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#West Africa

# west-africa - Monday 23 January, 2017

Exiled Gambian leader 'stole millions' from country in his final weeks of power

Yahya Jammeh flew out of The Gambia on Saturday.

# west-africa - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Ivory Coast likes big butts and it cannot lie

The country’s fashion for large bottoms leads to some people taking drastic measures.

# west-africa - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

'Two weeks ago my dad married me to a 70-year-old man who already has five wives'

In Burkina Faso, children as young as nine are being forced into marriage.

# west-africa - Friday 29 May, 2015

This Senegalese bird might have taken a wrong turn at the Ivory Coast and ended up in Cork...

… in all likelihood though, the bird probably has an owner in the local area.

# west-africa - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'

The Ebola response appears to finally be working. But Sierra Leone has never faced an enemy like this before – the crisis has been devastating.

# west-africa - Friday 16 January, 2015

WATCH: The aftermath of a teenager's Ebola death

A suspicion of vaccines and stigma around Ebola can have devastating affects.

# west-africa - Monday 22 December, 2014

Stella strikes again: More cannabis found labelled 'food and spices'... a LOT more Sniffer Dog This post contains images

# west-africa - Monday 1 December, 2014

Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us'

Solutions do not come easy, but Ebola transmission can be stopped.

# west-africa - Friday 28 November, 2014

Sperm can carry Ebola for at least 82 days --- WHO

Studies showed that three men who had recovered from Ebola still had the live virus in their semen for over a month after the onset of symptoms.

# west-africa - Saturday 22 November, 2014

These “heroes” will man the first Irish-run Ebola treatment centre in West Africa

The centre was built by the UK Government.

# west-africa - Friday 21 November, 2014

Are German motorbikes the key to fighting Ebola?

The bikes have been sent to west Africa.

# west-africa - Friday 14 November, 2014

Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread?

Drug and blood-based trials will begin in West Africa next month.

# west-africa - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

New York Mayor declares city Ebola-free alongside cured patient

Mali, however, has recorded just its second death.

# west-africa - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Here's why a very small number of Irish troops are off to Sierra Leone

The move got Cabinet approval today.

Zero... That's how many Ebola patients are being treated right now at one centre in Liberia

Progress is being made in the battle against the disease in the African nation. Another 250-bed centre is treating around 50 patients.

# west-africa - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Judge says nurse who refused Ebola quarantine can now leave home USA

Judge says nurse who refused Ebola quarantine can now leave home

The judge said that Kaci Hickox is not infectious.

# west-africa - Friday 31 October, 2014

Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola

To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.

# west-africa - Monday 27 October, 2014

Australia is not allowing anyone from Ebola-hit nations into the country

It comes as a teenager arriving from Guinea and put into isolation has tested negative for the disease.

# west-africa - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Five questions that everyone has about Ebola

Where did it come from? And how can it be overcome?

Two-year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali’s first case

The girl had recently returned to Mali from neighbouring Guinea.

# west-africa - Friday 24 October, 2014

The chances of Ebola reaching Ireland? ‘Very low’

That’s according to the National Public Health Emergency Team.

# west-africa - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports

This will allow authorities to focus their health checks.

Without exit screenings, 3 people with Ebola would fly out of West Africa every month

New research has also found that screening people leaving West Africa is far more efficient than screening those arriving at other countries.

# west-africa - Friday 17 October, 2014

Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a very friendly, sociable place but that is changing. People are avoiding church and the mosque, and shops have chlorine buckets outside for people to wash their hands before they enter.

$100,000 ... That's all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund

The cash, which came from Colombia, is a tiny fraction of the $1 billion that the UN has estimated it needs to fight the epidemic.

# west-africa - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg is donating €20 million to stop Ebola from 'becoming like HIV'

Facebook’s CEO said that the virus must be brought under control soon, before it becomes a “long-term global health crisis”.

US Ebola patient takes to Twitter to thank people for the "good vibes"

Meanwhile, a second US patient, Nina Pham, said she was “blessed”.

Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won't be put down

There was uproar when it was suggested that the dog of a Spanish Ebola patient be put down.

# west-africa - Monday 13 October, 2014

Irish health expert: 'All our hospitals have to be ready for Ebola'

The Director of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre said we’ve moved into an emergency plan.

# west-africa - Thursday 9 October, 2014

British airports to introduce Ebola screening

Downing Street confirmed the move today in a bid to help stop the deadly virus from spreading,

# west-africa - Monday 6 October, 2014

NBC cameraman with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

Pictured is Dr Mitchell Levy, father of the patient, Ashoka Mukpo.

# west-africa - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

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.

# west-africa - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

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.

# west-africa - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

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.

# west-africa - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

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.

# west-africa - Saturday 30 August, 2014

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.

# west-africa - Thursday 28 August, 2014

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.

# west-africa - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

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.

# west-africa - Friday 22 August, 2014

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.

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