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 Nsikan Akpan
Ebola no longer constitutes an international health emergency, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
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 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 --…
The president of the West African nation of Mali ordered a 10-day state of emergency and three days of national morning in the wake of Friday's attack on a luxury hotel in the capital of Bamako.
Three new cases of Ebola emerged in Liberia this week, more than two months after the World Health Organization declared the country free of the deadly virus.
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