Nigerian army appears to use Trump’s words to defend shooting of protesters

The Nigerian army has hinted in a tweet that comments from US President Donald Trump justify its lethal shooting of Shiite protesters over the...

Petition calls on Disney to drop ‘Hakuna Matata’ trademark

An online petition is calling on Disney to relinquish its trademark of the Swahili phrase "Hakuna Matata." The phrase, which roughly translates to "no problems" or "no...

Tunisian government accused of snooping on gay men to gain confessions

Tunisia's government is facing allegations from Human Rights Watch that it has confiscated and searched cellphones of men they suspect of being homosexual, while...

Meet the 21-year-old tech whiz who’s coded for Instagram and Snapchat

Iddris Sandu has done a lot in his 21 years. Besides creating algorithms for Instagram and Snapchat and consulting for Twitter, he's now working with...

Malawi nurse suspended over selfie in labor ward

A nurse in Malawi has been suspended after her selfie in a labor ward showing a naked pregnant woman in the background surfaced online. Patricia...

Could this startup end Nigeria’s reliance on generators?

Imagine being able to purchase clean energy cheaply and through cryptocurrency. Sounds futuristic? But it's a possibility that OneWattSolar, a startup based in Lagos wants to...

9 more people arrested in Morocco tourist beheadings

A total of 13 suspects have been arrested in connection with the deaths of two tourists in Morocco, the state-owned 2M news agency reported. Four...

Death toll in Mogadishu car bombing rises to 52

The death toll from three car bombs detonated near a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia has risen to 52 people, hospital officials told CNN Monday. Around...

Democratic Republic of Congo internet shutdown shows how Chinese censorship tactics are spreading

As citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) pointlessly refresh their web browsers this week, they may be getting a preview of...

Second aid worker held by Boko Haram executed as negotiation deadline expires

An aid worker who was held hostage by Boko Haram for seven months has been executed after a deadline for negotiations expired, the Nigerian...

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