“I cannot remain indifferent,” the director wrote in a letter to Nigeria’s president about a 13-year-old who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment and menial labor on a blasphemy charge.
Fresh off the success of his play “Barber Shop Chronicles,” Inua Ellams has a new book out, “The Half God of Rainfall,” about a son of Zeus who dominates on the courts.
Improving technology could make it possible to better anticipate weather conditions weeks in advance, especially in the tropics.
Some conservationists accepted the explanation provided by Botswana’s government, but others raised doubts.
He seized power in a military coup in 1968 and ruled for 22 years, before being overthrown in another coup.
Regional leaders have insisted the West African country return to civilian rule. The new interim president is a retired colonel and former defense minister who served under the ousted president.
He was a young man from the projects gunned down by officers near his home. But race is complicated in South Africa, and so is his story.
Mwazulu Diyabanza will appear in a Paris court this month after he tried to make off with an African treasure he says was looted. France and its attitude to the colonial past will be on trial, too.
A Times Magazine series examines how climate change will force millions worldwide to move. Recently, Meridith Kohut photographed people on the front lines of this shift. In America.
Paul Rusesabagina, le plus célèbre des Rwandais, est le prisonnier de son ennemi juré, le président Paul Kagame. L’ancien hôtelier est accusé de meurtre, d’incendie criminel et de terrorisme.
Paul Rusesabagina went from the world’s most famous Rwandan to a prisoner of his political nemesis, President Paul Kagame, whose government accuses the coolheaded hotelier of murder, arson and terrorism.
A harsh new law to punish those who rape children in the state of Kaduna has drawn praise from some, and accusations of “legislative sadism” from others.
Paul Rusesabagina, who mysteriously disappeared from Dubai last month and then resurfaced as a prisoner in Rwanda, says he believed he was being flown to Burundi to talk to church groups.
Four men are accused of involvement in the blazes at the Moria camp that left 12,000 migrants without shelter.
Draft rules for potential airstrikes, drawn up after a Shabab attack at a base in January, are said to be limited and would require Kenyan assent.
Heavy rains triggered landslides that fell the mines.
The government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed postponed elections this year because of the coronavirus, but the restive northern region of Tigray went ahead and held a vote anyway, escalating tensions.
A champion of human rights, he represented his client and friend in the so-called Rivonia trial of leaders of the African National Congress in the 1960s.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Shabab have carried out similar attacks across the Horn of Africa nation.
President Paul Kagame said that the arrested critic Paul Rusesabagina, now facing terrorism charges, was not kidnapped from Dubai but had been lured to Rwanda in a “flawless” operation.