In some African countries, female circumcision is a widely practiced tradition. But as more attention is shone on the practice, also known as female genital mutilation, it's come with other consequences. An African reporter has gone into hiding after her report on the practice in Liberia was published.
Senegal's voters went to the polls on Sunday to choose a president. If incumbent Abdoulaye Wade wins, despite a constitution that says an incumbent can't win a third term, there are fears that there could be a great deal of unrest in what has otherwise been a stable African democracy.
Libya's revolution started a year ago and Libyans gathered in celebration to honor those they lost, celebrate what they achieved and look ahead to a future without Col. Muammar Gaddafi.
Some Somalis in America are concerned that the famine that's battering the nation isn't getting the level of coverage that other recent disasters, like the Japan tsunami or Haiti earthquake, have gotten.
The Embassy of God church in Ukraine has attracted a number of adherents, as well as a number of detractors. While founder Sunday Adelaja insists he's out to save souls, an attorney said he's out to swindle and scam.
At least two western news agencies are accused by the South African government of using surveillance cameras installed in a building across the street from where Nelson Mandela is living out his retirement.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced that the military had successfully completed a hostage rescue in a remote area of Somalia, where the American and Dane had been taken hostage.
A recent investigation by the Boston Globe provides the first proof that former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who stands accused of war crimes that led to the death of more than a million people, worked for the CIA and the Pentagon during his rise to power.
Nigeria's government is trying once more to eliminate its fuel subsidy, sending gasoline, heating and cooking oil prices skyrocketing. In response, workers have called an indefinite, general strike and demanded the government back down.
While many in Tunisia are nervous about having an avowed Islamist party in power, the Ennahda say they're not interested in telling people how to have a relationship with God. And they have a bigger focus: creating the jobs the country desperately needs.