Two national parks in Uganda and Madagascar presented researchers with a natural experiment to understand how plants have adapted to appeal to animals that spread their seeds.
The first lady may have come into her own on her just-completed solo journey abroad, but she often reminded observers of the man back in the White House.
The fire broke out just as local residents had reached the scene to gather leaking fuel.
In front of the Great Sphinx in Egypt, Mrs. Trump took questions on Brett Kavanaugh, the president’s remarks about Africa and his Twitter habits.
A government crackdown on a separatist movement has been ruthless, emptying cities amid accounts of soldiers burning homes and shooting civilians. Amid the chaos, the country holds an election Sunday.
The first lady drew criticism after she appeared on a safari grassland wearing a pith helmet — a common symbol of European colonial rule.
A gynecologist in a war zone, the Nobel Peace Prize winner made a specialty of treating women who had been raped with extreme violence.
Mr. Lucas helped found Africare and, with help from African-Americans, built it into a leading nonprofit promoting economic development.
In her first solo international trip as first lady, Melania Trump visited Ghana’s Cape Coast Castle, a stone fort that served as a hub of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Ms. Trump also toured a hospital in Accra.
With an ocean between her and the turmoil of the White House, the first lady showed a side of herself the public rarely sees: the happy one.
The cracks in African elephants’ skin help them keep cool and stay healthy. A new explanation for how those cracks form could offer insights into treating a human skin disease.
The first lady could help an isolated U.S. show a more inclusive face to the world — if her husband can keep from generating too many headlines back home.
About 90 politicians have been killed in South Africa since 2016. And in most cases, African National Congress officials are killing one another.
Baobabs have endured for centuries as essential cultural symbols. But increasingly, they are threatened by climate change, urbanization and a growing population.
Local fighting and fleeing patients led the organization to increase its alert level. The disease has appeared in a Congolese fishing village near Uganda.
Critics say that Elephants Without Borders made exaggerated claims to try to influence the government, which is considering rolling back a hunting ban.
The new report offers the first comprehensive tally of the scale of devastation in a largely forgotten war.
A study seeks to restore the elephant bird’s heavyweight title, finding one member of a previously unidentified genus of the birds could have weighed more than 1,700 pounds.
The government moved against José Filomeno dos Santos, son of José Eduardo dos Santos and former head of Angola’s sovereign wealth fund
The president, speaking at the General Assembly, doubled down on his “America First” foreign policy. He did have a few kind words for North Korea.