People suspected of having Ebola wait in ambulances to be admitted at Redemption Hospital, a makeshift Ebola holding facility in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times 2:05

US president Barack Obama has called West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and has announced a major expansion of th(...)

Mainstream Renewable Power chief executive Eddie O’Connor: “This wind farm is the ideal solution for Ghana because the country needs large quantities of electricity and it needs it fast.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP), the wind energy company established by the Airtricity founder Eddie O’Connor, has reached an agreement with a Swiss(...)

 Celtic manager Ronny Delia: has a number of injury worries ahead of the tie with Maribor.   Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

The fall-out from Celtic’s Champions League qualifying tie with Legia Warsaw has been such that what happens next has been virtually forgotten: the Sc(...)

Three-year-old Nino looks at a blackboard in a newly-opened Ebola isolation center set up in a school closed due to the epidemic  in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Staff with the World Health Organisation battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly under(...)

The ECB is always calling for structural reforms. Structural reforms are always politically difficult. They are only ever implemented by politicians brave and decent enough to think beyond the next election. So we hardly ever see them. Photograph: EPA

What beliefs, if any, inform European economic policy- makers? Is there a coherent framework that drives fiscal and monetary policy? Perhaps the answe(...)

Paul Singer, billionaire founder and president of Elliott Management.   Photograph: Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg

The hedge fund firm of billionaire Paul E Singer has about 300 employees, yet it has managed to force Argentina, a nation of 41 million people, into a(...)

 Liberia immigration officers, wearing protective hand gloves to avoid contact with the deadly Ebola virus, inspect the travel documents of Sierra Leonean nationals at  border between Liberia and Sierra leone. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine epicentres of Ebola, joining Liberia in imposing tough controls to c(...)

The merger of Irish NGOs Gorta and Self Help Africa last Saturday has created one of the largest non-profit agricultural organisations in Ireland and Britain.

The merger of Irish NGOs Gorta and Self Help Africa last Saturday has created one of the largest non-profit agricultural organisations in Ireland and (...)

Between 2009 and 2012, Tullow had drilling successes in Africa, opening up new basins in Uganda (above), Ghana and Kenya

Another week, another dry well for Tullow Oil, which on Monday announced it is abandoning its Lupus-1 prospect off the coast of Norway. For two yea(...)

Mrs Robinson’s new role

Nobody could accuse UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of having a shortage of ambassadors to promote the urgency of tackling global warming, following (...)