Humanitarian crises

The plunder of West Africa Ebola funds

The much-vaunted rebuilding of livelihoods ruined by Ebola is far from happening.

by Fisayo Soyombo


Fear and suspicion as Ebola returns to Sierra Leone

Woman caring for earlier victim identified as second patient in less than a week raising worries of further cases.


New Ebola case confirmed in Sierra Leone

Medical tests confirm new Ebola death in Sierra Leone, just hours after WHO declares West Africa free of the virus.

Humanitarian crises

West Africa declared Ebola-free but flare-ups expected

WHO marks end of Ebola outbreak in West Africa but stresses need for vigilance in the months to come to avoid flare-ups.


Beyond Ebola: The virus hunters

Scientists are studying the world's deadliest viruses to find treatments and vaccines for new infectious diseases.

Humanitarian crises

Guinea declared free from Ebola after 2,500 deaths

Liberia remains the only country still battling the disease after Sierre Leone was declared free of virus in November.


Ebola-free Sierra Leone cleared to host football

The 18-month ban had forced the national team to play at neutral venues.


The case of Sierra Leone's missing ambulances

Despite vehicle donations and purchases during the Ebola epidemic, many patients still struggle to reach a hospital.

Humanitarian crises

Fears in Liberia after new Ebola death

More than 150 people under surveillance, two months after West African nation was declared free of the disease.


New Ebola case confirmed in Liberia

Boy, 10, admitted to hospital, in first case to hit West African country since it was declared Ebola-free in September.


Street celebrations as Sierra Leone declared Ebola-free

Thousands take to the streets to pay tribute to nearly 4,000 citizens who lost their lives in the epidemic.


How traditional healers helped defeat Ebola

Health experts say indigenous healers cannot be ignored as Sierra Leone rebuilds after deadly disease epidemic.


Sierra Leone quarantines hundreds after new Ebola death

More than 680 people isolated after a 16-year-old girl dies of Ebola infection in the northern city of Makeni.

Poverty & Development

Sierra Leone records two new cases of Ebola

Both patients in Tonkolili district identified by official as relatives of a man who contracted virus in mid-July.


UN says Ebola outbreak 'not yet finished'

About 30 people are still getting infected with Ebola virus each week in West Africa, says UN's envoy David Nabarro.