Public concern about the spread of Ebola in Liberia seems to be waning, even though about 10 new cases continue to be reported in the capital Monrovia every day. Now the possibility of Senate elections there next week has health officials especially worried.
Protests roiled Egypt this weekend after a court dropped all criminal charges against its former president, Hosni Mubarak. While his eventual successor, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, enjoys huge support, the reaction to Mubarak's release showed how many people are unwilling to forgive their ex-leader.
When Paul Salopek began his 21,000-mile-long walk from Ethiopia, he sought to find stories that would only come from "slow journalism." In the Fertile Crescent near the border of Turkey and Georgia, he found one, told by a shepherd whose home was about to disappear.
American cops rarely go to jail for the killings of civilians, and the same goes for police officers in South Africa. And in both countries, the anger at such perceived biases is at odds with the perception that they've become post-racial societies after electing black leaders.
For those fighting Ebola on the front lines, personal protective equipment — those infamous hazmat suits — are both necessary and cumbersome. According to epidemiologist Sharon McDonnell, healthcare workers struggle to work around the limitations of that equipment — while taking a host of other precautions.
You can see the phrase scrawled on walls around the globe from Tahrir Square to Ferguson, seemingly anywhere people take to the streets: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." It was the creation of American jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, whose biographer says he'd enjoy the term's enduring use.
It was a rare political moment: the US Secretary of State paying a compliment to Cuba. But that’s what happened Friday when John Kerry commended Cuba's role in West Africa, where the island nation has sent more health workers than any other country — and plans to send even more in the coming weeks.
Scientists are warning West African villagers to stop hunting bush meat and to stay away from fruit bats as they circle in a possible animal source for the latest Ebola outbreak. The Ebola virus lives in fruit bats, scientists believe, and is threatening communities who are already facing the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.
Ugandan gay rights activist John Abdallah Wambere faced death threats after he was outed in his own country. Now the US has granted him political asylum, and he's celebrating — but still dreaming of walking safely with his daughter in the streets of his hometown.
Dr. Joia Mukherjee is part of a small team of Boston-area doctors heading to Liberia this week, hoping to lay the groundwork for an ambitious, multi-year project aimed at combating the Ebola outbreak. She says the reason the world has responded so slowly to the crisis is that Africans and poor people are not considered important.
President Obama has deployed 3,000 troops to combat Ebola in West Africa. That may seem like a stretch for a group of people who aren't medical experts, but the US military has a long history of stepping into humanitarian crises – and can add real value to aid efforts.
It's been a month an a half since hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. But despite the global attention, we still know very little about the missing girls themselves. Glenna Gordon realized that although she could not photograph the girls, she could photograph their personal possessions as a way to highlight who they are.
Diseases that can move between animals and humans — called zoonotic diseases — make up a majority of infectious diseases that humans can get, scientists say. So it's no wonder that out-of-control logging in West Africa has likely aided the spread of Ebola.
Hospitals in West Africa are preparing to receive patients infected with Lassa fever, but the ongoing Ebola outbreak means that’s no easy task. The virus, which emerges regularly, tends to spike in January and February and presents with symptoms very similarly to the Ebola virus.
Controversial, belligerent and bigoted — those were some of the words used to describe the Reverend Ian Paisley, the Northern Irish political giant, after his death on Friday. Writer and filmmaker Jon Ronson spent a week making a documentary about Paisley and came away from it with respect for the man many hated.
Greensboro-based hip-hop group Phive paid tribute to Nelson Mandela's birthday today by releasing a special song. Marco Werman speaks with singer and songwriter Afika Nxumalo about his connection to South Africa and the song he penned called "Madiba."
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Egypt to help broker a ceasefire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. But so far there's no sign that a settlement is any closer to happening — and bombs and rockets continue to fly.
A US law aimed at getting the military and armed groups out of Congo's mineral mines is having an unintended effect American and European companies that can't certify minerals are "conflict-free" are pulling out. And Chinese mineral buyers are moving in.
International aid agencies are raising the alarm in Ethiopia. Officials say the country is facing its worst hunger crisis since the famine in 1984. David McGuffin reports from one of the worst hit areas in Ethiopia.