West Africa

ECOWAS court awards police officer $250,000 for wrongful dismissal

The Court also ordered the reinstatement of the dismissed officer into Sierra Leone Police Force.

Ebola patients receiving treatment

New Ebola vaccine safe–​ Researchers​

“One shot of the high-dose vaccine could mount a glycoprotein-specific humoral and T-cell response against the Ebola virus in 14 days”.

Al Jazeera demands release of its two detained Nigerian journalists

“Al Jazeera calls on the authorities to end this matter swiftly by returning all their equipment and releasing both men without conditions.”

Ebola: Sierra Leone sacks National Security boss

The security boss was found with 250kg of Ebola blood samples.

Obasanjo holds crucial talks with Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh

The former Nigerian President says Gambia can be West Africa’s Switzerland

Ebola patients receiving treatment

Liberia re-opens borders

The outbreak of the virus has reduced.

Elections: ECOWAS visits Buhari, deploys 250 observers to Nigeria

ECOWAS says Nigeria’s elections are special.

An Ebola patient being attended to

Sierra Leone fails to account for Ebola funds — Report

A report indicates that bad governance might have hindered the battle against the epidemic.

After 25 years, former Chadian dictator, Hissene Habre, to face trial in Senegal for mass killing and torture

The judgement came after 22 years of campaign by victims of his brutality. His victims have welcomed the announcement of his prosecution with satisfaction.

Ebola Outbreak: Sierra Leone to reopen schools in March

Parents say the government should have waited until the country is Ebola free.

ECOWAS Parliament to get enhanced legislative powers in 2016

The Extraordinary Session of the parliament will end on February 7.

Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantine measures amid progress

There are indications that there is a sharp drop in transmission.

First Ebola centre for pregnant women opens in Freetown

Sierra Leone has recorded over 3,000 deaths from the virus.

Former President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia

Gambia radio station censored, director harassed after foiled coup

“The arbitrary censorship of Taranga FM is the latest attempt to restrict independent voices in Gambia,” says Peter Nkanga, CPJ’s West Africa representative.

Gambia foils coup attempt

A military source says three plotters killed after presidential palace came under attack.

Former President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia

Gambia arrests men accused of homosexual acts

The EU withdrew million of Euros of funding from Gambia for its anti homosexual stance.

Ebola slows in Sierra Leone as community records zero infection for weeks

Sierra Leone has recorded 8,356 cases of Ebola.

Gambia Approves Life Sentence for ‘Aggravated Homosexuality’

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch say the new law threatens the LGBTI Community in the small West African country

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Ebola: Chinese team arrives Liberia to man $41 million clinic

China, Africa’s biggest trade partner, had come under fire for the level of its response to the Ebola crisis.

ECOWAS heads of government agree on immediate elections in Burkina Faso

Lingering political crisis in Burkina Faso saw the resignation of the country’s former president and the dissolution of his government.

President Jonathan, other ECOWAS leaders head to Burkina Faso for crisis talks

President Goodluck Jonathan will travel to Ouagadougou tomorrow as a member of the three-man delegation of Heads of State and Government raised by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to facilitate the rapid resolution of the current political crisis in Burkina Faso. Other members of the delegation of ECOWAS leaders are President Macky […]

An Ebola patient being attended to

NLC urges Nigerian Govt to help Ebola-hit Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea

The devastation caused by Ebola to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the NLC says, is endangering Nigeria.

Nigerian soldiers in Liberia free of Ebola – Military

The Nigerian troops serving in Liberia have been quarantined for observation.

Ebola

West Africa may lose $32.6 bn if Ebola remains beyond December — World Bank

The World Bank is currently mobilizing $400 million emergency financing for worst affected countries.

Death toll on Ebola hits 3431

WHO projected that the number of cases and fatalities may rise in the three worse-hit West African countries, in spite of their efforts to contain the disease