At least 29 people died in a head-on crash involving two buses Friday in northeastern Nigeria, national police said.
The riskiest, trickiest, friskiest movie you can see right now happens to be a documentary. Don't let that put you off.
In a time of global political combustion, with calls for democracy sparking mass demonstrations, self-immolations and civil wars, the women of the small African country of Togo might be the first to try to bring down a dictator by staging a sex strike.
Pirates traded gunfire with Togo security forces early Tuesday from a hijacked oil tanker off the west coast of Africa, the International Maritime Bureau said.
A look into the development and investment of golf courses across Nigeria.
Nigeria is not renowned for its golfers, or its golf clubs.
Two weeks ago I visited the Africa Village at London's Kensington Gardens, to appear on a radio show being broadcast from there. After the interview, I lingered, wandering around the national stands, savoring the Nigerian hip-hop that blared from the speakers. I stood in line to receive an inscription -- carefully traced out on paper by a cheerful, elderly man wielding a quill pen -- of my name in English and Arabic.
South Africa's "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius talks to CNN about his life and plans for the London 2012 Olympics.
Security forces killed 20 suspected members of the militant Islamic group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday, an army captain said.
The sudden death of Ghana's president, John Atta Mills, on July 24 did not come as a rude surprise. Most Ghanaians already knew his health was failing; he was losing his eyesight and voice.
Ghana president John Evans Atta Mills dies at age 68, and his successor is sworn in. CNN's Vlad Duthiers reports.
Gunmen attacked a church in the central Nigerian state of Kogi, killing at least 19 people, a military official said Tuesday.
Gunmen attacked a barge belonging to an oil service company near the coast of Nigeria on Saturday, killing two sailors and taking four foreigners hostage.
Fifty-three determined men and women will sport Nigeria's green and white colors during the London Games -- the second-biggest Olympic team hailing from Sub-Saharan Africa -- carrying the nation's hopes for the first gold medal in 16 years.
The president of the West African nation of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills, has died, his chief of staff said in a statement Tuesday.
Heavy rains in central Nigeria triggered a flood that washed away houses and killed at least 21 people, government officials said Monday.
At least 95 bodies were recovered after a fire that followed a gasoline tanker spill Thursday in Nigeria, government officials said.
Nigeria's Rotimi Babatunde has won the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story Bombay's Republic.
When Jason Njoku graduated from his UK-based university in 2005, he was filled with high hopes of entrepreneurial success.
New York African Film Festival founder Mahen Bonetti looks at the evolution of filmmakers in Africa.
Ghanaian authorities detained an American couple on suspicion of trying to adopt four children illegally in the African nation, U.S. officials said.
A militant Islamist group claimed responsibility Monday for bombings the day before that the Nigerian Red Cross said left 50 people at three Christian churches in Nigeria.
Three people died in clashes with police in Jos, hours after a car bomb killed five people during services at a church.
Three church bombings and retaliatory attacks in northern Nigeria killed at least 50 people Sunday and injured more than 130 others, the Nigerian Red Cross Society said.
A Nigerian man whose wife was among 153 people killed Sunday when a MD-83 aircraft crashed in Lagos, Nigeria, has filed suit against the manufacturer of the plane and its engines, and against the estate of the American who was piloting the aircraft.
The search for bodies of those killed in a plane crash in Nigeria's major city of Lagos has ended, authorities said Wednesday.
Josephine and Jennifer Onita were returning from the wedding of a close friend in Nigeria.
Nigerian aviation authorities suspended Dana Air's operating license Tuesday as torrential rain hampered recovery efforts after a deadly weekend plane crash.
Lagos residents recount the moment the plane crashed with 153 people on board. CNN's Vladimir Duthiers reports.
Beyond a vague familiarity with the world's major airlines, most travelers know little about the hundreds of carriers transporting passengers across the globe. Sunday's deadly air crash in Nigeria raises questions about the safety of international airlines. So how do passengers find safety information?
None of the 153 people on a Nigerian airplane survived the crash into a Lagos neighborhood. Vladimir Duthiers reports.
The search for bodies and, hopefully, survivors in Nigeria's most populated city continued through the night and into Monday, hours after an airliner crashed killing all 153 passengers and crew on board and at least 10 people on the ground.
Two church bombings in northern Nigeria killed at least 15 people and wounded 38 others Sunday morning, the Red Cross said.
Ten people were killed Saturday after a cargo plane crashed through a fence surrounding an airport in Accra, Ghana, and slammed into a bus, municipal and national officials said.
Vladimir Duthiers is in Sierra Leone with reaction to Charles Taylor's sentence.
The first former head of state to be convicted of war crimes since World War II was sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday by an international court in The Hague, Netherlands.
James Ibori, the former Governor of Nigeria's oil region, pleaded guilty to stealing $250 million over eight years
The arrest of a Nigerian politician who deposited millions of dollars of stolen money in UK accounts has raised questions about the role of British banks in corruption.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor should receive an 80-year sentence for his conviction for aiding and abetting war crimes in neighboring Sierra Leone's civil war, the chief prosecutor in the international court case recommended Thursday.
Thirty-four people were killed and 30 wounded in an attack on a cattle market in Nigeria's northern Yobe state, a government official briefed on the investigation said Thursday.
A suicide attack on Monday in northeastern Nigeria killed 11 people and wounded another 26, a spokesman for the Nigerian Red Cross in Abuja told CNN.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor on trial for war crimes. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.
Gunmen attacked Christians worshipping on a Nigerian university campus on Sunday, with witnesses reporting multiple explosions and gunfire.
A managing director of a newspaper targeted in Nigeria believes Boko Haram is responsible. CNN's Vlad Duthiers reports.
An international war crimes court finds ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding militias in Sierra Leone.
CNN's David McKenzie explains the significance of the Charles Taylor verdict for those in and outside Africa.
Millions of people will breathe a sigh of relief that Charles Taylor has finally been held to account for the years of violence, misery and suffering that he brought to the people of West Africa.
For decades, many African countries saw some of their most skilful young people take their talents to other parts of the world, lured by the financial prospects outside the continent.
Nkepile Mabuse reports from Nigeria where "repats"are leaving cash-strapped Europe to return to Africa for work.
Senegal's reward for qualifying for their first Olympic men's football competition is an opening match against hosts Britain, who could include former England captain David Beckham in their team.
Senegal claimed the 16th and final place in the Olympic men's soccer tournament after a 2-0 win over Oman in Monday's playoff in England.
Dead bodies littered a road in northern Nigeria on Sunday after a massive explosion that an official said killed 25 people and a witness said shattered windows of a nearby church where worshipers were celebrating Easter.
CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports on how Muslim efforts to impose Sharia law on Nigeria are causing conflict.
CNN's Richard Quest talks to Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about her bid to lead the World Bank.
The Nigerian contender to head the World Bank, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said Wednesday she is ready to lead from day one and would make it a nimbler, more responsive organization.
Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade called rival Macky Sall to concede Sunday's runoff election, which Sall hailed as a "victory of the Senegalese people," state media reported.
CNN's Nima Elbagir reports on a failed Nigeria hostage rescue and families looking for answers from their governments.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said Thursday he takes some of the responsibility for a failed hostage rescue attempt in which an Italian and a British man died.
With high unemployment in Senegal, many young boys idolise successful wrestling stars.
In most of Africa, football reigns supreme among sports, but in Senegal wrestling challenges it for popularity. It provides entertainment and exercise, and offers young men dreams of fame and fortune.
An Italian who was killed during a failed hostage rescue attempt in Nigeria was shot four times, a doctor told reporters.
A suicide car bomber targets worshippers at a Catholic church in the central Nigerian city of Jos.
Tensions ran high in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday in the aftermath of an explosion outside a Catholic church that left six people dead, according to hospital and government officials.
A group of local journalists in northern Nigeria has become the most crucial communication link between the militant Islamist terror group Boko Haram and the rest of the world.
Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram have killed more than 100 people in the past week, but what are their aims?
In a meeting Friday with his Italian counterpart, British Foreign Secretary William Hague sought to explain why Rome had not been consulted before a failed rescue attempt that resulted in the deaths Thursday in Nigeria of two hostages -- an Italian and a Briton.
The suspected killers of Italian and British hostages who had been held in Nigeria have been arrested, an adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan said Thursday in a statement, according to the government-run Nigerian Television Authority.
Sierra Leone and Liberia have some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, with 15-24 year olds accounting for 40% of such deaths) and two years ago, agencies IPPF and FORWARD listened to hundreds of African voices talking about sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Jazz, soul and a blend of rock and roll combine to make Senegalese music sound quite familiar, while the sound of the sabar, a traditional Senegalese drum, keeps the music true to its West African roots. I'm listening to the mbalax style of music for my latest "Inside Africa" assignment: to experience the special sounds of Senegal.
Senegalese singer Coumba Gawlo prepares to take to the stage in Dakar.
Human rights groups met a somewhat skeptical Supreme Court on Tuesday as they presented arguments on whether foreign victims of torture and other crimes against humanity can sue corporations and other organizations in U.S. federal courts.
As Senegalese elections approach, clashes continue between police and protesters. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.
Polls closed Sunday in Senegal where citizens voted in an election overshadowed by violence as protesters demand the elderly president refrain from seeking another term.
Fear and anxiety gripped churchgoers in Nigeria on Sunday after four people were killed in the latest church attack.
Senegal's octogenarian incumbent president is seeking a third term Sunday, a bid that has sparked deadly protests and threatened the nation's reputation as one of the most stable democracies in Africa.
Move over Disney -- a Nigerian animator has produced an educational cartoon to teach youngsters about African culture.
Errol Barnett visits a former slave house on Goree Island, Senegal for a poignant reminder of the West Africa's past.
A short ferry ride away from Dakar, lies the quiet and picturesque Goree Island. Three kilometers off the coast, the Senegalese island is tiny and easily accessible by foot.
A Senegal court election ruling sparked outbreaks of rioting in Dakar. CNN's Erroll Barnett explains why.
Clashes erupted between police and protesters in Senegal Sunday, a week before the country's presidential elections.
Police and anti-government protesters in Senegal clashed for a second straight day Saturday, just over a week before the country is set to vote in presidential elections, state media reported.
Senegalese police clashed Friday night with protesters, firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse them from downtown Dakar, where protests have been banned. The unrest was part of the opposition against the candidacy of President Abdoulaye Wade ahead of February 26 elections.
Police captured 25 inmates freed when gunmen stormed a prison in central Nigeria, spraying bullets and emptying cells in a brazen evening attack, officials said Friday.
About 25 gunmen attacked a prison in Nigeria's central Kogi state and freed a number of inmates, a police spokesman said Thursday.
Nigerian billionaire Folorunsho Alakija talks about her upbringing and how those early days shaped her future.
From shaking up Nigeria's fashion scene to striking it rich in the oil business, Nigerian billionaire Folorunso Alakija has tasted success in all walks of life.
Errol Barnett cooks up a traditional Senegalese feast with a little help from a local chef.
Nigerian authorities say they have arrested a terror attack suspect who recently escaped police custody under suspicious circumstances.
CNN's Max Foster talks to Northwestern University professor Richard Joseph about the escalating violence in Nigeria.
CNN's Alex Thomas talks to journalist Kwaku Ofosu-Asare about Africa Cup of Nations favorites Ghana and Ivory Coast.
The spokesman for Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has been captured after a months-long surveillance operation, a spokesman for Nigerian police said Wednesday.
Senegal remained tense Wednesday following days of violent protests over a court decision that allows the incumbent president to run for a third term.
Senegal's opposition June 23rd Movement is calling for a mass rally in Dakar on Tuesday to protest a ruling allowing President Abdoulaye Wade to run for a third term as well as to demand the release of dozens of government critics arrested in the wake of weekend rioting that followed the decision.
He is the son of a canoe-carver, a mild-mannered academic who wears a fedora but eschews the flowing robes and bombastic brashness that often characterize Africa's "Big Man" leaders.
A Senegalese court late Sunday upheld an earlier ruling that the West Africa nation's president could seek another term -- despite questions about whether such a run was constitutional -- official media reported.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has suddenly shifted his attitude toward the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, as violence spreads across northern Nigeria.
CNN's Nima Elbagir reports on Boko Haram militant threats and attacks on police and civilians in Nigeria.
Militants launched a fresh attack Monday in Nigeria's second largest city, Kano, which is already reeling from a series of bombings and shootings that killed more than 200 people earlier this month.
Libya went out of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations despite a 2-1 win over Senegal in their final Group A match at Estadio de Bata Sunday.
Truckloads of riot police canvassed Senegal's capital on Saturday, a day after violent clashes erupted after authorities ruled that the African nation's president could run for a third term -- and a popular musician could not run against him.