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.
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.
Nigerians Doubtful Of Girls' Release After Boko Haram 'Truce' Breached
A wave of violence hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubt on Sunday about whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militants will really be released, deflating the new hopes of their parents.
South African Prosecutor Wins Anti-Corruption Award
Anti-corruption body Transparency International named South African lawyer Thuli Madonsela as the winner of its integrity award for 2014 on Friday, citing her investigations into graft allegations at every level - all the way up the president. Madonsela, one of the team who drafted South Africa's post-apartheid constitution, was appointed public protector by President Jacob Zuma in 2009.
Nigeria Reaches Deal With Boko Haram Over Abducted Girls
A presidency source said on Friday, Nigeria's government has reached a deal with Islamic militant group Boko Haram for a cease-fire and the release of around 200 girls kidnapped six months ago from a school in the northeast town of Chibok.
Storymoja Fest Celebrates Flourishing African Literature
In September, writers and readers gathered at Storymoja, an annual literary festival in Africa. A celebration of books and ideas, it was also a time to remember Ghanaian poet Kofi Awooner, one of the 67 victims of the Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi one year ago.
Mozambique's main opposition group Renamo on Friday rejected as fraudulent results showing the ruling Frelimo party had won national elections but African observers endorsed the vote as largely free and acceptable. Renamo spokesman Antonio Muchanga told Reuters, "We don't accept the results...the results should be annulled and new elections held."
Six Months After Girls Abducted, Nigerians Protest Near President's House
Protesters demanding the release of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped six months ago by Islamist militants, demonstrated infront of the president's home on Tuesday, urging the government to do more to free them.
Nigeria's former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari declared he would run for president on Wednesday, criticising President Goodluck Jonathan's administration for corruption and failing to tackle the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.
Kenya's Alo Mazrui to be Laid to Rest in Ancestral Home
Renowned African scholar, Professor Ali Mazrui will be laid to rest at his ancestral home in Kenya. Despite spending most of his adult life abroad, he wanted to be buried next to his parents in Mombasa. In Kenya, those who knew him spoke of a man of great wisdom and courage.
At least 3,700 children in West Africa have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the outbreak began this summer, according to UNICEF estimates. AP followed three siblings orphaned in Monrovia, struggling to get by and to stay together.
International Prosecutors Accuse Kenya of Withholding Evidence Against President
International prosecutors accused the Kenyan government on Tuesday of failing to hand over phone and bank records they said would help them show President Uhuru Kenyatta paid collaborators to take part in post-election violence in 2007. Kenyatta denies charges of co-orchestrating the wave of violence in which 1,200 people were killed and a government representative dismissed the prosecutors' allegations.
Somali, African Troops Deploy Inside Former Rebel Stronghold
Somalia's army and African troops deployed forces on Monday inside a strategic port which they retook from Islamist rebels at the weekend, promising residents they would be protected. The force of African Union peacekeepers and the Somali National Army said on Sunday they had driven out al Shabaab militants without a fight from Barawe, a stronghold used by rebels to ship in guns and generate cash from charcoal exports.