Ebola patients are vanishing in Liberia’s health system

A family member holds a photo of a younger sister outside a treatment center.

Clinics keep poor records of who has died and who has lived, leaving families to search for their loved ones.

    Nigeria declared Ebola-free

    Nigeria declared Ebola-free

    The World Health Organization has declared Nigeria Ebola-free, after 42 days of no new reported cases. Since the outbreak began, Nigeria has reported 20 people with Ebola, eight of them died.

    Attacks follow Nigeria cease-fire deal with Boko Haram

    Attacks follow Nigeria cease-fire deal with Boko Haram

    The government says talks to free kidnapped schoolgirls will continue despite the new killings.

    Prosecutors want 10-year sentence for Pistorius

    Prosecutors want 10-year sentence for Pistorius

    Prosecutors called for former Olympian Oscar Pistorius to be jailed for at least 10 years for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year.

    Nigeria, Boko Haram reach deal to free abducted girls

    Nigeria, Boko Haram reach deal to free abducted girls

    The 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped six months ago by Islamist militant group Boko Haram may soon be released following a cease-fire deal.

    Ebola victim’s body spurs clashes in Sierra Leone

    Ebola victim’s body spurs clashes in Sierra Leone

    Residents of Sierra Leone frustrated by the government’s slow response to the death of an Ebola victim broke into clashes with police. Locals say the body sat in the dirt for two days.

    Photos from around the region

    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.

    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.

    World Cup watchers slaughtered in Kenya

    Insurgents flying black Islamist flags drove into a coastal town and killed dozens of people.

    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.