West Africa

WHO accused of 'egregious failure' on Ebola

The World Health Organization's failure to sound the alarm until months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak was an "egregious failure" which added to the enormous suffering and death toll, global health experts say.

January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016

New Ebola case emerges in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone officials confirm a death from Ebola, hours after the World Health Organization declared the latest West Africa outbreak over.

November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

Global health experts accuse WHO of 'egregious failure' on Ebola

The World Health Organization's failure to sound the alarm until months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak was an "egregious failure" which added to the enormous suffering and death toll, global health experts say.

November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

WHO accused of 'egregious failure' on Ebola

The World Health Organization's failure to sound the alarm until months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak was an "egregious failure" which added to the enormous suffering and death toll, global health experts say.

September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015

Supermoon' coincides with lunar eclipse

People around the world watch the skies to observe a rare celestial event, as a lunar eclipse coincides with a so-called "supermoon".

September 2, 2015
September 2, 2015

Spain finds Guinea migrant hidden behind car engine

A West African migrant enters the Spanish territory of Ceuta from Morocco curled up next to a car engine and another is hidden behind the back seat of the Mercedes-300 car.

September 1, 2015
September 1, 2015

Hurricane Fred hits Cape Verde islands

A hurricane with winds of up to 140km/h (85mph) has hit the island nation of Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa.

March 13, 2015
March 13, 2015

IS 'accepts' Boko Haram's allegiance

Islamic State (IS) accepts pledge of allegiance from Nigeria's militant group Boko Haram, according to an audio message