NIGERIA: 63 Abducted Girls and Women Escape Boko Haram

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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

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  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

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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

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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)

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

Former Congressman Mel Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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

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