With the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, new questions are being raised about the disease. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook joins "CBS This Morning" to separate facts from fiction.
South African Prosecutor Wins Anti-Corruption Award
Anti-corruption body Transparency International named South African lawyer Thuli Madonsela as the winner of its integrity award for 2014 on Friday, citing her investigations into graft allegations at every level - all the way up the president. Madonsela, one of the team who drafted South Africa's post-apartheid constitution, was appointed public protector by President Jacob Zuma in 2009.
Nigeria Reaches Deal With Boko Haram Over Abducted Girls
A presidency source said on Friday, Nigeria's government has reached a deal with Islamic militant group Boko Haram for a cease-fire and the release of around 200 girls kidnapped six months ago from a school in the northeast town of Chibok.
Storymoja Fest Celebrates Flourishing African Literature
In September, writers and readers gathered at Storymoja, an annual literary festival in Africa. A celebration of books and ideas, it was also a time to remember Ghanaian poet Kofi Awooner, one of the 67 victims of the Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi one year ago.
Mozambique's main opposition group Renamo on Friday rejected as fraudulent results showing the ruling Frelimo party had won national elections but African observers endorsed the vote as largely free and acceptable. Renamo spokesman Antonio Muchanga told Reuters, "We don't accept the results...the results should be annulled and new elections held."
Six Months After Girls Abducted, Nigerians Protest Near President's House
Protesters demanding the release of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped six months ago by Islamist militants, demonstrated infront of the president's home on Tuesday, urging the government to do more to free them.
Nigeria's former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari declared he would run for president on Wednesday, criticising President Goodluck Jonathan's administration for corruption and failing to tackle the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.
Kenya's Alo Mazrui to be Laid to Rest in Ancestral Home
Renowned African scholar, Professor Ali Mazrui will be laid to rest at his ancestral home in Kenya. Despite spending most of his adult life abroad, he wanted to be buried next to his parents in Mombasa. In Kenya, those who knew him spoke of a man of great wisdom and courage.
At least 3,700 children in West Africa have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the outbreak began this summer, according to UNICEF estimates. AP followed three siblings orphaned in Monrovia, struggling to get by and to stay together.
International Prosecutors Accuse Kenya of Withholding Evidence Against President
International prosecutors accused the Kenyan government on Tuesday of failing to hand over phone and bank records they said would help them show President Uhuru Kenyatta paid collaborators to take part in post-election violence in 2007. Kenyatta denies charges of co-orchestrating the wave of violence in which 1,200 people were killed and a government representative dismissed the prosecutors' allegations.
Somali, African Troops Deploy Inside Former Rebel Stronghold
Somalia's army and African troops deployed forces on Monday inside a strategic port which they retook from Islamist rebels at the weekend, promising residents they would be protected. The force of African Union peacekeepers and the Somali National Army said on Sunday they had driven out al Shabaab militants without a fight from Barawe, a stronghold used by rebels to ship in guns and generate cash from charcoal exports.
Nigeria's Boko Haram 'Leader' Appears in New Video
French news agency AFP reported on Thursday a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video, contradicting Nigerian military reports that he had been killed. Screen grabs of the video, seen by Reuters, show a figure in boots and combat fatigues who looks a lot like the man claiming to be Shekau in previous videos.
South African State Union Demands 15 Percent Pay Raise
South Africa's top public health worker union said on Wednesday it wanted a 15 percent across-the-board wage increase and would begin a series of protest marches over poor government services this week. National Education Health & Allied Workers Union, which has around 280,000 members, said in a statement there was a public health "crisis" in Africa's most developed economy because of government outsourcing.
Nigeria's Campaigning President Says 'Turning Tide' Against Islamists
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Wednesday the army was turning the tide against Boko Haram Islamists and he trumpeted his government's achievements in what sounded like a bid for re-election just months before a presidential poll. The Feb. 14 vote looks set to be Nigeria's least one-sided since the end of military rule in 1999.
At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the United Nations has said. The figure of the number of Ebola orphans follows a two-week assessment mission by the UN children's agency to the three countries worst-affected by the outbreak.
Rwanda Court's Forgotten Men Pose Challenge to International Justice
Justin Mugenzi was legally cleared of any role in Rwanda's 1994 genocide. But an oversight in the international justice system means he remains a virtual prisoner in a United Nations safe house in the eastern African state of Tanzania.