President Ram Nath Kovind embarks on 3-country visit to Africa

President Ram Nath Kovind's trip will be the highest-level visit from India ever to the three West African countries. This is his fourth visit to the African continent. 

Jul 28, 2019, 12:23 PM IST

18 killed as minibus, truck collide in Guinea-Bissau; several critical

Eighteen people were killed and another 14 injured in the small west African state of Guinea-Bissau late Friday when a minibus collided with a truck, police and hospital sources said.

Jan 06, 2018, 06:03 AM IST

Mudslide at Guinea rubbish dump kills at least eight

The threat of deadly landslides is growing in west and central Africa as rainfall, deforestation and urban populations rise, experts say.

Aug 22, 2017, 23:06 PM IST

Israeli police detain billionaire Steinmetz in fraud probe: Source

Israeli police on Monday detained Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and four other suspects for questioning in a fraud investigation, a source briefed on the case said.

Aug 14, 2017, 14:10 PM IST

US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

The State Department downgraded China in its annual "Trafficking in Persons Report," saying Beijing is doing little to combat the phenomenon or protect its victims. 

Jun 28, 2017, 08:50 AM IST

Chinese boats face huge fines for illegal fishing off Guinea

Two Chinese vessels face huge fines after being caught fishing illegally in Guinea's waters, including one fine of up to $3.4 million, the country's fishing minister said as west Africa attempts to crack down on millions lost to foreign trawlers.

Sep 09, 2016, 03:11 AM IST

Guinea President, opposition meet after anti-govt protests

Guinea`s president Alpha Conde and opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo met for talks Thursday, two weeks after violent protests over alleged government corruption swept the capital.

Sep 02, 2016, 08:16 AM IST

Confirmed! Ebola virus persists in semen 9 months after recovery

The results recall the importance of monitoring survivors in order to prevent the risks of new epidemic outbreaks.

May 16, 2016, 10:46 AM IST

Ebola no longer poses global health risk: WHO

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Mar 30, 2016, 21:04 PM IST

WHO to declare Ebola outbreak over, as Liberia gets all-clear

 The two-year Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people across west Africa and triggered a global health scare is to be declared over Thursday, with Liberia the last country expecting the all-clear.

Jan 14, 2016, 08:31 AM IST

Guinea declared Ebola-free

President Alpha Conde has doubled the health budget since winning re-election in October.

Dec 29, 2015, 21:09 PM IST

All 54 African countries to attend India-Africa summit

All 54 countries, which have been invited, will be represented at the third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) that got underway here on Monday, a senior external affairs ministry official said.

Oct 27, 2015, 02:35 AM IST

Guinea incumbent Conde re-elected with 57.85% of votes

Final results from the first round of Guinea's contested presidential election show that incumbent Alpha Conde has been re-elected with 57.85 percent of votes, the country's electoral commission (CENI) announced Saturday.

Oct 18, 2015, 04:08 AM IST

Guinea celebrates with song as victory over Ebola nears

 Thousands of Guineans have celebrated the country reaching the final stages of the battle with the deadly Ebola epidemic at a concert featuring artists from across Africa.

Sep 27, 2015, 04:22 AM IST

WHO declares Liberia ebola free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared Liberia free of ebola virus transmission.

Sep 03, 2015, 18:07 PM IST

Ebola vaccine found effective against new strain in monkeys

A single dose of an experimental Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine completely protects monkeys against the newly emerged West African Ebola strain when given at least seven days before exposure, and partially protects them if given three days prior.

Aug 07, 2015, 12:46 PM IST

Ebola response enters 3rd phase but cases may rise again: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) today said that the Ebola outbreak response has entered its third phase, but warned against "irrational exuberance" as the number of fresh cases dropped to two last week.

Aug 05, 2015, 18:35 PM IST

UN Ebola mission winds down, WHO takes reins in West Africa

The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response is officially winding down today, handing its leadership role and senior staff to the Geneva-based World Health Organization as efforts to contain the deadly virus continue.

Jul 31, 2015, 23:23 PM IST

Guinea policed protests with `excessive lethal force`: HRW

Guinea`s security services used excessive lethal force and were implicated in gang-rape and widespread criminality while policing weeks of violent anti-government protests, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Jul 30, 2015, 17:45 PM IST

Donors pledge billions for Ebola recovery

International donors pledged $3.4 billion in new funds Friday to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in their final push to stamp out Ebola and get on the road to recovery.

Jul 11, 2015, 04:57 AM IST