A new vaccine and other experimental drugs now are available to fight the outbreak. But first physicians must overcome the suspicions of a frightened populace.
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Even if the technology can bring back the northern white rhinoceros, should we do it?
Beijing has long been trying to isolate the self-governed island, and the break leaves Taiwan with only one diplomatic ally in Africa.
Saint-Louis, on Senegal’s Atlantic coast, has Unesco-protected architecture and a bustling fishing community. But coastal erosion threatens, and is accelerating.
Chanting “death to Israel,” marchers carried Palestinian flags and placards that called Jerusalem “Palestine’s eternal capital.”
Three new cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than one million people, Congo’s health minister announced.
Rita Hayworth and Prince Aly Khan. Crown Prince Akihito of Japan and Michiko Shoda. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III. Browse royal wedding history with these images of ceremonies past.
The new rules pave the way for Pierre Nkurunziza, the country’s longest-serving president, to potentially stay in power until 2034.
The organization said the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is worrisome but there is “a strong reason to believe” it can be controlled.
Pierre Nkurunziza, the leader of a tiny African country, could become an “eternal” president after a referendum to extend terms in office.
The deadly Ebola virus has spread for the first time to a major city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, raising the threat of a far larger contagion.
Citizens of the small landlocked East African nation of Burundi headed to the polls on Thursday to vote on a referendum to change the constitution. Our East Africa bureau chief, Jina Moore, was there documenting the day and the mood of those voting for and against the changes.
The arrival of the disease in Mbandaka, a bustling port city, is “a game changer,” a World Health Organization official said.
A study of skull fragments from an extinct human relative recently discovered in South Africa suggests that it may have exhibited complex behavior.
While Tunisia has always prided itself on women’s rights, a law passed last year is a breakthrough in outlawing specific acts of violence and discrimination. It has also led to a network of shelters.
The country’s security minister did not identify the “terrorist group” he accused of the killings, a few days before a constitutional referendum.
She helped eradicate smallpox in India and reduce malnutrition in Africa, aided refugees in Latin America and later focused on drug and alcohol addictions.
For the ninth time, the virus has hit the Democratic Republic of Congo. Officials may deploy a vaccine created too late to stop the epidemic in West Africa in 2014.
The rhinoceroses were flown from South Africa to Chad in an effort to re-establish a population there. They will live — and hopefully breed — at Zakouma National Park.
Noura Hussein, 19, fatally stabbed her husband, who rights groups said had been attempting to rape her again. Her case has caused international outrage.