We track four people on their journey.
Caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs
Somali aviation minister says one-metre-sized hole in the side of Daallo Airlines jet was caused by a bomb explosion.
06 Feb 2016 20:45 GMT | Aviation, Djibouti, Somalia, Africa
At least 101 people killed by the viral illness since August as Abuja battles to contain latest flare-up of the fever.
06 Feb 2016 15:22 GMT | Health, Africa, Nigeria, Benin
Australian doctor Ken Elliott and his wife Jocelyn were kidnapped in Djimbo as gunmen attacked hotel in Ouagadougou.
06 Feb 2016 11:31 GMT | Burkina Faso, War & Conflict, Africa
Assita Kanko, a politician in Brussels, recalls when she underwent female genital mutilation as a child in Burkina Faso.
06 Feb 2016 10:45 GMT | Human Rights, Politics, Health, Africa, Europe
Arrival of big companies and technology advances, threaten ancient livelihood at Ethiopia's dried, salty inland seabed.
The events that affected people's lives across the world as reported by our correspondents.
In 2015, more than 50 attacks, in which almost 1,000 civilians were killed, were committed in the name of ISIL.
Republic of Congo launches investigation after UN sends troops home following new allegations of sex abuse in CAR.
06 Feb 2016 06:34 GMT
Government denies claims it is sending armed agents to UN-run refugee camps to kidnap and kill opposition supporters.
05 Feb 2016 20:33 GMT
Gunfight between unknown assailants and UN forces ongoing after early-morning assault on Timbuktu UN base.
05 Feb 2016 12:15 GMT
Freed by soldiers, Zara, 16, says she would rather be with the Boko Haram fighter who abducted and impregnated her.
05 Feb 2016 10:51 GMT
We follow the 20 South African children, now 14, as they talk about race, relationships, fear of violence, and God.
Mayotte is a magnet for Comoros islanders who risk their lives crossing hazardous seas in search of a better life.
We revisit the 20 South African children first filmed in 1992, to see how love, money and violence colour their lives.
Number of fighters has reportedly dropped in Iraq and Syria while gaining "more ground and influence" in Libya.
05 Feb 2016 09:23 GMT
05 Feb 2016 07:57 GMT
Several local organisations have stepped up to provide creative outlets for people arriving from sub-Saharan Africa.
05 Feb 2016 07:06 GMT
The stories of two cancer patients reveal the desperate plight faced by those who cannot afford private care.
04 Feb 2016 07:35 GMT
A couple working to protect LA communities from gang violence is caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs.
Politics, Gang violence, US
How improving relations between communist Cuba and the capitalist US will change the lives of people on both sides.
Politics, United States, Cuba
Poverty & Development, France, Refugees
A three-part series looking at the history of France's black community and their long struggle for recognition.
Politics, US & Canada, France