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."
Nelson Mandela was many many things, among them a lover of humor and satire. He once sat down for a 30-minute TV interview with a man in a dress pretending to be an apartheid-era Afrikaner housewife. Mandela knew that talking to the fictitious Evita Bezuidenhout was going to reach more people than appearing on the nightly news. Satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys was the man behind Evita.
Dukhan is a traditional Sudanese smoke bath women perform to get glowing, perfumed skin. But it's not easy to create the same smoke bath structure here in the US, though some Sudanese immigrants are creating their own make-shift dukhan baths.
It's been a month an a half since hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. But despite the global attention, we still know very little about the missing girls themselves. Glenna Gordon realized that although she could not photograph the girls, she could photograph their personal possessions as a way to highlight who they are.
Samy Ben Redjeb is a former flight attendant in Frankfurt who spent years flying to African countries, collecting music. That collection forms the basis of his record label, Analog Africa. His latest compilation CD is "Afrobeat Airways 2."
American-Egyptian Aya Hijazi and her husband have been in Egyptian prison for almost 1,000 days. Rights groups are concerned the US government will stop pressuring Egypt on the case after Donald Trump takes office.