Keep rich nations to their MDG promises

A seminar organised by the Institute for Global Development in Pretoria hears that developed countries have not kept their promises to Africa in reaching the Millennium Development Goals. The roundtable discussions on what the world should do when the deadline for those goals expires next year, heard that rich nations should be held to their […]

Ebola: Liberia’s health chief quarantines herself

In Liberia, which has suffered well over half of the 3 000 deaths from the latest Ebola outbreak, the chief medical officer has put herself under quarantine for 21 days, having watched an assistant die of the deadly haemorrhagic disease. Health workers have been particularly vulnerable to the virus, which is spread by the infected bodily […]

UN sets up Ebola HQ in Accra

The United Nations has chosen Ghana as the headquarters for its mission to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The head of mission and his staff are arriving in Accra today. The world body’s mission for Ebola emergency response , known as UNMEER, is charged with identifying where the greatest needs are and making […]