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.
Rwanda’s disappearing dissidents
Emile Gafirita said he had evidence that Paul Kagame ordered the shooting down of the Rwandan presidential plane 20 years ago. And then he disappeared.
The World Bank's water failure in Tanzania
Part One: Seven years and $1.4 billion into an unprecedented, World Bank-backed collaboration to improve water access in Tanzania, a grand experiment in development aid has achieved few of its goals.
Burkina Faso names army Colonel Isaac Zida as prime minister
Western diplomats had advised against Zida's nomination, hoping interim President Michel Kafando would instead name a civilian figure to head the government.
Our love for things that cause climate change could mean the end of life with chocolate
The wake-up call we probably needed.
A giant pair of sunglasses is being called an insult to the memory of Nelson Mandela
One writer called the project 'a pathetic appropriation of commemoration as cover for a commercial promotion.'
Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola at Nebraska hospital
Salia, 44, was the third Ebola patient treated by the Nebraska hospital and the 10th known case of the virus in the United States.
Ebola-infected Sierra Leone doctor 'extremely ill' in US
Meanwhile, world leaders at the G20 summit said they were prepared 'to do what is necessary to ensure the international effort can extinguish the outbreak.'
60 Seconds on Earth: Fighting Ebola with a megaphone and motorbike (VIDEO)
A traditional storyteller in Mali has turned his moped into a mobile loudspeaker to teach as many people as possible how to avoid the virus.
Liberia ends its Ebola state of emergency following drop in new cases
The Liberian government said new cases had dropped from a daily peak of more than 500 to around 50, confirming tentative announcements by experts worldwide of an apparent slowdown.
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.