# africa - Today’s News
Drug heists and busts with plotlines straight out of the movies.
# africa - Tuesday 21 October, 2014
Teresa Romero was hospitalised in Madrid on 6 October after contracting the virus while caring for two Ebola patients.
# africa - Saturday 18 October, 2014
# africa - Friday 17 October, 2014
Nigerian’s government claims a ceasefire has been agreed.
# africa - Wednesday 15 October, 2014
President Barack Obama said that ‘SWAT-like’ response teams are needed.
# africa - Saturday 11 October, 2014
The UN Special Envoy on the virus says speed is of the essence.
# africa - Friday 10 October, 2014
Nurses want to know what contingency plans and alert systems are in place.
# africa - Tuesday 7 October, 2014
A Spanish nurse tested positive for Ebola yesterday.
# africa - Monday 6 October, 2014
Ireland is the only donor country to allocate half of its total aid to the world’s least developed countries.
# africa - Wednesday 1 October, 2014
The international community is pouring its efforts into containing the criminal militancy of Isis, but we should turn our attention to funding Ebola emergency relief.
Darren Hanniffy just came home from Liberia, where Ebola infections are DOUBLING every two weeks.
# africa - Friday 26 September, 2014
The US President said international aid simply is not flowing into West Africa fast enough.
Irish medical personnel are among those who have signed the letter calling on western governments to join the fight.
# africa - Thursday 18 September, 2014
The poachers say hunting was the only way to make a living.
# africa - Wednesday 17 September, 2014
Clearly, people in Ireland support the principle of overseas aid, but they are not convinced our aid is actually making a difference.
# africa - Monday 8 September, 2014
This time in Tanzania.
Pope Francis has offered his condolences after the horrific murders.
# africa - Friday 5 September, 2014
Shockingly, nearly 95,000 children were killed in one year alone.
# africa - Wednesday 3 September, 2014
…Especially women and children.
# africa - Saturday 30 August, 2014
Thomas Thabane says he has fled in fear of his life, after the country’s military took over buildings in the capital, Maseru.
There is no proven cure for Ebola, which has killed more than 1,400 people already.
# africa - Tuesday 26 August, 2014
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.
# africa - Monday 25 August, 2014
That’s about 3,000 km away from the West African epidemic.
# africa - Thursday 21 August, 2014
Ebola first appeared in 1976. The current outbreak has killed more than 1,300 people, with experts warning it could take six months to bring under control.
# africa - Tuesday 19 August, 2014
Aid work is very full on – you work, live and socialise with your colleagues. But, cheesy as it sounds, I do really believe in what we’re doing here.
# africa - Friday 15 August, 2014
The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.
# africa - Monday 11 August, 2014
The procedure is often carried out without anaesthesia.
# africa - Saturday 9 August, 2014
It has appealed for volunteers to come forward.
# africa - Friday 8 August, 2014
The GOAL support team will travel to areas worst affected by the outbreak.
# africa - Thursday 7 August, 2014
The deadly disease has killed around two-thirds of those affected.
# africa - Wednesday 6 August, 2014
WARNING: This article contains an image of a graphic nature.
# africa - Tuesday 5 August, 2014
A second American is due to land in America today, while it is “unlikely” a third American has contacted the disease.
# africa - Monday 4 August, 2014
# africa - Saturday 2 August, 2014
The World Health Organisation says consequences could be “catastrophic” if the disease continues to spread.
# africa - Friday 1 August, 2014
Around 200 people have been killed in the last two weeks in Tripoli and Benghazi.
The outbreak has been called “an extraordinary challenge”.
# africa - Thursday 31 July, 2014
An American doctor who contracted the disease is said to have made a slight recovery.
# africa - Wednesday 30 July, 2014
The death toll now stands at 672 in the deadliest outbreak of the disease ever.
# africa - Saturday 26 July, 2014
It’s the weekend – and here’s everything that you need to know as you start your day.
Religious belief, social mores, misinformation and a general mistrust of conventional medicine are all contributing to the spread of the deadly virus.