Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan capital
Former rebels and government soldiers exchanged fire on Sunday, two days after gun battles left at least 150 fighters dead.
DJs worldwide give new life to an archive of 35,000 African songs
A massive archive of African songs has been opened up to musicians, the first of its kind.
What it's like to be married to the men doing 'the most dangerous conservation job in the world'
The rangers' jobs are difficult, to be sure. But sometimes the work is even harder on their wives.
Zika strain from Americas outbreak spreads in Africa for first time
The so-called Asian strain of the virus, which has infected some 1.5 million people in Brazil, was detected in Cape Verde through the sequencing of Zika cases in the island nation.
West Africa pirates who once saw oil tankers as the top prize are having to rethink their business
Energy prices have dropped dramatically. That's cut deeply into the profits of pirates who used to make quick cash commandeering oil tankers.
China is building its first overseas military base in Djibouti — right next to a key US one
The former French colony is viewed as offering some of the most prime military real estate on the planet.
One of Africa's most active volcanoes is showing new signs of life
When the volcano last erupted in 2002, it displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Now, it's rumbling again.
Soccer could be a 7-year-old's way out of Burkina Faso's dangerous gold mines
From as young as 7, kids dig for bits of gold in makeshift mines and are exposed to dangerous mercury. That's where soccer comes in.
Three awesome African street artists you should know about
These graffiti artists are working to get the continent's street-art community more visibility.
Libya now has three governments, none of which can actually govern
A new unity government finally takes office in Tripoli, after powerful militias had warned it to stay away.
Libya now has three governments, none of which are able to govern
The next few weeks will be crucial in deciding Libya’s fate.
Burundi’s last civil war killed 300,000. A new one is coming
Once again, Burundi is spiraling toward civil war.
Uber is expanding in Africa — and so are anti-Uber protests
In Nairobi this week, an Uber driver's car was torched. Again.
How ‘rescuing’ Swaziland’s elephants triggered controversy about US zoos
The zoos called it a rescue mission. Many conservationists disagree.
The Hague finally convicts someone for using rape as a weapon of war
What took so long?
American fast-food chains are invading Africa
Five years ago, Ivory Coast was in a civil war. Now residents of its economic capital can get a Whopper Jr. with fries (hold the pickle).
Mozambique fears a return to war
The country had defied its traumatic past, but an escalating political crisis is threatening its future.
Thieves are robbing the graves of Sierra Leone's Ebola victims
There's deep outrage over the thefts in a nation still healing from devastation caused by the deadly virus.
How a mild stimulant generates hundreds of millions of dollars a year
'To really understand khat you have to chew it.'
Albinos are still regularly hunted and killed for their body parts
There's a lucrative trade in albino body parts, which are sold for use in witchcraft in Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique.
Gene holds key to (no) grey hair
Dyeing one's hair may no longer be the only option for keeping grey at bay, scientists said Tuesday in announcing the discovery of a gene that makes hair lose its luster.
How 'Mad Max: Fury Road' caused actual fury in the world's oldest desert
Residents and environmentalists say the Oscar-lavished film crew damaged the fragile desert ecosystem in Namibia.
Elephants trampling your crops? Release the bees
Why a Ugandan opposition leader has been arrested 5 times this month
Kizza Besigye, detained repeatedly over the past week, says that recent elections were rigged.
The 2016 World Press Photo winners — in pictures
The topics range from the war in Syria to the illegal ivory trade in many parts of Africa.
Will Uganda's 'Museveni babies' vote out the only president they've ever known?
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is unapologetically seeking a fifth term in office.
Rwanda wants to kick out all its Burundi refugees
This is Rwanda's reaction after the UN and US accused it of arming refugees to help in attacks against the Burundian government.
A timeline of Zika's origin and global spread
Have you lost track of how the virus became a threat? Here's a quick look at where it came from.
10 million African children are now obese or overweight
It's a familiar story: As more families move to the city, children get less physical exercise and eat more sugary and fatty foods.
Tunisia might be facing its biggest test yet
It will all come down to how the government responds to a repeat of the events that launched the Arab Spring five years ago.
Planet shatters warming records, 2015 hottest 'by far'
Blistering heat blanketed the Earth last year like never before, making 2015 by far the hottest year in modern times and raising new concerns about the accelerating pace of climate change.