West Africa

Ebola: Use survivors’ blood to treat patients – WHO tells Nigeria, others

WHO says there is a real opportunity that a blood-derived product can be used and that it is one positive aspect of so many people being infected.

Nigerian journalist, six others win prestigious awards for reporting on water, sanitation, hygiene

Organisers say journalists are key partners for sanitation, hygiene and water sector professionals in their awareness raising, advocacy and behaviour change work

A Call for Appointment of ECOWAS Special Envoy on Ebola

Cross-border coordination and collaboration necessary to stem the spread of Ebola has been haphazard and chaotic.

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Ebola spreads to Senegal

Senegal is the sixth country with confirmed Ebola case

EBOLA is manufactured by Satan – T.B. JOSHUA

Last week, Mr. Joshua debunked a rumour attributed to him that went viral in Nigeria claiming that bathing in salt water would prevent the disease.

EXCLUSIVE: How Liberian Govt Cleared Patrick Sawyer to Travel to Nigeria while under observation for Ebola

The Nigerian health minister says Patrick Sawyer’s action has placed unnecessary stress on Nigeria’s health system.

Ebola: Liberia declares three days of fasting, prayer

Spain will evacuate its citizen who tested positive for Ebola in Liberia.

‎Ebola: Nigeria reaches out to U.S. for experimental drug; NMA sets up committee

The NMA says it’s members will work despite its ongoing strike.

Ebola: Ethiopian Airline campaigns for passengers’ safety

More than 700 deaths in some 1,323 cases have occurred in Guinea, Liberia and Serra Leone.

New ECOWAS brown card to be operational January 2015

The card is expected to help in claims payments by insurance companies to motorists involved during accidents.

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Ebola: Liberia closes borders to halt spread of virus

Three doctors have died from the disease.

Ethiopia charges nine journalists with terrorism

The nine arrested include six bloggers from an independent collective called Zone, which publishes critical news and commentary. An Ethiopian court charged nine Ethiopian journalists arrested in April with inciting violence and terrorism, according to local journalists and news reports. The nine arrested include six bloggers from an independent collective called Zone, which publishes critical […]

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Botswana’s high suicide rate continues

Botswana police have appealed to the public to seek professional help or share their problems with others rather than resort to suicide.

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Mali peace talks start in Algiers after prisoner swap

The negotiations include representatives of the UN, EU and the AU.

Ghanaian universities woo Nigerian students

Ghana’s diplomat assured Nigerians, interested in studying in Ghana, of stable academic calendar and facilities.

West African leaders hold talks in Ghana over insecurity in Nigeria, Mali

Leaders will brainstorm on Boko Haram and Mali separatists West African leaders are to hold an extraordinary meeting Friday, in Accra, Ghana, to discuss the degenerating security situation in Nigeria and Mali where Islamists militants have launched intense attacks in the last one month. A meeting of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, […]

Ghana reports first suspected Ebola case

The disease, caused by a virus, has killed several in Mali, Guinea and Liberia.

Five buried alive in illegal gold mining pit in Ghana

The bodies have been recovered and taken to a nearby hospital.

2 Chinese arrested in Ghana for alleged human trafficking

The suspects allegedly trafficked seven Vietnamese.

INTERVIEW: Ghanaian BBC Komla Dumor’s last extensive interview

Ghanaian BBC reporter, Komla Dumor, died of cardiac arrest Saturday morning in London. Since news of his passing broke Saturday, tributes have been pouring in torrents from all parts of the world. Those who know him well describe him as a quintessential journalist who did his best and left a legacy. For those who don’t […]

Komla Dumor, Ghanaian BBC journalist dead

Ghanaian BBC reporter, Komla Dumor, has died. He died of cardiac arrest on Saturday morning in London, the Ghanaian media are reporting. The media reports quoted neighbours as confirming the death of the Focus on Africa presenter. Ghana’s Joy Online quoted the former Chief Executive Officer of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Herbert Mensah, as confirming the journalist’s […]

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Navy confirms arrest of 24 Nigerians, three Ghanaians for crude oil theft

The suspects were handed over to the police.

Ghana Supreme Court affirms President Mahama’s election

The case was broadcast live on television and radio.

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Ghanaian minister defends increase in price of petrol, kerosene

The price of petrol was increased by about 20 per cent.

President appeals to striking Ghanaian university lecturers to call off strike

The lecturers have vowed not to call off their strike.