More than 1,200 people have died as the deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola takes hold in West Africa, but despite information campaigns, fear is spreading even more quickly than the virus itself.
It takes a lot of guts to choose jewelry design over a career in medicine, but then, Janet Fredman isn't the kind of woman to shy away from challenges.
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.
Mulenga Kapwepwe has single-handedly created an explosion of arts in Zambia.
Gunmen attacked a facility treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, and some patients fled.
Rwanda's Lake Kivu houses enough methane to cause major destruction. Instead, it could power the country
Chadian troops have rescued 85 Nigerians kidnapped last week by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, security and human rights sources in Nigeria said.
Two U.N. peacekeepers died and nine others were hurt in a suicide attack Saturday in Mali, the U.N. mission there said.
The Islamist terror group Boko Haram kidnapped 97 people and killed 28 in a raid on villages in northeast Nigeria, a local leader and residents said Friday.
The last polar bear in Africa died Wednesday after months of grieving his longtime companion at a zoo in Johannesburg, a far cry from his Arctic habitat.
It's Monday, mid-morning as we drive east down rain-slicked roads. There are no cars, no trucks, and no people. Sierra Leone's government demanded a shutdown and its citizens are listening. The West African nation crippled by Ebola is responding to the outbreak through a day of prayer and reflection.
The prosecution and defense have made their cases, and now Judge Thokozile Masipa must decide: Did Oscar Pistorius intentionally kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp? Was it murder?
Oscar Pistorius' defense started a last day of closing arguments in a murder trial that has seen the Olympic star gag, vomit and break down in sobs.
As the world commemorates the Centenary of the Great War, the African side of this story remains a footnote, despite huge losses of human lives.
South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, at his Pretoria home last year.
South African model Reeva Steenkamp was killed early Thursday in a shooting at the home of Olympian Oscar Pistorius, her boyfriend.
Oscar Pistorius' murder trial is wrapping up Thursday with final arguments. The athlete shot and killed his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, last year.
While covering the Congo conflict, photographer Michael Christopher Brown found a makeshift playground in an empty airport.
Meet the ingenious entrepreneurs wanting to get a slice of Nigeria's wedding industry cake.
This week, African leaders gathered in Washington for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit -- and Africans at home had a lot to say on the matter.
A growing list of popular African authors have been steadily picking up steam --and fans -- across the globe over the last several years.
Can a palm weevil cure world hunger? Five MBA students are banking their business on it.
Uganda's Constitutional Court on Friday struck down a new law that made some homosexual acts punishable by life in prison, asserting that legislative technicalities weren't properly observed when it passed, a government spokesman said.
With a mix of Indian, African, French and Chinese influences, Mauritius represents a cultural smorgasbord.
France has declared a three-day mourning period to commemorate the victims of the Air Algerie Flight 5017 crash.
Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Islamists on Sunday abducted the wife of the Cameroonian deputy prime minister in a dawn attack on his home village
Leela Hazzah, founder of Lion Guardians has devoted her life to lion conservation.
Nigerian authorities said they have five suspects in custody Sunday after a wave of attacks over the weekend in the city of Kano.
The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said.
A Liberian man who was hospitalized in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, with the Ebola virus has died, Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.
French forces who secured the site of a crashed Air Algerie flight in Mali found one flight recorder but no survivors, officials said.
Here's a look at Boko Haram, a militant Islamic group working out of Nigeria, whose purpose is to institute Sharia, or Islamic law.
For Omara Moctar, the electrifying Tuareg guitarist better known as "Bombino," there is no better place to play music than the majestic starkness of the desert.
There were no survivors found amid the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed in the Mali desert Thursday, officials said
A beautiful collection of photographs pays tribute to the people of Khartoum.
At least 40 people in northern Nigeria were killed Wednesday in two suicide blasts targeting a renowned Muslim cleric and an opposition politician.
A raid on a northeast Nigerian town by Boko Haram left dozens dead and displaced more than 15,000 residents.
Durban's film festival has kicked off, and we take a look at some of the African films featured at this year's showcase.
He suffered greatly in his final months, but Nelson Mandela's last breaths were peaceful, says his eldest daughter, Maki Mandela.
One of the masterminds of April's Nyanya Motor Park bombing that killed 71 people has been arrested, Nigerian police said.
Faraj al-Shibli, who was suspected in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, has been found dead, a Libyan source says.
South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius was involved in a nightclub dispute with another patron this weekend, his spokeswoman says.
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who survived a Taliban attack, appeals to Boko Haram militants to lay down their weapons in Nigeria.
Nigerian police have arrested a man claiming to be Boko Haram's "chief butcher" in an area identified as the Balmo Forest of northeastern Nigeria.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, those that once fled war are returning to build a brighter future.
Fighting continued Monday as rival Libyan militias battled for Tripoli International Airport and the interim government said it was considering asking for international military help.
Nadine Gordimer, the Nobel Prize-winning South African author and anti-apartheid activist, died Sunday, her family said Monday. She was 90.
In a tucked away corner of Zanzibar's Stone Town, a shop sells unique and authentic crafts made on site.
Rival Libyan militias battled for Tripoli International Airport on Sunday, leaving nine people dead and 25 others wounded, the government said.
A television commercial that prompted complaints for its portrayal of a white woman feeding a young black boy like a dog will not be formally investigated, South Africa's advertising watchdog has ruled.
Militants with the Islamist group al-Shabaab stormed Somalia's presidential palace in Mogadishu before security forces thwarted them, said officials.
Here's a look at what you need to know about Somalia, an impoverished, war-torn eastern African country that borders the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean, Ethiopia and Kenya.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says sectarian and chauvinistic cultural leaders are behind weekend attacks that killed 90 people in western Uganda.
Two young entrepreneurs are making advertising go digital in Uganda.
The defense in the Oscar Pistorius murder case rested Tuesday, with closing arguments set for Aug. 7.
At least 88 people were killed in attacks over the weekend in western Uganda, a police spokesman said.
Sixty-three women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram last month in Nigeria escaped from their captors and have returned to their burnt village
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.
Video of Oscar Pistorius re-enacting how he says he killed his girlfriend was illegally obtained, a lawyer for the former Olympian said.
Kenya's top soccer referee, Aden Marwa, reveals his journey from the Kenya Premier League to this year's World Cup in Brazil.
Gunmen ambushed two areas in coastal Kenya early Sunday, leaving at least 22 people dead, authorities said.
For 460 days, they held her captive. They beat her, sexually assaulted her, kept her locked in a pitch-black room with chains around her ankles.
Nigerian military: Its forces killed over 50 fighters who'd tried to storm troops' bases and police stations in Borno state.
Authorities have arrested three women who have been secretly recruiting members for the female wing of Boko Haram, Nigeria's Defense Ministry said Friday.
A terrorist attack at the national Parliament building in the Somali capital killed six people and injured 12 more Saturday, authorities said.
Last year, on my third trip to the Central African Republic, I met Oumarou, a shy, soft-spoken boy who appeared to be far younger than the 13 years he said he was. He told me he had lived in a nearby village. He and his family had been asleep around dawn when strange men burst into their house. With machetes, they killed his father and brother.
Islamist militants killed one Somali lawmaker and wounded another in a drive-by shooting in the capital on Thursday morning, the third assassination of a Parliament member this year, police and a legislator said.
Oscar Pistorius' defense team highlights his disability and vulnerabilities at his murder trial Thursday.
Meet the Rolling Rockets, the skate soccer team made up of polio survivors.
Oscar Pistorius is depressed, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and is a suicide risk, mental health doctors concluded.
A cargo plane crashed into a commercial building shortly after takeoff from an airport in Nairobi, Kenya, early Wednesday, the country's airport authority said.
Here is a look at the life of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Oscar Pistorius was in a "loving and caring relationship" with Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend he is accused of murdering, the sprinter's agent testified.
Here's a look at the life of Oscar Pistorius, the South African double-amputee Olympic sprinter currently on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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.
A Sudanese government force destroyed a church Monday, ignoring the wails of nearby residents, witnesses told journalists working for CNN.
At least 15 people killed Tuesday in a suicide blast in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, which has been bedeviled by Boko Haram, witnesses say.
What a week it's been for Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who initially faced a death sentence after refusing to renounce her faith.
Suspected Islamic extremists on motorcycles spray gunfire into Nigerian homes and churches in an attack that killed more than 50 people, residents said.
Oscar Pistorius was not mentally incapacitated when he shot his girlfriend to death, a psychiatric assessment of the athlete has found.
Vintage clothes are proving a hit with fashionistas across Africa, as retro goes back to the future.
At least 30 people were killed Sunday in raids by Boko Haram Islamists on four villages in northeast Nigerian Borno state, residents and a priest said.
Shortly after Salwa Bugaighis posted the names of three security force members killed in Benghazi on Wednesday on her Facebook page, she became the fourth person to die in the Libyan city that day.
A Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for apostasy is now at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum with her family, her husband said.
South Sudan tops the list of world's most fragile nations, while the United States is among the countries that have worsened the most over the past year.
Source: The suspected mastermind of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, is expected to be in the U.S. as soon as this weekend.
Senegal's "Pink Lake" is an incredible sight, but it's a tough place to earn a living.
A Sudanese Christian woman who had been sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her faith and her husband were released from custody, the two told CNN.
An explosion in a parking lot at a crowded plaza in Nigeria's capital on Wednesday afternoon killed 21 people, an official says.
A ship's captain, kidnapped by Nigerian pirates in 2013, says he was told the money used to pay his ransom could have got to the terror group Boko Haram.
Polls opened in Libya on Wednesday in the country's second parliamentary elections since the fall of the Gadhafi regime in 2011.
A Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her faith -- and then released -- has been charged on two counts, her legal team said.
A Sudanese Christian woman released after a death sentence for refusing to renounce her faith was detained again, her legal team says.
Boko Haram Islamists abducted 60 females and killed 30 men in a raid last week in a northeastern Nigerian village, two sources say.
Men armed with guns and machetes attacked residents of a Kenyan village before dawn Tuesday, killing at least five people, witnesses told CNN.
A bomb blast Monday killed eight people and injured at least 12 others at a medical school in Kano, Nigeria, police said.