A school worker takes the temperature of a boy before school starts in Paynesville, Liberia. Photograph: James Giahyue/Reuters

A teenage boy has died of Ebola in Liberia, the first fatality since July in one of the three West African countries hit hardest by the worst-ever out(...)

A photograph   of the graves of Ebola victims in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Failings by the World Health Organisation (WHO) played a key role in the Ebola disaster, according to new report. Photograph: Simon Davis/DFID/PA Wire.

Failings by the World Health Organisation (WHO) played key role in the Ebola disaster, according to new report. An independent panel of 20 experts, le(...)

Sierra Leone’s health officials check passengers transiting at the border crossing with Liberia in Jendema. Photograph: Zoom Dosso/AFP/Getty Images

Residents of Sierra Leone’s capital held a candlelit vigil and celebrations to mark the end of an Ebola epidemic that has killed almost 4,000 peopl(...)

Melilla’s temporary stay centre for immigrants. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

It is 7.30am in the Beni Enzar district of Melilla, a Spanish city on north African soil that is perched between the Mediterranean coast and Morocc(...)

President Michael D  Higgins  meets students from Skyline High School  in Sammamish, Washington,  to  watch a game of Gaelic football, which is taught in Skyline’s physical education programme.   Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP

Plans by the United Nations to set up a mechanism to facilitate access to new technology for poorer countries are “inadequate”, President Michael D (...)

Denis O’Brien: investors may still be prepared to buy in to Digicel’s IPO purely on the back of his reputation. Photograph:  Reuters

Crunch time is approaching for Digicel’s planned initial public offering (IPO) on the New York stock exchange. Denis O’Brien hopes it will raise it ab(...)

Conservationists say time is running out to find a permanent home for chimpanzees Sweet Pea and Guey and Kenya’s renowned Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the only sanctuary with space.

Kenya has rejected a request to bring two young chimpanzees rescued in Ebola-hit Liberia to a Kenyan wildlife sanctuary due to fears about the deadly (...)

Sierra Leonean health officials checking for the ebola virus at the border crossing with Liberia. File photograph: Zoom Dossozoom Dosso/AFP

The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday, as dat(...)

Health workers in Liberia where a second case of ebola has been reported.

Liberia has confirmed a second case of Ebola just a day after authorities said they had detected a new case of the deadly virus previously thought (...)

A Liberian has died of Ebola in the first recorded case since the country at the heart of an epidemic was declared free of the virus on May 9th, Deput(...)