Here’s how the people of Zanzibar celebrated the end of Ramadan.
Eritrea, one of the world’s most closed-off nations, made the announcement after Ethiopia said it would fully accept the terms of 2000 peace accord.
Elephants’ trunks are not only large and strong, they house one of the best mammalian smelling systems.
Dr. Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben has saved tens of millions of people from painful parasitic infections.
For 30 years, scientists have fought to eliminate a horrifying parasite. Suddenly, it has begun infecting dogs in Chad, threatening to undo decades of progress.
A rise in armed groups around the world has forced organizations to reconsider how they promote respect for humanitarian law.
South Africa’s Addo elephant park has few females with tusks, a trait that has died off because of hunting but also keeps poachers away.
After the murder of a park ranger and the kidnapping of two British tourists and their driver, the park, a major driver of tourism to the Democratic Republic of Congo, has closed until 2019.
Ms. Jribi, the first woman to lead a Tunisian political party, opposed the influence of Islamists after the revolution that began the Arab Spring.
Researchers fear the trees are parched by drought and rising temperatures linked to climate change.
A former United Nations security officer reflects on the courage his Somali colleagues showed after the attack that killed their co-workers in Mogadishu five years ago.
Intriguing change and growth are helping lead the way for art to be seen as serious business in the community.
Taxes are the lifeblood of any nation, but South Africa’s leaders resisted paying their own, former officials say. Now taxpayers are closing their wallets, too.
The court also reversed the 18-year prison sentence for Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, saying the trial judges had made errors.
In recent years, a community of people living with albanism have forged connections on platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp, turning a societal stigma into social bonds and offline friendship.
Officials said the U.S. Special Operations forces were working with Somali troops at a small southern outpost when they were targeted by Shabab extremists.
Critics had feared that fresh violence could erupt if Pierre Nkurunziza’s push for a new Constitution proved to be a prelude to his running again in 2020.
Chief of truth and reconciliation commission says government hampered efforts to bring justice to victims of decades-long dictatorship.
The announcement by Ethiopia appeared to be a major step toward ending a protracted border dispute with its neighbor that led to one of Africa’s deadliest wars.
The Pentagon has ordered its Special Operations Command to abandon lower-priority missions and focus more on rising threats from Russia and China.