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.
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.