Tanzania's new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, on Friday stressed the importance of face masks in fighting Covid-19, ditching one of the most controversial policies of her late coronavirus-sceptic predecessor.
The head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has condemned his own country's rulers in a video recorded by the director of a US-based charity, saying "they want to destroy the people of Tigray" with actions of "the highest brutality and cruelty."
Halima Cisse, a 25-year-old Malian woman who gave birth to nine babies in Morocco on Tuesday, is in good health. Her nonuplets, five girls and four boys, have a way to go, according to Youssef Alaoui, the medical director of Casablanca's Ain Borja clinic, where the babies were born.
A French journalist who disappeared in Mali last month said in a video that emerged on social media Wednesday that he had been kidnapped by a jihadist group and pleaded for help from French authorities.
As the humanitarian crisis continues in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, the US Agency for International Development is warning that the area could face famine if aid organizations are not granted unfettered access to the millions in urgent need of assistance.
Kidnap for ransom is on the rise in Nigeria with mass kidnappings from schools increasingly seen as lucrative endeavors by criminal gangs. CNN's Stephanie Busari meets one teenage girl who was snatched from her school dorm and hears how her story took an extraordinary twist when she came face to face with family members in her kidnappers' den.