The mobile economy is booming in Africa, allowing people to bank and shop using cellphones. But along with these innovations comes a new wave of digital cons. It's the Nigerian e-mail scam for the Mobile Age.
The projected impact of Ebola on West Africa differed radically between health agencies this week, owing to differences in method and models and over the use of factors like 'underreporting.' Some health officials say high estimates help bring needed attention.
Israel's top military officer warned today that Hezbollah's capabilities have grown substantially since the 2006 war, putting much of Israel within the reach of the Lebanese Shiite militant organization.
On Lake Tana, locals eke out a living as they have since the 9th century B.C., in boats woven from papyrus growing on the shore. But some are eyeing the motorboats they say are the key to moving up in life.