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By Carley Petesch, Associated Press
For much of the pandemic, New Zealand has often been praised for the effectiveness of its response. But despite few resources, the small African nation of Senegal has also become a leader in curbing the COVID-19 pandemic within its borders.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
Agents for Change
Much of the recent news about the coronavirus pandemic has focused on the globe's richer countries. But how is the developing world, where health care resources are strained in the best of times, preparing for COVID-19? To find out, special…
Several African countries have announced sweeping restrictions to try to contain the steady spread of the coronavirus, which has reached at least 25 of Africa's 54 countries.
By Mogomotsi Magome, Associated Press
Thousands gathered Saturday for the ceremony marking the inauguration of Gambia's new president as this West African nation celebrates wider freedoms.
By Abdoulie John, Associated Press
By Larisa Epatko
The Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow took the oath of office Thursday in neighboring Senegal, while current ruler Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave office.
By Joshua Barajas
With fewer than 150 cases reported in the last week, the Ebola outbreak seems to be slowing in the hardest hit West African countries, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
A healthcare worker, who was returning from Sierra Leone after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested positive for the disease, Scottish officials confirmed Monday. It is the country’s first confirmed Ebola patient.
The World Health Organization said Friday that Senegal is officially free of the Ebola virus.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The military has begun medical testing for Ebola at two new labs in Liberia, and service members are starting to build two treatment centers there for victims of the deadly disease.
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