Oscar Pistorius spent 10 months in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. On Friday, the double-amputee runner was scheduled to go into house arrest, but now his parole is under review again.
The deadly virus overwhelmed Sierra Leone's key agricultural district, leaving thousands of farms, and their farmers, abandoned. The impact of that lost harvest has shaken the economy — and its food supply.
A surge of attacks in Mali in recent days, including a deadly siege at a hotel popular with Europeans, indicates growing boldness by Islamist militants. UN peacekeepers are overseeing a tenuous peace deal in Mali's north.
The East African nation is one of the world's most corrupt. Obama's highlighting of the problem probably didn't win him friends among the powerful, but drew cheers from the crowd gathered to hear him in Nairobi.
In the tiny village of Kogelo, home to President Obama's step-grandmother, savvy businessmen have built an 'Obama circuit' that has yet to become a tourist hub. But a visit from the president this weekend could turn their fortunes around.