Mother’s Day Around the World

Many Ways of Showing Gratitude. In Africa and the Middle East, March is the time for honoring mothers.

Mother’s Day Around the World

By Our Partners

Mother’s Day became an official holiday in the United States in 1914. While much of the Americas and Europe celebrate Mother’s …

Ebola Deaths Top 1,000 in Congo Amid Clinic Attacks

Ebola can spread quickly and kills in up to 90 percent of cases. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain and at times internal and external bleeding, and can start to occur between two and 21 days from infection, according to the World Health Organization.

Ebola Deaths Top 1,000 in Congo Amid Clinic Attacks

By The Associated Press

More than 1,000 people have died from Ebola in eastern Congo since August, the country’s health minister said on Friday, …

Mansa Musa: The richest man who ever lived

Mansa Musa travelled to Mecca with a caravan of 60,000 men and 12,000 slaves. The trip to Mecca helped put Mali and Mansa Musa on the map. In a Catalan Atlas map from 1375, a drawing of an African king sits on a golden throne atop Timbuktu, holding a piece of gold in his hand.

Mansa Musa: The richest man who ever lived

By Naima Mohamud (BBC Africa)

The richest man of all time.

That title belongs to Mansa Musa, the 14th Century West African ruler …