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4 soldiers, 6 militants die in Al-Shabaab attack, Somali police official says updated 843 days ago

At least 10 people, including four Somali soldiers, were killed in an attack by Al-Shabaab forces on an army checkpoint near Baidoa, and two other people were killed Friday in bomb attacks in the country, officials said.

Woven wonders from water weeds and waste updated 843 days ago

Water hyacinths grow in abundance in many Nigerian waterways. Perhaps a nuisance to locals, but one Nigerian entrepreneur saw a business opportunity.

2 suicide bombers attempt New Year attacks in Nigerian city of Gombe, witnesses say updated 844 days ago

Several people were hurt when a suicide bomber struck outside a church in the Nigerian city of Gombe, witnesses said, hours after a separate botched attack.

15 killed in Boko Haram raid, Nigerian villagers say updated 845 days ago

At least 15 people were killed by Boko Haram fighters during a raid on a village in northern Nigeria near Chibok, local residents told CNN.

Intimate photos celebrate South Africa's eccentric cyclists updated 845 days ago

'Bicycle Portraits' celebrates the intimate relationship between South Africans and the bikes they depend on every day.

U.S. strike in Somalia targets Al-Shabaab updated 846 days ago

The United States conducted an airstrike Monday in Somalia against Al-Shabaab, said Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary.

Somalia: Al-Shabaab intelligence chief captured updated 849 days ago

Somali government forces on Saturday captured a top commander of the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, two of the country's military officials said.

Boko Haram blamed in 23 Cameroon deaths updated 849 days ago

At least 23 people were killed in a Boko Haram attack in the Mozogo district in Cameroon's Far North Region, an official said.

Girl, 13: Boko Haram tried to force me to become a suicide bomber updated 850 days ago

A 13-year-old Nigerian girl says her father handed her over to Islamist militants to become a suicide bomber but she fled as two other girls set off bombs.

Al-Shabaab: Attack on base was revenge for U.S. airstrike updated 850 days ago

Al-Shabaab said it attacked an African Union military base in Somalia on Thursday in retaliation for a U.S. airstrike that killed their leader near Barawe in September.

Officials: 5 militants, 3 soldiers killed during attack on AU base in Somalia updated 851 days ago

Somalia's militant Islamist group Al-Shabaab raids the country's largest military base for African Union troops.

Tunisia Fast Facts updated 852 days ago

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

Postcards from home: documenting Nigeria's floating community updated 852 days ago

Photographer Sulayman Afose is building a reputation as a photographic chronicler of one of Nigeria's most famous slums.

'What I learned from freediving with great white sharks' updated 852 days ago

He's one of the few people to ever freedive with great white sharks. Meet Andre Hartman, South Africa's self-taught shark expert.

Bus station bombing kills 20 in Nigerian city updated 853 days ago

A bomb killed at least 20 people at a bus station in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe, officials say.

Algeria: Leader of group that beheaded French hiker is killed updated 853 days ago

The Algerian military says it has killed the leader of a terror group that beheaded French hiker Herve Gourdel.

Parents of kidnapped Nigeria schoolgirl: 'The pain is indescribable' updated 853 days ago

Samuel Yaga, a mechanic, was making a routine repair on a client's car when his phone rang. It was a phone call that would change his life forever.

CDC director warns against Ebola complacency updated 854 days ago

The number of Ebola cases in West Africa has not reached worst-case scenario predictions, but until it drops to zero, the world remains at risk, the CDC director said Monday.

Are school meals the new gourmet cuisine in Tanzania? updated 854 days ago

With the help of an army of Tanzania's finest senior citizens, one woman is on a mission to put traditional foods back on the menu.

U.N. warns over DR Congo violence as villagers flee ax, machete attacks updated 856 days ago

Scores of people have been killed in attacks in the Beni area of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations and Human Rights Watch said.

Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185 women and children, kills 32 people updated 858 days ago

Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185 women and children, and kills 32 people, targeting men with shootings.

Boko Haram: A bloody insurgency, a growing challenge updated 858 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 859 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 859 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 859 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 861 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 864 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 865 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 865 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 865 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 865 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 866 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 866 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 866 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 867 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 867 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 867 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 867 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 868 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 868 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 868 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 871 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 871 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 871 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 872 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.

This backpack was trash. Now it's a life-saving schoolbag for kids updated 872 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 873 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 873 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 874 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 874 days ago

What exactly is the Al-Shabaab network?

Deadly suicide blast, Boko Haram attack in northeastern Nigeria updated 875 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 875 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 875 days ago

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

The smuggler turned safari king updated 875 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 877 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 877 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 878 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 878 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 878 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 879 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 880 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 880 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 882 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 883 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 884 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 885 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 887 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 888 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 890 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 892 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 892 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 892 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 893 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 893 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 894 days ago

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

Musclemen: 'Strength, power, pride' updated 895 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 895 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 896 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 898 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 899 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 900 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 900 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 900 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 901 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 902 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 903 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 904 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 904 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 905 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 906 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 906 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 907 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 908 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 908 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 908 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 908 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 909 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 909 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 909 days ago

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