Since early April, more than 112,000 refugees have fled Burundi to Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, amid rising violence and intimidation, mainly by the Imbonerakure, in the runup to June’s presidential elections.
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)
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.
Oscar Pistorius Verdict: Reeva Killing 'Not Murder'
A South African judge has said Oscar Pistorius cannot be found guilty of murder, as she prepares to give a verdict at his trial. Judge Masipa will consider the charge of culpable homicide when the court reconvenes - she delivered a damning view of Pistorius as a witness.
Nigeria's former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari declared he would run for president on Wednesday, criticising President Goodluck Jonathan's administration for corruption and failing to tackle the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.
Rwanda's minister of health is reversing a decision she made to require visitors who had been in the U.S. or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to Rwandan authorities daily in case they showed Ebola symptoms. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho said on Twitter late Wednesday that the decision to screen travelers from the U.S.
World Health Organization's Next Africa Director is Elected
As Ebola continues to burn its way through three West African countries, the World Health Organization on Wednesday elected its next Africa director, a doctor from Botswana who is a longtime veteran of the U.N. agency.
Nigerian Village Buries 45 After Boko Haram 'Slaughter'
At least 45 people were killed in a Boko Haram reprisal attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, the epicenter of the Islamists' five-year insurgency. The attack on Azaya Kura village occurred on a busy market day, Shettima Lawan, chairman of Mafa district council said by telephone.
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.
This Man Risked It All to Change Uganda's Energy Destiny
National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer and social entrepreneur Sanga Moses quit his job, sold his possessions, and braved ridicule and rejection to launch a clean, sustainable energy initiative in Uganda. Called Eco-Fuel Africa, the program tackles energy, food, and health issues in Uganda to help people and the environment.
There's new information from witnesses of Wednesday's attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. President François Hollande acknowledged that France is in shock from the massacre. Elizabeth Palmer reports from Paris to tell us more about how neighboring witnesses escaped to their safety.
CDC Director 'Confident' We Can Get to Zero Ebola Cases
The director of the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention said on Tuesday he was "confident" that the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa can be brought under control but that "we are by no means out of the woods."
Researches reported Tuesday that the Ebola virus strain that's killed more than 8,600 people in West Africa is mutating in a way that could make experimental drugs less likely to help. The researches added that they had found 10 new mutations that might interfere with how three of the most advanced drugs work against Ebola.
Getting around Kenya's slums using a car isn't always easy. In fact, sometimes it's impossible. So, some people in Nairobi's Kibera neighbourhood have come up with an innovative way to get around quickly.