Militants Linked to Al Qaeda Unleash Deadly Car Bombings in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Three explosions in four days have shattered the Somalian capital and left a trail of carnage in their wake, killing nearly 20 people and injuring dozens...

South Sudan Halts Spread of Crippling Guinea Worms

South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, appears to have stopped Guinea worm disease within its borders, the country’s health minister announced Wednesday. “Having known the suffering it inflicted, one is...

Most of Africa’s Leaders Sign On to Continent-Wide Free Trade Pact

More than 40 African countries signed a free trade pact on Wednesday that the nations hope will fulfill a long-held dream of greater economic integration on the continent. But among...

Boko Haram Returns Dozens of Schoolgirls Kidnapped in Nigeria

DAKAR, Senegal — Dozens of schoolgirls from the northern Nigerian community of Dapchi were returned early Wednesday morning, dropped off by the same Boko Haram militants who kidnapped them...

Cambridge Analytica Had a Role in Kenya Election, Too

NAIROBI — A data analytics firm at the center of a controversy over its acquisition and use of personal Facebook data in the 2016 United States presidential election...

Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies in Kenya

The last male northern white rhinoceros died on Monday at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya following a series of infections and other health problems. At 45, Sudan was an...

Nigeria Failed to Act in Schoolgirl Kidnappings by Boko Haram, Report Says

DAKAR, Senegal — Security officials in Nigeria failed to act after being alerted that Boko Haram militants were on their way to a town where they eventually kidnapped 110...

Soldier in Bloody Niger Mission Had Warned of Gaps, Defense Officials Say

WASHINGTON — The leader of an ill-fated team of American soldiers in Niger last fall warned before the mission that his troops did not have the equipment or intelligence...

‘We Are Here for Your Students’: Boko Haram Abduction of More Girls Pressures Nigeria’s...

DAPCHI, Nigeria — When he heard the gunfire, the guard ran outside the all-girls boarding school and saw camouflaged vehicles barreling toward the gate. Thinking they were Nigerian military...

Jacob Zuma, Former South Africa Leader, Charged With Corruption

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In a severe legal blow to Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s former president, national prosecutors announced on Friday that they would reinstate corruption charges against him...