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  • Niger minister arrested in 'baby-trafficking' investigation

    NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger's agriculture minister has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a baby-trafficking network, a spokesman for his political party and legal sources said on Saturday. The arrest of Abdou Labo, a senior figure in President...
  • West Africa Ebola deaths reach 1,427, World Health Organization says

    GENEVA The number of deaths from Ebola has risen to 1,427 in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. It said 2,615 suspected or confirmed cases had been reported in the region. Between Aug. 19 and 20, 142 new suspected and...
  • Clashes erupt as Liberia seals off slum to prevent spread of Ebola

    Clashes erupt as Liberia seals off slum to prevent spread of Ebola
    Clashes erupted Wednesday as security forces sealed off a sprawling seaside slum in the Liberian capital in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Angry residents stormed barbed-wire barricades and threw stones at the troops, who fired...
  • WHO: Magnitude of Ebola outbreak underestimated

    GENEVA The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in Africa has been underestimated because families hide infected relatives in their homes, the World Health Organization said Friday. Because Ebola has no cure, some people infected with the virus preferred to...
  • Nigeria confirms two new cases of Ebola, 14 in total

    LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria confirmed two new cases of Ebola, both in patients who caught the disease from people who were primary contacts of the liberian man who first brought it to Lagos, the health minister said on Friday. The total number of...
  • Fear spreads, borders close as Ebola restricts travel in West Africa

    Fear spreads, borders close as Ebola restricts travel in West Africa
    Concerns over Ebola are prompting a growing number of African countries to tamp down on travel, a move the World Health Organization says could worsen the outbreak. South Africa announced Thursday that all noncitizens traveling there from three of the...
  • Surviving Ebola: Africa cries out for healthcare boost

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Surviving sickness can make you stronger. So while a western corner of Africa writhes in the deadly grip of the Ebola virus, there are signs this emergency may serve as a wake-up call to strengthen spending and investment on...
  • Ébola causa enormes daños económicos en África, dice banco de desarrollo

    FREETOWN (Reuters) - El brote del ébola está causando un enorme daño a las economías de África Occidental, drenando sus recursos presupuestarios y recortando su crecimiento en un 4 por ciento a medida que los empresarios extranjeros se van y son...
  • Africa tightens Ebola travel curbs as affected countries face food shortages

    MONROVIA (Reuters) - African countries tightened travel curbs on Thursday in an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak, ignoring World Health Organization warnings that such measures could heighten shortages of food and basic supplies in affected areas. In...
  • Liberia hunts escaped Ebola victims who fled quarantine

    Liberia hunts escaped Ebola victims who fled quarantine
    Liberia struggled on Monday to track down 17 suspected Ebola carriers who fled quarantine at the weekend, while the U.N. health agency urged affected West African nations to screen all departures in a bid to contain the worst outbreak of the virus. In...
  • Muertos por ébola superan los 1.200 en el oeste de África: OMS

    GINEBRA (Reuters) - Los casos por el brote de ébola en el oeste de África este año han subido a 2.240, incluyendo 1.229 muertes, dijo el martes la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), reportando las cifras de cuatro países, entre ellos Nigeria. La OMS...
  • Cameroon says closes borders with Nigeria in bid to halt Ebola

    YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon has closed all its borders with Nigeria in a bid to halt the spread of the Ebola virus, state radio said on Tuesday. The virus has killed more than 1,200 people in four West African countries, four of whom have died in...