A US team of military advisers is on the ground in Nigeria to help in the search for more than 200 schools girls abducted more than three weeks ago. Fatima Zanna Gana — one of the leaders of Nigeria's #BringBackOurGirls campaign — says some Nigerians are worried about just what the international presence will mean.
Student protesters in South Africa are chalking up another victory in their "decolonization" campaign. Stellenbosch University, once a bastion of apartheid ideology, has agreed to stop teaching in Afrikaans and switch to English as the main language of instruction.
In Khayelitsha, police are often accused of not doing their job. Citizens say they are forced to take justice into their own hands. Alleged criminals are often put to death by mobs, in full view of children.
Livestock and cities don't often go together. Derided as causing diseases, or car accidents, there are often rules against keeping them in urban areas. But there's a movement to allow urban farming and it's changing lives in one African city in Kenya.
The abducted Nigerian girls remain front-and-center for the international media. But Zeynep Tufekci of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill warns that all the global attention could backfire and end up empowering Boko Haram.
Warmer temperatures mean more problems for people on Earth. Not only do warmer temperatures damage Earth's environment but new research has discovered that they may be related to increased violence in the areas most affected by the heat.