The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 670 people and spread to four countries. Among those now infected are two American aid workers and the lead Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone. Gwen Ifill interviews Dr. Estrella Lasry of Doctors Without Borders about factors, including fear and hostility, that are hindering efforts to stop the outbreak. Continue reading
The doctor leading the fight against the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has contracted the virus, according to government officials. Sheik Umar Khan has been admitted to a hospital in the Eastern province of Sierra Leone and is undergoing treatment.
Malindi, Kenya: A vacation destination with something for everyone. Sitting on the crystal coast of east Africa, the resort town offers glass-bottomed boat cruises, authentic Italian pasta, sex-for-hire and dirt-cheap heroin. Continue reading
Luanda, Angola is the most expensive city in the world for Americans to live, according to Mercer’s 2014 Cost of Living Rankings released this month. N’Djamena, Chad, took the second-place spot. Continue reading
The world’s urban population has ballooned to 3.9 billion, or 54 percent of the total population, in 2014, the United Nations reported today. By 2050, this proportion is expected to increase to 66 percent.
Robin Hammond had never considered the long-term mental health effects on the Africans whose stories of war, famine and conflict he had covered for 12 years as a documentary photographer. But on a 2011 reporting trip to Sudan, he witnessed the wretched aftermath that the war’s brutality had left on some of its most vulnerable citizens: the mentally ill. Continue reading
After gaining its independence three years ago, South Sudan got a rush of media attention. But the continued internal fighting has cast the nascent country in a harsh light. The women at the Roots Project are hoping their handiwork and cooperation will show a different, more promising side of South Sudan. Continue reading
Three years ago, 13-year-old “Claude” — a pseudonym used for his protection — had to flee his home in the Democratic Republic of Congo when his village came under attack. He was separated from his mother and he hasn’t seen her since. Continue reading
A new radio drama in South Sudan called Sawa Shabab coaches young listeners on life skills and getting along with others. But just as production was set to begin, violence erupted in the country — the same violence the show’s creators were hoping to prevent. Continue reading
What’s black and white and holds the new record for large mammal land migrations in Africa? Eight collared adult female Burchell’s zebras, according to new findings. Continue reading