The Islamic State claims to have captured the Libyan city of Sirte
The Islamic State group claimed to have seized full control Tuesday of the Libyan city of Sirte from the Fajr Libya militia, including a power plant, according to a US monitor.
New case of UN soldier accused of child sex abuse in Central African Republic
The new allegation came just a day after UN officials ordered an independent review of the organization's handling of alleged child sex abuse in the country.
More than 70 dead in Ghana petrol station fire
Many of the victims were searching for cover from the torrential rains flooding Accra, the capital.
10 transgender icons around the world who should be as famous as Caitlyn Jenner
All over the planet and in all sorts of fields, transgender women and men have earned their places in the limelight.
Burundi opposition to resume talks with government
Regional leaders still want to postpone the June 26 election.
WHO warns that the Ebola crisis isn't over
Officials say there could be another wave of infections.
Q & A: Why doesn't humanitarian assistance go to nurses?
During the Ebola outbreak, many frontline health workers went unpaid and underpaid. Jim Campbell heads up the Global Health Workforce Alliance, which works to find solutions.
Madagascar's parliament votes to dismiss president Hery Rajaonarimanpianina
Madagascar's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to dismiss the president for alleged constitutional violations and general incompetence.
Burundi's president is crowdfunding his unconstitutional re-election
Dozens have died in protests against Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term.
Demonstrator shot dead as protests spread outside Burundi capital
Police opened fire on a group of 100 protestors in a town about 40 miles southeast of Bujumbura.
Tunisian soldier kills 7 in barracks rampage
Authorities say the gunman had psychological problems and that the attack wasn't a terrorist act.
Gay marriage around the world
Ireland has voted to legalize same-sex marriage, joining 18 countries which have made, or are in the process of making the change.
Burundi protesters defy police crackdown
Parliamentary polls, initially set for May 26, have been postponed to June 5.
Thirty-five new Ebola cases hit Guinea and Sierra Leone
The spike in reported infections has dashed hopes that the deadly outbreak was almost finished.
A Texas hunter paid $350,000 to shoot and kill an endangered black rhino in Namibia
A US hunter who paid $350,000 to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia successfully shot the animal on Monday, saying that his actions would help protect the critically-endangered spe
Burundi demonstrators defy calls to end anti-government protests
Opposition groups say that President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term is unconstitutional.
Porn or pop? Ugandan singer on trial for music video
Jemimah Kansiime could spend 10 years in jail thanks to a new law that critics say so loosely defines pornography it encourages public attacks on women wearing skimpy clothes.
Al Shabaab somehow sounds levelheaded in this amazing exchange with Burundi's president
The terrorist organization briefly made some sense over the weekend.
Burundi president sacks key advisers in wake of coup attempt
Pierre Nkurunziza replaces his defense, foreign and trade ministers.
Burundi president warns protesters as coup attempt fails
After 48 hours of heavy fighting, coup leaders admit defeat.
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.