The license plates on our police escorts' Land Cruisers read
"Borno State, Home of
Peace." Many of those we meet during our stay in Maiduguri,
northeast Nigeria, smile bitterly at the irony of that
statement. The state's capital is now better known as the
birthplace of Boko Haram and peace here is always uncertain.
Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap at least 20 women in
northeastern Nigeria, 8 kilometers from where 200 girls were
taken two months ago, officials say
A new app, which calculates dowries based on personal and
lifestyle questions, has caused a stir on Twitter.
Egypt's outgoing interim president issued a decree
combat the widespread abuse of women in the country, a
spokesman said Friday.
Journalist Gladys Kalibala on her accidental path to
protecting the orphaned children of Uganda.
Albinos in Tanzania have been killed because some people
believe their body parts bring good luck. But one albino is
U.N. peacekeepers and Democratic Republic
of Congo troops
try to bring peace to an eastern Congo town where a
cattle-rustling dispute led to the deaths of 30.
Egypt's former military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was sworn
in Sunday after he won 96% of the vote in last month's
South African President Jacob Zuma was discharged from the
hospital Sunday and will rest at home for a few days, state
Here's a look at what you should know about 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.
A Sudanese appeals
started deliberating in the case of a woman sentenced to
death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, her
South African President Jacob Zuma has been admitted to the
hospital for tests, his spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a
Two names and two families at the heart of a tragedy.