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A woman waved a portrait of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the newly elected director general of the World Health Organization, in Geneva on Tuesday. Credit: Valentin Flauraud/European Pressphoto Agency

W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia's Tedros as First Director General From Africa

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was voted director general of the World Health Organization on Tuesday, the first African ever to head the agency.

Felix Olale, Partner, LeapFrog Investments

LeapFrog acquires $22M majority stake in Kenya's Goodlife Pharmacy (Video)

LeapFrog Investments, a leading specialist investor in emerging markets, today announced its acquisition of a USD 22m majority stake in Kenya’s GoodLife Pharmacy.

Nigeria implemented a co-ordinated approach that involved making 18,000 visits to 900 people to check their temperatures.

How Nigeria defeated Ebola

In a moment of welcome relief about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Nigeria free of the virus.

First Consultants Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

A callout of the American press reporting on Nigeria being "Ebola-free"

Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free.

Empty Ebola ward in Abuja, Nigeria

How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebola Outbreak So Quickly?

On July 20 a man who was ill flew on commercial planes from the heart of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia to Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city.

Checking passengers for infection at International Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja, Nigeria, on August 11, 2014.

Nigeria's Ebola crackdown is an example to the world

The public health crackdown on Ebola in Nigeria, which has been declared free of the virus, serves as a model for the rest of the world.

People walk past an information board on Ebola at a bus terminal in the Obalende district of Lagos, on Oct. 20, 2014. Africa's most-populous nation was on Monday declared officially Ebola free.

WHO Cites Nigeria's Response to Halt Ebola as Blueprint

Nigeria’s success in stopping Ebola shows how the virus can be stamped out and is a blueprint for other developing countries at risk of the disease, according to the World Health Organization.

A school official takes a pupil's temperature using an infrared digital laser thermometer in front of the school premises, at the resumption of private schools, in Lagos, Sept. 22, 2014.

Nigeria is declared "Ebola-Free": Here's what Nigeria did right

The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola on Monday, a containment victory in an outbreak that has stymied other countries’ response efforts.

Ebola screening in Nigeria

Nigeria contains Ebola - and US officials want to know more

The possibility that Ebola would reach and spread in Nigeria was broached with great trepidation by public health experts. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country.

The principal of Tundunwada Secondary School Enenwan Essien checks a student's temperature for Ebola during an assembly in Abuja on September 22, 2014 (AFP Photo)

Nigeria in first step towards all-clear on Ebola: As of today, there is no case of Ebola in Nigeria

Nigeria has cleared all patients being monitored for the Ebola virus, the federal health ministry said on Wednesday, but doctors said they would have to wait to declare the outbreak over.

A nurse wears a special uniform to be protected from the Ebola virus at a state hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, in August 2014.

Ebola a long-term 'blip' for Africa investors

When Africa investment consultant Melissa Cook landed in Abuja last week, Nigerian airport workers took her temperature for signs of Ebola.

Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, Nigeria's Minister of Health

Nigeria has contained Ebola: Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, Nigeria's Minister of Health

Nigeria’s health minister has insisted the Ebola outbreak has been contained in the country, and said it was working hard with its African neighbors to fight the disease.