A brutally violent series of murders of women has been documented. Thousands of Kenyans are protesting to demand government action on gender-based violence.
Ebola is one of the most feared infectious diseases, with more than half of those infected dying. A vaccine has now been shown to cut that mortality rate in half.
While millions of fans were watching the super bowl in the U.S., billions have been watching the African cup of nations soccer tournament and Sunday's final between hosts Cote D'Ivoire and Nigeria.
Thousands of migrants have drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa to Europe. The dangerous journey does not deter many more from the risky crossing.
James Elder is a spokesperson for UNICEF — the U.N. agency that provides humanitarian aid to children — and has been visiting the areas on the border of Sudan and Chad.
Kush, a synthetic cannabinoid, is spreading quickly for the promise of a stress-relieving high. But what's the impact on users — and Sierra Leonean society? And how are the authorities responding?
That's the adjective used by the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Global Immunization Division. Can the world bring this outbreak under control?
Grammy is unveiling an award for "Best African Music Performance." Do the nominees fulfill the goal of "recognizing recordings that utilize unique local expressions from across the ... continent"?
Opposition lawmakers were forcefully removed from the chambers as they debated President Macky Sall's decision to delay the election. Authorities blocked mobile internet access amid growing protests.
In a post on the social media platform X the Namibian presidency said Geingob's medical team at Lady Pohamba Hospital did its best to help him, but Geingob died with his wife and children by his side.
Liquid petroleum gas cylinders exploded in an illegal depot in a residential area of the Kenyan capital, officials said Friday, setting off the inferno. The death toll was expected to rise.
Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso have severed ties from a key West African bloc. Four things you need to know about what the break means for a region destabilized by coups and rising jihadist violence.
With an effective vaccine, cases of the potentially fatal disease plummeted. But West Africa is now seeing thousands of new cases and hundreds of deaths.
That's how a prominent medical ethicist describes a researcher's innovative plan to share study results with participants in Kenya.
If snow has lost its charms for you, consider what it's like to experience it for the first time. People from the Global South and other snowless places share what it was like to discover snow.