Update: Dr. Kent Brantly landed in the U.S. on Saturday to receive treatment. Aid worker Nancy Writebol is expected to arrive next week. The epidemic has killed at least 660 people so far.
Terrorist group Boko Haram is suspected.
The three men were abducted June 18 in North Darfur. They spent the next 32 days as captives.
This sounds like a perfectly reasonable plan.
A new BBC documentary says they don’t end up in our local stores; they’re exported to Africa.
The World Health Organization says the outbreak is a “public health emergency of international concern.”
Health authorities struggle to control the worst outbreak of Ebola on record.
After Team USA won Monday’s World Cup match against Ghana, Delta Airlines celebrated with a picture of the Statue of Liberty and a giraffe. Oops.
“It’s a homegrown resolution saying we are human beings. … There has never been anything like this before.”
Plus a new kind of Photoshop travesty, the most elegant cocktail of the summer, and the new T.V. show that should make us all reconsider what we are doing with our time.
Plus the best wines under $20 according to the experts, a new natural cure for sleepless nights, and 10 signs that a guy just isn’t ready for marriage.
Game of Thrones may not be real, but many of the beautiful locations where the series is filmed are. Travel by dragon still not an option, though.
This Reddit thread asked for the most annoying national stereotypes from around the world. They really are infuriating.
Just another reason for you to invest in a llama.
Dayo Olopade, author of The Bright Continent, debunks all-too-common beliefs about Africa.
One tabloid claimed to “expose” 200 LGBT people, one day after Uganda’s president signed a new anti-LGBT bill into law.
Grab your keys and a friend.
“Treat me as a human being, consider me as you would consider yourself,” African refugee Albert Kafuka asks in a new video documenting the continued fight against the discrimination and harassment of LGBT asylum seekers in South Africa.
And they want you to know that neither does anyone else.
“We mustn’t lose sight of what is important here.” “Saving Africa?”
“We can no longer afford to discriminate against people on the basis of age, sex, ethnicity, migrant status, sexual orientation and gender identity, or any other basis — we need to unleash the full potential of everyone,” Joaquim Chissano wrote in an open letter to African leaders.
Yesterday one of the world’s harshest bills against same-sex relationships was signed into law in Nigeria, and 38 people have already been arrested for being gay.
While sodomy is already illegal in Nigeria, a strict new law means same-sex couples could face up to 14 years in prison.
At a refugee camp in Juba, South Sudan, men refuse to leave as violence sweeps through the nation.
The anatomy of the Twitterstorm that cost media PR pro Justine Sacco her job.
Justine Sacco is at the center of a massive Twitter storm after apparently joking that white people can’t get AIDS. Update: The Twitter account has been deleted.
Having an elephant at your wedding is better than not having an elephant at your wedding.
The bill, which now heads to President Yoweri Museveni for his signature, could see LGBT Ugandans jailed for life.
This is the second time this year an alleged rape victim and a journalist, who reported on the crime, have been imprisoned in Somalia.