Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
Ebola seems to be able to lay dormant in people for many years before causing disease again.
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.
African countries need to make a concerted effort to establish a continental two-term policy.
His single Yeke Yeke was the first African song to pass a million in sales, but it's meaning was best understood in Guinea, home of the griot and kora star.
While more people are using the internet and social media during the pandemic, they aren’t entirely happy with what they see.
Unfortunately, disrespectful and neglectful treatment of women during childbirth, including verbal, physical and emotional abuse is not uncommon.
Developments in mitochondrial DNA sequencing are returning South Africa's slavery heritage to view.
Do African decision-makers and leaders approach crises differently from counterparts elsewhere in the world?
Uganda is the testing ground for a new vaccine that could work on more strains of the Ebola virus and other haemorrhagic fevers.
Sharing data openly across regions and organisations can help to accelerate preparedness and responses to public health emergencies.
Democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
Instability in the DRC and Ebola's deadly properties is making it hard to contain the virus.
Jair Bolsonaro has very rightwing views likely to put a final nail in the coffin off Brazil's Africa moment spearheaded by former president Lula da Silva.
It's one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.
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.
A well-trained military is crucial to a functioning civil democracy, but it can be a liability too.
Cold War, dictators and cover-ups – Ebola's secret history.