ECOWAS needs to be decisive in enforcing its protocols and sanctioning members that flout the provisions of its protocols and policies.
The virus is always present in nature and when circumstances allow, it may jump from one species to another.
Countries in the West Africa region are in a very different position to seven years ago. They now have the experience of the past as well as new tools to tackle Ebola.
Is authoritarianism on the rise on the continent? Or is democracy doing well? Nic Cheeseman discusses.
Leaders' efforts to end conflict have been ineffective. Working through regional economic communities might be part of a better approach.
Africa is now formally free of colonial rule. Yet, the aim of remembering and furthering the fight for self determination remains relevant as ever.
In many sub-Saharan African countries, 20% of mothers have suffered the death of a child, a new study finds. In Mali, Liberia and Malawi, it's common for mothers to lose two children.
When done properly, a simulation exercise is a useful tool for evaluating preparedness for a public health emergency.
The EU continues to enter into fresh agreements with countries, despite evidence of serious population declines in the species of interest.
Do African decision-makers and leaders approach crises differently from counterparts elsewhere in the world?
Sharing data openly across regions and organisations can help to accelerate preparedness and responses to public health emergencies.
Depending on foreign aid to pay the bills makes moving on when it’s gone harder.
Models suggest that the effects of climate change will devastate the already threatened Timneh Parrot.
The grim facts are undisputed: the current Ebola outbreak is expanding, largely unabated.
The US needs to review whether a security agenda based on US priorities will solve problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
Liberian President George Weah believes the current citizenship regulations in the country are unnecessarily "racist" and restrictive.
Instability in the DRC and Ebola's deadly properties is making it hard to contain the virus.
It could be a matter of days before the ebola epidemic in the DRC spreads to urban centres or spills over into neighbouring countries.
Reporters who cover environment and natural resource issues are commonly threatened and harassed around the world. Some have been killed for coverage that threatens powerful interests.
South Sudan faces numerous and serious challenges contributing to instability. But there are potential solutions.