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Female suicide bombers kill 78 at Nigerian market, medical officials say updated 1 days ago

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a market in Nigeria this week, killing 78 people and leaving dozens injured, medical officials said.

From bedroom to boutique: Handmade fashion with a Rwandan heart updated 1 days ago

Rwandan Christine Mbabazi started designing clothes in her bedroom, now she owns her own store and wants to be a household name.

Transforming lion killers into 'Lion Guardians' updated 2 days ago

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

Photographer recreates modern Spanish paintings with Senegalese locals updated 2 days ago

Javier Hirschfeld has a thing for eyes. He is gripped by unflinching stares, by looks that belie dignity and poise.

Sierra Leone: Ebola burial team dumps bodies in pay protest updated 2 days ago

Workers employed by Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health to bury Ebola victims took drastic action in a dispute over pay, abandoning the bodies of 15 people.

Kenyan journalist Joseph Mathenge wins 2014 CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award updated 4 days ago

A photo series capturing the Westgate terror attack has won a Kenyan journalist the top honors at this year's CNN MultiChoice African Journalism Awards.

Kenya says it's killed 100 militants after deadly attack on bus updated 5 days ago

Kenyan security forces have killed 100 militants in Somalia, an official says one day after a deadly bus attack.

Police: Islamist militants hijack bus in Kenya at dawn, kill dozens updated 6 days ago

Armed men raided a bus at dawn in northeastern Kenya and killed dozens who could not recite Quran verses, authorities said Saturday.

Africa's best journalists: Risking their lives updated 7 days ago

Award-winning journalist Joseph Mathenge covered the Kenya's Westgate Mall attacks last year. It nearly cost him.

Boko Haram Fast Facts updated 9 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.

Stringer Bell, Luther, Mandela... the album? updated 10 days ago

Golden Globe-wining actor Idris Elba is making music inspired by the various roles he's played.

Troops, vigilantes take back Nigerian town seized by Boko Haram updated 12 days ago

Nigerian troops backed by civilian vigilantes took back the town of Chibok from Boko Haram militants late Saturday, military and residents say.

Boko Haram takes Nigerian town where girls were kidnapped, residents say updated 13 days ago

Boko Haram fighters late Thursday took over the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria -- the scene of the April kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls.

Liberia Fast Facts updated 14 days ago

Here's a look at Liberia, a West African nation which borders the North Atlantic Ocean, and lies between Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire.

Surf's up! Catching the perfect wave in Dakar updated 14 days ago

In Dakar, a growing community of surf lovers are taking advantage of the warm weather, year-round waves and cheap flights.

Battling Ebola: The African responses that 'will win this war' updated 15 days ago

Ebola solutions from Africa are employing tech and music to teach local people how to avoid infection.

The $.30 kit that could end malaria updated 15 days ago

It's an entirely preventable disease, and when diagnosed early, it's easily treatable. Yet Malaria still claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

Angelique Kidjo: 'Do I LOOK like I have Ebola?' updated 16 days ago

Grammy Award-winning singer Angelique Kidjo sounds off on the epidemic, sexism and homosexuality.

Musclemen: 'Strength, power, pride' updated 16 days ago

In West Africa, the bodybuilder is a popular subject for photographers. Since the 1950s, the musclemen have peered out from stark images, symbols of "strength, power, pride and status," in the words of gallery owner Jack Bell.

Uganda declared free of Marburg, an Ebola-like hemorrhagic fever updated 17 days ago

Uganda has been declared free of Marburg, an Ebola-like viral hemorrhagic fever, the World Health Organization said.

47 people killed in bombing outside Nigerian school; Boko Haram suspected updated 18 days ago

At least 47 people were killed and 79 were wounded Monday by a suicide bombing outside a school in northern Nigeria, police said.

Neighbors warn South Sudan to end conflict or face sanctions, intervention updated 20 days ago

Regional leaders warned South Sudan's warring rivals Saturday to end their months of conflict or risk intervention by neighboring nations to restore peace.

Oscar Pistorius Fast Facts updated 21 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Oscar Pistorius, the South African double-amputee Olympic sprinter sentenced to five years in prison for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Blast near ATM kills 10 in Nigeria, witnesses say updated 21 days ago

An explosion near a bank killed at least 10 people in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, witnesses and rescue volunteers said.

China officials bought illegal ivory in Tanzania, activists claim updated 21 days ago

Chinese officials visiting Tanzania last year with Chinese President Xi Jinping went on an elephant ivory buying spree, environmental activists say.

CNN journalist: 'We wanted to believe' Nigerian girls would be freed updated 22 days ago

For weeks, Nigerian officials said that more than 200 Nigerian school girls would finally be freed. When it fell apart, there was nothing but devastation.

Nigeria's Chibok girls: What's happening? updated 22 days ago

Abducted. Sold. On the brink of freedom. Converted to Islam and married off ... despite the claims and counterclaims the fate of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram on April 14 remains as unclear as ever.

The case of Tripoli's disappearing bronze nude and her gazelle updated 23 days ago

Residents of Tripoli woke up Tuesday to find that a landmark statue of a naked woman stroking a gazelle had mysteriously disappeared from the center of the Libyan capital.

Prosecutors appeal Oscar Pistorius judgment, sentence updated 24 days ago

South African prosecutors have appealed Oscar Pistorius' verdict and sentence in the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend.

21 die in suicide blast at Shiite ceremony, Nigeria military attack, cleric says updated 25 days ago

At least 21 people were killed Monday in a suicide attack on a Shiite religious ceremony and a shooting by soldiers in northeastern Nigeria, officials say.

The smuggler turned safari king updated 25 days ago

How did Amos Wekesa go from smuggler to self-made safari millionaire?

Renewed clashes grip Burkina Faso amid calls for calm updated 26 days ago

Protesters clashed with security forces in Burkina Faso's capital, as regional leaders pleaded for calm.

Boko Haram leader denies ceasefire deal, says 200 abducted girls married off updated 26 days ago

Boko Haram laughed off Nigeria's announcement of a cease-fire agreement, saying there is no such deal and the abducted schoolgirls have been married off.

Head of Burkina Faso's military says he backs interim leader updated 27 days ago

Burkina Faso's military chief is now the head of state of the West African nation, after unrest that led to the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.

Burkina Faso President resigns; military now in charge updated 28 days ago

Burkina Faso's military chief is now the head of state of the West African nation, after unrest that led to the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.

Suspect charged in killing of South African soccer star Senzo Meyiwa updated 28 days ago

A suspect in the shooting death of South African soccer team captain Senzo Meyiwa is charged with murder and robbery, police say.

Protesters torch Parliament building in Burkina Faso; military seizes control updated 29 days ago

The military in the West African nation of Burkina Faso dissolved the government, a general said Thursday in the capital of Ouagadougou.

Zambian President Michael Sata dies at 77 updated 29 days ago

Zambian President Michael Sata, who was nicknamed "King Cobra" for his fiery comebacks, has died. He was 77.

Zambia's Guy Scott makes history as white president in sub-Saharan Africa updated 29 days ago

When Guy Scott takes the reins in Zambia, he'll become the first white African President in sub-Saharan Africa since apartheid.

Nigerian schoolgirls: Will Boko Haram free them or not? updated 30 days ago

Hopes for the released of kidnapped girls soared recently when the Nigerian government said it had reached a deal with the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Willy Wonka duo wants to put Ugandan chocolate on the map updated 30 days ago

When you think chocolate, you don't think "Uganda." But if two local entrepreneurs have their way, you will soon...

Desmond Tutu Fast Facts updated 31 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Tunisia Fast Facts updated 31 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about Tunisia, a country in northern African. Tunisia borders Algeria, Libya and the Mediterranean Sea.

Ode to elegance: Meet the 'Afro-dandies' updated 31 days ago

Combining colorful African patterns and textures with western accessories, House of Tayo produces striking bow ties, pocket squares and infinite scarfs.

Boko Haram kidnaps 30 in northeast Nigeria updated 31 days ago

Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped at least 30 boys and girls from a village in northeast Nigeria during the weekend.

South African soccer player Senzo Meyiwa shot and killed updated 32 days ago

South African soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot and killed Sunday night during a botched robbery, authorities said.

The last kings of Africa updated 32 days ago

In Africa, royalty is an endangered species. Meet the photographer on a a mission to capture the last remaining kings and queens.

Reports: First confirmed Ebola patient in Mali dies updated 35 days ago

The first confirmed Ebola patient in Mali has died, according to state TV reports, citing government health officials.

Mali confirms its first case of Ebola, Health Ministry says updated 36 days ago

A 2-year-old girl in Mali has been diagnosed with Ebola, making her the West African country's first confirmed case, health officials said Thursday.

Despite so-called ceasefire, Boko Haram kidnappings continue updated 36 days ago

Despite government ceasefire claims, Boko Haram members have abducted at least 60 young women and girls from Christian villages in northeast Nigeria.

Explosion kills 5 people near bus station in Nigeria updated 36 days ago

An explosion near a bus station left five people dead and 12 others injured in northern Nigeria, police said Thursday morning.

Namibia's plan: Pay off poachers, save wildlife updated 37 days ago

Namibia's wildlife was saved from the brink of extinction. How? The government paid poachers to become protectors.

Steenkamp's parents 'satisfied' as Pistorius starts prison term updated 37 days ago

Reeva Steenkamp's parents said Tuesday they are "satisified" with the sentence handed down to Oscar Pistorius

Boko Haram: A bloody insurgency, a growing challenge updated 37 days ago

Here's a look at what Boko Haram is and why has it turned into a Nigerian synonym for fear and bloodshed.

Boko Haram victim: I cried for someone to help me, but no one would come updated 37 days ago

With every attack by Islamist militants in Nigeria, Daniel Ayuba relives a nightmare.

Boko Haram: The essence of terror updated 37 days ago

There are many groups listed by the U.S. State Department as terrorists. But few fit the classic definition better than Boko Haram.

#BringBackOurGirls: Will it happen? Nigeria says yes; Boko Haram silent updated 37 days ago

The Nigerian government says that more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in April are to be released as early as Monday

What will Oscar Pistorius face in prison? updated 38 days ago

Oscar Pistorius began serving a 5-year prison sentence Tuesday for his conviction on culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend last year.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for girlfriend's killing updated 38 days ago

From lauded athlete to convicted killer, Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a 5-year term in the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp.

Was your car stolen? Stop the thieves in their tracks with a simple SMS updated 38 days ago

We use our phones for everything, so why not stop car criminals via text?

The parasite keeping millions in poverty updated 38 days ago

One of the most debilitating medical conditions in sub-Saharan Africa isn't fatal. In fact, it's curable. But that doesn't stop it from wreaking havoc.

Reeva Steenkamp: Model and law graduate with 'wicked' sense of humor updated 38 days ago

A week before her death, South African model Reeva Steenkamp talked about her secure, blissful environment.

Pistorius siblings speak out on eve of sentencing updated 38 days ago

The siblings of Oscar Pistorius say the lives of everyone close to the trial have already been changed forever.

Oscar Pistorius trial: 5 memorable moments that captivated the world updated 38 days ago

Here are five unforgettable moments from the months-long Oscar Pistorius trial.

Countdown to extinction: Only 6 northern white rhinos left on Earth updated 39 days ago

Unique? Suni was much more than that. He was one of seven northern white rhinos left on Earth. Now he's dead.

Ebola makes stigmatized, abandoned orphans updated 39 days ago

For nearly every Ebola grave there is a child who lost a parent in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Inside the world's worst Ebola outbreak updated 39 days ago

A doctor at a government-run Ebola center in Monrovia doesn't mince words: "Life is rough, and then you die."

Inside the world's worst Ebola outbreak updated 39 days ago

Although much has been made of the cases in Spain and the United States, nearly all of the people getting sick from Ebola are in West Africa.

How Nigeria's brutal schoolgirl abduction shocked the world updated 40 days ago

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

Despite ceasefire announcement, new Boko Haram attacks reported updated 41 days ago

Boko Haram stages new attacks a day after government announcement of ceasefire, residents say.

Nigeria, Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free, official says updated 42 days ago

Nigerian officials on Friday say they've reached a deal with Boko Haram militants on a ceasefire and the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.

Senegal is free from Ebola, WHO says updated 42 days ago

The West African nation of Senegal is free of Ebola, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Final arguments before Oscar Pistorius sentencing updated 42 days ago

In final arguments before sentencing, the defense calls Oscar Pistorius a broken man, and the prosecution says he must pay for taking his girlfriend's life

On homosexuality: Uganda's religious leaders updated 43 days ago

Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman asked Uganda's religious leaders what their views were on homosexuality. Some of their answers might surprise you.

Reeva Steenkamp's cousin urges prison term for Oscar Pistorius updated 43 days ago

The cousin of Reeva Steenkamp said South Africa's Oscar Pistorius should "pay for what he has done" with a prison sentence, at his sentencing hearing.

Geldof: Intervene immediately on Ebola before it spirals out of control updated 43 days ago

Containing the Ebola outbreak sweeping West Africa is plausible -- but action needs to be taken immediately, before affected states potentially collapse and the virus spirals out of control, campaigner Bob Geldof says.

Quiet! Lagos bans car horns for a day updated 43 days ago

Here's what happened when drivers on Nigeria's busiest roads were asked to keep their hands off the car horn.

Liberia has shortage of body bags, supplies to fight Ebola outbreak updated 43 days ago

As the world reels from the Ebola epidemic, Liberia, the hardest-hit nation, says it has a shortage of body bags and other items needed to fight the virus.

Oscar Pistorius made payments to Reeva Steenkamp's parents, court told updated 44 days ago

Oscar Pistorius has been sending the family of Reeva Steenkamp a monthly payment since March 2013, a probation officer told his sentencing hearing Tuesday.

Oscar Pistorius a 'broken man,' psychologist says at sentencing hearing updated 46 days ago

Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after Reeva Steenkamp's death, a psychologist says, trying to convince a judge of Pistorius' fragile emotional state.

'A love letter to Nigeria': The master photographer who captured nation's life updated 46 days ago

Through a variety of exhibitions including one signed off by the photographer himself, Nigeria is presenting J.D. Okhai Ojeikere to the world one last time.

Oscar Pistorius verdict: South African judge decided athlete's fate updated 46 days ago

Oscar Pistorius judge Thokozile Masipa was a historic figure in South Africa even before the disabled athlete landed in her court on a murder charge.

Blast rocks Somalia's capital, killing at least 10 people, police say updated 47 days ago

A car packed with explosives blew up outside a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital Sunday evening, killing at least 10 people, police said.

Egypt Fast Facts updated 48 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.

Ebola: U.S. troops battle invisible enemy in Liberia updated 48 days ago

The general and his soldiers have spent more than a decade at war in Iraq and Afghanistan but this could be one of their toughest battles yet.

Sierra Leone ends 3-day nationwide Ebola lockdown updated 50 days ago

Sierra Leone lifted Sunday a nationwide lockdown, which had been put in place to help stop the spread of Ebola.

Women with wings: Female pilots making history updated 51 days ago

Patricia Mawuli grew up in a mud shack in Ghana's bush country. Now, she's the country's first civilian pilot.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at ICC over charges linked to 2007 violence updated 51 days ago

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will attend a status hearing Wednesday in a case against him at the Hague-based International criminal Court.

Money cow: The economy-boosting bovine updated 52 days ago

Dr. Victoria Kisyombe used her cow to launch her globally-recognized lending institution.

Husband accused of plotting wife's death on honeymoon pleads not guilty updated 53 days ago

A millionaire British businessman accused of hiring hit men to kill his wife during their honeymoon in South Africa pleaded not guilty at his trial Monday.

Somalia Islamist militants abandon last stronghold to government forces updated 53 days ago

Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabaab has abandoned its last major stronghold of Barawe, after an assault by Somali and African Union forces.

9 peacekeepers killed in Mali, U.N. says updated 56 days ago

Nine U.N. peacekeepers were killed in an ambush Friday in Mali, a U.N. spokesman said.

The dinosaur that ate sharks for breakfast updated 56 days ago

Nazis, bomb raids, and a mysterious man with a mustache. The search for the spinosaurus reads like a spy novel.

Could this 'Smart Jacket' save thousands of motorcyclists' lives? updated 56 days ago

Two brothers are hoping to prevent thousands of fatalities on the roads of Kenya with their wearable tech.

Is this what a model should look like? updated 58 days ago

South African talk show host Refilwe Modiselle is causing a stir on the runway as Africa's first albino model.

Liberia's top medical officer is in Ebola quarantine updated 61 days ago

Liberia's chief medical officer is on a 21-day Ebola quarantine after her assistant died from the illness, according to health officials.

Hero rats sniff (and snuff) out landmines and TB updated 63 days ago

Can a rat be a hero? It can if it saves lives. Meet the giant rats that sniff out landmines and TB

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