Health and agriculture development are key if African countries are to overcome poverty and grow, US software billionaire Bill Gates said Thursday, as he received an honorary degree in Ethiopia.
Officials say 63 girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have escaped.
An explosion blamed on Islamic extremists rocked a shopping mall in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on Wednesday and police said at least 21 people have been killed.
Witnesses say Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria.
When men wearing military fatigues and carrying weapons showed up in pickup trucks, villagers thought Nigerian soldiers had finally come to protect them from Boko Haram.