West Africa

The man who saved a forest

Simon Allison

In the great battle between humans and trees, there can be only one victor, says Goldman prize-winner Alfred Brownell


Africa's disappearing forests

Simon Allison

Rapid loss of primary rainforests is a double blow to the planet’s  biodiversity


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