Is the desert as deadly as the sea for Europe-bound migrants?
More than 100,000 people may try to traverse Niger's vast desert to reach North Africa and Europe this year.
The fight for Burundi played out on its radio stations
Control of the message beaming out on radios across Burundi was key to an attempted coup, and its defeat.
President back in Burundi after coup attempt: office
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza arrived back in the country Thursday, a day after a coup was declared while he was in Tanzania for regional talks, his office said.
Coup target in Burundi banned group jogging, and sentenced violators to life in prison.
Jogging has never been so revolutionary.
After Ebola, will a pledge to improve health systems be realized?
Ebola revealed how understaffed and under-resourced many countries' health systems are.
What happens next in Burundi could transform the whole region
Burundi's president faces a coup after trying for unconstitutional third term. Leaders in neighboring countries, also up against term limits, are watching closely.
Top Burundi general launches coup against president
The move follows weeks of violent protests that erupted after President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a third term.
Burundi army stages coup, says it has formed transitional government
A representative of the military said President Pierre Nkurunziza violated the constitution by running for a third term.
It's official: WHO says Liberia is Ebola-free
The World Health Organization has declared Liberia Ebola-free, hailing the 'monumental' achievement in the West African country where the virus has killed more than 4,700 people.
Explorers say Captain Kidd's pirate treasure found off Madagascar
But UN officials express concerns about the treasure hunters methods.
Burundi protests continue as African Union warns against election
At least four people were killed as President Pierre Nkurunziza vowed to seek a third term.
Burundi president confirms he will seek third term
Pierre Nkurunziza is ignoring massive protests and defying international pressure to run for re-election.
Starved survivors tell stories of hell as Boko Haram hostages
At least 10 to 15 rescued women are in the early to mid-stages of pregnancy.
Burundi protests as court clears president's third term bid
The judges reportedly had received death threats before the ruling.
Burundi police open fire on protestors as truce ends
At least 10 have been killed and almost 600 arrested since protests began April 26.
'No mercy' if French troops guilty of child sex abuse: Hollande
France's defense ministry says it's not trying to cover up the investigation.
UN experts say unrest threatens Burundi's fragile democracy
Opposition leaders say Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third straight term goes against both the constitution and a peace deal that ended a civil war in 2006.
More than 20,000 people are fleeing a police crackdown in Burundi
At least 7 people have so far been killed during protests against the president's effort to seek a third term.
UN slams 'dire conditions' at Libyan detention centers
Officials fear that the combination of rising temperatures, mosquitoes and poor ventilation could spread disease.
Africa isn't very happy with South Africa
A spate of xenophobic attacks has tarnished South Africa's image on the continent.
Dozens of troops killed in Boko Haram attack on Niger army
The exact number of casualties has yet to be determined.
The cost of Europe's failed migrant rescue policy: 1,694 lives and counting
Fewer rescue boats means more deaths.
Sierra Leone hunts Ebola quarantine escapees
The country has seen its rate of infection fall in the last few months.
Placing a dollar figure on health, following Ebola
GroundTruth fellow Caelainn Hogan traveled to Washington to see how financial leaders are internalizing the lessons learned from the Ebola crisis.
Mediterranean migrant deaths soar in 2015
There have been 1,300 deaths in April alone, making it the deadliest month on record.
These activists are risking everything to save the environment
'They follow me. They threaten to kill me, to kidnap me, they threaten my family. That is what we face.'
IS video shows purported executions of Ethiopian Christians in Libya
On a 29-minute video, a masked fighter in black brandishing a pistol makes a statement threatening Christians if they do not convert to Islam.
700 Liberian Ebola workers protest for hazard pay
'We took risks so we deserve our benefits,' demonstrators chanted.
As the Middle East’s newest democracy, Tunisia can take economic lessons from Turkey
Commentary: After the Arab Spring, Tunisia has moved swiftly toward democracy, but its economic growth lags.
A rare and surprising moment of legal accountability in Chad serves notice across Africa
Commentary: Convictions for torture and murder are seen as ‘remarkable victory’ for victims in an unstable country.
More than 170 migrants rescued off Tunisia
The Italian coastguard said it helped close to 3,000 people stranded in the Mediterranean over the weekend.