WHO admits it failed to respond adequately to the Ebola virus and sets up a $100 million dollar fund to be better prepared next time.
(CONFEDERATION OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL, 2017 TOURNAMENT) – Gabon was named on Wednesday (April 8) as the host of the next African Cup of Nations finals in 2017.
The Gabonese beat rival bids from Algeria and Ghana in a vote by the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) executive committee at a meeting in Cairo.
Early tests of experimental vaccine triggers the production of Ebola virus neutralizing antibodies, researchers say.
Complacency and traditional beliefs sap fight to eradicate Ebola, warn health officials, as West Africa marks one year anniversary of outbreak that has killed over 10,200 people and infected twice as many.
Sierra Leone’s vice-president abandons his compound in the capital and requests asylum at the U.S. embassy after explulsion from the ruling party.
Juan Obama won the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea this month, not as a player for the champions Ivory Coast, but as a Taxi driver. Juan had his busiest and most profitable month ever.
A spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says some 300 people are feared dead in the biggest migrant tragedy since the EU took over from Italy’s search and rescue mission.