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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:09:00 -0400The southern African nation of Zimbabwe is facing its most intense unrest in years. We examine what's fueling the anger, and the rising opposition against President Robert Mugabe.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400A contested election in the African nation of Gabon that saw the incumbent re-elected, turned violent after the opposition alleged fraud. Government forces met opposition protests with force.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:57:00 -0400Jollof rice is a celebration dish in West Africa. Each country in the region has its own take — and the rivalry over which version reigns supreme is constant fodder for a delicious war of words.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:56:00 -0400The number of malnourished people in northeastern Nigeria could be as hlgh as half a million. Boko Haram shoulders much of the blame.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:39:00 -0400Wellington Jighere of Nigeria was crowned world champ last year. He's one of many Nigerians who excel at the game. What's their secret?
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:01:00 -0400In Boko Haram's reported video, the camera pans across about 50 veiled females. They appear to be some of the missing Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped en masse by the extremist group two years ago.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:31:00 -0400Children are among the hardest hit by seven years of Boko Haram's violent insurgency in northeastern Nigeria. Doctors Without Borders warns acutely malnourished children risk starvation and even death. Tens of thousands of people are seeking shelter, food and medical aid, uprooted from their homes by the militants the Nigerian military claims they have defeated.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:03:00 -0400The Islamic State apparently is having some management troubles. ISIS has announced a new leader for its West African affiliate Boko Haram. But the man being replaced isn't going quietly.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:27:00 -0400Nigerian and international agents have arrested the alleged kingpin of a ubiquitous email scam that netted tens of millions of dollars.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:59:00 -0400The United Nations suspended food and relief aid to dangerous and hard-to-access areas in northeastern Nigeria, amid a catastrophic humanitarian crisis affecting half a million people.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:29:00 -0400Forces for South Sudan's president and vice president have resumed heavy fighting, again placing the young country's future in peril.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:14:00 -0400She's one of a record 65 million refugees in the world today. Home is now a makeshift camp in Niger, buffeted by Sahara desert sands and winds.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:32:00 -0400Many African men hope for a brighter future across the Mediterranean — and risk their lives to make the crossing. Senegal is trying to make sure they don't go.
Thu, 26 May 2016 12:51:00 -0400The president has declared a tomato state of emergency in the northern sector.
Tue, 24 May 2016 05:05:00 -0400Boko Haram attacks have created a potential humanitarian disaster. Thousands of citizens have fled their homes. Refugees from Nigeria are pouring in. And there isn't enough food to feed them all.