According to the U.N., nearly 40,000 refugees have fled Burundi to neighboring Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the last month, amid protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term.
Meet the Vodou Priestess Summoning Healing Spirits in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Broadly teams up with Academy Award-winning director, Lucy Walker in search of healing in Haiti. We travel to the heart of Port-au-Prince, Haiti to join Priestess Manbo Katy as she summons the spirits to help heal her community. (Vice)
Second American Ebola Patient To Arrive In U.S. Tuesday
Sources told NBC News Nancy Writebol, one of the two Americans who were infected with Ebola in Liberia, is expected to arrive in the United States on Tuesday morning to be treated at an Atlanta hospital. The other American, Dr. Kent Brantly, is already at the hospital and said to be improving.
The Liberian government says it will receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug to treat doctors in the West African country. The U.S. government confirmed that it had put Liberian officials in touch with the maker of ZMapp, and referred additional questions to Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc.
The UN Human Rights Commission is calling attention to some three hundred thousand refugees who have escaped conflict and famine from neighbouring Somalia. Having settled in Dadaab camp, these Somali refugees are divided on whether to return to their homeland.
At Least 39 Dead in Monday Insurgent Attack in North Nigeria
A hospital morgue source said on Tuesday, a suspected Boko Haram insurgent attack on a state capital in northeast Nigeria on Monday killed at least 39 people, giving the first reported death toll from the violence. The source said 33 of the dead were policemen and six were soldiers, while 20 militants also died in their raid on Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state.
Libyan Government Bans Palestinians, Syrians, Sudanese From Entry
Libya's interior minister said, the country's official government has banned Palestinians, Syrians and Sudanese from entry because their countries are undermining the oil producing nation's security. The government of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni runs only a rump state in eastern Libya after a rival group seized Tripoli in the summer, setting ups its own parliament and a government not recognized by world powers.
West African Leaders Considering Regional Force to Fight Boko Haram
Ghana's President John Mahama said on Friday, West African leaders are considering creating a military force to fight Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants and will hold a regional summit next week to discuss the issue. Mahama, who chairs regional body ECOWAS, told a news conference, "We cannot fight terrorism alone.
Somalia's president signed into law the Convention on the Rights of the Child on January 20. Somalia’s children continue to face daily challenges posed by conflict, displacement, malnutrition and disease. One in seven die before reaching the age of five and fewer than half of the children attend school. Abdulaziz Billow reports from Mogadishu on what, if anything, this new law will do to help improve the lives of the youngest Somalis.
Ebola survivors continue to face stigma and discrimination in Liberia as the epidemic declines. A group called Young Life has taken up the task to psychologically rehabilitate survivors, some of whom still suffer health problems.
South African Family Reunited after 17-Year Kidnapping Mystery
Morne and Celeste Nurse only knew their daughter, Zephany, for three days before she was taken from the hospital. Recently, one of their other daughters, Cassidy, came home with some remarkable news: there was a girl that resembled her at school. It turned out Zephany was living just a few miles away.