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Ebola vaccine 'promising in African populations'

The first-ever trial of an Ebola vaccine in Africa shows promising initial results, according to a report in the Lancet medical journal.
BBC: December 23, 2014

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone bodies found piled up in Kono

Health officials in Sierra Leone have discovered scores of bodies in a remote diamond-mining area, raising fears that the scale of the Ebola outbreak may have been underreported.
BBC: December 11, 2014

Egypt strengthens relations with India and Greece

Minister of International Cooperation Naglaa Al-Ahwany met on Thursday with Navdeep Suri, India’s ambassador to Egypt, to discuss ways to strengthen relations between Egypt and India, according to a ministry statement.
Daily News Egypt: December 6, 2014

Ebola crisis: Huge risk of spread - UN's Tony Banbury

The UN's Ebola mission chief in West Africa tells the BBC that there is still a "huge risk" that the deadly virus could spread to other countries.
BBC: December 1, 2014

Ebola test offering 15-minute results on trial in Guinea

A 15-minute blood and saliva test for Ebola is to be trialled in Guinea, it has been announced.
BBC: November 28, 2014

Egypt: Sisi Meets Greek PM Ahead of Cairo Tripartite Summit

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi highlighted his interest in strengthening bilateral relations with Greece, especially in the economic field, during his meeting with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Saturday.
AllAfrica.com: November 8, 2014

Greece, Egypt, Cyprus urge Turkey to quit gas search off island

The governments of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus urged Turkey on Wednesday to stop trying to chart gas deposits in areas of the east Mediterranean claimed by Cyprus, saying the work was illegal.
Reuters: October 29, 2014

Ebola death toll nears 5,000 as virus advances

The Ebola epidemic’s death toll has climbed to at least 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries, the World Health Organization reported Saturday.
October 25, 2014

Pistorius given five years in jail

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
BBC: October 21, 2014

Obama to send 3,000 troops to Liberia in ebola fight

The United States is ready to take leadership for a global response to the deadly Ebola virus that is ravaging West Africa, President Barack Obama said Tuesday,
September 17, 2014