Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said the past decade had seen a significant rise in extremism in Africa, as six African heads of state gathered in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday for an African Union counter-terrorism summit.
Elton McDonald has come out from underground to tell the world his hidden digs in the woods near York University was a labour of love. The gaps in the story of the mysterious 10-metre-long tunnel, as well as who dug it, are starting to be filled in. Scaring the city or creating a riddle, he promised, was never the 22-year-old construction worker’s intention.
Nigeria’s Ogonis Divided Over Resuming Oil Production
More than two decades ago, Nigeria’s Ogoni people forced Shell oil company to cease drilling on their land, saying it was polluting the environment. Now, some Ogonis say it’s time for the oil to flow once again.
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.
Cash Brings Some Relief to Oil-Polluted Nigerian Community
A pair of oil spills in 2008 and 2009 polluted the waters around the town of Bodo, in Nigeria’s southern Rivers State. A settlement between the Shell oil company and the affected community that was negotiated in January put cash in the pockets of townspeople, but it did not undo the environmental damage to the area around Bodo.
Israeli Prime Minister Takes Case Against Iran Nuclear Deal to Congress
Benjamin Netanyahu makes a controversial and long-awaited speech to Congress Tuesday. He's expected to warn lawmakers of the consequences of a nuclear deal with Iran, saying any agreement risks his country's security. Nancy Cordes reports from Capitol Hill, where an overflow crowd is expected for the Israeli leader.
Nigeria's Boko Haram Releases Beheading Video Echoing Islamic State
Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent of footage from Islamic State.
South African Street Dance Aims to Go Professional
Street Beat, a new program of the South African 'Dance Umbrella' festival, chose 12 street dance groups to showcase their work. 'Pantsula' is a style born in the townships in the 90s and becoming increasingly professional.
Fighting in Sudan's South Kordofan Fuels Mass Displacement
Heavy fighting in Sudan's South Kordofan state is causing hundreds of thousands to flee into uncertain conditions. Local aid organizations estimate as many as 400,000 civilians have been internally displaced since the conflict began more than three years ago, while another 250,000 have fled across the border to refugee camps in South Sudan.
Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy Driving Animals Away from Humans
In Laikipia, Kenyan rangers are driving game farther into a 36,000 hectare conservancy to protect the animals from conflict with encroaching humans. Lenny Ruvaga went along as wildlife officials used trucks and helicopters in the Ol Pejeta conservancy to protect game from being killed by locals either for food or protection. He brings us this report.