South Africa's Vusi Mahlasela and Hugh Masekela are in the midst of a US tour they're calling 20 Years of Freedom. The music celebrates 20 years since the start of democracy in South Africa and the official end of apartheid.
The resurgence of Ebola in Sierra Leone can be traced to two wooden boats and the fishermen that carried the disease from their decks into Freetown. But the country's youth — unpaid volunteers — are helping track down the resurgent disease.
Earlier this month, ISIS released a video in which it showed the beheading of 21 Egyptian men. Not surprisingly, reactions have been of anger, grief and hate. But one Egyptian singer wants to change that.
In Brazil, the winning samba school at this year's Rio Carnival is accused of accepting millions of dollars from the leader of Equatorial Guinea, who's widely criticized as one of Africa's worst dictators. But do Brazilians actually care? Probably not.
ISIS has taken advantage of the chaos in Libya to establish its own strongholds. One city they have managed to take over is Derna. Last October, Mohamed Eljarh managed to sneak in and get back out safely.