What really happened in Baga, Nigeria, while the world was watching Charlie Hebdo? One reporter talked with survivors and realized that as the conflict spreads, dealing with the militant group will be an issue for the entire region.
The release of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste from an Egyptian jail may have been meant to deflect criticism on the Egyptian government. But there's no getting around the Sisi regime's poor record on human rights and the law.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is slowing in some areas, but the crisis is far from over. And the virus' grip on the medical system in countries like Liberia means that people with other diseases or injuries often go without medical help.
Music producer Ian Brennan set up a small recording studio at the Zomba Maximum Security Prison in Malawi and had the male and female inmates sing their own songs. Many of the tunes tell their stories of prison life.
The death of young activist and poet Shaimaa al-Sabbagh was caught on camera. She was among a group of Egyptians who were marching on the streets of Cairo, four years after the Tahrir Square revolution.
Shymaa Abou el-Yazed is not your average young Egyptian woman: She’s the captain of the Egyptian karate team and a reigning world champion — despite coming from a country where women’s rights are under constant threat.
"Africans are incredible linguists," says Lori Thicke, founder of Translators Without Borders, which enlists Africans to translate everything from medication instructions to election materials into some of Africa's 1,000+ languages.