Guinea handed Nations Cup quarter-final place
Guinea handed Nations Cup quarter-final place

Guinea will play in the African Nations Cup quarter-finals after qualifying instead of Mali by the drawing of lots at a ceremony in Malabo on Thursday.

Ebola virus is mutating, warn scientists

In a scary development in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, scientists tracking the deadly virus in Guinea have warned that the virus has started to mutate.

Guinea, Mali deadlock means drawing of lots
Guinea, Mali deadlock means drawing of lots

Second place in Group D at the Africa Cup of Nations will be decided by a drawing of lots in Equatorial Guinea on Thursday after Guinea and Mali drew 1-1 in Mongomo to finish joint second.

Rich countries must support Ebola recovery: Oxfam

Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international development agency Oxfam said on Tuesday.

Guinea president still 'at war' against Ebola

Guinean President Alpha Conde is "still at war" against Ebola despite declining cases in his small west African nation, he said in an interview.

Cameroon and Ivory Coast aim to forget mediocre starts
Cameroon and Ivory Coast aim to forget mediocre starts

Heavyweight contenders Cameroon and Ivory Coast will try to forget mediocre starts to the African Nations Cup when they play their second Group D matches later on Saturday. 

Sierra Leone eases blocks on travel, business as Ebola wanes

With the Ebola outbreak weakening in West Africa, Sierra Leone eased restrictions on movement and commercial activity on Friday even as the president warned that the fight against the deadly disease is not yet over.

Africa Cup of Nations: Cameroon, Ivory Coast escape shock defeats
Africa Cup of Nations: Cameroon, Ivory Coast escape shock defeats

Powerhouses Cameroon and Ivory Coast both battled back from a goal down to avoid shock defeats as they drew 1-1 with Mali and Guinea respectively in the African Nations Cup on Tuesday.

Didier Drogba’s ghost could loom large for Ivory Coast at Nations Cup
Didier Drogba’s ghost could loom large for Ivory Coast at Nations Cup

The ghost of Didier Drogba could loom large at the African Nations Cup on Tuesday when Ivory Coast open their campaign against Guinea. 

Guinea to send up to 500 UN peacekeepers to Mali: President

Guinean President Alpha Conde said on Monday that his country would send some 500 troops to join a UN peacekeeping mission in strife-torn Mali.

Ivory Coast, Cameroon begin Cup of Nations bids
Ivory Coast, Cameroon begin Cup of Nations bids

The Ivory Coast begin their latest bid for Africa Cup of Nations glory on Tuesday when they take on west African neighbors Guinea in Group D in Malabo before Cameroon and Mali clash.

Mob kills men in Guinea suspected of spreading Ebola

 Two men were killed and their bodies burned by an angry mob in Guinea convinced that the victims infected a local with Ebola, in the latest violence spurred by the deadly disease, police said Wednesday.

Senegal thrash Guinea 5-2 in friendly
Senegal thrash Guinea 5-2 in friendly

Senegal sent out an ominous warning of their potential ahead of the African Nations Cup finals with a 5-2 win over Guinea in a pre-tournament warm-up international on Tuesday.

Ebola virus death toll exceeds 8,100: WHO

8,153 people lost their lives to Ebola virus while a total of 20,656 cases of EVD have been reported.

Ebola death toll tops 8,000: WHO

 The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in west Africa has risen to 8,153 out of 20,656 cases recorded, the World Health Organisation said on Monday.

UN tally of Ebola-linked deaths tops 8,000

The World Health Organisation says more than 8,000 people are thought to have died last year from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

New UN Ebola mission chief to visit West Africa

The United Nations` new Ebola mission chief, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, will travel to West Africa next week for his first visit since his appointment in early December.

Boy and bats spread Ebola in West Africa, say scientists

 A young boy playing near a colony of virus-infected bats may have precipitated the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, scientists said Tuesday.

Ebola crisis may last until end of 2015, says expert

The Ebola crisis in West Africa may last through 2015, according to a scientist who helped identify the deadly virus.

Queen praises Ebola health workers in Christmas message

Queen Elizabeth II will pay tribute in her annual Christmas Day broadcast on Thursday to the "selflessness" of medical staff and aid workers fighting the Ebola epidemic.