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

A doctor is giving a vaccine to a patient

Ebola: experimental vaccine trial an 'unqualified success'

One-Minute Read Thu 27 Nov, AT 10:16

Early human tests suggest the drug is safe and may help immune systems fight Ebola, but more trials are needed

Health workers

Ebola virus factfile: what you need to know

Briefing Wed 26 Nov, AT 15:57

West Africa's Ebola epidemic is by far the most serious outbreak of the deadly virus

Slum area with poor sanitation in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Plague in Madagascar: fears of 'rapid spread' in capital city

One-Minute Read Wed 26 Nov, AT 12:45

'Black Death' disease kills 47 people and spreads to the densely populated capital of Antananarivo

Health workers from in Sierra Leone's stand near a corpse

Ebola: infected bodies dumped outside hospital in Sierra Leone

One-Minute Read Wed 26 Nov, AT 11:48

Burial workers discard bodies in protest over unpaid wages as government admits money has 'gone missing'

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe: from freedom fighter to fearsome dictator

Profile Wed 26 Nov, AT 10:40

As the battle for succession accelerates, what do we know about one of Africa's longest serving leaders?

Pages