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An International Red Cross Committee staff member walks in front of a quarantine zone at the hospital of Wangata in Mbandaka on Tuesday. Photograph: Junior D Kannah/AFP/Getty Images

Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in the Congolese city of Mbandaka, an aid group sai(...)

A nurse working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows a bottle containing Ebola vaccine in Mbandaka on Monday. The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 26. Photograph: Junior Kannah/AFP/Getty Images

The deadly haemorrhagic virus Ebola has once again taken hold in sub-Saharan Africa. At least 45 cases have been reported in the Democratic Republic o(...)

A man drives his bike taxi past the Church of Christ during Pentecost celebrations on Sunday in Mbandaka, northwest of DR Congo. Photograph:  Junior D Kannah/AFP/Getty Images

A vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in the port city of Mbandaka, where four cases of the deadly dis(...)

Health workers wear protective equipment as they prepare to attend to suspected Ebola patients at Bikoro Hospital - the epicenter of the latest Ebola outbreak in DRC. Photograph: Mark Naftalin/AFP/Getty Images

Congolese and UN officials were racing to prevent an Ebola outbreak from spreading in Congo on Thursday, working out the logistics of keeping newly ar(...)

 Medécins Sans Frontières staff   treat a suspected Ebola patients in  Congo in 2007. Photograph: Pascale Zintzen/Reuters/MSF

At least 17 people have died in an area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an outbreak of Ebola, t(...)

Mamusu Kamara’s 20-year-old daughter is not eligible for family reunification under current restrictions. Photograph: Mamusu Kamara

The first thing Mamusu Kamara did when the letter arrived confirming her application for refugee status had been successful was to call the Department(...)

Protesters face military outside ECOWAS HQ in demonstration against sanctions. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

For a country known as Africa’s first narco state, Guinea Bissau is a pretty sleepy place. Even the vultures picking at indeterminate carrion just a c(...)

Zaineb, from Aleppo in Syria, with one of her three children at an apartment funded by the EU, in Livadia. Photograph: DG Echo

When the mayor of the Greek city of Livadia, Giota Poulou, supported the construction of a mosque for the benefit of refugees and asylum seekers from (...)

A warning sign against female genital mutilation in Uganda. The UN estimates more than 200 million girls and women have experienced FGM.  Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) on young women living in Ireland has increased significantly in recent years with the number of women (...)

Exhausted migrants in the waiting hall of the train station in Bardonecchia, Italy. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The agreement that dictates which EU country is responsible for asylum applications is not being implemented effectively and is failing to help famili(...)

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