The Nigerian Islamic militant movement Boko Haram has threatened to sell several hundred kidnapped girls into slavery. That would suggest there's a market for slaves in Africa's Sahel region. Which — you might be surprised to hear — actually does exist.
One of Liberia's most popular hip-hop stations is taking its young audience and the Ebola crisis seriously. Hott FM is quickly becoming Monrovia's best source for 24/7 Ebola coverage — through both news updates and the hottest songs. Have a listen.
You can see the phrase scrawled on walls around the globe from Tahrir Square to Ferguson, seemingly anywhere people take to the streets: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." It was the creation of American jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, whose biographer says he'd enjoy the term's enduring use.
A research study last year showed that a simple antibiotic can reduce a severely malnourished child's chances of dying by nearly 40 percent. But getting that antibiotic to the children who need it is easier said than done.
Thousands of Sudanese expats in the US are spending their days and nights online these days - getting little sleep, calling home multiple times a day, checking on the safety of their family and friends - hoping for good news.