| Jun 19, 2014
In May, a bull elephant was killed and its tusks hacked off in South Africa's flagship Kruger National Park. In most of Africa, this would have been an unremarkable event: An estimated 96 elephants a day are the victims of poachers. But this particular...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:51 AM
The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has hit 337 since February, the U.N. World Health Organization said on Wednesday, as weak local health services struggle to contain the highly contagious disease.
WHO said 47...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The Ebola outbreak is devastating West Africa and will spread to more countries unless more aid is provided, an official with the group Doctors Without Borders said Friday.
The outbreak has been linked to 337 deaths across Guinea, Sierra Leone and...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When soldiers of Nigeria's corrupt and incompetent army patrol remote and vulnerable towns in the northeast, boys often watch as they pass, then hurl rocks at them.
Yet early last month, residents of Gamboru Ngala, on the border with Cameroon, cheered...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:34 AM
CAIRO (Reuters) - Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt on Monday after a court convicted them of helping a "terrorist organization" by spreading lies, in a case that has raised questions about the country's respect for media...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:41 AM
West African nations neighboring those hit by the Ebola epidemic - Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Guinea Bissau - should prepare for the possible arrival of travelers carrying the deadly virus, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
"We want other...
| 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 7, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Ray Lewis was always viewed as something of a messianic figure here in Baltimore.
Tonight, we can watch him try to expand his influence to the African nation of Tanzania, where he and a group of NFL stars were filmed for the Oprah Winfrey Network show...
| 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...