The three men charged by Michigan's attorney general on Wednesday make notable appearances in thousands of emails regarding the state of Flint's water that the state released earlier this year.
Three state and city officials have been charged with misconduct and other offenses in the lead-contamination crisis affecting 100,00 people.
The demonstrations kicked off this month in an effort to push for electoral reforms as the small West African country prepares to head to the polls this year, with President Yahya Jammeh up for reelection after more than 21 years in power.
Eyewitness accounts charge that government forces dropped upwards of 30 bombs in the country's southeast, destroying schools, churches, and medical facilities, according to Amnesty International.
Nearly two years after the militants captured more than 200 girls from a school in the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok, young girls have become the bomber of choice for the militants, making up 75 percent of the group's assailants under 18.
Tuesday's ruling to throw out the case against William Ruto and Kenyan television journalist Joshua arap Sang ends a controversial trial over a wave of violence that occurred after Kenya's 2007 elections.
Two weeks after a disputed election, police clashed with unidentified gunmen and youth opposition members set two state buildings on fire in Brazzaville.
At least nine cases have been reported in recent weeks, but a new vaccine and other measures are being used to prevent the virus from spreading out of control again.
Alfred Aubin Mugenzi, who goes by the stage name Kigingi, was picked up by the National Intelligence Service 10 months after he performed a skit that mocked Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza.
More than two years after the spread of the virus began in West Africa, claiming more than 11,300 lives, the World Health Organization today declared an end to the international public health emergency declaration the outbreak had warranted.
A court in the Southern African country issued the verdict on Monday, sentencing the group of activists to as many as eight years in jail for plotting a rebellion against the government during a book club meeting last June.
Sassou Nguesso's political opposition has accused him of cheating for reelection, insisting that independent counts showed that he did not secure the 60 percent of the vote that the official count awarded him.
The International Criminal Court issued the verdict on Monday from The Hague, finding Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of five crimes against humanity and war crimes, for murder, rape, and pillaging.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has managed to anger Moroccan officials by visiting a refugee camp filled with refugees from Western Sahara and referring to Morocco's presence in the territory as an "occupation."
President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration may have uncovered onto the biggest case of graft to date, with a report out this week revealing $16 billion worth of missing revenue from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in 2014.
This is the third time in recent months that the North African-based group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for an attack on soft targets in West Africa.
After President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf dissolved the chapter's national board earlier this week, senior managers convened for a meeting. Then the police arrived.
Whistling is one of the strategies activists use to protest safely, according to one protest organizer, who says that there isn't any way to protest the government or president "without being beaten or fired on by the police."
Reports of the early morning incident came from both al Shabaab and a Somali official saying foreign soldiers from an unnamed country traveled by helicopters and landed near the militant's base 30 miles outside Mogadishu.
Ahead of the Michigan primary on Tuesday, candidates from both parties are descending on Flint, a city in the midst of a water crisis that isn't used to political attention.