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

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

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


West Africa not out of the woods on Ebola: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that West Africa is “nowhere near out of the woods” in its fight against Ebola despite some improvement in the three countries hardest hit by the virus. Obama said the disease remains a threat to the world, including the US, and he urged Congress to quickly approve his […]

European Union doubles assistance to 1 billion euros to combat Ebola

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

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

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

"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

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

Sierra Leone: strike leaves Ebola dead on streets

Health Ministry spokesman Sidie Yahya Tunis says the situation is "very embarrassing".

Spanish nurse gets Ebola; a first in West

The nurse's illness illustrates the danger that health care workers also face in medical centers of Europe and the United States.