UN: 62 Killed as Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Mauritania

At least 62 people were killed, including several children, when a boat carrying more than 150 migrants capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off the West African nation of Mauritania, the United Nations migrant agency said …

Ugandan Pageant Fights HIV Stigma

KAMPALA, UGANDA - Nearly one-third of Uganda's new HIV infections occur among 15-to-25-year-olds, who say that although there has been progress, stigma is still a problem. To raise awareness ahead of World AIDS Day on …

Benin Activist Brings Health Kits to Haiti’s Poor

French Beninese writer and activist Kemi Seba is in Haiti this weekend on a humanitarian mission.

Seba traveled to the Caribbean nation to show support for the PetroChallenger anti-corruption movement and for the residents of …

Ambush on Mining Company Convoy Kills 37 in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO - Gunmen attacked a convoy near a Canadian mining site in Burkina Faso, killing at least 37 people and wounding 60 others, the regional governor said late Wednesday.

Montreal-based Semafo said the …