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The first large-scale trials of an Ebola experimental vaccine begin in Liberia

The first large-scale trials of an Ebola experimental vaccine begin in Liberia

The first large-scale trials of an experimental vaccine against Ebola are due to begin in Liberia.The potentially preventative medicine was taken under strict security to a secret location in the West African country.Scientists aim to immunise 30,000 volunteers, including front-line health workers.More than 8,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, the vast majority in […]

21 children kidnapped for ritual killings in Ivory Coast

21 children kidnapped for ritual killings in Ivory Coast

At least 21 children have been kidnapped in Ivory Coast since December and most have been found dead with their bodies mutilated, authorities said, in a wave of ritual killings some residents fear may be linked to upcoming elections.Police Chief Brindou Mbia said security forces had been placed on high alert after the spate of […]

Yaya Toure wins fourth African Player of the Year

Yaya Toure wins fourth African Player of the Year

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has become the first player to be named Confederation of African Football African Footballer of the Year four years in a row.Toure, 31, was nominated after playing a pivotal role in winning the Premier League and League Cup.He also helped Ivory Coast qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.Toure […]

Ebola fighters are Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Ebola fighters are Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Foday Gallah saw the sick child was distressed and felt he had to do something. So he picked the kid up to comfort him. And with that act of kindness, the 37-year-old ambulance supervisor in Monrovia, Liberia, contracted Ebola himself.“Of course, he got vomit all over him and that’s how he got Ebola,” said photographer […]

Nigeria drawn in the ‘Group of Death’ for the 2015 women’s World Cup

Nigeria drawn in the ‘Group of Death’ for the 2015 women’s World Cup

The African champions Nigeria have been drawn in the so-called ‘Group of Death’ at the 2015 women’s World Cup in Canada.Nigeria will face the number one ranked Olympic champions, the United States, in Group D at the showpiece event to be played from 6 June to 5 July.The Super Falcons will also take on fifth […]

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