There's a new threat to endangered rhinos in South Africa
Like poaching, it could make some people very rich. Unlike poaching, it's legal.
Ebola could reach France and UK by the end of the month
"It's really a lottery," said Derek Gatherer of Britain's Lancaster University, an expert in viruses who has been tracking the epidemic.
Peace talks go nowhere as South Sudan's leaders blame everyone else
Those most responsible for the suffering are staying at luxury hotels, unable to agree during daytime negotiations but happy to mingle in the bar at night. Western supporters are getting fed up.
It doesn't get worse than this ruined town in South Sudan
Brutal, unforgiving violence has touched everyone in Malakal, a town that's seen the worst of South Sudan's civil war.
R&B star Akon performed inside a plastic bubble during a concert in DR Congo, but probably not because of Ebola
Africa + singer in bubble = Ebola. Obviously.
This tiny, distant village explains everything that is wrong with South Sudan right now
It's relatively safe in Pathai, so tens of thousands of South Sudanese are trying to get there.
Alibaba.com: Supermarket for torture devices?
Alibaba may be Wall Street’s wunderkind, but for dictators searching for thumb cuffs and shock devices, it's a great place to shop.
WHO sees small-scale use of experimental Ebola vaccines early next year
'We could still face a situation where these vaccines would be unsafe in humans,' Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO assistant director-general, said.
An astounding amount of Ebola's economic impact is completely avoidable
The deadly disease isn't hurting West African economies so much — but fear is.
World Bank announces $170 million in new funding to fight Ebola
The funds, which must still be approved by the bank's executive board, will be used for building stronger health systems in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
How a Nigerian Billy Graham is helping cover up a South African tragedy
Celebrity 'prophet' TB Joshua suggests a terrible accident at his megachurch in Lagos was an act of terrorism. That's not what everyone else says.
Merck continues campaign against river blindness in the DRC (VIDEO)
For 27 years, the pharmaceutical company has donated drugs to treat river blindness in one of the most successful public-private partnerships in global health. In return, Merck gains good publicity and a tax break.
ExxonMobil fights malaria in Cameroon against backdrop of climate change
The fossil fuel giant is part of a public-private partnership with a complicated balance sheet.
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.