Boko Haram Killed Dozens Seizing Nigerian Town and Army Base
A military source and witnesses said on Monday, Boko Haram killed dozens of civilians and at least 11 soldiers when the militants took control of a Nigerian town and army base on the shores of Lake Chad at the weekend.
African Migrants Kept in Squalid Libyan Detention Center
Libya is in a state of civil war with two rival factions vying for power. As the country has descended into chaos and lawlessness, it's become fertile ground for human smugglers. Holly Williams visited a Libyan prison where migrants who are caught trying to get to Europe are locked up for months on end, waiting to be deported.
The US House of Representatives has voted to keep restrictions on US citizens traveling to Cuba, despite a recent thaw in relations. The Republican-controlled chamber rejected proposals to allow regular scheduled flights to the island. It also said a rule should remain requiring Americans to get a special license before going to Cuba.
Nigeria's President Bans Female Genital Mutilation
Nigeria’s outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan this week signed off on a bill that outlaws female genital mutilation, also known as female genital cutting, a widespread practice in Africa’s most populous country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the U.S. of "meddling" in international soccer. He says the FIFA corruption investigation is an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from Russia. Millions of dollars from sponsors are at risk. Vladimir Duthiers reports on the criminal allegations.
Ethiopia's Ruling Party Sweeps Parliament in Election
Ethiopia's ruling party and its allies won a large majority in parliament, the country's election board said on Wednesday, based on an early vote count in a weekend election in which opponents complained their supporters were harassed.