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.
An incentive from the Israeli government offers money and free flights to African asylum seekers, if they agree to return to Africa. But, there's a problem with this immigration policy: some African men instead use the money to try to get to Europe, leaving their families behind.
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.
In January, Tunisia became the first Arab country to enshrine gender equality in its new constitution. But while the small African country is often seen as a progressive bastion in a mostly conservative region, Tunisians say, in their private lives, some traditions die hard. Virginity is one of them.