Liberia's 'Planet of the Apes' chimps facing starvation

Jul 12, 2015

Liberia's 'Planet of the Apes' chimps facing starvation

A speedboat laden with exotic fruit approaches and four chimpanzees come bounding over from the dense forest, screeching excitedly as volunteers throw them pineapple and mango chunks. The apes are part of a celebrated colony of former research lab captives enjoying retirement uncaged on ...

Ebola-free Liberia's churches turn out to celebrate

May 11, 2015

Ebola-free Liberia's churches turn out to celebrate

Drumbeats echoed across Liberia’s capital on Sunday as Christian leaders heeded the president’s call to celebrate the eradication of Ebola in the country following a horrific outbreak that claimed more than 4,700 lives in this West African nation. At New Covenant Outreach Ministries Incorporated, ...

Mystery 'post-Ebola syndrome' emerges in West Africa

May 3, 2015

Mystery 'post-Ebola syndrome' emerges in West Africa

As the Ebola epidemic retreats across West Africa, international health authorities are turning their attention to the little understood long-term effects of the often-deadly virus on the survivors. There is little research on patients cured of the tropical fever, but the World Health Organization ...