The Democratic Republic of Congo is in the throes of its worst-ever Ebola outbreak, with more than 420 cases in the country’s volatile east, and a mortality rate of just under 60 percent. But this outbreak — the nation’s tenth known Ebola epidemic — is unusual because more than 60 percent of patients are women. VOA’s Anita Powell visited the two Ebola hotspots, and brings us this report from the town of Beni.
After years of living in a state of limbo, Senegalese refugees in Guinea-Bissau are finally getting identification cards. Some have been in the small West African country for more than two decades after fleeing unrest in Senegal's Casamance region. Ricci Shryock has more from the town of Pelundo.