US-Cuba Diplomatic Relations Give Greenlight to Hunt Assata Shakur
President Barack Obama's announcement on Wednesday that the United States would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than 50 years of hostility drew the ire of two prominent Cuban-American members of New Jersey's Congressional delegation.
Colin Powell: Cuba 'Still a Terrible Regime' but Restoring Diplomatic Relations Good
Former President George W. Bush supported the economic embargo on Cuba, as did his Secretary of State Colin Powell. The retired army general joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss Obama's plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Rights Group Calls for ICC Probe of Nigerian Presidential Candidate
A Nigerian human rights group on Monday asked the International Criminal Court to bring charges against Nigerian presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari for post-election violence in 2011. The Northern Coalition for Democracy and Justice said in a statement Buhari should face justice over the violence, when 800 people were killed and many churches and schools were destroyed.
Monday marks one year since the beginning of South Sudan's civil war. At least ten thousand people were killed and millions more displaced. The conflict is still unresolved. Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Juba.
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.
Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa Sworn into Office, Leads Race to Succeed Mugabe
Zimbabwe's Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn into office on Friday, cementing his status as the leading candidate to succeed his 90-year-old boss Robert Mugabe, the country's sole ruler since independence from Britain in 1980.
U.S. Defends Program to Fund Anti-Government Hip-Hop Music in Cuba
The U.S. government financed a four-year effort to promote Cuba's rap music scene as part of an effort to promote democracy on the communist-run island, federal officials confirmed on Thursday. "It seemed like a good idea to support civil society," said Matt Herrick, spokesman for the U.S.
Nigeria's Ruling Party Picks Goodluck Jonathan as Presidential Candidate
Nigeria's ruling People's Democratic Party nominated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan as their candidate for the February 2015 presidential elections in the early hours on Thursday, local live TV showed. The PDP presidential primaries, held in the capital Abuja, were no contest as the party's board had already approved Jonathan as the sole candidate.
Rumor and suspicion about the origin of the West Africa Ebola outbreak, and those trying to fight it, are hampering efforts to contain the epidemic. Experts in regional culture say better communication and understanding can help.
Nigeria Opposition Meets to Pick Candidate Against Goodluck Jonathan
Nigeria's main opposition coalition began a convention on Wednesday to select a candidate to take on President Goodluck Jonathan in February, in what will be the most closely fought election since the end of military rule in 1999.
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.
HIV May Become Less Virulent Over Time, Study Says
According to a new study from scientists in the UK, HIV is being "watered down" as it adapts to our immune systems, becoming less infectious. According to the BBC, the Oxford University team behind the report said HIV's ability to cause AIDS is diminishing over time, with some virologists suggesting that, as the virus evolves, it may become almost harmless.
American Couple Accused of Killing Daughter Freed But Still Held in Qatar
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is "deeply concerned" about the case of a California couple who have been blocked from leaving the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar. For nearly two years Michael and Grace Huang have tried to persuade the Qatari court system that they did not kill their daughter.