NIGERIA: 63 Abducted Girls and Women Escape Boko Haram

Aminu Abubakar and Holly Yan of CNN are reporting that 63 girls and women have escaped from Boko Haram following a...

Idriss Déby: Chad’s President Killed on Battlefield

  International news outlets are reporting that Idriss Déby, longtime president of the country of Chad has died. Jason Bourke of The...

FLOTUS Michelle Obama Remembers Victims of Tanzania Embassy Bombing

News One is reporting that U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama visited First Lady of Tanzania Salma Kikwete, to remember the victims...

Sonia Sanchez Delivers Poetry and Advice at Spelman College

Sonia Sanchez likes to talk about how peacekeeping can save communities. The profound poet laureate and author of Home Coming and...

Photo Gallery: Remembering Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela (1918-2013)

Photo gallery compiled by Kaitlin Higgins and Nsenga K. Burton.

Former Congressman Mel Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

Reuters is reporting that former congressman Mel Reynolds has been arrested in Zimbabwe, an immigration official said on Tuesday, after state...

South Africa: Jacob Zuma Resigns from Presidency

BBC Africa is reporting South Africa's president Jacob Zuma has resigned. Zuma has battled corruption charges since before assuming the presidency...

Akosua Report: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Burton Wire is proud to announce the addition of The Akosua Report: Facts on The African Diaspora, written by Akosua...

Somalia's First Formal Musical Event in 25 Years

Phil Moore of Al Jazeera is reporting that Somalia held its first formal musical performances in more than 25 years last week....

Meles Zenawi Dies: Reactions from Africa

Jenée Desmond-Harris of is reporting on reactions to the death of Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi by dignitaries from other...

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