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Boko Haram blamed in abduction of Cameroonian official's wife updated 1 days ago

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Islamists on Sunday abducted the wife of the Cameroonian deputy prime minister in a dawn attack on his home village

Transforming lion killers into 'Lion Guardians' updated 1 days ago

Leela Hazzah, founder of Lion Guardians has devoted her life to lion conservation.

Suspects arrested after wave of attacks in Nigerian city leave five dead updated 1 days ago

Nigerian authorities said they have five suspects in custody Sunday after a wave of attacks over the weekend in the city of Kano.

U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuates personnel updated 2 days ago

The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said.

Ebola virus death confirmed in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos updated 3 days ago

A Liberian man who was hospitalized in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, with the Ebola virus has died, Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.

'Disintegrated' Air Algerie plane found with no survivors; 'black box' recovered updated 3 days ago

French forces who secured the site of a crashed Air Algerie flight in Mali found one flight recorder but no survivors, officials said.

Boko Haram Fast Facts updated 4 days ago

Here's a look at Boko Haram, a militant Islamic group working out of Nigeria, whose purpose is to institute Sharia, or Islamic law.

Omara 'Bombino' Moctar: Guitar hero of the desert updated 4 days ago

For Omara Moctar, the electrifying Tuareg guitarist better known as "Bombino," there is no better place to play music than the majestic starkness of the desert.

Official: No survivors found amid wreckage of Air Algerie plane in Mali updated 4 days ago

There were no survivors found amid the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed in the Mali desert Thursday, officials said

'Humans of Khartoum': Arresting street portraits capture spirit of Sudan's capital updated 5 days ago

A beautiful collection of photographs pays tribute to the people of Khartoum.

Two suicide blasts kill 40 in Nigeria updated 5 days ago

At least 40 people in northern Nigeria were killed Wednesday in two suicide blasts targeting a renowned Muslim cleric and an opposition politician.

15,000 flee after Boko Haram overtakes Nigerian town updated 7 days ago

A raid on a northeast Nigerian town by Boko Haram left dozens dead and displaced more than 15,000 residents.

9 must-see movies at this year's Durban International Film Festival updated 8 days ago

Durban's film festival has kicked off, and we take a look at some of the African films featured at this year's showcase.

Daughter calls Mandela's final months excruciating to watch updated 12 days ago

He suffered greatly in his final months, but Nelson Mandela's last breaths were peaceful, says his eldest daughter, Maki Mandela.

Nigeria arrests suspect in April bus station bombing updated 13 days ago

One of the masterminds of April's Nyanya Motor Park bombing that killed 71 people has been arrested, Nigerian police said.

Where are the Benghazi suspects? updated 13 days ago

Faraj al-Shibli, who was suspected in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, has been found dead, a Libyan source says.

Oscar Pistorius leaves nightclub after dispute updated 14 days ago

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius was involved in a nightclub dispute with another patron this weekend, his spokeswoman says.

Malala to Boko Haram: Stop misusing Islam updated 14 days ago

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who survived a Taliban attack, appeals to Boko Haram militants to lay down their weapons in Nigeria.

Nigerian police say they've arrested senior Boko Haram member updated 14 days ago

Nigerian police have arrested a man claiming to be Boko Haram's "chief butcher" in an area identified as the Balmo Forest of northeastern Nigeria.

Congolese: Returning home and building a dream updated 14 days ago

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, those that once fled war are returning to build a brighter future.

Amid new fighting, Libyan government considers requesting international troops updated 14 days ago

Fighting continued Monday as rival Libyan militias battled for Tripoli International Airport and the interim government said it was considering asking for international military help.

Nadine Gordimer, South African author, dies updated 14 days ago

Nadine Gordimer, the Nobel Prize-winning South African author and anti-apartheid activist, died Sunday, her family said Monday. She was 90.

Artisan shop lets you buy a piece of authentic Africa updated 15 days ago

In a tucked away corner of Zanzibar's Stone Town, a shop sells unique and authentic crafts made on site.

Rival Libyan militias battle for Tripoli airport updated 15 days ago

Rival Libyan militias battled for Tripoli International Airport on Sunday, leaving nine people dead and 25 others wounded, the government said.

Ad showing black boy being fed like dog faces no action updated 18 days ago

A television commercial that prompted complaints for its portrayal of a white woman feeding a young black boy like a dog will not be formally investigated, South Africa's advertising watchdog has ruled.

I survived Ebola, but villagers shunned me updated 19 days ago

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has hit "unprecedented" proportions, according to relief workers on the ground, with the WHO reporting 844 cases including 518 deaths since the epidemic began in March.

Militants attack Somali presidential palace, fought off by troops updated 20 days ago

Militants with the Islamist group al-Shabaab stormed Somalia's presidential palace in Mogadishu before security forces thwarted them, said officials.

Somalia Fast Facts updated 20 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about Somalia, an impoverished, war-torn eastern African country that borders the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean, Ethiopia and Kenya.

Death toll 90 in Uganda weekend attacks; President blames tribal leaders updated 21 days ago

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says sectarian and chauvinistic cultural leaders are behind weekend attacks that killed 90 people in western Uganda.

Uganda's digital pioneers taking advertising to the future updated 21 days ago

Two young entrepreneurs are making advertising go digital in Uganda.

Oscar Pistorius defense rests; trial adjourned until August updated 21 days ago

The defense in the Oscar Pistorius murder case rested Tuesday, with closing arguments set for Aug. 7.

Police: At least 88 killed in western Uganda updated 21 days ago

At least 88 people were killed in attacks over the weekend in western Uganda, a police spokesman said.

63 abducted women, girls escape from Boko Haram updated 21 days ago

Sixty-three women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram last month in Nigeria escaped from their captors and have returned to their burnt village

Egypt Fast Facts updated 21 days ago

Here's a look at Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world. Egypt is located in North Africa and is bisected by the Nile River. It shares a border with Israel, Sudan and Libya. It also borders the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

Lawyer: Oscar Pistorius re-enactment video 'unlawfully' obtained by TV show updated 21 days ago

Video of Oscar Pistorius re-enacting how he says he killed his girlfriend was illegally obtained, a lawyer for the former Olympian said.

How to become a World Cup referee updated 22 days ago

Kenya's top soccer referee, Aden Marwa, reveals his journey from the Kenya Premier League to this year's World Cup in Brazil.

Gunmen kill 22 in ambush at Kenyan coast updated 22 days ago

Gunmen ambushed two areas in coastal Kenya early Sunday, leaving at least 22 people dead, authorities said.

Reporter's harrowing ordeal as hostage set to become movie updated 22 days ago

For 460 days, they held her captive. They beat her, sexually assaulted her, kept her locked in a pitch-black room with chains around her ankles.

Nigerian military: Over 50 attackers die in failed bid to take bases updated 23 days ago

Nigerian military: Its forces killed over 50 fighters who'd tried to storm troops' bases and police stations in Borno state.

Nigeria: Arrested women recruited for Boko Haram updated 23 days ago

Authorities have arrested three women who have been secretly recruiting members for the female wing of Boko Haram, Nigeria's Defense Ministry said Friday.

Death toll rises to 6 in car bombing at Somali Parliament building updated 23 days ago

A terrorist attack at the national Parliament building in the Somali capital killed six people and injured 12 more Saturday, authorities said.

Why children in Central African Republic should matter to us all updated 24 days ago

Last year, on my third trip to the Central African Republic, I met Oumarou, a shy, soft-spoken boy who appeared to be far younger than the 13 years he said he was. He told me he had lived in a nearby village. He and his family had been asleep around dawn when strange men burst into their house. With machetes, they killed his father and brother.

Al-Shabaab militants kill Somali lawmaker, officials say updated 25 days ago

Islamist militants killed one Somali lawmaker and wounded another in a drive-by shooting in the capital on Thursday morning, the third assassination of a Parliament member this year, police and a legislator said.

Did Oscar Pistorius have time to think? updated 25 days ago

Oscar Pistorius' defense team highlights his disability and vulnerabilities at his murder trial Thursday.

Skate it like Beckham: Polio survivors play football on wheels updated 26 days ago

Meet the Rolling Rockets, the skate soccer team made up of polio survivors.

Oscar Pistorius is suicide risk, depressed, doctors find updated 26 days ago

Oscar Pistorius is depressed, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and is a suicide risk, mental health doctors concluded.

Cargo plane crashes into building in Kenya updated 27 days ago

A cargo plane crashed into a commercial building shortly after takeoff from an airport in Nairobi, Kenya, early Wednesday, the country's airport authority said.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Fast Facts updated 28 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Oscar Pistorius loved Reeva Steenkamp, agent says updated 28 days ago

Oscar Pistorius was in a "loving and caring relationship" with Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend he is accused of murdering, the sprinter's agent testified.

Oscar Pistorius Fast Facts updated 28 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Oscar Pistorius, the South African double-amputee Olympic sprinter currently on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Where are Nigeria's missing girls? On the hunt for Boko Haram updated 28 days ago

The license plates on our police escorts' Land Cruisers read "Borno State, Home of Peace." Many of those we meet during our stay in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, smile bitterly at the irony of that statement. The state's capital is now better known as the birthplace of Boko Haram and peace here is always uncertain.

Witnesses: Sudan demolishes church in latest persecution of Christians updated 28 days ago

A Sudanese government force destroyed a church Monday, ignoring the wails of nearby residents, witnesses told journalists working for CNN.

At least 15 killed in Nigeria suicide blast updated 28 days ago

At least 15 people killed Tuesday in a suicide blast in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, which has been bedeviled by Boko Haram, witnesses say.

Sudanese Christian woman: 'There's a new problem every day' updated 28 days ago

What a week it's been for Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who initially faced a death sentence after refusing to renounce her faith.

Death toll tops 50 after attackers raid Nigerian villages updated 29 days ago

Suspected Islamic extremists on motorcycles spray gunfire into Nigerian homes and churches in an attack that killed more than 50 people, residents said.

Psych evaluation: Oscar Pistorius not mentally incapacitated during shooting updated 29 days ago

Oscar Pistorius was not mentally incapacitated when he shot his girlfriend to death, a psychiatric assessment of the athlete has found.

African hipsters take vintage fashion back to the future updated 29 days ago

Vintage clothes are proving a hit with fashionistas across Africa, as retro goes back to the future.

Oscar Pistorius on trial: Explore each side's case updated 29 days ago

Boko Haram burns churches, kills more than 30 people, residents say updated 29 days ago

At least 30 people were killed Sunday in raids by Boko Haram Islamists on four villages in northeast Nigerian Borno state, residents and a priest said.

Death of a revolutionary: Murder robs Libya of 'a true patriot' updated 31 days ago

Shortly after Salwa Bugaighis posted the names of three security force members killed in Benghazi on Wednesday on her Facebook page, she became the fourth person to die in the Libyan city that day.

Sudanese Christian woman is in U.S. Embassy in Sudan, husband says updated 31 days ago

A Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for apostasy is now at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum with her family, her husband said.

South Sudan named most fragile country; U.S. on list of worsening nations updated 31 days ago

South Sudan tops the list of world's most fragile nations, while the United States is among the countries that have worsened the most over the past year.

Source: Suspected mastermind of Benghazi attack heading soon to U.S. updated 31 days ago

Source: The suspected mastermind of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, is expected to be in the U.S. as soon as this weekend.

Oscar Pistorius trial: 13 things to know as case resumes updated 32 days ago

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, at his Pretoria home last year.

Senegal's 'Dead Sea': Salt harvesting in the strawberry-pink lake updated 32 days ago

Senegal's "Pink Lake" is an incredible sight, but it's a tough place to earn a living.

Sudanese Christian woman, husband released from custody updated 32 days ago

A Sudanese Christian woman who had been sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her faith and her husband were released from custody, the two told CNN.

Blast kills 21 at plaza in Nigerian capital updated 33 days ago

An explosion in a parking lot at a crowded plaza in Nigeria's capital on Wednesday afternoon killed 21 people, an official says.

Kidnapped ship's captain told ransoms may be funneled to Boko Haram updated 34 days ago

A ship's captain, kidnapped by Nigerian pirates in 2013, says he was told the money used to pay his ransom could have got to the terror group Boko Haram.

Amid tensions, polls open in key Libyan elections updated 34 days ago

Polls opened in Libya on Wednesday in the country's second parliamentary elections since the fall of the Gadhafi regime in 2011.

Released Sudanese Christian woman faces 2 new charges updated 34 days ago

A Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her faith -- and then released -- has been charged on two counts, her legal team said.

Released Sudanese Christian woman detained at airport updated 34 days ago

A Sudanese Christian woman released after a death sentence for refusing to renounce her faith was detained again, her legal team says.

Boko Haram abduct 60 females, kill 30 men in northeast Nigeria updated 34 days ago

Boko Haram Islamists abducted 60 females and killed 30 men in a raid last week in a northeastern Nigerian village, two sources say.

At least 5 killed in gun, machete attack on Kenyan village updated 35 days ago

Men armed with guns and machetes attacked residents of a Kenyan village before dawn Tuesday, killing at least five people, witnesses told CNN.

Bomb blast kills 8 at Nigerian medical school updated 35 days ago

A bomb blast Monday killed eight people and injured at least 12 others at a medical school in Kano, Nigeria, police said.

Christian woman freed after death sentence ruled 'faulty' in Sudan updated 35 days ago

A Sudanese woman has been freed from prison a month after being sentenced to die by hanging for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.

Egypt court upholds 183 death sentences updated 36 days ago

An Egyptian court upheld the death sentences against Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 182 of the group's supporters Saturday.

10 reported dead in attacks blamed on Boko Haram updated 37 days ago

Boko Haram militants are suspected of raids on two villages in northeast Nigeria where 10 people were killed Saturday, residents and community leaders said.

Citing security, U.S. moves some from Nairobi embassy updated 38 days ago

Citing security concerns, the United States is moving some staff from its Kenya embassy, the State Department said Friday.

U.S. reduces money to Uganda over harsh anti-gay laws updated 39 days ago

Uganda will lose U.S. funding as punishment for a law signed by President Yoweri Museveni that makes some homosexual acts punishable by life in prison.

Thabo Mbeki Fast Facts updated 39 days ago

Here's a look at the life of former South African president, Thabo Mbeki.

Surreal and striking: Enter the 'Alien Cartoon' universe updated 40 days ago

The aliens have landed -- and they look rather fabulous.

Blast at Nigerian soccer viewing center kills men, young boys updated 41 days ago

An explosion at a soccer viewing center in northeastern Nigeria claimed the lives of several men and young boys watching the Brazil-Mexico World Cup match.

Blast reported at soccer viewing center in northeastern Nigeria updated 41 days ago

An explosion late Tuesday ripped through a soccer viewing center showing a World Cup match in northeastern Nigeria, police and residents said.

Sudan's army denies aid group's claim that it bombed hospital updated 41 days ago

Two bombs hit a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the war-torn South Kordofan region of Sudan, destroying its emergency room.

Verdict in Al Jazeera trial expected June 23 updated 41 days ago

An Egyptian judge on Monday said he would announce the verdict in the trial of three Al Jazeera journalists on June 23.

Sources: Benghazi 'mastermind' captured without a single shot fired updated 41 days ago

U.S. special forces working with the FBI captured a key suspect in the deadly 2012 attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, officials say.

Boko Haram blamed for Nigeria village attacks; 15 killed, chief kidnapped updated 42 days ago

Nearly 20 suspected Boko Haram gunmen opened fire on market vendors in Nigeria, killing 15 people in Borno state, witnesses say.

Rwanda's first female pilot takes to the skies updated 42 days ago

Most kids dream of being a pilot when they grow up. But Esther Mbabazi's route to the pilot's seat was a little harder.

Gunmen open fire in Kenyan coastal town, set fire to hotels updated 42 days ago

Bodies were strewn in the streets amid a backdrop of burned cars and charred buildings in the small Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni on Monday.

'Africa Rising'? Not really, unless we invest more in girls updated 43 days ago

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says that African governments must ensure that spending on education is prioritized.

How Nigeria's brutal schoolgirl abduction shocked the world updated 44 days ago

CNN's Arwa Damon reflects on traveling through West Africa and meeting Boko Haram's terrified victims.

Poachers kill beloved Kenyan elephant known for giant tusks updated 44 days ago

Poachers killed one of Kenya's most beloved elephants -- a behemoth animal with tusks so large, they touched the ground.

Namibia's 'fairy circles': Nature's greatest mystery? updated 46 days ago

No one knows what causes "fairy circles" in Namibia's desert. A new study, however, may have solved the mystery.

#CNNAfrica Tweetchat: How to make a fortune in Africa updated 48 days ago

CNN will be hosting a Tweetchat on African entrepreneurship on Thursday, June 19 at 11am ET, 3pm GMT, and 6pm EAT. Join the #CNNAfrica conversation!

Officials: At least 20 women kidnapped in Nigeria; Boko Haram suspected updated 48 days ago

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap at least 20 women in northeastern Nigeria, 8 kilometers from where 200 girls were taken two months ago, officials say

Bride Price app: 'Inside joke' or 'horrific sexism'? updated 49 days ago

A new app, which calculates dowries based on personal and lifestyle questions, has caused a stir on Twitter.

Egypt criminalizes sexual harassment updated 49 days ago

Egypt's outgoing interim president issued a decree criminalizing sexual harassment to combat the widespread abuse of women in the country, a spokesman said Friday.

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