| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Even the word was chilling: Ebola. The virus stole into the girl's house in her small eastern Guinea town, invisible as death, and swiftly killed her grandmother and great-aunt. There were dark rumors everywhere that Ebola was witchcraft.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:00 AM
A group of U.S. diplomats arrived in Libya three years ago to a memorable reception: a throng of cheering men and women who pressed in on the startled group "just to touch us and thank us," recalled Susan Rice, President Obama's national security advisor....
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Police and soldiers clamped a tight security lid on sensitive sites in the capital and elsewhere Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. Scattered clashes between protesters and security forces left at...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:11 PM
When animal inspectors arrived at a deserted South African farm this past weekend, they found stomach-churning neglect.
Dozens of animals -- including pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and geese -- were dead or dying, abandoned without food or water.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Nigeria's nightmare scenario has been this: Islamist militias waging terror in the country's northeast launch attacks in distant Lagos, a chaotic megacity of about 20 million in the southeast and the country's economic engine.
Two weeks ago, Islamic...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When she first picked up a jump-rope, at age 11, Beryl Atieno was just another young girl in Kibera, Nairobi's notorious slum. Her horizon didn't extend far past its mud-slick streets and jagged patchwork of rusting rooftops.
Since then, she has...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:20 AM
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday.
| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:14 PM
For big-game hunters in Africa, there’s said to be a “Big Five” among animals they’d like to bag: the lion, the elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the white/black rhinoceros. You might add a sixth: Kendall Jones, the 19-...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
At night he dreams of the sea.
As a young man, Noor Hassan Shanglo spent years working on cargo ships that carried apples and oranges from South Africa to ports across Europe and the Middle East. He fell in love with the blue waves and the bright...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:50 PM
CAIRO More countries moved to evacuate their citizens Thursday from Libya where the fighting between rival militias was escalating.
The Libyan Health Ministry said that 179 people were killed in clashes in the capital Tripoli and the flashpoint eastern...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:28 PM
The president of Liberia called Wednesday for three days of prayer and fasting as “the ultimate solution” to the Ebola virus ravaging West Africa. But many people in Africa and elsewhere called for another potential solution: wider...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The son of a celebrated leader of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement, helmer Rehad Desai has protest in his blood. His first doc, released in 2004, was the Cannes selection "Born Into Struggle," and he's spent much of the past decade examining the...