In an effort to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak, scientists and authorities are aiming to roll out vaccines, raising questions of ethics.
While Nigeria's president has declared his country Ebola-free, 1.2-million people have been affected by a quarantine in Sierra Leone.
The influx of people needing to be treated for Ebola has put strain on health services in West Africa, with workers having to turn patients away.
A new map has shown that more regions in Africa are at risk of animal-related Ebola infections than previously feared.
South Africa has so far not been impacted by Ebola, with no cases reported or confirmed according to the health department.
Just a day's drive from the epicentre of the outbreak, it's little wonder Ebola propagates panic quicker than it spreads death in the coastal city.
Hospitals have been quarantined and borders closed as West Africa attempts to contain the outbreak of the deadly virus.
There is no need for South Africans to panic following the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is officially the worst the world has seen as the death toll breaches 600, says the World Health Organisation.
An outbreak of the disease has killed upwards of 330 people since February despite efforts by local health services and international experts.
An extraordinary Ecowas security summit has announced plans for a partnership with Central African states to fight "terrorism" in the region.
The World Health Organisation declared the situation "serious" when new cases surfaced after officials thought they had contained the virus.
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As kings feud, ordinary people bear the brunt of Ghana's power vacuum, writes Afua Hirsch.
A robust growth forecast for the West African Economic and Monetary Union will likely be dampened by new political turmoil in the region.
A spate of ship hijackings off West Africa indicates the region could emerge as a new piracy "hotspot", a global maritime watchdog has warned.
West Africa has become the transit route for cigarettes, counterfeit medicines, arms and people in the wake of a declining cocaine traffic.