When Guy Scott takes the reins in Zambia, he'll become the first white African President in sub-Saharan Africa since apartheid.
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.
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Here's a look at the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
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.
Here's a look at what you need to know about Tunisia, a country in northern African. Tunisia borders Algeria, Libya and the Mediterranean Sea.
Combining colorful African patterns and textures with western accessories, House of Tayo produces striking bow ties, pocket squares and infinite scarfs.
Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped at least 30 boys and girls from a village in northeast Nigeria during the weekend.
South African soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot and killed Sunday night during a botched robbery, authorities said.
In Africa, royalty is an endangered species. Meet the photographer on a a mission to capture the last remaining kings and queens.
The first confirmed Ebola patient in Mali has died, according to state TV reports, citing government health officials.
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 government ceasefire claims, Boko Haram members have abducted at least 60 young women and girls from Christian villages in northeast Nigeria.
An explosion near a bus station left five people dead and 12 others injured in northern Nigeria, police said Thursday morning.
Namibia's wildlife was saved from the brink of extinction. How? The government paid poachers to become protectors.
Reeva Steenkamp's parents said Tuesday they are "satisified" with the sentence handed down to Oscar Pistorius
Here's a look at what Boko Haram is and why has it turned into a Nigerian synonym for fear and bloodshed.
With every attack by Islamist militants in Nigeria, Daniel Ayuba relives a nightmare.
There are many groups listed by the U.S. State Department as terrorists. But few fit the classic definition better than Boko Haram.
The Nigerian government says that more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in April are to be released as early as Monday
Oscar Pistorius began serving a 5-year prison sentence Tuesday for his conviction on culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend last year.
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.
We use our phones for everything, so why not stop car criminals via text?
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.
A week before her death, South African model Reeva Steenkamp talked about her secure, blissful environment.
The siblings of Oscar Pistorius say the lives of everyone close to the trial have already been changed forever.
Here are five unforgettable moments from the months-long Oscar Pistorius trial.
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.
Unique? Suni was much more than that. He was one of seven northern white rhinos left on Earth. Now he's dead.
For nearly every Ebola grave there is a child who lost a parent in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
A doctor at a government-run Ebola center in Monrovia doesn't mince words: "Life is rough, and then you die."
Although much has been made of the cases in Spain and the United States, nearly all of the people getting sick from Ebola are in West Africa.
CNN's Arwa Damon reflects on traveling through West Africa and meeting Boko Haram's terrified victims.
Here's a look at Boko Haram, a militant Islamic group working out of Nigeria, whose purpose is to institute Sharia, or Islamic law.
Boko Haram stages new attacks a day after government announcement of ceasefire, residents say.
Nigerian officials on Friday say they've reached a deal with Boko Haram militants on a ceasefire and the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.
The West African nation of Senegal is free of Ebola, the World Health Organization said Friday.
In final arguments before sentencing, the defense calls Oscar Pistorius a broken man, and the prosecution says he must pay for taking his girlfriend's life
Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman asked Uganda's religious leaders what their views were on homosexuality. Some of their answers might surprise you.
The cousin of Reeva Steenkamp said South Africa's Oscar Pistorius should "pay for what he has done" with a prison sentence, at his sentencing hearing.
Containing the Ebola outbreak sweeping West Africa is plausible -- but action needs to be taken immediately, before affected states potentially collapse and the virus spirals out of control, campaigner Bob Geldof says.
Here's what happened when drivers on Nigeria's busiest roads were asked to keep their hands off the car horn.
As the world reels from the Ebola epidemic, Liberia, the hardest-hit nation, says it has a shortage of body bags and other items needed to fight the virus.
Oscar Pistorius has been sending the family of Reeva Steenkamp a monthly payment since March 2013, a probation officer told his sentencing hearing Tuesday.
Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after Reeva Steenkamp's death, a psychologist says, trying to convince a judge of Pistorius' fragile emotional state.
Through a variety of exhibitions including one signed off by the photographer himself, Nigeria is presenting J.D. Okhai Ojeikere to the world one last time.
Oscar Pistorius judge Thokozile Masipa was a historic figure in South Africa even before the disabled athlete landed in her court on a murder charge.
A car packed with explosives blew up outside a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital Sunday evening, killing at least 10 people, police said.
Here's a look at Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world. Egypt is located in North Africa and is bisected by the Nile River. It shares a border with Israel, Sudan and Libya. It also borders the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
The general and his soldiers have spent more than a decade at war in Iraq and Afghanistan but this could be one of their toughest battles yet.
Leela Hazzah, founder of Lion Guardians has devoted her life to lion conservation.
Sierra Leone lifted Sunday a nationwide lockdown, which had been put in place to help stop the spread of Ebola.
Patricia Mawuli grew up in a mud shack in Ghana's bush country. Now, she's the country's first civilian pilot.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will attend a status hearing Wednesday in a case against him at the Hague-based International criminal Court.
Dr. Victoria Kisyombe used her cow to launch her globally-recognized lending institution.
A millionaire British businessman accused of hiring hit men to kill his wife during their honeymoon in South Africa pleaded not guilty at his trial Monday.
Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabaab has abandoned its last major stronghold of Barawe, after an assault by Somali and African Union forces.
Nine U.N. peacekeepers were killed in an ambush Friday in Mali, a U.N. spokesman said.
Nazis, bomb raids, and a mysterious man with a mustache. The search for the spinosaurus reads like a spy novel.
Two brothers are hoping to prevent thousands of fatalities on the roads of Kenya with their wearable tech.
South African talk show host Refilwe Modiselle is causing a stir on the runway as Africa's first albino model.
Liberia's chief medical officer is on a 21-day Ebola quarantine after her assistant died from the illness, according to health officials.
Can a rat be a hero? It can if it saves lives. Meet the giant rats that sniff out landmines and TB
U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called the West Africa Ebola outbreak "a growing threat to regional and global security."
Nigerian forces battling the Islamist terror group Boko Haram have killed a man suspected of acting as the group's leader, Nigeria's Defense Ministry said.
French hostage Herve Gourdel was abducted and beheaded, a killing shown on video, French President Francois Hollande told the U.N. General Assembly.
American journalist Michael Scott Moore, held for more than two years by Somali pirates, has been freed, Moore's family and a Somali official told CNN.
The number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could rise drastically by January if there are no "additional interventions," the CDC says.
As Malawi's population grows, habitat for wildlife is shrinking. This reserve is fixing the country's animal castoffs.
Reinventing the wheel? More like repurposing it. Ugandan street kids redesign tires into shoes for sustainable startup.
In the largely male-dominated world of the motorsport, South African superbike racer Janine Davies is an anomaly.
No nation is immune to the impact of climate change but it is the world's poorest that will be hit the hardest, says Carlos Lopes of UNECA.
Sierra Leone started a three-day nationwide lockdown Friday in an effort to halt an Ebola outbreak that has left thousands dead in the region.
Nigerian officials and International Red Cross in talks with Boko Haram about swapping prisoners for kidnapped school girls.
Nigerian security forces routinely torture people -- including women and children -- taken in as suspects or for interrogation, Amnesty International has claimed in a graphic new report.
Private parental disputes in Kenya are going online -- and viral.
Fashion season is back and Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede is welcoming us into her super chic world.
Can state-of-the art schools in rural Africa rescue the environment? One charity is betting on it.
Two use bombs and guns to attack a Nigerian college, then started shooting, killing at least 13 people, police say.
The license plates on our police escorts' Land Cruisers read "Borno State, Home of Peace." Many of those we meet during our stay in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, smile bitterly at the irony of that statement. The state's capital is now better known as the birthplace of Boko Haram and peace here is always uncertain.
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.
The death toll in the collapse of a guesthouse at a church run by preacher T.B. Joshua in Lagos, Nigeria, has risen to at least 70, an official says.
Ghana is a hard place for people with disabilities. The country's Paralympic athletes want to change that.
Five digital natives from five very different African nations have come together to transform the continent's approach to education.
Pioneering photographer Ernest Cole made it his life mission to capture the injustice of the apartheid system in South Africa.
Nigerian church building collapses, killing dozens, official says; more than 100 injured.
U.S. officials warned their citizens in Uganda to stay indoors or go to a safe location Saturday as authorities raided a suspected terror cell.
The mother of South African model Reeva Steenkamp is expressing "disbelief" over dismissal of murder charges against the man who killed her daughter.
A week before her death, South African model Reeva Steenkamp talked about her secure, blissful environment.
Now that a judge has found him guilty of negligent homicide, what's next for the man known as the Blade Runner?
A judge has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, the South African term for unintentionally, but unlawfully, killing a person.
To save the rhinos, one charity is moving them out of South Africa, where poaching is at an all time high.
The night he killed Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius did not commit murder, the judge at his trial said Thursday.
It took Reeva's Steenkamp's death for people in South Africa and around the world to realize just how brightly Oscar Pistorius' star had ascended.
South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, at his Pretoria home last year.
The prosecution and defense have made their cases, and now Judge Thokozile Masipa must decide: Did Oscar Pistorius murder his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp?
The six-month-long murder trial of sprinter Oscar Pistorius in the shooting death of his girlfriend is now racing for the finish line.