South Africa's murder rate rose by 4.9 percent in the last year, official statistics showed Friday, with the police minister admitting the country was struggling with "a prevalent culture of violence."
At rural hospitals in Africa, you'll often see high-tech medical equipment discarded and unused. In places where electricity is unreliable and spare parts are unavailable, expensive devices can quickly become worthless. So Dr. Oluyombo Awojobi designs and builds his own low-tech devices to keep his hospital running.
Disney has released the hit song from Frozen, "Let it Go," which includes 25 different languages — most of them European and none from Africa. This follows criticism that Disney has again depicted its female lead as blue-eyed and blonde-haired.
Scientists are warning West African villagers to stop hunting bush meat and to stay away from fruit bats as they circle in a possible animal source for the latest Ebola outbreak. The Ebola virus lives in fruit bats, scientists believe, and is threatening communities who are already facing the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.
How easily can you catch Ebola? What does it do to your body? Emmanuel d'Harcourt, senior health director of the International Rescue Committee, which is helping fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa, offers some answers.
Ridley Scott's newest movie, Exodus: Gods and Kings, hit theaters this weekend — with a smaller than expected box office draw. Is that because of a boycott campaign launched because the film's characters are starkly split along racial lines?
Abdi Nor Iftin always dreamed of leaving Somalia and coming to the United States, and his dream seemed to come true when he won a spot in the Diversity Visa Program, otherwise known as the green card lottery. But it turned out to be only the first step in a difficult and dangerous process.
When people immigrate to the US, they not only leave behind family and friends, they leave behind the sights, scents and flavors of home. Reporter Hana Baba went back to Sudan to find her favorite soda, unmatched by any in the US.