Liberia’s President George Weah has ruffled feathers by proposing changes to citizenship laws.
Liberian President George Weah believes the current citizenship regulations in the country are unnecessarily "racist" and restrictive.
Laws in Sierra Leone often leave young women in the lurch.
Violence is not just a private matter between people. Regulating it is not the duty of communities or the state alone.
Women fear losing support for themselves and their children if they report violence.
Very few women, especially those married, feel protected by the domestic violence laws in Sierra Leone.
Ebola is a dreadful disease and is one of the deadliest infections known to medical science.
Instability in the DRC and Ebola's deadly properties is making it hard to contain the virus.
Egyptian-born Australian musician, Joseph Tawadros.
African Australians contribute to all major musical genres - from dance to hip hop and beyond.
Home page of the BBC News Pidgin website.
BBC News Pidgin
West African pidgins are unique, showing that they have come to stay no matter what some say or feel about them.
French soldiers patrol in Diabaly, Mali, in 2013, following the failure of the African Support Mission.
Conflict patterns in Africa have changed rapidly in recent years posing a challenge to peace and security.
School children at the site of the KAT-7 radio telescope in Carnarvon, South Africa.
Astronomy is accessible to anyone with a view of the sky.
A health-care worker wears virus protective gear at a treatment center in Bikoro Democratic Republic of Congo, on May 13, 2018.
(AP Photo/John Bompengo)
History, and math, tell us that the Ebola virus spreads exponentially quickly. This means Ebola is a global problem and all nations need to rally -- to stop the epidemic fast.
There’s more and more good science news coming from Africa.
There are several projects and initiatives that offer hope amid all the bad news about African science.
Roy Maconachie and Simon Wharf
The diamonds and dollars soon disappear from view.
A nurse nun visits the graves of victims of a 1976 Ebola outbreak.
The audio version of a long read on the historical mistakes and cover ups that hampered the response to the devastating Ebola outbreak of 2014.
The Monkeypox virus was isolated most recently in 2012 from a dead infant mangabey (species of monkey) in Ivory Coast.
A disease suspected to be monkeypox is on the rampage in Nigeria. In less than one month, it has spread to seven of the country's 36 states and infected 31 people.
Shoes left after a flash flood during the mudslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone August 18, 2017.
Unless urban planning is taken seriously in Sierra Leone, there's a risk that similar disasters like the mudslides could occur with potentially more devastating consequences.
The mudslide killed nearly 500 people.
Foreign aid can harm as well as help.
The hillside near Regent, outside Freetown, hit by a mudslide.
Mass graves are being dug for hundreds of those killed in a nation once more gripped by grief.
The offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State has damaged thousands of structures in the historic Old City.
The West needs to push for local action against Islamic State's reign of terror in the Middle East. States in the region must find solutions to the conflicts to bring peace and stability.
The public in Sierra Leone was proactive in reporting suspected Ebola cases.
The power to overcoming Ebola was in public awareness by performing simple yet basic infection prevention and control measures like washing hands, isolation and reporting suspected cases.
The IMF was blamed after the 2014 Ebola crisis for contributing to the failure of West African health systems to develop.
West African health systems were weak before the IMF got involved. Sadly, the policy reforms demanded by the IMF in exchange for loans have undermined governments' ability to repair these problems.
Who are you going to call?
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IS has proved very adept at fending off massive conventional forces – but that doesn't mean crack private security teams would do any better.