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Protesters face military outside ECOWAS HQ in demonstration against sanctions. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

For a country known as Africa’s first narco state, Guinea Bissau is a pretty sleepy place. Even the vultures picking at indeterminate carrion just a c(...)

Medical workers present Noubia (centre), the last known patient to contract Ebola in Guinea, during her release from a Doctors Without Borders treatment center in Conakry on November 28th, 2015. The 34-day-old baby, officially declared treated on November 16th, was presented by personal from the treatment center, with applause, during an emotional ceremony, in the presence of her family. Photograph: Getty

Guinea was declared free of Ebola on Tuesday after more than 2,500 people died from the virus in the West African nation, leaving Liberia as the only (...)

Beatrice Yordoldo (seated), the last confirmed Ebola patient, poses for photographs with medical staff as she prepares to leave the Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in the Paynesville suburb of the Liberian capital Monrovia. Photograph: Zoom Dosso/AFP/Getty Images

Liberia’s last Ebola patient was discharged Thursday after a ceremony in the capital, Monrovia, bringing to zero the number of known cases in the cou(...)

A photograph made available by US Customs and Border Protection  shows a CBP officer (right) examining documents and interviewing a passenger, during screening for the Ebola virus at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. The Irish government has decided not to follow course. Photograph: EPA/US  CBP

Research published this morning on the likely international spread of the Ebola virus suggests the Government is correct not to introduce entry screen(...)

A doctor outside the JFK Ebola treatment center speaks to journalists in Monrovia, Liberia. The UN health agency is still focused on trying to isolate sick people and provide treatment as early as possible. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images
Ebola mortality rate jumps to 70%
  • Africa
  • October 14, 2014, 15:11

The death rate in the current Ebola outbreak has increased to 70 per cent, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official has said.WHO assistant director-(...)

Three-year-old Nino looks at a blackboard in a newly-opened Ebola isolation center set up in a school closed due to the epidemic  in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Staff with the World Health Organisation battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly under(...)

Dr Kent Brantly (right) working at an Ebola treatment clinic in Foya, Liberia, in June. Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who are now suffering from Ebola in Liberia, are scheduled to be evacuated to the United States for treatment. Photograph: EPA/Samaritan’s Purse

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa is out of control but can be stopped with more resources and tougher measures, World Health Organ(...)

Workers from Médecins Sans Frontières prepare isolation and treatment areas in Gueckedou, Guinea. Photograph: AP Photo/Kjell Gunnar Beraas, MSF

Guinea faces an ebola epidemic on an unprecedented scale as it battles to contain confirmed cases now scattered across several locations that a(...)