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4 facts on the spread of Ebola in West Africa

As Ebola continues to spread across West Africa, African governments and various international health organizations are working to tackle the outbreak.  The life-threatening virus kills up to 90% of those infected and with no vaccine available, early detection and prompt medical care can improve rates of survival.  With scant resources in many health facilities and

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Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls: A Timeline

This timeline of significant events reflects what has happened since the abduction of over 200 girls in Nigeria on April 13.  The events highlight the actions of of various actors, from families to the government of Nigeria in response to the mass kidnapping. The schoolgirls have not been rescued.   April 13 Schoolgirls are abducted from

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