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Ancient DNA from West Africa adds to picture of humans' rise

January 24, 2020 1:16 pm

Researchers have found the first genetic material from West Africa. On Wednesday a team reported that they had recovered DNA from four individuals in Cameroon, dating back as far as 8,000 years.

36 killed in 'terror attack' in Burkina Faso: Govt

January 22, 2020 3:28 pm

The mass killing was carried out by a "terrorist group" the government has said in a statement. Violence in the West African country has surged recently as the fight against militants shows no signs of abating.

Explained: How West Africa is using data to fight climate change

August 04, 2019 1:57 pm

Climate change will hit Africa particularly hard, fueling drought, heat and crop failures. Researchers are working to prepare the west of the continent for this scenario — with help from Germany.

Vessel with 22 Indian sailors goes missing in West Africa

February 05, 2018 1:47 am

Coordinating with Nigerian and Benin authorities to trace missing ship: Swaraj

European Union doubles assistance to 1 billion euros to combat Ebola

October 26, 2014 3:45 pm

The EU nations also agreed to increase the deployment of medical and support staff in the affected region.

Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned; experts say it might backfire

October 18, 2014 10:23 am

Obama said he didn't have a "philosophical objection'' to a travel ban.

We will respond to Ebola in a 'more aggressive way': Barack Obama

October 16, 2014 1:32 pm

Obama also sought to ease growing anxiety and fears in the U.S. in the aftermath of a second nurse being diagnosed with Ebola.

Could have done more to contain Ebola, says US

October 16, 2014 8:55 am

"Essentially any hospital in the country can take care of Ebola. You don't need a special hospital room to do it," Dr. Tom Frieden.

Doctor gives blood for Ebola-infected Dallas nurse

October 14, 2014 1:11 pm

Nurse Nina Pham was among about 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan.