Friday, April 18: Weekly Top 10 Must Reads
1. Boko Haram: A Bloody Insurgency, A Growing Challenge
Here is a rundown of Nigeria's biggest opponent: Boko Haram. Learn more about the militant group, past attacks, kidnappings and the effect it has on the country.
2. Behind the Veil of Secrecy Over US Military Operations in Africa
A candid conversation about the influence and presence of US military with two officials. Find out what they define as the "war" in Africa.
Source: Mother Jones
3. 'Before India,' A Young Gandhi Found His Calling In South Africa
Did you know Gandhi live in South Africa? A new book titled, Gandhi Before India chronicles the late peace leader's years in the country.
4. Zimbabwe @ 34: Freedom Must Still Be Realised
Source: Mail & Guardian
5. Nigeria: Fate of 115 Abducted Girls Unknown
In an unfortunate twist of events following the bombing of a bus station in Abuja, members of Boko Haram abducted 100 school girls. Reports say the group was freed, but parents say that is untrue.
Source: New York Times
6. Oscar Pistorius on Trial: Explore Each Side's Case
Take a look at this interactive of the crime scene and learn the latest on the trial of Oscar Pistorius.
7. #BBCtrending: Lessons From Nigeria on Social Media Activism
Is social media rallying to be considered 'activism'? In Nigeria, the answer may be 'yes.'
8. Justice, After All, is Being Done
The Economist takes a look at the trial of Oscar Pistorius, what it can teach South Africans.
Source: The Economist
9. Meet The Women Trading Sudan's First Carbon Credits
Sudan has saved over 36,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
Source: The Guardian
10. From A Forgotten Photo Archive, Rwanda's Orphans Reclaim Their History
A heart warming story of victims left orphans by the 1994 genocide. Learn how an aid organization reconnected them with their lost images.
Source: Christian Science Monitor