At least one million Nigerian children could miss school this year as the new term begins amid a rise in mass school kidnappings and insecurity, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Wednesday.
Kenya's wide-open, postcard-perfect savannah is dotted with acacia trees in every direction as the early morning fog still clouds the air. Donart Mwakio is doing his rounds in a white pickup truck when it suddenly screeches to a halt. The ranger at Kenya's Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary hops out of the back and stands over an unusual-looking carcass.
In just over a year, Africa has experienced three successful coups (two in Mali and one more recently in Guinea), one unsuccessful coup attempt in Niger, and an arbitrary military transfer of power in Chad following the assassination of its president.
In just over a year, West Africa has experienced three successful coups (two in Mali and one this week in Guinea), one unsuccessful coup attempt in Niger, and an arbitrary military transfer of power in Chad following the assassination of its president.
In southern Kenya, the coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating economic impact, leaving people unemployed and unable to feed their families. Now, some Kenyans are taking desperate measures to survive. CNN's Scott McLean reports.
Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, has been crippled by multiple crises, including terrorism and unemployment. The country may now have another serious issue to deal with - separatism. It's an issue that has resurfaced and is being disseminated from the outside in. CNN's Stephanie Busari reports.
??"Abiy, Abiy," the crowd chanted, waving Ethiopia's tricolor flag and cheering as the country's new prime minister, dressed in a white blazer with gold trim and smiling broadly, waved to a packed basketball arena at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, part of a whirlwind three-city tour of the United States to woo the diaspora.