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Watchdog groups say South Sudan’s oil money funds civil war

South Sudan’s state-owned oil company has been “captured by predatory elites” and is being used to fund the country’s civil war, including a government-aligned militia accused of human rights abuses, according to two investigative...

UN warns famine could return to South Sudan

A new United Nations report says more than half of the people in the world’s youngest nation face extreme hunger amid civil war and famine could return to South Sudan. More than six million people,...

DR Congo Ebola outbreak: Experts identify two more suspected cases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that the Democratic Republic of Congo is once again facing an outbreak of Ebola. Health experts identified two more suspected cases of the virus in Congo on Saturday, a...

Sierra Leone: Hundreds of Ebola survivors protest over inaction on healthcare

Hundreds of Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone held a protest in the capital Free Town over what they say is inaction over their health care system. The protesters are calling for free healthcare and...

Liberia records first Ebola Death since July

Liberia has recorded its first Ebola death since July, a health official in the country has confirmed. Dr. Francis Kateh, Liberia’s chief medical officer said that a 15-year old boy who was confirmed positive for...

US to help Liberia fight Ebola

The United States will send two experts to Liberia to help in investigations on the sequence of Ebola outbreaks in the West African nation, Liberia’s chief medical officer Francis Kateh has announced. Liberia reported three...

Countdown to end of Ebola begins in Guinea

Authorities in Guinea have started the countdown to the end of Ebola in the West African country where the epidemic has killed at least 11,000 people since it was first reported two years ago. Fode...

Sierra Leone to be Declared Ebola Free on Saturday

Sierra Leone is expected to be declared Ebola free on Saturday, when the West African nation will have completed the required 42 days without any new infections. Excitement over this declaration is however muted with...

Ebola survivors can harbour virus in semen for 9 months

Scientists on Wednesday said that Ebola virus can exist in the semen of male survivors of the disease for at least nine months after their initial infection appears, much longer than previously thought. According to...

Sierra Leone faces setback in Ebola fight

Sierra Leone has faced a major setback in its quest to kick out ebola from its borders. More than 1,500 people have been quarantined in the West African country to stop the spread of the...