Ebola Is Back

Ashley Feinberg · 04/01/16 08:42AM

Months after officially declaring an end to the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record, the World Health Organization is reporting that a deceased woman in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus.

Ebola Is Dead (For Now)

Rich Juzwiak · 01/14/16 09:45AM

The World Health Organization has declared an end to the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record, reports the New York Times. The announcement comes after the countries hit hardest by the epidemic—Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea—reported zero cases for 42 days, or two incubation periods. During its two thriving years, the epidemic killed 11,300 people and infected more than 28,500.

Seventeen Suspected Ebola Patients Missing in Liberia

Allie Jones · 08/18/14 01:25PM

The Liberian government admitted today that 17 suspected Ebola sufferers have gone "missing" from a West Point district clinic. Lewis Brown, the Information Minister, told the BBC the patients went "back into their communities." The government previously denied the patients left, claiming they were simply moved to another hospital.

The Deadliest-Ever Ebola Outbreak: How It Started, and What's Next

Andy Cush · 08/01/14 11:20AM

Over the last several months, the deadliest-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus has torn through West Africa, claiming hundreds of lives and leaving hundreds more infected. If you're just catching up with the news, here's some of what we know about the disease, its spread, and how it might be stopped.

Hamilton Nolan · 06/27/14 12:14PM

Liberia's top governmental medical officer is pleading with the country's pastors to stop keeping people infected with ebola in churches. Many there believe they "can be healed through prayer."

Hamilton Nolan · 05/29/14 12:34PM

"Liberia is doomed" due to poor economic policy, said Liberia's finance minister this week. Uh... thanks for your service, but we've decided to go in a different direction with the "Finance Minister" position.

Hamilton Nolan · 08/27/13 08:28AM

"All 25,000 people who took the entrance exam for the University of Liberia failed this year."

Chris Hondros: 1970 - 2011

Jeff Neumann · 04/21/11 07:15AM

Yesterday two photojournalists, Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington, were killed in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata, while covering the intense fighting there that has claimed so many lives. Their accomplishments as journalists are matched by few. They also cared deeply for the people whose stories they told.

Torture Suspect's Rap Track Dropping Now

Sheila · 09/16/08 02:00PM

Remember Chucky Taylor, the young American who his who helped his dictator Dad Charles Taylor brutally terrorize Liberia? (His moved to live with his father there from Orlando, and that's when the trouble began.) He now has the distinction of being the first American to be tried for torture abroad. He is a bad guy. But he's also been sending his newly-recorded rap track around and, well, we have it. Click to listen (it's actually kind of good?) and for a preview of his upcoming Rolling Stone profile.