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.
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.
Kahn has been called a hero in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus. He contracted Ebola while treating infected patients in Sierra Leon. The current outbreak in West Africa is the worst in history.
Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor has reportedly saved over 100 patients from the deadly disease, now he will have to fight it within his own body. Sheik Umar Khan is a virologist whom Sierra Leone's health minister called a "national hero" for his efforts to fight the spread of the Ebola virus.
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.
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.