Rwanda Accuses France of Complicity in 1994 Genocide

KIGALI, Rwanda — The Rwandan government released an independent report on Wednesday accusing French officials of complicity in the 1994 genocide, risking further strains to already icy relations between...

Oscar Pistorius Is Bruised in Prison Brawl

LONDON — The South African prison authorities said on Tuesday that Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee track star jailed for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, had been bruised in an...

Pentagon Foresees at Least Two More Years of Combat in Somalia

WASHINGTON — Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least two more years...

U.S. Put 92 Somalis on a Deportation Flight, Then Brought Them Back

Ninety-two Somali citizens were flown out of the United States under orders of deportation on Thursday, but their plane never made it to Somalia. The flight landed in the...

At Least 12 U.N. Peacekeepers Are Killed in Congo

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations said on Friday that at least 12 peacekeepers, all from Tanzania, were killed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by attackers believed...

They Fled Boko Haram, Only to Be Raped by Nigeria’s Security Forces

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — The camp was supposed to be a refuge. Falmata’s life had been stolen by war ever since the sixth grade, when she was abducted from her...

Senegal Opens Airport in Bid to Jump-Start Economy

DAKAR, Senegal — A decade after construction began, Senegal opened a new airport on Thursday, the centerpiece of an ambitious plan to try to catapult the nation to become...

‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony

KAMPALA, Uganda — Pain is only the latest woe in John Bizimungu’s life. Rwandan by birth, he has lived here as a refugee since his family was slaughtered in the...

How Dwarf Mongooses Respond to New Immigrants

Dwarf mongooses, the African social mammals that are cousins to the ever popular meerkats, are not actually people. And new research about migration from one mongoose group to another...

Europe Wanted Migrants Stopped. Now Some Are Being Sold as Slaves.

LONDON — African migrants in Libya face “unimaginable horrors,” the United Nations human rights commissioner declared. “Despicable,” the chairman of the African Union called their treatment. Several African countries...