George Weah at home on Rehab Road, Paynesville suburb, Monrovia. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

There’s a kerfuffle in the court of King George. Ex-soccer star George Weah, who is leading the race to become Liberia’s next president, has just issu(...)

Takun J (middle) with Adama Dennis (right) at the Redemption Beach compound in Monrovia. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

On Redemption Beach, a small crowd has gathered, agitating for a glimpse of a man they call the “King of Hipco”. Takun J, pioneer of a musical genre(...)

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: some of her critics  believe she only took the job of chairwoman of the African Union Commission to enhance her profile back in South Africa. Photograph: Rajesh Jantilal/AFP/Getty Images

Outgoing African Union Commission chairwoman Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is expected to soon enter the race to succeed her ex-husband, Jacob Zuma, as p(...)

Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow arrives to meet with a delegation of West African leaders in relation to his country’s presidentali election crisis. Photograph: Afolabi Soktunde/Reuters

Gambia’s ruling APRC party on Tuesday filed a petition to its supreme court challenging the outcome of the December 1st election which its candidate, (...)

A girl holds a gun in a truck just prior to a rebel attack in July 2003 outside Monrovia in Liberia. The UN believes arms dealers used HSBC accounts. Photograph: Chris Hondros/Getty

It was a scene of incredible carnage. In July 2003, a recently re-armed rebel group, Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy, resumed its tw(...)

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) is seen taking a tour of a US medical facility in Monrovia, Liberia on Friday. Photograph: EPA

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon on Friday praised healthcare workers fighting the Ebola virus as he paid his first visit to Liberia and Sierra Leone (...)

Doctors Without Borders workers disinfect a  plastic bag containing a blood sample from Hawa Konneh (9)  as she lies wrapped in a shawl in the Liberian capital Monrovia, as her mother, Masogbe, looks on. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/New York Times

The global response to the Ebola virus in Liberia is being hampered by poor co-ordination and serious disagreements between Liberian officials and the(...)

Ebola is a recurring problem, yet the world seems unprepared. The response has been slow and unco-ordinated. Photograph: EPA/AHMED JALLANZO

Imagine two cities. In City A, town leaders notice that every few weeks a house catches fire. So they create a fire department – a group of profession(...)

Health workers carry the body of a man suspected of dying from Ebola, and left in the street, in the Liberian capital Monrovia yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh

The World Health Organisation yesterday endorsed the use of untested drugs to combat the Ebola virus, just hours after a Spanish priest who had bee(...)

A Liberian soldier is deployed to restrict the movement of Liberians traveling from Bomi County to the capital Monrovia as a measure to try to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

The Obama administration is forming a special Ebola working group to consider setting policy for the potential use of experimental drugs to help the h(...)