This week the violence of the Islamic insurgent group Boko Haram came to the capital of Nigeria. The government says more than 75 people were killed in a Boko Haram bombing at an Abuja bus station. Reporter Heather Murdock speaks with a family who lost several brothers in the attack.
Yabuku Nkeki lost his daughter a month ago when she and more than 200 other school girls were abducted by Boko Haram from their northeastern Nigerian village. A video of some of the girls was released Monday, indicating they're still alive.
17-year old Malala Yousafzai was herself a victim of terrorism, when a Taliban hitman tried to kill her for supporting girls' education in Pakistan. Today, she met with Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan and relatives of the kidnapped girls to add her voice, and pressure, to the call of "bring back our girls."
Nigeria's presidential election is the most hotly contested in the country since the end of military rule in 1999. Nigerian author Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani says the election is being fought online, where legions of paid staff are inundating sites with fabricated postings and comments.
Philip Graitcer used to work in Africa as an epidemiologist for the CDC. Recently he returned to Africa as a journalist and met people living with elephantiasis. He shares his thoughts on the patients who remain even when a disease is gone.
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.