Protests have broken out in Monrovia after the government quarantined neighborhoods to curb Ebola. On Tuesday, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced a nighttime curfew as well as the district quarantines.
African governments are sealing their ports and airports in an attempt to halt the spread of Ebola. But will fever checks and entry bans really make any difference?
Efforts to stop Ebola in Liberia suffered a huge blow after 17 patients reportedly fled a quarantine center in the capital Monrovia after it was attacked by local residents.
In an exclusive interview with DW, South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar talks about the prospects of peace in the country and his feelings about the proposed arms embargo.
Kenyan police have confirmed that a German woman has been shot dead in Mombasa, bringing the number of foreign tourists killed in the town this month to two.
More rhinos were killed by poachers last year in Africa than ever before. In 2014 the dubious record looks set to be broken again. The black market price for rhino horn is now considerably higher than cocaine.
It is considered an act of terrorism to criticize King Mswati III. But as Swaziland's banned opposition continues to speak out, the international community turns a blind eye.
Nigerian Wole Soyinka - the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature - is turning 80. A recurring theme in his work is opposition to dictatorship and to the use of force, in his homeland and elsewhere.
Plans for an online encyclopedia of African traditions and culture were announced recently. The project, which has been dubbed the "Africa's Wikipedia" has potential, but still faces a lot of challenges.