Dispelling the Myths of Ebola
[IDS]The Ebola outbreak in Guinea and its spread to other areas of West Africa has caused global alarm. As one of the world's most infectious and deadly diseases, with no cure, the level of fear surrounding Ebola is to an extent expected. However, much of the fear is rooted in misunderstandings. Dispelling these misunderstandings is perhaps the biggest challenge in tackling Ebola and is critical to furthering our knowledge about the disease and efforts to control it.
Journalist Brutally Assaulted By Gendarmes
[MFWA]Joseph Siba Guilavogui, managing editor of Le Fouineur, a bi-monthly publication, and the GuinÃ©e Sud Info website, was on July 16, 2014, attacked by some members of the Gendarmerie, while he was covering the eviction of some residents of a populous area in the Guinean capital, Conakry.
Guinean Admission in CPLP Seen As Aggregating Value, Says Vice-President
[ANGOP]Luanda -The Angolan Vice-president, Manuel Domingos Vicente, said on Thursday in DÃli that the Equatorial Guinea admission in the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP) is regarded as an added value that strengthens the organisation.
Child Marriage - 20 Most Affected Countries
[Girls Not Brides]Child marriage is a truly global problem that cuts across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities. Child brides can be found in every region in the world, from the Middle East to Latin America, South Asia to Europe.
UN Agency Warns of Fruit Bat Risk in West African Ebola Epidemic
[UN News]The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging increased efforts to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species, including fruit bats.
Afcon U17 - Morocco's Group Against Guinea
[Africa Top Sports]In view of the July 20 meeting as part of qualifiers for the Under-17 African Cup of Nations football, the coach of Morocco disclosed a list of 23 players to face Guinea Conakry.
Remarkable Ebola Recovery Rate in Northern Town Puzzles Experts
[AlertNet]Dakar -Three quarters of those suffering from the deadly Ebola virus in a small town in northern Guinea have recovered, an unusually high proportion that is puzzling scientists and aid workers.
Misconceptions Fuel Ebola Outbreak
[Unicef]Geneva/Dakar -As the Ebola-related death toll rises above 500 in West Africa, UNICEF and its partners are expanding their activities across the region to halt the spread of the disease by combating rumours, fears and misconceptions.
Trial of Four Gambians and Two Guineans Fails to Proceed
[The Point]The trial involving Oumie Saffiatou Jallow, Kemo Fatty, Sheikh Dawda York and others, who were charged with conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence and cheating, could not proceed yesterday before Magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.
Ministers Meet On Ebola Crisis
[Deutsche Welle]Health ministers and officials from 11 West African countries are in the Ghanaian capital Accra for a two-day meeting on the Ebola epidemic which has killed scores of people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
U.S. Donates Protective Equipment to Fight Ebola
[U.S. Embassy Monrovia]Monrovia -The U.S. Government has donated another supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the World Health Organization to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak which is affecting Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
Red Cross Suspends Guinea Ebola Treatment After Staff Attacked
[AlertNet]Dakar -The Red Cross said it has suspended its Ebola operations in southeast Guinea, where an epidemic of the virus has killed hundreds of people, after its staff were threatened by a group of naked men armed with knives.
WB Supports Improved Electricity Access and Reliability for Families and Businesses
[World Bank]The government of Guinea and the World Bank have signed a new development financing agreement in Conakry to improve electricity access for homes and businesses in the energy-starved West African country.
Ebola Outbreak Needs Stronger Response - Health Ministers
[VOA]Health ministers from across West Africa are attending an emergency conference in Ghana to discuss the regional outbreak of Ebola virus disease. The World Health Organization says the highly infectious disease has killed more than 400 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
'Leave No Stone Unturned' to Halt Ebola's Rapid Spread in West Africa, Urges UN Agency
[UN News]Urging health authorities in West African countries affected by the largest Ebola outbreak in history to "leave no stone unturned" in their efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus, a United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) official today underscored the critical need to engage community, religious and opinion leaders in the region to be at the forefront of the response.
Health Ministers Meet to Address Ebola Outbreak
[VOA]Health ministers from 11 African nations are meeting Wednesday in Ghana to discuss how they should respond to the deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola.
Ebola Toll Rises to 467
[VOA]West African health officials will meet in Ghana this week to discuss ways of controlling the Ebola outbreak that has claimed more than 450 lives.
Ebola Outbreak 'Not Out of Hand' -UN Agency
[UN News]The United Nations health agency and partners are working with the Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to control an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, an official today said, announcing an international meeting next week to agree on a coordinated regional response.