Mali records new Ebola case, linked to dead nurse

  Mali has recorded a new case of Ebola in the capital Bamako after the friend of a nurse who died of the haemorrhagic fever earlier this month tested positive for the disease, health and medical officials said on Saturday. 

French PM Valls arrives in Chad on regional trip

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls arrived in Chad late Friday at the start of a two-day regional visit, in a show of support for a French-led anti-jihadist force.

UN peacekeepers facing `complex challenges`

Dozens of UN peacekeepers have been killed in northern Mali and kidnapped on Syria`s Golan in recent months, while in South Sudan they shelter 100,000 civilians fleeing merciless fighting.

Conflict-scarred Mali pulls out the stops to beat Ebola

The leader of the war-torn west African nation of Mali has come in person to galvanise his people as they do battle with the most elusive foe they have ever faced.

Mali confirms four new Ebola cases

 Mali has reported four new Ebola cases since Tuesday, including three deaths, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Saturday.

Two more suspected Ebola deaths in Mali: Government

 Two people who died after exposure to the body of a Muslim cleric killed by Ebola in Mali were "highly suspected" of having contracted the virus, a government official said Friday.

Mali tries to trace over 200 contacts in second Ebola wave

Mali is trying to trace at least 200 contacts linked to confirmed and probable Ebola victims in an effort to control its second Ebola outbreak, health officials said on Friday.

Mali rushes to contain Ebola outbreak, Liberia signals progress

Mali is rushing to impose tougher measures to contain the spread of Ebola after recording a new case of the disease in the West African nation`s capital, health officials said on Thursday.

Mali battles Ebola outbreak as African toll passes 5,000

Mali is scrambling to prevent a major Ebola epidemic after the deaths of an Islamic cleric and a nurse, as the official death toll in the worst ever epidemic of the virus passed 5,000.

Mali quarantines dozens as second Ebola outbreak spreads in country

 More than 90 people including U.N. peacekeepers were quarantined across Mali`s capital on Wednesday after a 25-year-old nurse died of Ebola having treated a Guinea man who succumbed with Ebola-like symptoms that were not recognised.

Nurse who was Mali''s second Ebola case dies: Government

 A 25-year-old nurse who was Mali`s second Ebola case has died, the government said in a statement on Wednesday.

New Ebola death hits Mali as Liberia hails drop in cases

A second person from Mali has died from Ebola, just as hardest-hit Liberia hailed a dramatic drop in infections and the last-known sufferer in the United States was declared cured on Tuesday.

Mali suffers new Ebola case with death of a nurse

Mali has suffered a new case of Ebola infection -- separate from its only other one detected last month -- with the death of a nurse who treated a patient from Guinea, medical sources said late Tuesday.

Liberia, Mali see crucial gains in Ebola fight

Liberia has announced a dramatic drop in new Ebola infections as Mali prepared to lift quarantine restrictions on dozens of people put at risk of exposure to the deadly virus.

Mali due to declare 108 Ebola-free after quarantine

Mali is preparing to release 108 people from Ebola quarantine in a tentative step towards declaring it has contained an outbreak.

Algerian army arrest senior AQMI militant

The Algerian army Sunday arrested a senior member of the Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and killed three of his companions on the border between Algeria and Mali, a security source said.

French forces say 24 extremists killed in Mali operation

French forces have killed 24 extremists and seized arms in a large-scale operation in northern Mali, where it intervened last year to put down an Islamist rebellion, the French army said Saturday.

Number of Ebola cases exceeds 10,000 in West Africa: WHO

The World Health Organization has said in its new report that the number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has surpassed 10,000 and the death toll has reached 4,922 in West Africa.

Mali seeks to contain Ebola fears after girl dies

Mali authorities on Saturday sought to calm fears after Ebola claimed its first victim in the African country, a contagious toddler who took a 1,000-kilometre bus journey before being treated.

Mauritania closes border with Mali after Ebola death

 Mauritania has closed its border with Mali after an Ebola death was confirmed in the border area this week, a health official said Saturday.