Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Ugandans can face a barrage of discrimination and sometimes violence in their everyday lives, but scores of them turned out to march in a gay pride parade Saturday. The gathering in the town of Entebbe was the first since a Ugandan court overturned an anti-gay law on a technicality.
Another American Missionary Doctor Stricken with Ebola
An unidentified American missionary doctor working in Liberia became the fourth U.S. citizen to get infected with the Ebola virus. This comes as fears spread that the outbreak could get out of control.
Somali, African Troops Deploy Inside Former Rebel Stronghold
Somalia's army and African troops deployed forces on Monday inside a strategic port which they retook from Islamist rebels at the weekend, promising residents they would be protected. The force of African Union peacekeepers and the Somali National Army said on Sunday they had driven out al Shabaab militants without a fight from Barawe, a stronghold used by rebels to ship in guns and generate cash from charcoal exports.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe opened parliament on Tuesday, steering clear of a succession struggle raging in his ZANU-PF party following his wife's sensational attempt to force his deputy out of office. As the 90-year-old addressed the new parliament, dozens of ZANU-PF members sang his praises outside the building, but also taunted each other over factional allegiances in the party that has run Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980.
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.
10-Year-Old Girl Suspected in Boko Harem Suicide Bomb Attack in Nigeria
At least 16 people have been killed and several injured by a bomb attack in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, medics say. Some reports say that the market explosion was triggered by a 10 year old girl.
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?
Liberian Schools Reopen After 6-Month Ebola Closure
Students in Liberia returned to their classrooms Monday after a six-month closure during the Ebola epidemic that left thousands dead, lining up in their uniforms to have their temperatures taken before they could enter school gates.
The European Union renewed for another year its sanctions against Zimbabwe, including a travel ban and asset freeze on President Robert Mugabe and his wife, according to a notice on Friday in the EU's Official Journal.
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.
Somali Islamists Kill at Least One in Attack in North Kenya
Somali Islamist militants killed at least one man and wounded three others in the northern Kenyan town of Mandera on Sunday, the second deadly attack in the area in three days, an official and the Islamist group said.