The aim of the scam is to encourage those who see a missed call on their phone to ring the number, after which they will be ripped off. Photograph: Getty Images

What happens if you return that missed call from Liberia? Disappointingly, the answer is not a lot, although you will waste a whole lot of cash. The(...)

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(...)

Liberian election: George Weah and Jewel Haward-Taylor wave to supporters. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

It’s a big day in Todee, a village deep in the bush of Montserrado County, in Liberia. Locals have packed into its hall to hear the renowned footballe(...)

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(...)

Onlookers  outside the Connaught Morgue in Freetown on Tuesday, after mudslides that killed hundreds of people. Photograph: Saidu Bah/AFP/Getty Images

The bodies floated down the streets and piled up at the morgue, where the coroners struggled to find room for all of the dead. An already devastatin(...)

A flag flies outside the US supreme court after it was announced that the court will allow a limited version of Donald Trump’s travel ban to take effect. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Getty

US president Donald Trump has welcomed a supreme court decision to uphold part of his controversial travel ban as “a clear victory for our national se(...)

The Trump International Hotel in Washington. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

The Old Post Office in central Washington has an interesting history. The majestic Victorian building escaped demolition in the 1920s when the “federa(...)

A Cambodian soldier guards timber close to Khmer Rouge lines in Koh Kong province in southwest Cambodia. Photograph: Global Witness

It’s not a very comfortable or comforting experience, talking with Patrick Alley about the state of our world. Global Witness, the organisation he co-(...)

 A Liberian Red Cross burial team retrieves the body of a suspected victim of Ebola in Banjor, on the outskirts of Monrovia. Photograph: EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo

A person in Democratic Republic of Congo who died of a haemorrhagic fever has tested positive for the Ebola virus, signalling the start of a new outbr(...)

Greek escape: from €1,694 per person including return flights and nine nights’ hotel accommodation at explore.co.uk 

NEWS To Tuscany For families looking for. The collection of villas and apartments have lovingly been renovated from their former use as a traditiona(...)