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."
Cameroon musician Moken won the green card lottery in 1996. Since his move to the US, he's attended design college in Detroit, launched a line of shoes, and this year released his debut CD, "Chapters of My Life."
They call it 'The Crossing': African migrants scale razor-wire fences to reach Spanish enclaves in Morocco. But Spanish authorities are viciously pushing them back across the border without hearing their case for asylum.
Photographer Ami Vitale was surprised to learn that her photos of young women in Guinea-Bissau were the face of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. Vitale shot the photos a few years ago and didn't even realize they'd become the icons of a movement until it went viral.
Travel and tourism has never really been bigger, with people hitting the road to find adventure. But for some, adventure comes with a trip to some place seemingly off-limits: war zones. Companies are marketing war tourism to appeal to a new type of tourist.
Emadeldin Elsayed, an Egyptian student in California, posted a comment on Facebook threatening to kill presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The US authorities arrested him the next day. Now he has agreed to leave the country voluntarily.
Water-starved cities around the world are starting to turn to a once-unpalatable solution: recycling their sewage. And they have a surprising pioneer to thank for developing the technology — the southern African desert country of Namibia.
Papa Wemba died earlier this week, after he collapsed on stage in Ivory Coast. The star, known as the king of Congolese rumba, was jailed in 2004 for smuggling Congolese people to Europe. Lubangi Muniania, a Congolese arts educator who knew Papa Wemba, explains Wemba's history.