Once a year, doctors travel to Rwanda to perform lifesaving surgery on people with damaged heart valves — a disease caused by untreated strep throat.
Prosecutors offered no explanation for dismissing the case. Cheikh Gadio was arrested 10 months ago along with a representative of CEFC China Energy.
President Paul Kagame’s government ordered the release of Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, leader of an opposition party, and Kizito Mihigo, a musician and activist.
Global and local leaders gathered in his native Ghana for an elaborate celebration of Mr. Annan, the first black African to ever lead the United Nations.
The French president took responsibility for the killing of Maurice Audin, a young activist who became a symbol of the Algerian War, and asked the man’s widow for forgiveness.
The artifact, which scientists think is about 73,000 years old, predates the oldest previously known human drawings from Europe by about 30,000 years.
Libya’s Coast Guard rescued some of the hundreds left stranded in the Mediterranean this month when their boats failed. Doctors Without Borders asked why Italy didn’t intervene.
The countries, whose long war officially ended only months ago, reopened crossing points, allowing families to be reunited and clearing the way for trade.
More than 2,000 people have been afflicted in the past week, and at least 20 have died. The health minister said blocked sewers in Harare were to blame.
Humans, mice, narwhals — most mammals rely on ancient genes to produce teeth and tusks. But the tuskless elephants of Africa show that nature can quickly alter the code.
Hundreds of people were injured after a gasoline tanker exploded while it was unloading at a gas station, an emergency official said.
It was the second significant attack on district headquarters in Mogadishu, the capital, this month. The Shabab have claimed responsibility for both attacks.
Some delegates to a climate change conference in Thailand lament the shortfall in a United Nations program meant to help poor countries.
The Obama administration had handed off much of the C.I.A.’s deadly drone program to the military. President Trump has eased those limits on secret airstrikes by the agency.
Officials from the U.S. and Niger have confirmed the location of a new C.I.A. drone base to The New York Times. We’ve analyzed its construction and location.
José Eduardo dos Santos, 76, the former president of Angola, stepped down from the leadership of the governing party.
Semegnew Bekele was the unofficial ambassador of the $4 billion project, which had riled Egypt and fallen behind schedule. He died of a shot to the head in July.
Rights activists have seized on the case of a 17-year-old who said she was kidnapped, raped, and tattooed by a group of men. Others have questioned her character.
Over the course of one month, three separate stories from our International desk — reported on the ground in Iraq, Thailand and South Africa — helped lead to immediate reforms.