January 28, 2013 The ultra-conservative Muslims, whose influence has grown since the Arab Spring, aspire to a society ruled entirely by Islamic law. But to their critics, the Salafis are religious fanatics who are trying to drag the region back to 7th-century Arabia.
January 27, 2013 At least three people are reported dead. The funerals were being held for 35 people killed Saturday in anti-government rioting. The violence erupted after an Egyptian court sentenced 21 people to death for their role in a deadly soccer riot last year.
January 27, 2013 The French-led intervention against Islamist rebels is gaining strength. African military chiefs say a minimum of 5,000 regional troops are needed to join the intervention against the rebels.
January 24, 2013 As flood waters rose, a crocodile farmer was forced to open his gates. The crocodiles grabbed the chance to make a break. More than half remain at large. Hunters are having the most success capturing them at night, when their eyes sign red.
January 24, 2013 Photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz's project documents the causes and effects of Sierra Leone's recent cholera outbreak. His images capture the immense scope and scale of the crisis — depicting the role of water, an essential element of life that cannot always be trusted.
January 24, 2013 Investors didn't panic after last week's attack, and oil and gas prices held steady. But if the attack on the gas complex signals the beginning of a new phase of terrorism in North Africa, energy companies and governments will need to make new assessments of the risks and benefits of investments.