Newark Liberty and John F. Kennedy airports are among 20 ports of entry locations in the U.S. with quarantine stations that have been staffed with health officials trained to look for symptoms of Ebola in passengers.
The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that - promises. No African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight the epidemic.
Scotland's 'Young Fathers' Are Mercury Prize Winners
Little-known Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers beat the bookies to take home the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for best album with their debut release "Dead". The group itself was ambivalent about the importance of the award and the 20,000 pounds that comes with it.
The UN Human Rights Commission is calling attention to some three hundred thousand refugees who have escaped conflict and famine from neighbouring Somalia. Having settled in Dadaab camp, these Somali refugees are divided on whether to return to their homeland.
Zambian President Michael Sata, a longtime opposition leader who rose to power in 2011, has died after an illness in London. Zambian Cabinet secretary Roland Msiska said in a statement, Sata died shortly after 11 p.m. on Tuesday at London's King Edward VII hospital, where he was being treated.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe opened parliament on Tuesday, steering clear of a succession struggle raging in his ZANU-PF party following his wife's sensational attempt to force his deputy out of office. As the 90-year-old addressed the new parliament, dozens of ZANU-PF members sang his praises outside the building, but also taunted each other over factional allegiances in the party that has run Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980.
The growing death toll of the Ebola epidemic has left countless children facing a future without their mom or dad. Dan Rivers of Independent Television News visits three siblings in Sierra Leone who are being cared for by their aunt after losing their parents.
After 2-year-old Fanta Kone's father died in southern Guinea, the toddler's grandmother took her from the forested hills where the Ebola outbreak first began months ago to bring her home to Mali. It wasn't long, though, before the little girl started getting nosebleeds.
For 10 days now there have been reports from Africa that those hundreds of school girls abducted by Boko Haram extremists last Spring would be released. But the girls remain in captivity. And, another 30 adolescents were reportedly abducted in Nigeria on Sunday.
An academy in Senegal provides basketball coaching for youngsters hoping to make it to the NBA. The academy also provides language classes and academic help for youngsters in search of college basketball and getting admission into a university that can't otherwise afford.
Chad Says Deal with Boko Haram to Free Girls Is Still On
Chad said it believed Nigeria's secret deal with Boko Haram Islamists to free more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls would go ahead, despite the breakdown of a truce--and added the key to the agreement was a prisoner swap. Moussa Mahamat Dago, the No.
Rwanda's minister of health is reversing a decision she made to require visitors who had been in the U.S. or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to Rwandan authorities daily in case they showed Ebola symptoms. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho said on Twitter late Wednesday that the decision to screen travelers from the U.S.
In Liberia's capital Monrovia, ambulance crews go around the city, picking up bodies as well as sick patients who have been infected with Ebola. Video journalist Ben Solomon spent three weeks shadowing a nurse for this New York Times report.
Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. South African Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the ruling on Tuesday, with the double-amputee Olympic runner in court.
Nigeria has been declared officially Ebola-free after a six week period with no new cases. Speaking at a conference in Tunis, the World Health Organization's Director General Margaret Chan praised Nigeria's success in controlling the deadly disease - brought to the country by a Liberian diplomat in July.
Get an inside look at a Doctors Without Borders Ebola clinic in Monrovia, Liberia. Physician Daniel Chertow takes us through the clinic and shares his thoughts on what it's like to be volunteering in the midst of an epidemic like no other.