Somali Member Of Parliament Killed By Al-Shabab Militants
February 09 2015 5:39 AM EST
Abdulahi Qayad Barre's death marks the first killing of an MP this year, with five being assassinated in 2014.
At Least 14 Killed In Riots Before A Soccer Match In Egypt: Sources
February 08 2015 2:56 PM EST
Egyptian domestic soccer competitions have been held before very limited crowds since more than 70 fans were killed three years ago.
Malala Calls For Global Action To Save Chibok Schoolgirls
February 08 2015 2:34 PM EST
The education activist urged Nigeria's incoming government to make rescuing the girls a priority.
Journalists Jailed In Egypt Get Retrial Date
February 08 2015 11:07 AM EST
Two journalists convicted of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood will be retried in a proceeding expected to begin Feb. 12.
West African Nations To Battle Boko Haram With 8,750 Troops
February 07 2015 2:45 PM EST
Nigeria and four neighboring countries will field the force in an attempt to halt Boko Haram's insurgency.
Nigeria Postpones Its Presidential Election
February 07 2015 8:22 AM EST
The president and legislative elections will be pushed back six weeks to give a multinational force time to fight Boko Haram militants.
Kenyan MP Killed In Possible 'Execution'
February 07 2015 2:46 AM EST
The official and his family were returning home after attending a family event when the shooting occurred.
More Than 20 Million Matches Played In 'Halo 5' Beta
February 06 2015 10:47 AM EST
'Halo 5' won't launch until later this year, but a number of players expressed their love for the upcoming game by providing feedback during the beta.
Boko Haram Attacks Border Town In Niger; Repelled By Security Forces
February 06 2015 9:02 AM EST
Boko Haram's reign of terror in Nigeria has now expanded to the neighboring nations of Cameroon and Niger.
Africa Football Match A 'War Zone,' Officials Say
February 06 2015 12:47 AM EST
Despite violence and more than 30 minutes of delay, Ghana secured a 3-0 win against Equatorial Guinea.
Female Genital Mutilation In US Has Tripled Since 1997
February 05 2015 7:09 PM EST
According to the CDC, there are 513,000 women and girls in the U.S. who've suffered genital mutilation.
Nigeria Considers Postponing Election
February 05 2015 11:33 AM EST
The country’s military is the primary backer of a postponement, arguing that it would allow them more time to fight Boko Haram.
Nearly 100 Dead After Boko Haram Uses Human Shields In Cameroon Attack
February 05 2015 8:21 AM EST
This isn't the first time the militant group has employed the tactic.
Boko Haram's Suicide Bombers Are Increasingly Women
February 05 2015 7:49 AM EST
Ahead of Nigeria's elections, Boko Haram is stepping up its campaign of violence — and using women to carry it out.
Researchers Develop $34 Smartphone Device To Detect HIV
February 05 2015 6:21 AM EST
The low cost of the device could make it affordable for people in Sub-Saharan Africa, which accounts for nearly 70 percent of HIV infections.
Stigma A Final Hurdle In Fight To End HIV
February 04 2015 5:00 PM EST
In some areas of sub-Saharan Africa, shame has kept many at-risk people from seeking treatment or taking measures to prevent infection.
Mugabe Heading African Union Gives EU Headache
February 04 2015 2:43 PM EST
The bloc will need to balance its stance against the leader with considerations for his role at the head of an increasingly important regional organization.
How Ebola Got Overhyped
February 04 2015 1:56 PM EST
In September, the CDC published a "worst-case" estimate that the world could face 1.4 million Ebola cases by January. That didn't pan out.
EU Says It Has Not Relaxed Travel Ban On Zimbabwe's Mugabe
February 04 2015 11:24 AM EST
A spokeswoman clarified that the visa ban remained in place, but exemptions could be granted in special circumstances.
Jordan Will Not Rule Out Sending Troops To Syria
February 04 2015 10:25 AM EST
After ISIS' brutal killing of pilot Moaz al-Kaseasbeh, Jordan has vowed an "earth-shaking" response.