Zack’s mission is to raise cash, build a rehabilitation clinic and get people to take notice.
Many in the restive north Nigerian state are hoping and praying that this Sunday will pass peacefully, after a string of deadly church bombings.
The road to the western Ivory Coast alludes to the many difficulties faced by ordinary people in the region.
As part of a series looking at competitors who have overcome overwhelming odds to take part in the upcoming Olympics, Al Jazeera spends time with Adrien Niyonshuti, a Rwandan mountain biker.
Less than two months to go until Transitional Federal Government is replaced with a permanent one, but political players still can’t agree on the process by which it should happen.
The unsung heroes of many a work trip are the local members of the team.
The fear is that Sunday's church attacks could signal a rebirth of the violence once common in the northern state.
It is hard to cover a drought when it rains.
Regardless of whether they sympathise with the former president or not, citizens worry if only one side is prosecuted, there will be more violence.
Prosecution and defence lawyers at the International Criminal Court have agreed on a March 2013 trial date for two of the four Kenyans accused of masterminding post-election violence in 2007.
Charges against former crime-intelligence head Richard Mdluli have shaken the country's ideal of an independent police force that is untainted by politics.