A Liberian school that housed Ebola patients prepares for students’ return

This school was used to treat Ebola patients. (TWP)

Parents fret that the rooms, where many died, haven’t been properly disinfected of the disease.

    Hostages held after Libyan hotel blast kills three

    Hostages held after Libyan hotel blast kills three

    A hostage stand-off is unfolding in the Libyan capital of Tripoli with gunmen holding captives inside a luxury hotel. Guests, mainly from Britain, Italy and Turkey managed to flee when the gunmen burst into the hotel lobby.

    DRC unrest prompts fears of wider conflict

    DRC unrest prompts fears of wider conflict

    Upcoming elections in West and Central Africa, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, could mean fresh instability in the regions, as leaders attempt to cling to power.

    Kerry urges Nigerians to avoid post-election violence

    Kerry urges Nigerians to avoid post-election violence

    The polarizing vote will come as Boko Haram terrorizes the northern part of the country.

    Ni­ger­ian official: Boko Haram fight hampered by ‘cowards’

    Security adviser offers a rare public sign of high-level unhappiness with the effort.

    Boko Haram boasts attack on Nigerian town

    Boko Haram boasts attack on Nigerian town

    Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claims in a video, which could not be independently authenticated, that his fighters were behind the attack on a Nigerian town that killed scores of civilians.

    Photos from around the region

    American among victims of attack on Libya hotel

    Gunmen stormed a hotel popular with foreigners in the capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people.

    Treating Ebola in rural Liberia

    The village of Quewein, without electricity or clean water, and others like it pose new challenges in the campaign to stop the virus.

    In Sierra Leone, Ebola reaches a remote village

    Kumala is grappling with the deadly virus, and its people’s distrust of modern medicine is proving a daunting obstacle.

    Suicide bombing in Mogadishu kills four

    A bomber drove a car into a U.N. convoy in the Somali capital. The group al-Shabab claimed responsibility.

    Bombs and gunfire rip through Ni­ger­ian mosque

    Dozens of people were killed in an attack that officials say bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram.

    Deaths, burials mount in Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone

    The lack of beds for infected patients has led to the rapid spread of the disease.

    A doctor’s mistaken Ebola test proves tragic

    Martin Salia’s friends hugged him when his first test showed he was free of Ebola. Now he has died, and questions remain.

    In Liberia, Ebola leaves hunger in its wake

    Markets are closed and fieldwork is disrupted.

    Preparing for Ebola patients at U.S. facility in Liberia

    Health workers take part in a simulation at a new field hospital in Monrovia.

    Ebola in Ganta, Liberia

    The town is waiting for the arrival of an Ebola treatment unit to accommodate the rising cases of the deadly virus.

    Gunfire reported in Burkina Faso capital

    The development underscores the power vacuum that has emerged after the president’s ouster.

    Tunisia at a crossroads

    Many Tunisians are joining the Islamic State. Upcoming elections will help determine the direction of the country.

    Another side of the Ebola crisis

    In Liberia, where there are few ambulances, simply getting to a treatment center can be an ordeal.

    U.S. military aids in fight against Ebola virus

    American servicemembers were deployed to Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance.

    Ebola epidemic

    The virus is killing 70 percent of those infected, and there could be 10,000 new cases a week in West Africa by Dec. 1.

    Left behind

    As Ebola continues to spread, Liberia and other countries struggle to care for the children orphaned by the deadly virus.

    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.