Nations Cup on Saturday, continuing a remarkable sequence of draws in Group 'D'.