People with albinism in Tanzania and other parts of Africa are seen as supernatural beings, magical creatures whose bodies bring good luck. Unfortunately, they're hunted because of these perceptions.
Ebola struck the wife of a recovered Sierra Leone man as the country was poised to declare itself Ebola free. Continue reading →
A 17-million-year-old beaked whale fossil is helping researchers solve a puzzle about the likely birthplace of humanity in East Africa.
An albino toddler was abducted and butchered for his body parts in Africa for use in magic spells, possibly on behalf of politicians. Continue reading →
An innovative British effort to stem sex trafficking in Africa uses belief in magic and witchcraft to help victims. Continue reading →
Dr. Victor Willoughby, who contracted the disease on Saturday, was the 11th doctor in his country to die from the deadly disease.
Think you are all European or African? DNA reveals that many of us are actually of mixed heritage.
Two experts on medical ethics address the most pressing Ebola ethical questions, from performing CPR to the use of medical placebos.
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