Omar Ibn Said was 37 years old when he was taken from his West African home and transported to Charleston, South Carolina, as a slave in the 1800s. Now, his one-of-a-kind autobiographical manuscript has been translated from its original Arabic…
By Amna Nawaz, Leah Nagy
While President Trump is declaring military victory over ISIS in Syria, an Islamic terrorist group in West Africa is gaining territory in northeast Nigeria and surrounding countries. Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the how…
Founded by freed American slaves, Liberia has a past marred in recent years by civil war and Ebola. The country’s public education system is ineffective, and in an effort to rebuild it, the government has reached across the Atlantic for…
By PBS NewsHour
A single genetic alteration may have increased Ebola virus transmissibility and boosted its killing power during the West Africa outbreak.
By Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American
An outbreak detective squad from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention offers the latest insights on Zika virus.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
Ebola no longer constitutes an international health emergency, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
By Elisabeth Ponsot
Six gunmen opened fire on people in the Ivory Coast resort town of Grand Bassam on Sunday, targeting beachgoers at three hotels.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
The Pentagon is seeking $200 million in the 2017 budget for counterterrorism operations in Libya and other portions of North and West Africa, as the Islamic State threat in that region continues to grow.
By PBS NewsHour
Authorities in the West African nation of Mali say armed Islamic terrorists killed 19 people in Friday’s attack on a Radisson hotel in the capital city of Bamako. Among the victims were hotel guests from Russia, China, Belgium, Israel --…
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