Meet the Tunisian fisherman saving the lives of migrants at sea
EU countries are cutting back on search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean, leaving the job up to fishermen like Kamel Ben Ramdan.
The claim that illegal ivory is funding a major terror group in Africa may not be true
Media, activists, politicians and even Hollywood have all repeated the story of Al Shabaab's lucrative ivory trade. But some experts on the ground are doubtful.
Since #BringBackOurGirls, Boko Haram has only gotten stronger
The world was outraged by the kidnap of hundreds of schoolgirls, but a spate of attacks in recent weeks shows the Islamist group is growing bolder still.
Band Aid reboots iconic charity song to fight Ebola, proves stereotypes about 'Africa' haven't changed in 30 years
"Do They Know It's Christmas" is as offensive now as it was in 1984.
IRC warns of 'unspeakable' suffering in South Sudan
The report came as South Sudan's government and rebels accused each other of breaking a new ceasefire agreement.
This video perfectly sums up what's wrong with people who want to 'save Africa'
Please remember, Africa is NOT a country.
The revolution in Burkina Faso is a huge deal. Here's what you need to know about it
International pressure is on for a swift transfer of power into civilian hands. But will it happen?
Tunisia may be a democracy now, but its jihadist problem is not going away
The country has a history of moderation, so why are so many young men turning to extremism?
'One game too far': the downfall of Burkina Faso's president
Blaise Compaore had hoped to outmaneuver his rivals one more time.
Scientists call for more African-led research and development
Experts say that HIV prevention research should be growing in the places that bear the biggest burden of the disease.
Burkina Faso president resigns, calls for 90-day transition
Huge crowds had gathered to demand the president's resignation after a day of violent protests on Thursday.
Protesters in Burkina Faso burn parliament, demand president's resignation
Lawmakers had been due to vote on Thursday on a government plan to change the constitution to allow President Blaise Compaore to stand for re-election next year.
5 interesting things about Zambia's new leader that have nothing to do with his skin color
For example, the interim president isn't actually eligible to run for president.
Meet the African leaders who would rather die than give up power
As Zambia’s president dies in office, protesters in Burkina Faso are trying to stop their own leader from doing the same.
11 things you should know about Liberia that have nothing to do with Ebola
Liberians are people, not viruses.
Tunisia stands apart as an Arab Spring success story. Here's what it did differently
One revolution and two elections later, it is a very different country than it was four years ago.
This new mobile app helps track the Ebola epidemic
IBM says it can create a range of maps to track needs and problems, to better allow health workers and governments tackle them.
Tunisia is the birthplace of the Arab Spring. So why are so many Tunisians uninterested in voting?
A precarious security situation and flat economy has left many wondering what they fought for.
Half of Ebola victims have died. But half also survived. Their portraits are incredibly moving
Getty photographer John Moore has been capturing some of the most devastating, heart-wrenching, and sometimes hopeful images of the Ebola crisis.
Tunisian security forces kill 6 after standoff with militants
The military has cracked down hard on militants in the run up to Sunday's parliamentary election.
WHO expects around 200,000 Ebola vaccine doses for use in West Africa by mid-2015
Researchers are already testing two candidate vaccines from GlaxoSmithKline and NewLink Genetics.
This map shows which is the deadliest infectious disease where you live
'Tuberculosis' and 'AIDS' aren't trending on Twitter, but they probably should be.
How cell phones can help predict where Ebola will break out next
Text messages, airline bookings and tweets could predict the path of the outbreak.
Spanish nurse cleared of Ebola
Teresa Romero, who was hospitalized on Oct. 6 at the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, has tested negative for the deadly virus.
Mozambique's got some of the best bad taxidermy you'll ever see
The Natural History Museum of Maputo might have one of the creepiest collections in the world.
Ebola hysteria is going viral. Don't fall for these 5 myths
Switch off the television and read this instead.
Mozambique could elect 'Rambo' as the country's next president this week
An aging rebel has captured the imagination of this booming country’s frustrated youth.
Liberian health workers to strike over better working conditions amid Ebola crisis
A meeting to resolve their grievances on Oct. 10 ended in a deadlock with the government refusing the meet their demands.
First US Ebola infection sparks fears about safety protocols
A Texas health care worker has become the first person to contract Ebola on American soil.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon in strife-hit Libya for surprise visit
Clashes between rival militias in Libya have driven an estimated 287,000 people from their homes, according to the UN.
These photos of Ebola victims' grieving families are utterly tragic
More than 4,000 have died. None of their bodies could be held after death.