Former Cuban president Fidel Castro, now 89, made a rare appearance Tuesday, telling a gathering of the Communist party in Havana that he would "soon die." The party has reelected his brother Raul Castro to a new five-year term as president.
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)
The United States and Britain will send medical equipment and military personnel to help contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, as the World Health Organization warned Monday that many thousands of new infections are expected in Liberia in the coming weeks. The current Ebola outbreak is the largest on record.
Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. South African Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the ruling on Tuesday, with the double-amputee Olympic runner in court.
The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that - promises. No African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight the epidemic.
Nearly 1 million children under age 5 in South Sudan will require treatment for acute malnutrition in 2014, and without immediate intervention, it is estimated that 50,000 children could die from malnutrition by the end of the year.
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.
In Niger, the threat from Boko Haram is growing in areas near Lake Chad. In one lakeside village only a single French and Arab school remains open. Many of its students and teachers are too scared to attend the school.