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Boko Haram: A bloody insurgency, a growing challenge updated 3 days ago

Here's a look at what Boko Haram is and why has it turned into a Nigerian synonym for fear and bloodshed.

Transforming lion killers into 'Lion Guardians' updated 4 days ago

Leela Hazzah, founder of Lion Guardians, has devoted her life to lion conservation.

From bedroom to boutique: Handmade fashion with a Rwandan heart updated 5 days ago

Rwandan Christine Mbabazi started designing clothes in her bedroom, now she owns her own store and wants to be a household name.

'Mdundo': East African tunes for the mobile generation updated 5 days ago

Two years after its launch, Mdundo has grown into a major provider of East African music with a 20,000 track strong library on its mobile web platform.

Al-Shabaab blamed for five beheadings updated 7 days ago

A Quran teacher in central Somalia is the fifth beheading victim in one week at the hands of Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-linked militant group.

Deadly explosions rock market in central Nigeria updated 9 days ago

At least 12 people were killed Thursday in two bomb explosions at a market in the central Nigerian city of Jos, a security guard at the scene said.

Oscar Pistorius Fast Facts updated 10 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Oscar Pistorius, the South African double-amputee Olympic sprinter sentenced to five years in prison for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

At least 50 dead in Somalia after drinking from contaminated well updated 11 days ago

Official: At least 50 have died in Somalia after drinking contaminated water from a well in northern Mogadishu.

Military: French troops kill jihadist leader in northern Mali updated 11 days ago

French troops, in coordination with Malian forces in northern Mali, killed a senior jihadist leader wanted by the United States, the French military says.

The Indian migrants who built Kenya's 'lunatic line' updated 11 days ago

At the Old Port in Mombasa, southern Kenya, tranquil waters lap gently against the shore beneath the ghostly Fort Jesus garrison.

Judge rules prosecutors can appeal Pistorius' conviction updated 12 days ago

Oscar Pistorius' conviction in death of Reeva Steenkamp can be appealed by prosecutors, a judge in Pretoria ruled Wednesday.

Foundation: South Africa's Desmond Tutu cancels travel for cancer treatment updated 12 days ago

Foundation: Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu has canceled his travel for the remainder of the year as part of his cancer fight.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe fires vice president after plot claim updated 12 days ago

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday fired deputy Joice Mujuru, after she dismissed allegations that she'd plotted to assassinate Mugabe.

Mulatu Astatke: Spreading ethio-jazz to the world updated 12 days ago

Mulatu Astatke changed the rules of jazz, and invented a new musical genre . The father of ethio-jazz reveals how Ethiopia shaped the science of music.

Organic cosmetics king wages war on skin bleaching updated 13 days ago

In a country where bleaching creams are frequently used to chemically lighten skin tone, one savvy entrepreneur is fighting against the disfiguring practice.

Living in fear: Egypt's gay community updated 13 days ago

Two men exchange rings and hug in celebration aboard a Nile boat, as ululations fill the air and a traditional engagement song plays in the background.

South African court hears arguments on appeal in Pistorius case updated 13 days ago

South African prosecutors say Oscar Pistorius' sentence of five years in prison for shooting dead his girlfriend is nowhere near enough punishment.

South African judge throws out charges in honeymoon murder trial updated 13 days ago

A judge threw out a murder case Monday against Shrien Dewani, who was accused of killing his wife while they were on their honeymoon in South Africa.

Olajumoke Adenowo: Nigeria's star architect on how she made it updated 14 days ago

Nigerian architect Olajumoke Adenowo reveals her tips for success, mentorship and what she'd like to do next.

In Ghana, what you do defines you in life... and death updated 14 days ago

You can rest when you're dead, as the saying goes. And in Ghana, your eternal slumber is done in style.

South Africans pause to remember Nelson Mandela a year after his death updated 16 days ago

South Africans paid tribute to Nelson Mandela on the first anniversary of his death, with his widow imploring citizens to carry on his legacy of love.

ICC withdraws charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta updated 17 days ago

The International Criminal Court dropped charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was accused of crimes against humanity.

Opinion: Africa's new story won't be told without its diaspora updated 17 days ago

Pius Adesanmi: Activist diaspora insists on her story of Africa -- and social media has enhanced its voice.

Al-Shabaab kills Somali ex-lawmaker, police say updated 17 days ago

Gunmen with the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab killed a Somali former lawmaker and injured a current Parliament member in a drive-by shooting in Somalia's capital Thursday, police said. It marks the third deadly attack attributed to the group in as many days.

Tunisia Fast Facts updated 17 days ago

Here's some background information about Tunisia, a country in northern African. Tunisia borders Algeria, Libya and the Mediterranean Sea.

This backpack was trash. Now it's a life-saving schoolbag for kids updated 18 days ago

It was trash. They turned it into a backpack. It also doubles as a light. Oh, and it's saving the lives of schoolchildren.

Al-Shabaab strikes again, killing 4 in attack on U.N. convoy in Somalia updated 18 days ago

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for a Wednesday attack on a U.N. convoy in Somalia that left at least 4 dead.

Fifty-five years on, Jane Goodall's famous chimps still surprise us updated 19 days ago

In the dense forests of Gombe, in the Tanzanian jungle, researchers are continuing the work of Jane Goodall to learn the ways of a famous group of chimps.

Al-Shabaab separates non-Muslims from Muslims, kills 36 in quarry attack updated 19 days ago

Al-Shabaab militants raided a quarry in Kenya, separating non-Muslim workers from their Muslim counterparts and executing the non-Muslims, spokesman says.

What is Al-Shabaab, and what does it want? updated 19 days ago

What exactly is the Al-Shabaab network?

Deadly suicide blast, Boko Haram attack in northeastern Nigeria updated 20 days ago

Boko Haram militants attacked a town in northeast Nigeria on Monday. An eyewitness described battle sounds roaring in the city.

Anti-poaching 'war' to save rhinos whose horns are more valuable than gold updated 21 days ago

The Wildlife Veterinary Team work quickly to tranquilize and transport the rhino away from poachers in Kruger National Park.

Elson Kambalu: Malawi's one-man artistic force du jour updated 21 days ago

Elson Kambalu doesn't like to be shoehorned as an artist.

The smuggler turned safari king updated 21 days ago

How did Amos Wekesa go from smuggler to self-made safari millionaire?

Boko Haram steps up attacks aimed at Islamic 'establishment' in Nigeria updated 22 days ago

The devastating attack in Kano, Nigeria, Friday was almost certainly the work of Boko Haram, which has stepped up attacks across northern Nigeria.

Mubarak cleared: Drama not over yet, but Egypt's revolution is dead updated 22 days ago

It is the trial of the century for Egypt. Egyptians crowded around televisions, struggling to glimpse former President Honsi Mubarak in a white prisoner's uniform when the court session began on August 3, 2011.

Kenyan lawyers demand the prosecution of men who publicly strip women updated 23 days ago

Kenya's bar association is calling for the prosecution of men who publicly strip women because of the way they dress.

Nigerian mosque attack death toll climbs over 100, scores more hurt updated 23 days ago

Dozens of people were killed when three bombs exploded at a northern Nigerian mosque where people had gathered for Friday prayers, Nigerian media reported.

France's President Francois Hollande visits Ebola-stricken Guinea updated 23 days ago

French President Francois Hollande is visiting Guinea on Friday in a show of support for the West African nation as it battles the deadly Ebola virus.

Female suicide bombers kill 78 at Nigerian market, medical officials say updated 25 days ago

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a market in Nigeria this week, killing 78 people and leaving dozens injured, medical officials said.

Photographer recreates modern Spanish paintings with Senegalese locals updated 26 days ago

Javier Hirschfeld has a thing for eyes. He is gripped by unflinching stares, by looks that belie dignity and poise.

Sierra Leone: Ebola burial team dumps bodies in pay protest updated 26 days ago

Workers employed by Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health to bury Ebola victims took drastic action in a dispute over pay, abandoning the bodies of 15 people.

Kenyan journalist Joseph Mathenge wins 2014 CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award updated 28 days ago

A photo series capturing the Westgate terror attack has won a Kenyan journalist the top honors at this year's CNN MultiChoice African Journalism Awards.

Kenya says it's killed 100 militants after deadly attack on bus updated 28 days ago

Kenyan security forces have killed 100 militants in Somalia, an official says one day after a deadly bus attack.

Police: Islamist militants hijack bus in Kenya at dawn, kill dozens updated 29 days ago

Armed men raided a bus at dawn in northeastern Kenya and killed dozens who could not recite Quran verses, authorities said Saturday.

Africa's best journalists: Risking their lives updated 31 days ago

Award-winning journalist Joseph Mathenge covered the Kenya's Westgate Mall attacks last year. It nearly cost him.

Boko Haram Fast Facts updated 32 days ago

Here's a look at Boko Haram, a militant Islamic group working out of Nigeria, whose purpose is to institute Sharia, or Islamic law.

Stringer Bell, Luther, Mandela... the album? updated 34 days ago

Golden Globe-wining actor Idris Elba is making music inspired by the various roles he's played.

Troops, vigilantes take back Nigerian town seized by Boko Haram updated 35 days ago

Nigerian troops backed by civilian vigilantes took back the town of Chibok from Boko Haram militants late Saturday, military and residents say.

Boko Haram takes Nigerian town where girls were kidnapped, residents say updated 37 days ago

Boko Haram fighters late Thursday took over the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria -- the scene of the April kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls.

Liberia Fast Facts updated 37 days ago

Here's a look at Liberia, a West African nation which borders the North Atlantic Ocean, and lies between Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire.

Surf's up! Catching the perfect wave in Dakar updated 38 days ago

In Dakar, a growing community of surf lovers are taking advantage of the warm weather, year-round waves and cheap flights.

Battling Ebola: The African responses that 'will win this war' updated 38 days ago

Ebola solutions from Africa are employing tech and music to teach local people how to avoid infection.

The $.30 kit that could end malaria updated 39 days ago

It's an entirely preventable disease, and when diagnosed early, it's easily treatable. Yet Malaria still claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

Angelique Kidjo: 'Do I LOOK like I have Ebola?' updated 40 days ago

Grammy Award-winning singer Angelique Kidjo sounds off on the epidemic, sexism and homosexuality.

Musclemen: 'Strength, power, pride' updated 40 days ago

In West Africa, the bodybuilder is a popular subject for photographers. Since the 1950s, the musclemen have peered out from stark images, symbols of "strength, power, pride and status," in the words of gallery owner Jack Bell.

Uganda declared free of Marburg, an Ebola-like hemorrhagic fever updated 40 days ago

Uganda has been declared free of Marburg, an Ebola-like viral hemorrhagic fever, the World Health Organization said.

47 people killed in bombing outside Nigerian school; Boko Haram suspected updated 42 days ago

At least 47 people were killed and 79 were wounded Monday by a suicide bombing outside a school in northern Nigeria, police said.

Neighbors warn South Sudan to end conflict or face sanctions, intervention updated 44 days ago

Regional leaders warned South Sudan's warring rivals Saturday to end their months of conflict or risk intervention by neighboring nations to restore peace.

Blast near ATM kills 10 in Nigeria, witnesses say updated 45 days ago

An explosion near a bank killed at least 10 people in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, witnesses and rescue volunteers said.

China officials bought illegal ivory in Tanzania, activists claim updated 45 days ago

Chinese officials visiting Tanzania last year with Chinese President Xi Jinping went on an elephant ivory buying spree, environmental activists say.

CNN journalist: 'We wanted to believe' Nigerian girls would be freed updated 45 days ago

For weeks, Nigerian officials said that more than 200 Nigerian school girls would finally be freed. When it fell apart, there was nothing but devastation.

Nigeria's Chibok girls: What's happening? updated 46 days ago

Abducted. Sold. On the brink of freedom. Converted to Islam and married off ... despite the claims and counterclaims the fate of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram on April 14 remains as unclear as ever.

The case of Tripoli's disappearing bronze nude and her gazelle updated 47 days ago

Residents of Tripoli woke up Tuesday to find that a landmark statue of a naked woman stroking a gazelle had mysteriously disappeared from the center of the Libyan capital.

Prosecutors appeal Oscar Pistorius judgment, sentence updated 47 days ago

South African prosecutors have appealed Oscar Pistorius' verdict and sentence in the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend.

21 die in suicide blast at Shiite ceremony, Nigeria military attack, cleric says updated 48 days ago

At least 21 people were killed Monday in a suicide attack on a Shiite religious ceremony and a shooting by soldiers in northeastern Nigeria, officials say.

Renewed clashes grip Burkina Faso amid calls for calm updated 49 days ago

Protesters clashed with security forces in Burkina Faso's capital, as regional leaders pleaded for calm.

Boko Haram leader denies ceasefire deal, says 200 abducted girls married off updated 49 days ago

Boko Haram laughed off Nigeria's announcement of a cease-fire agreement, saying there is no such deal and the abducted schoolgirls have been married off.

Head of Burkina Faso's military says he backs interim leader updated 51 days ago

Burkina Faso's military chief is now the head of state of the West African nation, after unrest that led to the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.

Burkina Faso President resigns; military now in charge updated 51 days ago

Burkina Faso's military chief is now the head of state of the West African nation, after unrest that led to the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.

Suspect charged in killing of South African soccer star Senzo Meyiwa updated 51 days ago

A suspect in the shooting death of South African soccer team captain Senzo Meyiwa is charged with murder and robbery, police say.

Protesters torch Parliament building in Burkina Faso; military seizes control updated 52 days ago

The military in the West African nation of Burkina Faso dissolved the government, a general said Thursday in the capital of Ouagadougou.

Zambian President Michael Sata dies at 77 updated 53 days ago

Zambian President Michael Sata, who was nicknamed "King Cobra" for his fiery comebacks, has died. He was 77.

Zambia's Guy Scott makes history as white president in sub-Saharan Africa updated 53 days ago

When Guy Scott takes the reins in Zambia, he'll become the first white African President in sub-Saharan Africa since apartheid.

Nigerian schoolgirls: Will Boko Haram free them or not? updated 54 days ago

Hopes for the released of kidnapped girls soared recently when the Nigerian government said it had reached a deal with the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Willy Wonka duo wants to put Ugandan chocolate on the map updated 54 days ago

When you think chocolate, you don't think "Uganda." But if two local entrepreneurs have their way, you will soon...

Desmond Tutu Fast Facts updated 54 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Ode to elegance: Meet the 'Afro-dandies' updated 54 days ago

Combining colorful African patterns and textures with western accessories, House of Tayo produces striking bow ties, pocket squares and infinite scarfs.

Boko Haram kidnaps 30 in northeast Nigeria updated 55 days ago

Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped at least 30 boys and girls from a village in northeast Nigeria during the weekend.

South African soccer player Senzo Meyiwa shot and killed updated 55 days ago

South African soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot and killed Sunday night during a botched robbery, authorities said.

The last kings of Africa updated 56 days ago

In Africa, royalty is an endangered species. Meet the photographer on a a mission to capture the last remaining kings and queens.

Reports: First confirmed Ebola patient in Mali dies updated 58 days ago

The first confirmed Ebola patient in Mali has died, according to state TV reports, citing government health officials.

Mali confirms its first case of Ebola, Health Ministry says updated 59 days ago

A 2-year-old girl in Mali has been diagnosed with Ebola, making her the West African country's first confirmed case, health officials said Thursday.

Despite so-called ceasefire, Boko Haram kidnappings continue updated 59 days ago

Despite government ceasefire claims, Boko Haram members have abducted at least 60 young women and girls from Christian villages in northeast Nigeria.

Explosion kills 5 people near bus station in Nigeria updated 60 days ago

An explosion near a bus station left five people dead and 12 others injured in northern Nigeria, police said Thursday morning.

Namibia's plan: Pay off poachers, save wildlife updated 61 days ago

Namibia's wildlife was saved from the brink of extinction. How? The government paid poachers to become protectors.

Steenkamp's parents 'satisfied' as Pistorius starts prison term updated 61 days ago

Reeva Steenkamp's parents said Tuesday they are "satisified" with the sentence handed down to Oscar Pistorius

Boko Haram victim: I cried for someone to help me, but no one would come updated 61 days ago

With every attack by Islamist militants in Nigeria, Daniel Ayuba relives a nightmare.

Boko Haram: The essence of terror updated 61 days ago

There are many groups listed by the U.S. State Department as terrorists. But few fit the classic definition better than Boko Haram.

#BringBackOurGirls: Will it happen? Nigeria says yes; Boko Haram silent updated 61 days ago

The Nigerian government says that more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in April are to be released as early as Monday

What will Oscar Pistorius face in prison? updated 61 days ago

Oscar Pistorius began serving a 5-year prison sentence Tuesday for his conviction on culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend last year.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for girlfriend's killing updated 62 days ago

From lauded athlete to convicted killer, Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a 5-year term in the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp.

Was your car stolen? Stop the thieves in their tracks with a simple SMS updated 62 days ago

We use our phones for everything, so why not stop car criminals via text?

The parasite keeping millions in poverty updated 62 days ago

One of the most debilitating medical conditions in sub-Saharan Africa isn't fatal. In fact, it's curable. But that doesn't stop it from wreaking havoc.

Reeva Steenkamp: Model and law graduate with 'wicked' sense of humor updated 62 days ago

A week before her death, South African model Reeva Steenkamp talked about her secure, blissful environment.

Pistorius siblings speak out on eve of sentencing updated 62 days ago

The siblings of Oscar Pistorius say the lives of everyone close to the trial have already been changed forever.

Oscar Pistorius trial: 5 memorable moments that captivated the world updated 62 days ago

Here are five unforgettable moments from the months-long Oscar Pistorius trial.

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