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.
January 23, 2013 The U.S. Africa Command, designed to strengthen defense relationships in Africa, is still trying to define its mission. African states have been wary, while the State Department and aid groups also express concerns. But growing conflicts in the region may soon put AFRICOM to the test.
January 22, 2013 The grinning image has angered the French brass. They're launching an investigation to identify the soldier. According to the AFP photographer who took the photo, the soldier and his comrades were trying to cover their faces as a helicopter kicked up dust.
January 22, 2013 Islamic militants' attack on a huge gas plant in the Sahara underscores the dangers that energy companies face when they do business in politically unstable places. Such facilities can be hard to protect and fences alone don't do the job, security experts say.
January 22, 2013 America's chief terrorism concern used to be al-Qaida's core, led by Osama bin Laden. Then the group's affiliates, like its arm in Yemen, became the most serious threat. Now, analysts say, the Algerian attack by a group that had left al-Qaida's fold may be the latest iteration in terrorist threats.
January 21, 2013 Islamist militants attacked a gas plant last Wednesday and took hostages. Algerian forces were able to regain control of the facility on Saturday. They've found bodies inside. It isn't clear how many of the dead were hostages. Three Americans are among the dead, U.S. officials say.