A complex and difficult medical procedure that ultimately failed might have contributed to the death of an American Special Forces soldier killed last year in a firefight in Somalia, according to an investigation into the episode obtained by The...
Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister of Ethiopia, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, for his work in restarting peace talks with neighboring Eritrea, ending a long stalemate between the two countries.Mr. Abiy, 43, broke through two decades...
PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa — Former President Jacob Zuma of South Africa will face trial on corruption charges after a court on Friday dismissed his application to halt the case for good.The ruling means further scrutiny of a 1999 arms...
The prominent author Zukiswa Wanner, born to a South African father and a Zimbabwean mother in Zambia, has a complicated relationship with Nairobi, the Kenyan capital and her adopted city of seven years.“In its many layers, Nairobi has the...
A prominent jurist investigating the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed the United Nations secretary general, Dag Hammarskjold, in southern Africa has concluded that the aircraft may have been attacked, and that four nations — Britain, Russia, South Africa...
NAIROBI, Kenya — An American missionary who ran a conservative evangelical church and radio station in Rwanda was arrested in Kigali, the country’s capital, on Monday before he could hold a news conference to denounce the government for clamping...
The Italian Coast Guard recovered the bodies of 13 people, all women, who died after a crowded migrant boat capsized in heavy weather off the coast of Lampedusa, the local authorities said on Monday.Coast guard officials said rescue vessels...
TUNIS — Tunisia’s young democracy has endured many shocks since it emerged from the Arab Spring protests of 2011. But its presidential runoff this month may pose a new and embarrassing question: What happens if the winner is in...
PRETORIA, South Africa — The president of South Africa vowed on Thursday that “early warning mechanisms” would be put in place to try to avoid further violence against immigrants in his country, after a serious of deadly attacks prompted...
This article is part of a new series on Visionaries. The New York Times selected people from all over the world who are pushing the boundaries of their fields, from science and technology to culture and sports.Few livelihoods offer...
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