Ebola blood sample

Ebola virus mutation may be more contagious

One-Minute Read Thu 29 Jan, AT 11:29

New Ebola mutation may infect patients without making them ill, making transmission more likely

A doctor holds a syringe containing an Ebola vaccine

Ebola: first vaccine shipment to arrive in West Africa

One-Minute Read Fri 23 Jan, AT 10:19

Liberia to receive the first batch, but experts warn it may be difficult to establish its efficacy

Concentration of Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian towns and villages

Boko Haram: satellite images reveal extent of massacre

One-Minute Read Thu 15 Jan, AT 13:19

Before and after images show devastation of 'catastrophic proportions' and one town almost wiped off the map

Nurse puts on protective medical gear

Ebola virus: number of new cases on the decline in Africa

Summary Thu 15 Jan, AT 12:36

Number of new cases of Ebola at its lowest levels in months, but people are still dying

Abubakar Shekau of Boko Haram

Boko Haram: why is Nigeria losing its battle with terror?

Briefing Tue 13 Jan, AT 11:21

Lack of international support, political inertia and inherent corruption are to blame for bloodshed

Illegal migrants near the coast of Tripoli, Libya

Migration: why Libya is the critical link in a deadly chain

Briefing Fri 19 Dec, AT 14:54

Most people trying to cross the Mediterranean without papers come through the lawless north African state of Libya

Two giraffes in a zoo in Berlin

Giraffes could become extinct as poaching increases

One-Minute Read Wed 3 Dec, AT 11:35

Conservationists warn that giraffes are increasingly being targeted for their 'deliciously sweet' meat

Ebola medical worker

Ebola: 'huge risk' of virus reaching Europe

One-Minute Read Mon 1 Dec, AT 09:33

UN chief says Ebola could still spread beyond West Africa, where it kills 200 people per week