As Nigeria deals with the worst outbreak of Lassa fever on record, medical professionals at Irrua in Edo state – the epicenter of the emergency – are dealing with high caseloads and long hours.

It isn’t climate change that will increase the frequency of civil war in Africa as a result of food scarcity, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economi

At least 17 people are dead on Madagascar after a tropical cyclone struck the Indian Ocean island nation at the weekend.

An initiative designed to protect environmental defenders around the world from threats, intimidation, harassment and murder was launched Tuesday by the United Nations Environment Program.

Dangerously high levels of mercury and a related toxin are pervasive in rivers and soils near artisanal gold mines in Senegal, according to a new study from Duke University.

Protesters are marching for change in Togo, where President Faure Gnassingbé has held office since 2005 after following a father who had been in office since 1967.

In Cape Town, the water crisis isn’t getting any better – and on New Year’s Day, the city of 4 million people will go to new Level 6 water restrictions.

Researchers studying African bonobo populations in the Congo Basin say they’ve discovered a new malaria parasite that’s specific to their geography and species – with potential implications for hum

As of Wednesday, the overall water levels at Cape Town’s major dams was at 36.3 percent as the city continues to plan for its worst-case drought scenarios.

Scientist Gualbert Séraphin Dorego of Senegal has – for the second time – signed an open letter calling the world to action on climate change and the protection of the planet’s environment.