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Burkina Faso’s Army Backs Zida as Leader

Burkina Faso’s military declared a junior officer head of state Saturday, in a further indication that the poor, landlocked West African country—one of the region’s longest-running democracies—is now under military rule.

03 Nov 2014, business.mega.mu

WHO: Ebola Cases Could Hit 10,000 a Week

The death rate in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 70 percent and there could be up to 10,000 new cases a week in two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.

15 Oct 2014, business.mega.mu

Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million Within Four Months, C.D.C. Estimates

Yet another set of ominous projections about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was released Tuesday, in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that gave worst- and best-case estimates for Liberia and Sierra Leone based on computer modeling.

24 Sep 2014, business.mega.mu

Ebola Lockdown Brings Sierra Leone Capital to a Halt

Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone were deserted on Friday as the West African state began a contested, three-day lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

21 Sep 2014, business.mega.mu

Obama: U.S. Ready to Take the Lead in Ebola Fight

After an in-person briefing from the staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

17 Sep 2014, business.mega.mu

Many in West Africa May Be Immune to Ebola Virus

Although few medical experts realize it, part of the population in West Africa is immune to the Ebola virus, according to virologists who specialize in the disease.

07 Sep 2014, business.mega.mu

Two Vaccines to Protect Against Ebola Could Be Available Within Weeks

Two potential vaccines against the deadly Ebola virus ravaging West Africa could be available as soon as November and would first be given to health care workers most at risk of exposure to the disease there, the World Health Organization announced on Friday.

06 Sep 2014, business.mega.mu

Seven Reasons Why This Ebola Epidemic Spun Out of Control

If you'd asked public-health experts a year ago whether an Ebola outbreak could turn into an epidemic spread across borders, they probably would have confidently told you that there was no way: the virus isn't transmitted very easily, and people usually get so sick and die so quickly, it has little opportunity to infect a new host.

05 Sep 2014, business.mega.mu

Ebola Virus Crisis Worsens for Lack of Global Help

Nations With Resources Have Offered Only a Trickle of Aid

30 Aug 2014, business.mega.mu

Ebola Outbreak: 'It's Even Worse Than I'd Feared'

"It's even worse than I'd feared," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday of the Ebola outbreak rampaging through West Africa. "Every day this outbreak goes on, it increases the risk for another export to another country.

28 Aug 2014, business.mega.mu

Rama Sithanen Appointed as Chairman of the Rwanda Development Board

Sithanen, former Minister of Finance and current Chairman of the International Financial Services (IFS) has been appointed Chairman of the Rwanda Development Board . This organization is the equivalent of the Singapore Economic Development Board .

15 May 2013, business.mega.mu