Violence in northern Nigeria took an ominous turn this week when at least 100 teenage girls were kidnapped from a school in the remote northeast. It's thought that the Islamist militant group Boko Haram took the young women to a forest near the border with Cameroon. Omoyele Sowore of Sahara Reporters blames what he calls an "incompetent" Nigerian government.
Leonard Tshitenge grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo eating food from the region. But, now living in the US, the dishes he remembers aren't served anywhere. So he and his wife, who is from Nigeria, decided to teach Americans how to eat like they did back home.
Harrison Okene, a chef for an oil company, survived for three days trapped in an air pocket at the bottom of the sea after his boat capsized off the coast of Nigeria. His rescuer didn't think anyone was still alive.
Amidst threats from Boko Haram, thousands of Nigerians will cast their votes for president on Saturday in what is widely seen as the country's closest presidential race since the end of military rule in 1999. But that doesn't mean voters have great choices.
Liberian American Patrick Sawyer died this week of Ebola virus in Lagos, Nigeria. His wife, Decontee, remembers him as a passionate advocate for Liberian democracy and a man who was "bigger than life."