European scientists say there is hope that a parched swath of Africa could suddenly start to receive heavy seasonal rainfall.
For 700 million kids around the world, childhood ends too soon.
Only concerted action on multiple fronts can prevent the human disasters now unfolding in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen from becoming the global norm.
President Trump's response to the most serious humanitarian catastrophe since the end of World War II is to slash aid, bar refugees and expand the military.
The current rout in oil prices threatens a profound shift in the geopolitical fortunes of major energy-producing countries. Many are already experiencing economic and political turmoil, and the longer low prices persist, the more devastating the consequences are likely to be.
An explosion blamed on the militant group Boko Haram left at least 32 people dead and roughly 80 injured in a fruit and vegetable market in the Nigerian city of Yola.
The rescue of hundreds of captives in Nigeria shows that the scale of kidnappings by the terrorist group Boko Haram has been grossly underestimated.
Thanks to the Islamist extremist group, old north-versus-south sentiments now threaten to split the regions that had found solidarity against an incompetent government. The upshot could be more terrorism.
Did somebody say "oil fields"?