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From TheJournal.ie Two-year jail terms for hiding Ebola victims in Sierra Leone EBOLA

Two-year jail terms for hiding Ebola victims in Sierra Leone

New legislation passed as WHO outlines reasons it believes the current Ebola outbreak is being underestimated.

From TheJournal.ie Experimental Ebola drugs shouldn't just be given to well-off patients, say experts ZMapp

Experimental Ebola drugs shouldn't just be given to well-off patients, say experts

Two US patients and a number of other doctors have been treated with experimental drug, Zmapp, which has never been used on humans before.

From TheJournal.ie US doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia to be released from hospital EBOLA

US doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia to be released from hospital

Kent Brantly is one of two American Ebola patients controversially treated with an experimental drug.

From TheJournal.ie WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think Underestimated

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think

The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.

From TheJournal.ie Ebola lockdown takes economic toll in west Africa Financial Impact

Ebola lockdown takes economic toll in west Africa

Nearly 2,000 people have been infected by the Ebola outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie Rwanda tests German student for Ebola Outbreak

Rwanda tests German student for Ebola

The results will be available in 48 hours, the country’s health ministry said.

From TheJournal.ie Ebola declared a 'public health emergency of international concern' EBOLA

Ebola declared a 'public health emergency of international concern'

Meanwhile, WHO is to hold an ethics meeting next week over the use of experimental treatment to target Ebola.

From TheJournal.ie Second Ebola death confirmed in Nigeria as Spain plans evacuation of sick missionary EBOLA

Second Ebola death confirmed in Nigeria as Spain plans evacuation of sick missionary

Almost 900 people have died since the latest outbreak of the disease earlier this year in West Africa.

From TheJournal.ie "He's in good spirits" - New York hospital waits for test results on possible Ebola victim Outbreak

"He's in good spirits" - New York hospital waits for test results on possible Ebola victim

Almost 900 people have died across west Africa in the deadliest outbreak of Ebola ever recorded.

From TheJournal.ie Two Americans infected with Ebola being evacuated back to US EBOLA

Two Americans infected with Ebola being evacuated back to US

Meanwhile, West African states announce an ‘isolation zone’ sealing off the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie World Health Organisation launches €75 million ebola plan Outbreak

World Health Organisation launches €75 million ebola plan

The outbreak has been called “an extraordinary challenge”.

From TheJournal.ie Video: What exactly is the Ebola virus? Outbreak

Video: What exactly is the Ebola virus?

This video shows how the infection takes hold.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland commits a further €144K to fight worst Ebola outbreak in history West Africa

Ireland commits a further €144K to fight worst Ebola outbreak in history

The outbreak started in Guinea in early 2014 and has spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency talks look for ways to halt worst outbreak of Ebola in history West Africa

Emergency talks look for ways to halt worst outbreak of Ebola in history

A suggestion that untested vaccines should be used has attracted controversy.

From TheJournal.ie West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak is now "out of control" West Africa

West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak is now "out of control"

The virus is fatal in 90% of cases.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí believe sex traffickers use voodoo rituals on their victims Crime Gangs

Gardaí believe sex traffickers use voodoo rituals on their victims

Seven victims of human trafficking were identified in Ireland over the past 48 hours.

From TheJournal.ie DFA updates travel advice for Irish citizens, following Ebola outbreak Liberia

DFA updates travel advice for Irish citizens, following Ebola outbreak

101 deaths have been recorded to date in Guinea, and 12 in neighbouring Liberia.

From TheJournal.ie DFA updates travel advice, as Guinea Ebola epidemic spreads Outbreak

DFA updates travel advice, as Guinea Ebola epidemic spreads

An outbreak of the virus has killed dozens of people in the West African nation’s southern forests.

From TheJournal.ie Europe to help Guinea after 5-year freeze West Africa

Europe to help Guinea after 5-year freeze

€140 million has been released to support development in the west African nation.

From TheJournal.ie United Nations backs Mali intervention as more French troops on the way Mali

United Nations backs Mali intervention as more French troops on the way

Approval at the UN security council is likely to mean further support for France’s intervention in west Africa.

From TheJournal.ie Mali conflict: Islamists vow to strike 'at heart' of France Mali

Mali conflict: Islamists vow to strike 'at heart' of France

The French government believes that its intervetion in the west African country will be over in a matter of weeks but officials have said that Islamist militants are better trained and armed than expected.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Women are digging up anthills for the tiny grains inside’ Read Me This post contains images

Column: ‘Women are digging up anthills for the tiny grains inside’

Children mine for gold in home-made pits, while parents risk their lives for food – Jim Clarken describes the harrowing scenes as a crisis unfolds in west Africa.

From TheJournal.ie Mali braces for fuel shortages amid post-coup sanctions Sanctions

Mali braces for fuel shortages amid post-coup sanctions

The West African nation’s neighbours have closed their borders and frozen Mali’s account at the regional central bank following the military coup.

From TheJournal.ie Mali suspended amid ECOWAS efforts to restore 'constitutional order' Mali

Mali suspended amid ECOWAS efforts to restore 'constitutional order'

The bloc of West African nations has suspended Mali’s membership and send a delegation a week after the military ousted the democratically-elected president.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region Food Crisis

Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region

Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.

From TheJournal.ie President of Guinea-Bissau dies - report Guinea-Bissau

President of Guinea-Bissau dies - report

Malam Bacai Sanha had been frequently hospitalised abroad in his two years as president. There are no immediate details on the cause of his death.

From TheJournal.ie ICC to investigate alleged war crimes in Ivory Coast War Crimes

ICC to investigate alleged war crimes in Ivory Coast

At least 3,000 people are believed to have died in the months of violence that took place following disputed elections last year.

From TheJournal.ie Drug traffickers 'using submarines' to ship cocaine to Europe Trafficking This post contains videos

Drug traffickers 'using submarines' to ship cocaine to Europe

Cartels operating drug routes through West Africa may be using submarines – which can be ‘bought freely on the international market’, a UN official said.