West Africa

No more Ebola in West Africa: WHO declares Liberia free of the virus

Two-and-a-half years after Ebola broke out in West Africa, the epidemic is over, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Thursday, after it declared Liberia free of the virus.

WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus for fourth time

The Ebola epidemic is over two-and-a-half years after it broke out in West Africa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Thursday in a release declaring Liberia free of the virus.

Hollande: Boko Haram a threat despite “impressive” counterterrorism

Nigeria has made “impressive” military gains against Boko Haram, French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday, while adding that the Islamist terrorist group still poses a great threat to...

New Ebola death in Liberia, hundreds vaccinated in Guinea

The Ebola virus has resurfaced in Liberia, where a 30-year-old woman has died of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) and local authorities said Friday.

WHO lifts global health alert on Ebola

Ebola is under control in West Africa and no longer constitutes a global health emergency, but African countries must remain on alert to counter new outbreaks, the World Health Organization (WHO)...

WHO declares Ebola global health emergency over

Ebola no longer constitutes a global health emergency, but a high level of vigilance must be maintained in West African countries to prevent and control new outbreaks, the World Health...

Liberia closes border with Guinea after Ebola "flare up"

Liberia closed its border with Guinea this week after a flare-up of Ebola in Guinea, Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nangbe told dpa on Tuesday.

Ebola claims two lives in Guinea days after WHO says risk declining

Two family members have died from Ebola in Guinea, the government said on Friday, two days after the World Health Organization said the region was "effectively managing" the virus.

Second person tests positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone

A second case of the Ebola virus was reported in Sierra Leone on Thursday, barely a week after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the outbreak had ended in West Africa.

Dead woman tests positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone

A woman who died in Sierra Leone on January 12 has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, one day after the UN agency declared an end to virus' ...

New Ebola case reported in Sierra Leone

The World Health Organization has confirmed reports of an Ebola case in Sierra Leone on Friday, a day after the agency declaring the end of the Ebola outbreak in the entire region.

Ebola: From the first cases to a global health emergency

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history resulted in 11,315 deaths, with 28,637 confirmed cases of infection in eight countries as of Thursday, according to the World Health Organization.

WHO declares West Africa Ebola-free

The transmission of the Ebola virus has been stopped in West Africa, the World Health Organization declared Thursday in Geneva.

UN chief hails global effort on eve of Ebola outbreak declared over

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon praised efforts by the international community and local actors that helped eradicate the Ebola outbreak in West Africa Wednesday, on the eve of a declaration that...