Nigeria wrapped up its inquiry into the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by militants on Friday with little progress to show, reporting almost none had been freed after the initial kidnapping some girls escaped from.
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.
The Liberian government says it will receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug to treat doctors in the West African country. The U.S. government confirmed that it had put Liberian officials in touch with the maker of ZMapp, and referred additional questions to Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc.
South African Officials Arrested Over Mandela Memorial 'Fraud'
Police said six senior South African government officials were arrested on Monday for alleged fraud relating to the memorial service in December of former president Nelson Mandela. Millions of South Africans and more than 70 world leaders attended events to commemorate the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died at 95 on Dec.
The Peace Corps pulled its volunteers out of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea on Wednesday as the largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history terrorizes West Africa. With the virus spreading out of control, the Peace Corps said in a statement that it would wait to determine whether and when its 102 volunteers in Guinea, 108 in Liberia and 130 in Sierra Leone might return.
Second American Ebola Patient To Arrive In U.S. Tuesday
Sources told NBC News Nancy Writebol, one of the two Americans who were infected with Ebola in Liberia, is expected to arrive in the United States on Tuesday morning to be treated at an Atlanta hospital. The other American, Dr. Kent Brantly, is already at the hospital and said to be improving.
For gays living in Uganda, just walking outside of their homes can be dangerous. And today, long-standing prejudice has been institutionalized into law with the country's "Anti-Homosexuality Act," which calls for harsh sentences for gay acts. Offenders convicted of "aggravated homosexuality" face life in prison. NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Kampala.
At Least 22 Killed In Clashes In Central African Republic
At least 22 people have been killed in two days of clashes in Central African Republic, witnesses said on Tuesday, as foreign troops struggle to curb cycles of violence between Muslim and Christian communities.
Second Wedding For 9-Year-Old Boy, 61-Year-Old Wife
A nine-year-old schoolboy has become one of the world's youngest grooms for the second time -- marrying his 62-year-old wife again. The second ceremony took place because the boy wanted to make it "official," though members of both families made it clear that the marriage was not legally binding.