Dec 6, 2013 — France sends troops to its former colony after clashes between Muslims and Christians left nearly 300 dead.
Dec 3, 2013 — A South African diving team expecting to find only bodies three days after the vessel sunk instead located the ship's cook, Harrison Okene, alive.
Dec 1, 2013 — In the developing world, one in three girls is married by the age of 18, and the number of young girls being married off is actually increasing, according to groups tracking the issue.
Nov 27, 2013 — Video footage from the attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall in September appeared to show security forces looting stores in the middle of the deadly siege. The revelation shocked even Kenyans jaded by reports of corruption. But police officials tell a different story: one of good behavior going unrewarded, which forces out many ambitious would-be civil servants.
Nov 25, 2013 — Across the developing world, 1 in 3 girls marries before age 18. Some are wed and become mothers by the time they reach their teens. In Malawi, some villages have started to punish parents who marry off their young daughters.
Nov 12, 2013 — American entrepreneurs in Kenya are attempting to fundamentally transform education for some of the poorest kids in the world — while making a profit. Classes are large, and lessons are standardized. Some education leaders worry that private, for-profit schools undermine struggling public education systems.
Oct 25, 2013 — An email purportedly confirms the two men were captured off the coast of the Nigerian town of Brass, but there was no immediate word of demands or a ransom.
Oct 3, 2013 — A ship packed with African migrants trying to reach Italy apparently caught fire before sinking. It's thought there were about 500 people on board. The vessel had set off from Libya, authorities say.
Sep 24, 2013 — Four days after terrorists attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta told his nation that the crisis has ended. He said at least 61 civilians, 6 security officers and 5 terrorists had been killed. More bodies, though, might still be in the building.
Sep 23, 2013 — Kenya's Ministry of the Interior said more than 10 suspects had been arrested. At last count, the three-day siege had claimed 62 lives. An Islamist militant group from Somalia has claimed responsibility.