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  • Nigerian president calls for sustained war against Ebola

    2014-10-21 13:27

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has urged for a sustained war against Ebola Virus Disease following the declaration of Nigeria as Ebola-free by the World Health Organization.

  • Gambian authorities call for more vigilance against Ebola

    2014-10-21 11:06

    A Gambian health official on Monday called for more vigilance against the Ebola epidemic that is affecting many West African nations.

  • Liberia to conduct senatorial election amid Ebola scare

    2014-10-21 10:58

    Liberia's National Election Commission (NEC) on Monday announced plans to conduct the Special Senatorial election on Dec 16, 2014 despite growing concerns Ebola may still pose havoc at that time.

  • Nigeria declared Ebola-free

    2014-10-20 19:39

    The World Health Organisation declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday after a 42 day period with no new cases, in a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus.

  • China donates $6mln to combat Ebola

    2014-10-20 16:15

    China on Monday announced a new batch of $6-million donation to the United States World Food Program’s emergency operation to assist 1.3 billion people impacted by the Ebola virus outbreak in the three most affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  • Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

    2014-10-20 15:38

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war.

  • China, France join hands to combat Ebola

    2014-10-20 00:34

    China and France agreed Sunday to join hands to combat the "unprecedented" spread of Ebola in western part of Africa.

  • Marrakech consensus calls for greater partnership between private and public sector

    2014-10-17 09:26

    The consensus included recommendations to using fiscal policies to address issues of poverty and improving regulatory frameworks to further attract and better deploy capital in Africa.

  • Fund to fight Ebola has $100,000 in bank

    2014-10-17 07:09

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that a trust fund he launched to raise $1 billion to provide fast and flexible funding for the fight against Ebola has only $100,000 in the bank.

  • Cote d'Ivoire Looks to PPPs for Development

    2014-10-16 11:29

    Cote d'Ivoire has set itself a target of becoming an emerging market in 2020. according to its president, Alassane Outtara, who wants t o drive private sector investment in the country, which is recovering from decades of political turmoil.

  • W Africa needs $200m to fight Ebola

    2014-10-16 08:58

    Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, the three hardest-hit West African countries in the Ebola crisis, need $200 million to halt the Ebola outbreak.

  • Tracking Africa's stolen billions

    2014-10-16 13:23

    Illicit financial flows are a major drain on Africa's resources for development. International coordination is needed to slow the flow of stolen assets.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.