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A health worker checking the temperature of a child at the border between Guinea and Mali.
24/10/2014 - MALI

Ebola vaccine trials may begin soon, while Mali confirms its first case

Mali's first case of Ebola coincides with the World Health Organsation's annoucement of vaccine trials to take place in West Africa in early 2015.

21/10/2014

African press review 21 October 2014

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will be robust over the next twelve months, according to the International Monetary Fund.
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21/10/2014 - FRANCE - AFRICA

French researchers develop quick Ebola diagnosis device

The new tool, developed by France's Atomic Energy Commission, could allow doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes.

An Ebola warning sign at Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris
20/10/2014 - France-Europe-Liberia-Sierra-Leone-Guinea

EU to appoint Ebola czar to battle deadly disease

European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to appoint an Ebola coordinator to bring together resources and funding to tackle the deadly disease before it becomes a global disaster.
Health Minister Marisol Touraine and Dr Philippe Bargain, who heads the medical centre at Paris's Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, explain the new Ebola-screening measures
19/10/2014 - France - Guinea

France starts Ebola screening for Guinea flights

France has begun screening passengers for signs of Ebola as they arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris on the daily Air France flight from Guinea's capital Conakry.

The Chosen Ones perform in RFI's studios
18/10/2014 - Report: France - United States

Post-Katrina New Orleans school band talkin’ loud in Paris

While New Orleans was struggling to recover from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, a city school set up a band that tied in with the city’s famous musical tradition and give its students a chance ...
17/10/2014

African press review 17 October 2014

The Ebola epidemic running out of control in west Africa continues to dominate the African press. 

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