Deadly protests have erupted over the past week in the West African nation of Senegal, long considered a bastion of democracy and a regional leader on diplomacy issues. Here's an explainer on the underlying reasons for what's going on.
Gay sex in Senegal is illegal, but there is the beginnings of a gay rights movement there. Unfortunately, it doesn't include gay women.
Doudou Ndiaye Rose was a master drummer from Senegal. And he played with the best of 'em — Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, the Rolling Stones, Josephine Baker. But perhaps his most personal performances were with his children and grandchildren, sometimes all at once. Rose died Wednesday at the age of 85.
While growing up, Kenyan musician Sila was a comic book junkie. He dreamed of inventing an African superhero and comic book series. Now, he finally has.
In many developing countries, thousands of volunteers serve as community health workers. But who is looking after their interests? Amy Costello reports from the West African nation of Senegal.
With very little information available regarding the deteriorating health of South Africa's former-President Nelson Mandela, foreign media is waiting outside the hospital for him to either die or dramatically improve. Their vigil is angering some South Africans, including parts of the Mandela family.
Islamist militants set off two suicide bombings in Niger Thursday. 20 people were killed in addition to the bombers. Friday, French special forces helped Niger's military secure the base, where they shot dead two militants who were still hiding.
If all goes as planned, Haiti, yes North America's Haiti, will become the latest member of the African Union sometime in January. Haiti and Africa share a sense of history, and African countries stepped up in the wake of Haiti's earthquake, which has led some to conclude the time is right to formalize their ties.