The Nobel laureate, whose new novel, “Chronicles From the Land of the Happiest People on Earth,” is his first in nearly 50 years, refuses to back down when he senses that his homeland’s freedom is under threat.
Fighters and family members of a terrorist group in Nigeria have defected in droves since the death of their leader. They’ve been relocated to a city they once terrorized.
Known as “Africa’s answer to Oprah,” Abudu has built a media empire aimed at bringing Nigerian stories to the world. Her huge Netflix deal should help.
But his plans face a tough road as pressure grows for big pharmaceutical companies to share their vaccine technologies with poorer nations.
This is what it looks in La Palma, where the most powerful volcanic eruption in half a century has upended life for islanders.
Moderna accepted $2.5 billion in taxpayer money to develop its Covid-19 vaccine. But officials in the U.S. and overseas are having trouble persuading the company to license its technology.
Dr. Nkengasong will be the first person of African origin to oversee the U.S. government program combating H.I.V., which has ravaged the continent.
The African nation has been battling economic hardship under a fragile transitional government.
Dead bees were found near where the birds died at a park in South Africa, said officials, who suggested the bees may have become aggressive after their nest was disturbed.
After fighting on the French side in the Algerian war of independence, Algerian Arabs were left to be slaughtered in Algeria or were abused in France.
The trial of Paul Rusesabagina, whose story was portrayed in the Oscar-nominated movie, drew widespread attention and international condemnation.
Public health in Africa has been a story of neglect and dependency, says John Nkengasong, the first director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control. But he’s on a mission to turn things around.
As rumors and misinformation about coronavirus vaccines gradually subside and the West African country emerges from a third wave, Senegalese are less reluctant to take a shot.
Mr. Bouteflika, ousted from the presidency in 2019 after 20 years in office, joined the country’s fight for independence in the 1950s and helped lead the nation out of a brutal civil war in the 1990s.
The hallowed tradition of kora playing in Sona Jobarteh’s family passed down the male line. One of her teachers dismissed it as “an ethnic thing.” But it has brought her international acclaim.
Researchers found that the long-necked mammals prefer a sparring partner of similar stature.
In an executive order, President Biden targeted all sides of the widening conflict in Africa’s second most populous country, demanding an end to fighting and safe passage for aid.
The arrest of Jacob Zuma set off days of violent unrest and exposed deep rifts in his party, the African National Congress. But some hailed it as a victory for democracy.
With France’s killing of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui, experts say the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara has suffered a big loss, but caution against declaring victory.