A military source and witnesses said on Monday, Boko Haram killed dozens of civilians and at least 11 soldiers when the militants took control of a Nigerian town and army base on the shores of Lake Chad at the weekend.
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)
Runaway Sierra Leone Ebola Patient Dies In Ambulance
A Sierra Leone Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment center and took her to a traditional healer, died in an ambulance on the way to hospital, a health official said.
CDC Director Warns Ebola Outbreak is 'Spiraling Upward'
After touring many of the Ebola-affected West African nations, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, plans to brief national leaders Wednesday on the Ebola crisis. He joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts from CDC headquarters in Atlanta to give an update on the Ebola epidemic.
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.
For 10 days now there have been reports from Africa that those hundreds of school girls abducted by Boko Haram extremists last Spring would be released. But the girls remain in captivity. And, another 30 adolescents were reportedly abducted in Nigeria on Sunday.
South African Lawmakers Berate Speaker Over Zuma Home Upgrade
South African lawmakers chanted "you must go" at National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete on Thursday as they aired corruption allegations over a state-funded security upgrade to President Jacob Zuma's home. Opposition politicians accused Mbete, a member of the ruling African National Congress of bias after she postponed a debate on the 23 million dollar state-funded upgrade.
Liberia Will Be Ebola-Free by Christmas, Says President
Liberia's president on Monday urged her countrymen to double their efforts to reach the government's goal of having zero new Ebola cases by Dec. 25, a target some experts have described as highly ambitious.
South Sudan Children Survive on Waterlilies as Crisis Escalates
The U.N. children's agency warned on Friday that around 1 million children in South Sudan have been forced to flee their homes since conflict erupted a year ago, some are surviving on waterlily roots, and there may be famine next year.
Boko Haram Militants Using Child Bombers in Nigeria Attacks
Islamic militant group Boko Haram is on a violent rampage across Nigeria with the goal of creating an Islamic state in Africa. Two separate attacks over the weekend left more than 20 dead, and both used child suicide bombers.