Surging oil prices are hurting everyday consumers in Africa, but some oil-producing countries have seen a windfall with higher revenues — boosting investment spending in other areas.
Concerns are growing that the singular focus on COVID-19 is having a secondary impact — threatening years of progress in efforts to slow the spread of other, long-standing communicable diseases.
Contact tracing, or meticulously tracing individuals exposed to illness, has been key to combating outbreaks of Ebola, cholera and tuberculosis throughout the world. Dr. Sheila Davis of the nonprofit Partners in Health explains what the US can learn from those crises.
Doctors from Democratic Republic of Congo want to prioritize two new treatments made from Ebola antibodies while dropping the use of other, less effective treatments.
When a palm oil development project tried to cut down the last major swath of tropical rainforest in Liberia, lawyer Alfred Brownell jumped into action — and almost lost his life.
The Ebola outbreak — by far the biggest Congo has seen, and the world's second largest in history — was declared by national authorities in August. It is concentrated in Congo's North Kivu and Ituri provinces.
Today, variations of pidgins are used in all spheres of life ranging from political campaigns, television and radio broadcast.
The crisis is now forcing West African countries fronting the Atlantic to fight one another over the fish that remain.
In Douala, the economic capital of this central African country, this scene is becoming increasingly common as young men armed with knives, machetes and sticks roam the streets, often murdering, looting and raping in conflicts with other gangs.
In February 2017, Italy and Libya signed an agreement to try to slow the arrival of migrants across the Mediterranean from Africa to Europe, with Italy giving logistical and financial support to Libya's coast guard. Since then, migrant sea arrivals in Europe have declined, and so have drownings, but many migrants returned to Libya face abusive detention.
Ellen Sirleaf, the first elected president in Liberia who has served two six-year terms, will preside over the country's first democratic transfer of power since 1944