Human Rights Violations in 2009
[MFWA]Extrajudicial Killings: 0 recorded incidents
Ebola - 'We Are Seeing the Curve Bending in Enough Places to Give Us Hope,' Says Ban
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that by continuing to scale up the global fight against Ebola, there is hope the outbreak could be contained by mid-2015, but he emphasized that results to date are still uneven, and announced that the Organization's top health officials will head to Mali, where the situation is still a cause of "deep concern."
Ebola Crisis Update
[MSF]Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed 5,420 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. One person in Spain and three people in the USA have recovered; one person in the USA has died. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended.
Local Medics to Lead Fight Against Ebola
[OSIWA]Dakar -As the Ebola epidemic continues to wage thousands of deaths across West Africa and clinical trials are underway, a consortium of local West African leaders with scientific expertise are meeting in Dakar, on November 21 and 22nd, to assess the current state of Ebola treatment efforts and provide clear recommendations on ways forward, particularly for the three most affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
West Africa's Local Medical Community to Lead Ebola Fight
[FrontPageAfrica]Dakar -As the Ebola epidemic continues to wage thousands of deaths across West Africa and clinical trials are underway, a consortium of local West African leaders with scientific expertise are meeting in Dakar, on November 21 and 22, to assess the current state of Ebola treatment efforts and provide clear recommendations on ways forward, particularly for the three most affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Gendarme Jailed for Assaulting Journalist
[MFWA]On November 12, 2014, the Kaloum County Court sentenced Staff Sergeant Abdoulaye Diallo to eight months in prison, fined him an amount of 10 million Guinean Francs (about US $1400) and barred him from carrying weapons for five years.
Journalist Charged for Interviewing Musician
[MFWA]Saidou Barry, a reporter of the afriquezoom.com news website, is being an accessory to contempt of the Guinean President Alpha CondÃ©.
'Avoid Stigmatising Africa,' Musician Says As W. Africa Ebola Song Launched
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Some of Africa's top musicians launched on Monday an alternative Ebola appeal song to Band Aid's new recording of "Do they know it's Christmas' with proceeds also going to fight the virus that has killed more than 5,000 people in West Africa this year.
Statement by Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group Following the United Nations' Chief Executives Board Meeting on Ebola
[World Bank]World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim issued the following statement after the United Nations' Chief Executive Board Meeting on Ebola:
Focus on Private Sector: A Rapid Strike Force for Aid
[SciDev.Net]The UN has received more than US$2 billion in aid commitments to fight Ebola. While that figure is double what UNOCHA (the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) requested as part of the inter-agency response plan, The Guardian recently produced an automatically updating interactive graphic showing (at the time of writing) that only about 62 per cent of commitments have been paid so far. 
Ebola 'Shouldn't Have Caught Us Unawares'
[Deutsche Welle]Ebola has badly shattered parts of West Africa, exposing lethal weaknesses in health services and disease surveillance. It also raises broader questions about African governance and human resources.
Ebola Is Killing Traditions and Customs
[savethechildren_uk]Guinea is my home. I work for Save the Children responding to different emergencies around the world so it was only natural that I should return to my home nation to support our Ebola response.
Ban to Take Up Fight Against Ebola With Heads of All UN Organizations
[UN News]On the eve of a meeting of United Nations agency chiefs to discuss ways to jointly tackle the Ebola outbreak, the World Bank reported today Liberia's labour sector has suffered a huge blow since the start of the crisis, as a "massive effort" was underway in Mali to halt the spread of the re-emerged virus.
Ebola Cases 'No Longer Rising in Liberia, Guinea'
[UN News]The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that the number of Ebola cases is "no longer increasing nationally in Guinea and Liberia, but is still increasing in Sierra Leone", and that preparedness teams have been sent this week to Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia and Senegal.
Ebola Now Hits Nation Hardest
[Deutsche Welle]The global Ebola infection tally has surpassed 15,000. Sierra Leone confirmed 533 new cases in the week to November 16, accounting for much of the increase.
Ghana, Guinea Go Through
[CAF]Ghana and Guinea booked their places for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea 2015 after convincing wins on Wednesday.
Paving a United Path from a Deadly Disease
[allAfrica]With close to 5,000 deaths and nearly 10,000 reported cases since last December, the current outbreak of Ebola has exposed both the weaknesses of our health care systems and our inability as Africans to work together in times of crisis.
Supporting Africa in Fighting Ebola - China Makes Its Utmost Efforts
[Focac]In recent months, the epidemic of Ebola that broke out in West African countries has been spreading, even going beyond Africa into Europe and the US, causing global panic.
[NEWS]Suspect Vieux Teah, a Guinean national who allegedly beat his grandfather to death recently on suspicion of being involved with witchcraft activities, has been incarcerated at the Monrovia Central Prison for murder.
Bringing Ebola Tests Up to Speed
[IRIN]Dakar -Ebola in West Africa is believed to have erupted almost a year ago in southern Guinea, but was confirmed by the French Pasteur Institute only in March 2014, by which time it had killed 60 people and was suspected to have crossed the border into Liberia and Sierra Leone.