M23 ex-rebels break out of Uganda camp

About 1,000 former fighters from a Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group broke out Tuesday from a camp in Uganda where they were being held by soldiers who were trying to repatriate them, the Ugandan army said. Dec 17, 2014

Treatments offer hope for Ebola breakthrough in 2015

In Sierra Leone, despite major public health efforts to contain Ebola, it continues to spread. But with a number of treatments in development, medical professionals hope that the epidemic could be stopped in 2015. Dec 17, 2014

Six dead in US shootings, manhunt for gunman

Police are hunting for a gunman suspected of killing six people and seriously wounding another in a series of shootings near the northeastern US city of Philadelphia. Dec 17, 2014

Nigerians flee to Niger to escape Boko Haram attacks

Niger is facing a massive influx of Nigerian refugees fleeing deadly attacks by Islamist group Boko Haram. The UN says at least 115,000 people have crossed the border from Nigeria since April 2013. Dec 16, 2014