Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the former president of Sudan, appeared in court this week, peering out through a metal defendant’s cage as his trial began.Mr. al-Bashir, a dictator who spent more than three decades in power before being ousted in...
PENDJARI NATIONAL PARK, Benin — As a safari guide in a sprawling wilderness preserve in West Africa, Fiacre Gbédji often seemed no different from the tourists in his care: He gushed at each lion sighting and thrilled at each...
Poaching destabilizes nations, disrupts ecosystems and threatens biodiversity. A recent study suggests still another consequence: Some types of poaching may also accelerate climate change.Forest elephants — the smaller, endangered relatives of African savanna elephants — promote the growth of...
Sudan’s military and civilian leaders signed a landmark power-sharing deal at a joyous ceremony in the capital, Khartoum, on Saturday, signaling a new chapter after eight tumultuous months in which the sprawling African country was rocked by popular protests,...
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Congo said on Friday that its yearlong Ebola outbreak had spread to a third province, with two new cases confirmed in the current outbreak, the second-largest in recorded history.The country’s Health Ministry said...
CAPE TOWN — It was like a scene from the apartheid days: a military unit with armored trucks and assault rifles patrolling the streets of a South African township.But as soldiers arrived in Mitchells Plain, an impoverished suburb outside...
BENGHAZI, Libya — At least three United Nations staff members were killed in Libya after a bomb-laden vehicle exploded this weekend outside a shopping mall in the eastern city of Benghazi, a spokesman for the international body said.The attack...
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it Saturday, killing at least 62 in one of the worst incidents of its kind in the...
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — At least 57 people were killed and 65 others injured in eastern Tanzania on Saturday when a crashed tanker exploded while a crowd was trying to siphon off fuel, the police said.The state broadcaster...
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Everywhere he looked, President Emmerson D. Mnangagwa could see his own face. To battle his cold, he sipped a hot drink from a mug adorned with his own head shot. To his left, an aide wore...
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