West Africa

DRC’s Ebola outbreak has all the makings of a humanitarian crisis

Jacqueline Weyer

The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC is devastating vulnerable communities already affected by displacement and violence


West Africa’s failed 'war on drugs'

Olusegun Obasanjo

It is clear that West Africa’s drug laws are doing more harm than good, writes former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo


DRC Ebola response hampered by conflict

Kiri Rupiah

The number of suspected Ebola cases in eastern DRC has risen to 73 as ongoing conflicts in the region stymie containment efforts


Football’s dashed hopes: The teenagers sold a Premier League lie

Pete Pattisson, The Guardian

They thought they were signing up for a dream but it turned out to be a trafficking nightmare.


The testing ground: Could an experimental vaccine save the DRC from Ebola?

Sarah Boseley, The Guardian

The virus’ resurgence, this time in a city of more than one-million people could set the scene for a fast-spreading disaster.