NAIROBI, Kenya — For almost three decades, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir ruled Sudan with a heavy fist, jailing opponents and former allies, overseeing the bloody suppression of the Darfur region, and squashing protests that dared to challenge his regime.But...
Sizable street protests in Algiers and other cities greeted the announcement on Friday that a former Algerian prime minister, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, 74, had been elected the country’s new president in a much-contested vote the day before.Mr. Tebboune will succeed...
About 100 Islamic militants ambushed an army camp in western Niger and killed at least 71 soldiers, a military spokesman said late Wednesday, in the deadliest attack on the West African country’s forces in years.The attack comes amid a...
The Rev. Reinhard Bonnke, a German-born Pentecostal faith-healer whose open-air revivals in Africa attracted so many followers that in one case people were trampled to death hoping to be cured of their afflictions, died at his home in Florida...
WASHINGTON — After the first deadly accident involving Boeing’s 737 Max in October 2018, an analysis done by the Federal Aviation Administration determined that the plane was likely to crash again if regulators did not intervene, according to a...
NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed warned in his speech accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Tuesday that social media is now being used to sow “hate and division” and undermine Ethiopia’s delicate political transition....
ALGIERS, Algeria — Two former prime ministers of Algeria accused of corruption were convicted and sentenced to prison on Tuesday in a landmark trial, unleashing cheers of joy from pro-democracy activists demanding an overhaul of the gas-rich country’s political...
NAIROBI, Kenya — When the Norwegian Nobel Committee chose the Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, for its peace prize this fall, it cited his efforts to free his country from years of political repression by releasing political prisoners, legalizing...
IN THE COASTAL TOWN of Elmina, Ghana, the Atlantic Ocean crashes against the rocks with such a ferocity, I make our kids move back away from the gray-blue water. Four hundred years have passed since captured Africans were forced...
LONDON — A British judge has dismissed torture charges against the ex-wife of a former Liberian president before her trial next month over accusations relating to the country’s civil war.Agnes Reeves Taylor, the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor,...
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