With Moammar Gadhafi out of power, efforts turn to reforming the systems he built, not the least of which is Libya's schools. The national curriculum, very pro-Gadhafi, is being revised to be more accurate.
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.
Tuaregs in Mali united with Islamic militants against the Mali government and successfully drove the government out. But they didn't realize they'd be getting a new home under Islamic law. Now, Tuareg civilians are fleeing the violence of the revolution and the newly instituted Islamic law.
Ethiopia answered the call of the United Nations in the 1950s and sent three battalions to South Korea to repulse the North Korean offensive. Along the way, they distinguished themselves for their valor, but also for their tradition of bringing all of their war dead home with them — a tradition embraced by the United States soon after.
Before the French came in and pushed the Islamic militants out of the towns in northern Mali, many of the country's historic artifacts and cultural history were threatened. But because of the forethought of some Malians, including calligrapher Boubacar Sadek, the country's manuscripts were saved. For now.
A few brave tourists in the central African Democratic Republic of the Congo are going on mountain hikes to take in a spectacular sight in nature: the eruption of a volcano. Virunga National Park is a short, but safe distance from the erupting Mount Nyamulagira, giving park visitors a front row seat.