Trapped in violence and forgotten

(Pete Muller / Pete Muller)

At the epicenter of a brutal conflict, a Congo village offers a glimpse into why Africa’s deadliest war won’t end.

    Health workers visit homes during Sierra Leone lockdown

    Health workers visit homes during Sierra Leone lockdown

    A team burying Ebola victims was attacked in Sierra Leone, as a small group defied a three-day lockdown aimed at halting the worst outbreak of Ebola on record.

    Ebola leads to near collapse of Liberian health system

    Ebola leads to near collapse of Liberian health system

    With hospitals crippled from the epidemic, Liberians are dying of preventable or treatable conditions, such as malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia.

    Egyptian to plead guilty over U.S. embassy bombings

    Egyptian to plead guilty over U.S. embassy bombings

    Adel Abdul Bary said he would plead guilty in New York to charges connected with the deadly 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

    Tiny Ebola clinic is point of light in rural Liberia

    Tiny Ebola clinic is point of light in rural Liberia

    Over 80 people had died from Ebola in Bong County, but there was no treatment center — until this week.

    Bodies found after attack on Ebola educators

    Bodies found after attack on Ebola educators

    Six arrested after villagers threw stones at a team working in Guinea.

    Photos from around the region

    On Ebola’s front line

    As the Ebola epidemic continues, patients in Liberia celebrate recovery from deadly disease.

    Churches step in to help with Ebola prevention

    In Ebola-ravaged Liberia, churches serve as a rare gathering place.

    Struggling to contain Ebola epidemic

    Health experts debate using unproved drugs to treat the deadly virus as it continues to spread in west Africa.

    South Sudan faces famine amid civil war

    About 50,000 children are at risk of death from the man-made crisis, as fighting disrupts farming and trade.

    Best news photos of the week

    A look at key images from this week’s news, from an Ebola quarantine in Liberia to continued protests in Ferguson.

    Fighting to contain Ebola

    Governments move to stop the epidemic from spreading further as the death toll from the virus continues to grow.

    Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

    Fighting continues at Tripoli airport

    Libyan militias battled for control of the capital’s airport, fighting that killed at least three people, a security official said.

    Israeli action in Gaza triggers protests

    Demonstrators in India, Venezuela and other countries rally against the continued bloodshed in the region.

    Explosion in Nigeria kills at least 21

    Blast that hit crowded shopping center in Abuja, the nation’s capital, is thought to be work of Islamic extremists.

    Think it’s hot where you are?

    Try staying cool when it’s 113 degrees. See how people around the globe contend with high temperatures.

    Egyptians vote in presidential election

    Two candidates are vying for the top office after Egypt’s first democratically elected president was ousted last year.

    Car bombs explode in Jos, Nigeria

    Two car bombs exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market, killing at least 118 people and wounding dozens.

    Best news photos of the week

    See images of the Washington Monument reopening, reaction to the Turkish mining disaster, India’s election and more.

    French photojournalist killed in Africa

    Camille Lepage, 26, was slain while on assignment in the war-torn Central African Republic.

    South Africa begins voting

    South Africans head to the polls Wednesday to vote in a general election that will decide whether the ruling ANC will remain in power.

    Worldwide, protesters demand rescue of Ni­ger­ian girls

    International rallies protest the government’s weak response to mass kidnapping of schoolgirls.

    Explosion kills 19 in Nigerian capital of Abuja

    A car bomb exploded on a busy road in Nigeria days before the city is to host a major international economic forum.

    May Day celebrations, protests and clashes

    Demonstrators around the world rally for workers.

    Star Wars to boost tourism

    The nation is using “Star Wars” to increase visitors and save a movie set.