Gunfire has wounded at least five people in the capital of Guinea, Conakry, following violent opposition protests over the time of the elections.
At least three people have been killed, and as many as 50 wounded, following two days of violent protests in Guinea.
The first new Ebola case in Sierra Leone’s eastern Kailahun district – once one of the most prevalent areas of the disease outbreak – has been recorded in nearly four months.
A three-day lockdown has been enforced by the government of Sierra Leone in order to slow the spread of Ebola, ordering the entire population to stay at home.
West Africa has seen an increase in Ebola cases recently, as preventative methods have began to decline in effectiveness, according to officials from the World Health Organisation.
The current Ebola outbreak, which has killed nearly 8’000 people, is believed to have been caused when a two-year-old Guinean boy played in a tree that was home to a colony of fruit bats.
The number of infections from the Ebola virus in the current outbreak has now surpassed 16’000 cases, with a death toll of over 7’000.
The number of Ebola cases in the current outbreak has exceeded 10’000, but only 27 cases have occurred outside of the three worst affected West African countries.
A doctor in New York, who had recently returned from Guinea, has tested positive for Ebola.
Government officials in Mali have confirmed that a two-year-old girl has tested positive for Ebola, the African country’s first case of the disease.