At least 312 people are believed to have been killed, and more than 1,000 others affected, following a large mudslide near Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.
Saudi Arabia has announced a new military alliance, consisting of 34 predominantly Islamic nations, aimed at combating terrorism.
A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola, in Liberia, the first death from the virus in months, since the country became declared free of the disease in early September.
Brazil has reportedly tested a man, who had recently came from Guinea, for Ebola, whilst preventively shutting down the public health unit where he was first treated.
An Ebola scare has been reported in southern Nigeria, after a man with Ebola-like symptoms died shortly after entering a hospital in Calabar, in southern Nigeria.
A Scottish nurse, who contracted Ebola last year while working in West Africa, has been readmitted to a London hospital, in a ‘serious condition’, as a result of Ebola from the original infection resurfacing.
Just two new Ebola cases have been reported in the past week, one in Guinea and Sierra Leone respectively, with signs of an end to the outbreak looking within reach.
Six hunters in DR Congo, who fell sick and were suspected to have been infected with Ebola, have tested negative for the deadly disease.
Liberia has confirmed a third case of Ebola in the country, raising fears of another national outbreak, nearly two months since the country was declared free of the disease.
Liberian health officials have reportedly discovered a second case of Ebola in the country, increasing fears of a resurgence of the disease in the country.