Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad who was convicted of crimes against humanity, was freed from his prison cell for 60 days for humanitarian reasons.
The world’s strongmen are reverting to their standard playbook to project an aura of control. It’s a risky strategy for a chaotic crisis.
Surrounded by a fleet of staff, who are also stranded, one couple is trapped in an eternal honeymoon in the Maldives.
Mr. Hussein, who died after testing positive for coronavirus, led his country’s government during a crucial transitional period.
Working in South Africa, she led studies and drug trials, hoping to overcome not only H.I.V. but also cultural barriers to stopping its spread. She died of the coronavirus.
Stella Nyanzi mixes profanity and bawdy humor with razor-sharp political insights to criticize the country’s autocratic president.
Mr. Diouf, who died of the coronavirus, was the first black president of Marseille, a notoriously difficult club to run. He was also a gifted orator and a defender of the club’s passionate fan base.
A report by Amnesty International challenges the American military’s claim that the February strikes hit only terrorists and no innocent bystanders.
Join us on a virtual safari in Zambia, which boasts some of Africa’s best national parks, mainly those along the hippo-infested Luangwa River.
His 1972 hit “Soul Makossa” arrived at the dawn of the disco era and made its way to dance floors across the United States, Europe and Africa.
Riding along with French troops hunting Islamist militants in France’s unwinnable West African war.
South Africa is now the epicenter of the pandemic in Africa, with more than 1,000 confirmed cases across the country’s nine provinces.
She’s in England, in the house she grew up in, and she has a few thoughts about chimpanzees, the coronavirus pandemic and the loo paper shortage.
In a South African city emblematic of wealth and privilege, a program of radical art from the whole continent seeks to confront and heal.
Officials, who forced the driver to open the container after hearing knocking, also found 14 survivors inside the vehicle.
Government troops were fighting Islamist fighters amid concern that the country’s growing gas industry may be under threat.
His up-tempo hits and high-wattage performances were highlighted by spectacular dance moves. He contracted the coronavirus and died in Paris.
As scientists and politicians struggle for a response to the coronavirus, many people are turning to faith. But some practices raise public health concerns.
Several ominous signs indicate that the Qaeda affiliate, the Shabab, is seeking to expand its lethal mayhem well beyond its home base, and attack Americans wherever it can.