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.  
Source: CNN

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.
Source: NPR

4. Zimbabwe @ 34: Freedom Must Still Be Realised

This week, Zimbabwe marks another year of independence. What does the country look like? How has it transformed? Find out.
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.
Source: CNN

7. #BBCtrending: Lessons From Nigeria on Social Media Activism

Is social media rallying to be considered 'activism'? In Nigeria, the answer may be 'yes.' 

Source: BBC

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