Pointing to the chemicals’ harmful health effects, the country has begun enforcing its ban on bleaching agents, especially hydroquinone and mercury.
A group of 49 refugees who was refused entry to any European port in late December has now been granted permission to land on Malta.
The authorities were investigating the cause of the collision, the latest in a series of train accidents in South Africa.
Why do whales sing? Scientists still aren’t certain, and maybe the whales aren’t, either.
The army said the newspaper, Daily Trust, which had been critical of the military, had jeopardized national security by reporting on a planned operation.
The offices expressed concern about the ability of President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who is recovering from a stroke in Morocco, to carry out his responsibilities.
Frustrated by their husbands’ inability to earn a living, and in a society where basic views on relationships have changed, women are asserting more control over their marriages.
The Catholic Church, widely trusted, has determined that Martin Fayulu is the victor, setting up a potential confrontation with the government.
A pivotal report calls for thousands of artworks to leave French museums and return to West Africa. An artist, a historian and a philosopher debate what should happen — and what these objects could mean to young Africans who have never seen them.
The Democratic Republic of Congo, waiting for official election results, cut internet connections and SMS services for a second day, saying it wanted to avert chaos.
Images of festivities celebrating the transition to the new year.
The long-delayed vote to replace Congo’s leader of 18 years, Joseph Kabila, was marred by torrential rains, lost voter rolls and malfunctioning machines.
Security forces raided sites in North Sinai and Giza, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday, a day after a bomb killed three Vietnamese tourists and their Egyptian guide.
Mr. Shagari sought to revive democratic rule, but military officers deposed him during a 1983 economic crisis caused by plummeting oil prices.
Led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudis have used their oil wealth to outsource the war, primarily by hiring desperate survivors of Sudan’s conflict.
Delays of long-anticipated elections to replace President Joseph Kabila are adding to insecurity in a region plagued by an Ebola outbreak and militia violence.
We reported this year from over 100 countries, and in a new feature, the Dispatch, we invited you to come along for a bumpy, exhilarating, emotionally wrenching ride.
As deadly conflicts shadow health workers, a New York Times reporter and the remote villagers they try to reach, new treatments fail to get to those who need them.
The police used tear gas and fired in the air to try to disperse thousands of protesters calling on Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Sudan’s president of 29 years, to step down.
President Omar al-Bashir’s government is facing a crisis of legitimacy, analysts say, with inflation that leaves some Sudanese spending 40 percent of their incomes just on bread.