The FBI needs your tips to track down the newest fugitive added to its Most Wanted Terrorists list, Liban Haji Mohamed. A reward of up to $50000 is available for information leading to Mohamed's arrest.
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.
African Environmental Heroes You Need to Know About
In the Oscar-nominated documentary “Virunga,” national park ranger Andre Bauma risks his life to protect the endangered mountain gorillas in his care in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But did you know about Desmond D'Sa, the South African who shut down a toxic waste dump, or the Nigerian fishermen battling Shell?
Disgraced Former South Africa Police Chief Selebi Dies
Former South African police commissioner Jackie Selebi, who was released on medical parole while serving a jail term after he was convicted for corruption has died, a local television station reported on Friday. 64-year-old Selebi was one of the most senior members of the ruling African National Congress party to be convicted for corruption.
Kenya: Misuse of Antibiotics Leading to Immune System Resistance
In Kenya, the rise of drug resistant bacteria could reverse the gains made by medical science over diseases that were once treatable. Kenyans could be at risk of fatalities as a result if the power in antibiotics is not preserved. Lenny Ruvaga has more on the story from Nairobi.
Researches reported Tuesday that the Ebola virus strain that's killed more than 8,600 people in West Africa is mutating in a way that could make experimental drugs less likely to help. The researches added that they had found 10 new mutations that might interfere with how three of the most advanced drugs work against Ebola.
As Nigeria approaches its most divisive and closely fought election since the end of military rule in 1999, its leaders are having to reassure voters that Africa's most populous nation will remain in one piece. The February 14 vote pitting President Goodluck Jonathan against former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari is already proving violent, with the electorate in Africa's biggest economy more polarized than for decades.
Nigerians Face Killings, Hunger in Boko Haram's 'State'
Boko Haram says it is building an Islamic state that will revive the glory days of northern Nigeria's medieval Muslim empires, but for those in its territory life is a litany of killings, kidnappings, hunger and economic collapse. According to the Council on Foreign Relations.
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.