Ebola is back in Liberia
A teenager has died in Liberia in the first such death since the country was declared free of the virus in September, an official said Tuesday.
The trouble in Mali really began in early 2012
That’s when a Tuareg rebel group began carving out territory in northern Mali, taking control of several major cities.
Mali hunts suspects after deadly hotel siege
Mali was hunting Saturday for suspects wanted over the jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left 19 people dead, mostly foreigners, as the president warned that no one in the world could hide from terrorism.
Putin seeks global anti-terrorism fight after 19 killed in Mali attack
Six Russians were among those killed in Mali, three weeks after a Russian airliner was downed over Egypt by what Moscow and Western governments say was a bomb.
The new front line in the fight against HIV: 'Sugar daddies'
The sugar daddy phenomenon is a transactional relationship in which a young woman has sex with an older, wealthier man in exchange for gifts or money.
Largest diamond in over a century found in Botswana
A 1,111 carat 'high quality diamond' is only second in size to the Cullinan diamond, which was unearthed in South Africa in 1905.
Possibly the worst El Niño ever is coming. And there's little aid groups can do about it
El Niño puts 11 million children in East and Southern Africa at risk of disease, hunger and lack of water, according to UNICEF.
Pope Francis might become the first modern pontiff to visit an active war zone
Could the Pope help bring peace to Central African Republic? That depends on how bad the fighting gets.
Rap is resistance in slave-owning Mauritania
'Rap RIM' is influenced by neighboring Senegal — a cultural force — but the subject matter is distinctly local.
Sausages, ham cause cancer, red meat 'probably' too
Sausages, ham and other processed meats cause bowel cancer, and red meat "probably" does too, a UN agency warned Monday, in a potentially heavy blow for the fast-growing livestock industry.
Want to get high abroad? There’s a travel guide for you
It contains practical, foolhardy, and sometimes harrowing stories of the search for weed in the world’s unlikeliest corners.
Tanzania has figured out a way to make charcoal and save trees at the same time
In a country where millions use charcoal for cooking fuel and its trade supports more than a million jobs, a new project aims to produce the stuff without decimating forests.
Here is what's happening in Benghazi these days
Libya is deeply divided and still at war.
Campaigning against slavery can get you locked up in Mauritania
'Liberty is the most important thing. Even if I don’t eat, I am still free.'
'Slaves by the will of God': Why Mauritania has the highest percentage of slaves in the world
While slaves here aren’t physically chained, many remain imprisoned by deep psychological bonds, as well as crippling poverty.
Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in 30 years. Can the government stop famine this time?
The UN says 7.5 million Ethiopians, out of a population of 94 million, are now going hungry and need food aid.
Tunisians awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
The North African country that launched the Arab Spring continues to be an example for the whole world.
Trawlers from China and Russia are threatening to destroy West African fishing communities
Local fisherman are no match for the European and Asian trawlers pulling enormous hauls of seafood from the same Atlantic fishing grounds.
Homo naledi: Newly discovered human ancestor made tools, climbed trees and walked upright
Bones from the feet and hands of an extinct species of early man reveal a versatile ancestor who climbed trees, walked upright, and made tools, two studies showed on Tuesday.
Women and girls in South Sudan are being held as sex slaves in 'rape camps'
The plight of perhaps thousands of South Sudanese women and girls has remained hidden until now.
GlobalPost announces yearlong war reporting initiative, 'Longreads on Conflict'
The series will deliver long-form journalism that shines a light on the Middle East’s most dangerous conflicts and tells the human stories of war at a critical time in our history.
Over 4,500 migrants rescued off Libya in one day
Twenty-one rescue operations Saturday picked up more than 4,500 people off the Libyan coast, according to the Italian coastguard, as calm seas sparked a flurry of attempts at the perilous Mediterranean boat crossing.
Even a dusty outpost at the edge of the Sahara Desert has taken in Syrian refugees
Isolated Mauritania is a rare country where the borders remain wide open.
The world lost enough trees last year to fill North Dakota
New satellite data reveals a rapid loss of tropical forests in Cambodia, parts of west Africa and Madagascar, and the Gran Chaco region of South America.
'Microbes' are making life hell in Ivory Coast's biggest city
Child criminals are committing serious crimes. The interior minister says they're traumatized, but not everyone's sympathetic.
Muslim leaders are trying to change the way Kenya fights terrorism
The Kenyan government is accused of collectively punishing Muslims for the actions of a few.
It's official. Earth just had its hottest month ever recorded
How long before July 2015 loses the title?
Africa has been 'exporting brains.' Now it's trying to lure them back
A common path for ambitious Africans involves heading to Britain or the United States for college, earning degrees at top schools — and then staying overseas.
Tampon tax is real. Women everywhere pay their governments extra to have periods
How exactly do women pay to have periods? And which countries make them do it? Read on, sisters.
These are the best places to be a breastfeeding mother
Happy World Breastfeeding Week!
Over 200 migrants feared drowned off Libya
Over 200 migrants attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean were feared to have drowned Wednesday after their overcrowded fishing boat capsized off Libya.