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.
Some people would rather die of Ebola than stop hugging sick loved ones
Anthropologists argue that authorities and medical workers won't stop Ebola until they do more to help West Africans mourn.
100,000 Libyans flee fighting near Tripoli, UNHCR says
Most displaced people were living with local families but others were sleeping in schools, parks and non-residential buildings converted into emergency shelters.
These maps reveal how long you probably have to live
If you are in Japan, you've got some time. Not so much if you live in Chad.
A big deal in the ICC: 6 questions with GlobalPost's Tristan McConnell
Our senior correspondent in East Africa offers his thoughts on why the trial of Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta matters.
There's a new threat to endangered rhinos in South Africa
Like poaching, it could make some people very rich. Unlike poaching, it's legal.
Ebola could reach France and UK by the end of the month
"It's really a lottery," said Derek Gatherer of Britain's Lancaster University, an expert in viruses who has been tracking the epidemic.
Peace talks go nowhere as South Sudan's leaders blame everyone else
Those most responsible for the suffering are staying at luxury hotels, unable to agree during daytime negotiations but happy to mingle in the bar at night. Western supporters are getting fed up.
It doesn't get worse than this ruined town in South Sudan
Brutal, unforgiving violence has touched everyone in Malakal, a town that's seen the worst of South Sudan's civil war.
R&B star Akon performed inside a plastic bubble during a concert in DR Congo, but probably not because of Ebola
Africa + singer in bubble = Ebola. Obviously.
This tiny, distant village explains everything that is wrong with South Sudan right now
It's relatively safe in Pathai, so tens of thousands of South Sudanese are trying to get there.