Is this the beginning of the end for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?
It is far from over yet. But there is, at last, hope that the end of the outbreak may be within sight.
Niger protesters burn churches in second day of Charlie riots
The clashes come a day after five people were killed in Niger in protests over French newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
Here's how Boko Haram could sway the result of Nigeria's general election
It is unclear whether more than one million people displaced by the militant group's insurgency will be able to vote.
Satellite images reveal full devastation of Boko Haram attack
Analysis of satellite images by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International shows the extent of attacks in northeastern Nigeria.
Uganda says LRA rebel to be handed to International Criminal Court
The LRA has been accused of abducting children to serve as fighters and sex slaves and mutilating prisoners.
Boko Haram's deadly attack in Baga: Survivors' stories
The full story of an attack that killed up to 2,000 people is only now beginning to emerge.
Here's what we know so far about Boko Haram's latest attack in Nigeria
Amnesty International said that the Baga attack this week may have been the 'deadliest in Boko Haram's history.'
Not a single foreign airline is willing to operate in Libya right now
That's how bad security has gotten in Libya. Turkish Airlines was the last hold out, and it just suspended all its flights to the country.
Surveying the unknown: Mozambique's epic struggle to free itself of landmines
More than 20 years after clearance efforts began, one of the world's most heavily mined countries has become something of a success story.
The 100-year story behind Boko Haram and Nigeria's conflict
In 1914, the then-British colony was transformed in a way that forged bitter rivalries between the Christian South and Muslim North.
Sudan expels two senior UN officials; UN says move 'unacceptable'
"The Secretary-General calls on the government of Sudan to reverse its decision immediately and urges it to cooperate fully with all United Nations entities present in Sudan," he added.
Two blasts kill at least 20 in restive northern Nigeria after weekend violence
Violence in the northeast is escalating ahead of Nigeria's general election in February.
At least 20 killed in Central Africa clashes
At least 20 people have been killed and dozens injured in the latest inter-ethnic clashes in the Central African Republic, police said on Monday.
Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off
Sunday's election pits a former Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali official against an incumbent who claims to defend the legacy of the 2011 revolution.
South Sudan activists release first list of victims killed in war
From a 14-month old toddler to a 105-year old grandmother: the first names of some of the tens of thousands killed in South Sudan were released Monday, one year since civil war began.
This Liberian man and his homemade guitar should be famous
Here's your daily dose of wow.
Sierra Leone just canceled Christmas — here's what's really happening
Sierra Leone, which has overtaken Liberia to become the country worst affected by Ebola, has recorded 1,319 new infections in the last three weeks.
South African newspapers are running out of cheesy blackout headlines
But residents cracking jokes to make it through the constant power outages are just getting started.
The US Senate is about to blow the lid off the CIA's tortured recent history
Details like sexual threats and other heinous torture techniques used by the CIA are about to go public. US security personnel around the world are gearing up for a possible backlash.
International Criminal Court drops war crimes case against Kenyan president
Kenya’s government has been widely criticized for 'non-cooperation' with prosecutors.
Al Shabaab gunmen kill 36 workers in northern Kenya
A string of terrorist attacks is putting pressure on the Kenyan government to increase security in areas outside the capital.
Meet the South African comedian replacing Jon Stewart on The Daily Show
Trevor Noah, one of his country's most popular comedians, will soon be among the most prominent faces on American TV.
This map shows you the countries where AIDS is the deadliest infectious disease
We mark World AIDS Day by highlighting the places where the disease is still a major killer.
The latest weapon in the fight against poachers: Puppies
Authorities in South Africa are training a new generation of dogs to track down and thwart rhino poachers.
Tanzania tries to break pattern of water failure
Part Four: After years of following a pattern familiar across the African continent, a new approach.
The country hit hardest by Ebola celebrates Thanksgiving, too
As the outbreak in Liberia turned a corner earlier this month, a day for counting blessings was especially poignant.
Tanzania's ambitious water project undercut by dueling economics
Part Three: The country's socialist history — compounded by present-day capitalism — meant trouble for a well-intentioned project to bring water to millions of people.
Sierra Leone Ebola burial workers dump bodies in the street to protest pay
Sierra Leone has become the biggest hotspot in the West African Ebola epidemic, which has killed nearly 5,500 people since March.
Occupy Kenya: Protesters march in Nairobi for an end to violence
A march and sit-in dubbed Tumechoka, meaning 'We are tired' in Swahili, protests government inaction in the face of rising insecurity and terrorism.
How a $1.42 billion project failed to bring water to this Tanzanian village
Part Two: The unprecedented World Bank-supported project is not keeping pace with population growth.
Tunisians vote for first freely elected president of post-Ben Ali era
'Now we are the only country in the Arab world who does not know who their president will be until after the vote is finished,' said Mouna Jeballi, a voter in Tunis.