# west-africa - Monday 23 January, 2017
Yahya Jammeh flew out of The Gambia on Saturday.
# west-africa - Saturday 14 May, 2016
The country’s fashion for large bottoms leads to some people taking drastic measures.
# west-africa - Tuesday 26 April, 2016
In Burkina Faso, children as young as nine are being forced into marriage.
# west-africa - Friday 29 May, 2015
… in all likelihood though, the bird probably has an owner in the local area.
# west-africa - Wednesday 4 February, 2015
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
A suspicion of vaccines and stigma around Ebola can have devastating affects.
# west-africa - Monday 22 December, 2014
She’s a great madra altogether.
# west-africa - Monday 1 December, 2014
Solutions do not come easy, but Ebola transmission can be stopped.
# west-africa - Friday 28 November, 2014
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
The centre was built by the UK Government.
# west-africa - Friday 21 November, 2014
The bikes have been sent to west Africa.
# west-africa - Friday 14 November, 2014
Drug and blood-based trials will begin in West Africa next month.
# west-africa - Wednesday 12 November, 2014
Mali, however, has recorded just its second death.
# west-africa - Tuesday 11 November, 2014
The move got Cabinet approval today.
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
The judge said that Kaci Hickox is not infectious.
# west-africa - Friday 31 October, 2014
To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.
# west-africa - Monday 27 October, 2014
It comes as a teenager arriving from Guinea and put into isolation has tested negative for the disease.
# west-africa - Saturday 25 October, 2014
Where did it come from? And how can it be overcome?
The girl had recently returned to Mali from neighbouring Guinea.
# west-africa - Friday 24 October, 2014
That’s according to the National Public Health Emergency Team.
# west-africa - Tuesday 21 October, 2014
This will allow authorities to focus their health checks.
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
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.
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
Facebook’s CEO said that the virus must be brought under control soon, before it becomes a “long-term global health crisis”.
Meanwhile, a second US patient, Nina Pham, said she was “blessed”.
There was uproar when it was suggested that the dog of a Spanish Ebola patient be put down.
# west-africa - Monday 13 October, 2014
The Director of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre said we’ve moved into an emergency plan.
# west-africa - Thursday 9 October, 2014
Downing Street confirmed the move today in a bid to help stop the deadly virus from spreading,
# west-africa - Monday 6 October, 2014
Pictured is Dr Mitchell Levy, father of the patient, Ashoka Mukpo.
# west-africa - Tuesday 23 September, 2014
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
The American president ordered 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa to combat the growing health crisis.
# west-africa - Tuesday 16 September, 2014
The current outbreak has killed 2,400 people so far.
# west-africa - Tuesday 9 September, 2014
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
Meanwhile, Morocco has vowed to keep up regularly scheduled flights to Ebola-hit nations in a “solidarity” move.
The EU leaders will also discuss the Ukraine crisis at the special meeting.
# west-africa - Thursday 28 August, 2014
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
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
New legislation passed as WHO outlines reasons it believes the current Ebola outbreak is being underestimated.