Islamic State group's influence spreads to African jihadis

| Dec 16, 2014

Islamic State group's influence spreads to African jihadis

Its main battlegrounds are far away and its true influence hard to judge, but the Islamic State’s black banner is attracting the attention of jihadis in Africa, particularly in Nigeria. Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s so-called caliphate is based in Syria and Iraq ...

Dec 2, 2014

HIV may evolve to cause AIDS less frequently

HIV may be evolving to become less aggressive, suggesting that one day it may infect humans without causing AIDS. Women with HIV in South Africa are more likely to have AIDS than a similar group in Botswana, where the disease arrived a decade earlier. ...

Nov 1, 2014

Protests push Burkina Faso president from power

Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze over his attempts to extend his 27-year reign, one of Africa’s longest. Gen. Honore Traore, the joint chief of staff, told reporters that he would assume the ...