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Liberia imposes curfew as Ebola crisis grows

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 09:01

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a nighttime curfew from Wednesday and quarantined two affected neighbourhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa.

UN Ebola czar heads to West Africa

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 03:15

The UN`s new pointman on Ebola said Tuesday he will travel to West Africa this week to shore up health services in the four countries hit by the worst-ever outbreak of the virus.

2nd ODI: Wayne Parnell stars as South Africa ease to series victory against Zimbabwe

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 23:47

Wayne Parnell took three wickets and contributed some handy runs as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the second one-day international to clinch the three-match series on Tuesday in Bulawayo.

Airtel in talks with ATC and Eaton for sale of Africa towers

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 17:02

Telecom major Bharti Airtel is in advanced stage talks with American Tower Corporation (ATC) and Eaton Towers for selling its tower assets in several African countries, including Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda, sources aware of the development said.

West Africa Ebola toll tops 1200, quarantine victims to get food: WHO

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 14:40

Cases in West Africa`s Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria.

Elephant death toll rises in Africa as birth rate goes down: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 12:47

A new study has raised an alarm by revealing that more elephants in Africa are being killed than are being born in a year.

Liberia `losing grip on Ebola` as hunt for patients goes on

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 05:57

Liberia was desperately searching for 17 Ebola patients Monday who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia, as the outbreak appeared to overwhelm authorities in west Africa`s worst-hit nation.

Building collapse kills 8 in South Africa

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 01:28

Eight South African workers died on Monday when a building under construction collapsed, and more people were feared trapped under the rubble, emergency workers said.

Patients flee attack on Monrovia Ebola unit: Witnesses

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 19:08

Armed men claiming that "there`s no Ebola" in Liberia raided a quarantine centre for the deadly disease in Monrovia overnight, prompting at least 20 patients infected with the deadly virus to flee, a witness said Sunday.

African Bank rescue rekindles bailout fears

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 10:50

South Africa`s decision to rescue a small lender seen as neither "too big" nor "too interconnected" to fail shows that taxpayers worldwide may have to accept that bank bailouts are here to stay.

Ex-Seleka fighters massacre `at least 34` in Central Africa villages

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 00:36

Suspected ex-rebels from the Central African Republic`s Seleka movement massacred at least 34 people in several northern villages over the past three days, an officer in the African peacekeeping force MISCA told on Saturday.

US doctor with Ebola `recovering in every way`

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 10:15

An American doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia said he was "recovering in every way", and that he was looking forward to being reunited with his family.