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  • Gambian President Adama Barrow

    Crowds celebrate new President’s triumphant return to Gambia

    World | January 27, 2017 14:04 IST

    President Adama Barrow returned triumphantly to Gambia on Thursday, nearly two months after winning an election disputed by the country's longtime dictator, to the cheers of hundreds of thousands who jammed the roads in welcome.

  • Kidnappings on rise, sea piracy plunges to 18 year low in

    Kidnappings on rise, sea piracy plunges to 18 year low in west Africa

    World | January 10, 2017 13:31 IST

    Sea piracy plunged to its lowest levels in 18 years in 2016, but kidnappings of crew members for ransom is escalating off west Africa and in the Sulu Seas near the Philippines, a global maritime watchdog said Tuesday.

  • burkina faso no indian killed in hotel terror attack

    Burkina Faso: No Indian killed in hotel terror attack

    World | January 17, 2016 12:09 IST

    Accra (Ghana): No Indian was killed in the terrorist attack on Hotel Splendid in Ougadougou, the Burkina Faso capital in West Africa but two Indians, who were in the hotel at that time, were evacuated,

  • nigeria s military oust boko haram from northern towns

    Nigeria's military oust Boko Haram from northern towns

    World | April 11, 2015 12:22 IST

    Gwoza: Nigeria's military officials boast that they have ousted Boko Haram extremists from all major towns and forest camps in a large area of northern Nigeria, but Associated Press journalists have seen evidence that the

  • west africa to lose 3.6 bn annually owing to ebola un

    West Africa to lose $3.6 bn annually owing to Ebola: UN

    World | March 13, 2015 10:32 IST

    United Nations:West Africa would lose at least $3.6 billion annually on an average between 2014 and 2017 as a result of the ripple effects of the Ebola disease, a UN report has said.Owing to a

  • un agencies join forces for zero ebola in west africa

    UN agencies join forces for zero Ebola in West Africa

    World | March 12, 2015 7:15 IST

    United Nations: Two UN agencies -- the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) -- have come together to bring the cases of Ebola outbreak in West Africa down to zero, a

  • us withdrawing most troops fighting ebola in west africa

    US withdrawing most troops fighting Ebola in West Africa

    World | February 11, 2015 7:44 IST

    Washington: The United States is preparing to withdraw nearly all of its troops fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the White House said Tuesday, as the global health crisis recedes amid a sharp decline

  • insecticide resistant super mosquito discovered

    Insecticide-resistant 'super mosquito' discovered

    World | January 13, 2015 13:18 IST

    Washington:  A newly discovered 'super mosquito' has the ability to survive the insecticides used to treat bed nets which are key to preventing the spread of malaria in humans, scientists say.Interbreeding of two malaria mosquito

  • ebola has killed 8 153 people in west africa united nations

    Ebola has killed 8,153 people in West Africa: United Nations

    World | January 06, 2015 8:00 IST

    Geneva:  The World Health Organization says at least 8,153 people have died in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.The Geneva-based body said on Monday that the total number of confirmed, probable and suspected deaths from

  • ebola vaccine showing promising results

    'Ebola vaccine showing promising results'

    World | December 02, 2014 8:00 IST

    Nairobi: Two Ebola vaccines undergoing clinical trials have shown promising results and would be deployed in January 2015 to West African countries affected by the epidemic, a scientist from Oxford University said Monday.Speaking at a

  • kenya to send 700 medical workers to ebola hit west africa

    Kenya to send 700 medical workers to Ebola-hit West Africa

    World | November 15, 2014 6:55 IST

    Nairobi: Kenya's ministry of health said on Friday it would send 700 medical workers to Ebola-hit West African countries in late November.The country's Cabinet Secretary for Health James Macharia said 700 doctors and nurses have

  • morocco insists on delaying african cup over ebola

    Morocco insists on delaying African Cup over Ebola

    Soccer | November 09, 2014 11:08 IST

    Rabat, Morocco: Morocco is sticking to its demand to postpone the African Cup of Nations football tournament due to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, despite pressure from the Confederation of African Football.A statement

  • unicef to increase staff in africa to combat ebola

    UNICEF to increase staff in Africa to combat Ebola

    World | November 04, 2014 10:43 IST

    United Nations: UNICEF said that the agency would be increasing its staff from 300 to 600 to combat Ebola in West Africa's Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries most affected by the dreaded

  • australia suspends entry visas from ebola affected region

    Australia suspends entry visas from Ebola-affected region

    World | October 29, 2014 10:27 IST

    Canberra: Australia is suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep out the disease.The government is canceling and refusing non-permanent or temporary visas held by people who

  • obama urges not to discourage health workers going to west

    Obama urges not to discourage health workers going to West Africa

    World | October 29, 2014 6:59 IST

    Washington: US President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that returning healthcare workers should only be monitored "in a prudent fashion" and not be discouraged from going to West Africa to help curb Ebola outbreaks."We got to

  • us army troops isolated after africa duty tour

    US Army troops isolated after Africa duty tour

    World | October 28, 2014 7:13 IST

    Washington: An Army two-star general and 11 of his staff are being isolated at the base in Italy upon returning from serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight.   The general and his

  • cuba rules out ebola for expert s death in guinea

    Cuba rules out Ebola for expert's death in Guinea

    World | October 27, 2014 21:54 IST

    Havana: A Cuban expert who died in Guinea was not infected with the Ebola virus, the Cuban health ministry said Monday.The 60-year-old man, who arrived in the Guinean capital of Conakry earlier this month as

  • ebola cases exceed 10 000 who

    Ebola cases exceed 10,000: WHO

    World | October 25, 2014 17:44 IST

    London: The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its latest report Saturday said the number of Ebola virus cases has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths.Only 27 of the cases have occurred outside the three worst-hit countries

  • new york doctor who treated patients in africa tests

    New York doctor who treated patients in Africa tests positive for Ebola

    World | October 24, 2014 10:02 IST

    New York: A New York doctor who returned home after treating Ebola victims in West Africa has become a victim of the disease himself, giving way to afresh fears on communicability of the disease.Dr Craig

  • ebola global fight to be coordinated with west african

    Ebola: Global fight to be coordinated with West African national plans

    World | October 19, 2014 17:24 IST

    Accra: The UN and the governments of the countries at the forefront of efforts to turn back the unfolding Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa have agreed to ensure that the UN system adopts

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