Want to fight Ebola? Don't do it like Sierra Leone
Excessive quarantine isn’t the answer, health workers say.
Obama to send 3,000 troops to West Africa as Ebola crisis worsens
Obama, who has called the epidemic a national security crisis, has faced criticism for not doing more to stem the outbreak.
Uganda arrests 19 people tied to suspected attack plot
The discovery of the alleged cell came as Kenya prepares to mark the first anniversary since Al Shabaab's deadly Westgate shopping mall attack.
Uganda foils 'imminent' Al Shabaab attack, US says
The US government warns that the Al Qaeda-linked insurgents from Somalia could try to exact revenge for a US airstrike that killed the militant group's commander.
As Ebola grows out of control, WHO pleads for more health workers
Pledges of equipment and money are coming in, but 500-600 foreign experts and at least 1,000 local health workers are needed on the ground.
Coca-Cola's river cleanup work in Tanzania shows mixed motives
Coca-Cola is partnering with governments, NGOs, and other companies to improve access to water, occupying a gray area where genuine charity meets corporate profit.
Targeted strikes have worked in Somalia. But are they a lesson for Syria?
President Obama says US strategy against terrorism in Somalia offers a model for taking on the Islamic State.
These charts show you just how bad Ebola has gotten in West Africa
The worst-ever outbreak of the deadly virus has so far killed more than 4,500 people.
Everyone thought climate change killed off this amazing snail. They were wrong
The Aldabra banded snail went the way of the Dodo and back again.
Al Shabaab bombs 2 convoys in Somalia, killing at least 12 people
Al Shabaab appointed a new leader this weekend and said the group's enemies would reap 'bitter fruits' of revenge.
Libyan armed groups may have committed war crimes in Tripoli, Human Rights Watch says
A weak central government and the country's parliament have evacuated to the eastern city of Tobruk to escape violence. A rival legislature is now operating in Tripoli.
How Ethiopia solved its abortion problem
A generation ago, botched abortions were the single biggest contributor to Ethiopia’s sky-high maternal mortality rate. Then, the country liberalized its abortion law.
These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live
Does this tell us where the next revolution will take place?
The US killed Al Shabaab's No. 1. That may mean more violence, not less.
Tuesday, the world learned that a US missile strike in southern Somalia on Monday had targeted Ahmed Godane, the leader of Al Shabaab, a terrorist with a $7 million bounty on his head.
Can Libya still be saved?
The West screwed up after Gaddafi's ousting. But experts say this doesn't have to be yet another failed intervention.
This unsettling video shows health workers chasing and forcibly detaining a suspected Ebola patient
This footage from Liberia gives a terrifying glimpse into what life is like at ground zero of the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
60 Seconds on Earth: The butchers of Timbuktu (VIDEO)
Drought in Mali means meat sellers have to kill animals before they die.
Lesotho's PM accuses army of mounting a coup but military denies it
The country's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane said he had fled to neighboring South Africa.
West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO warns
'This is not a West Africa issue — this is a global health security issue,' Bruce Aylward, the WHO's Assistant Director-General for Polio, Emergencies and Country Collaboration, said.
Short on space, Germany is housing refugees in hotels, forests and stadiums
Cities have started rejecting asylum claims as growing violence in Iraq and Syria threatens to make a refugee housing crisis even worse.
Move over, Hepburn and Bogart: This is the new Africa
Kenya's filmmakers are upending Hollywood tropes and giving the world a more complex view of their homeland.
UN cargo helicopter crashes in South Sudan warzone
The UN mission said it had 'dispatched a search and rescue team' to the area.
These maps show the best and worst countries for journalists, and how much has changed in recent years
Our time-lapse GIFs show you how conditions for journalists have changed over the last 12 years.
The Ebola outbreak, in 15 numbers
The current outbreak is on track to kill more people than all previous outbreaks combined. There aren't enough doctors. And women are at particular risk.
Ebola patients in Liberia escape after an attack on their clinic
Youths waving clubs attacked an Ebola quarantine center in Monrovia, forcing 17 infected patients to flee.
23 images that show just how hard it is to treat Ebola
Health workers struggle to contain an outbreak.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is like 'wartime,' experts warn
'I think the wake-up call was too late in calling it a public health emergency of international concern,' the international president of Doctors Without Borders said.
South Africans want to boycott penis clamps — because Gaza
You read that right.
On Location Video: Africa's most ambitious dam project could destroy its biggest desert lake
Kenya's Lake Turkana is key to sustaining life in the dry area. But new development upstream in Ethiopia could ruin it.
As Libya deteriorates, Egyptians are desperate to get out
It’s easy to spot workers returning from Libya at the Cairo airport. They come through the doors of the arrival hall almost at a run.
Lagos asks for volunteers to fight Ebola
There aren't enough medical personnel, says the state health commissioner in Nigeria's capital.