Tag: West Africa
Ebola workers win TIME’s ‘Person of the Year'
Doctors and nurses who have helped stem the deadly virus are recognised for their courage by a prestigious prize from US magazine. Does their selflessness shed light on human behaviour?
Pop stars unite for Band Aid 30 charity song
Some of today’s biggest pop acts, including One Direction and Ed Sheeran, will lend their voices to a charity single aimed at raising money for the Ebola crisis. What impact will it have?
‘Don’t give in to Ebola hysteria,’ warns Obama
Two US nurses treating an Ebola patient fell ill with the disease last week and sparked a national panic. The president has called for calm, but is there justification for such fear?
Islamists destroy ancient artefacts of Timbuktu
An ancient and legendary city on the fringes of the Sahara has been captured by hardline Islamists. Now, the sacred tombs of Timbuktu are being destroyed. For locals, it is the end of the world.
Terrorist’s escape pushes Nigeria to the brink
Nigeria is Africa’s biggest country, by population. Analysts have long been warning of civil war. And now the escape of a suspected Islamist bomber has dramatically escalated the threat.