The circumstances surrounding Nnamdi Kanu’s return to the country he fled are murky. Appearing in court on Tuesday, he said he had fled for his life.
With a bigger humanitarian disaster looming, diplomats are trying to keep a Tigrayan victory from becoming a wider war.
Feeling victorious, the rebels say they will not be safe until they track down the forces that invaded them. But Tigray faces a host of crises immediately, including famine.
Almost 2 million people were forced to become migrants because of the war in Tigray. Tens of thousands went to Sudan, and are hoping that the latest news means they can return home.
The former president, whose tenure was tainted by financial scandals, was a comrade of Nelson Mandela and a dominant figure for decades in the governing African National Congress party.
The Sudanese deposed a dictator, but some fear true stability can never come until the truth is revealed about who killed more than a hundred protesters.
The aid group condemned the “brutal murder” of a Spaniard and two Ethiopians whose bodies were found near their vehicle in Ethiopia’s war-torn northern region.
The attack hit a busy market in Tigray, where there has been fierce fighting as Ethiopian forces pursue the region’s former leaders.
When British soldiers stole the treasured works in 1897, it left a gaping hole in an ancient culture. With a few set to return to Nigeria, can their meaning be restored, too?
The pandemic is worsening in Africa as more contagious variants spread, vaccinations lag and hospitals in some places are pushed beyond their limits.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed plunged Ethiopia into a war in the Tigray region that spawned atrocities and famine. On Monday, his country goes to the polls.
In a landmark case, Alieu Kosiah was sentenced to 20 years in prison for crimes committed during Liberia’s civil war.
The artist from Benin showed African songwriters how to reach the world. Now they’re repaying the favor.
As Zambia’s first president, he dominated his country, outliving many of the other frontline leaders who had sponsored southern Africa’s guerrilla wars.
The novelist’s remarks went viral after she criticized former students as well as “social-media-savvy people who are choking on sanctimony and lacking in compassion.”
The government said that it would not oppose bail for Jeffrey Moyo, a freelance journalist in the capital, Harare, adding that there was evidence to show he had believed he was acting legally.
The plan for a “train and assist” mission would partly reverse President Donald J. Trump’s withdrawal of nearly all American ground forces from the country.
At least 10 people were killed in the latest attack on a training site that is jointly run by Turkish forces.
Hamane Niang, the leader of basketball’s global governing body known as FIBA, led Mali’s federation at a time of systemic exploitation of female players, activists say. FIBA announced an investigation.
United Nations agencies said the crisis in Ethiopia’s conflict-ravaged Tigray region had plunged it into famine. “This is going to get a lot worse,” a top aid official said.