A Wrestling Team in Australia Fights to Prove It’s Not an ‘African Gang’

MELBOURNE, Australia — The men call themselves the Melbourne Lion Wrestling Team. The name evokes both origins in Africa and a presence in Australia, a fitting title for a team...

No Suspects in Fatal Killing of Eccentric American, a Kenyan Wildlife Expert

He was a fixture in Kenya’s wildlife scene, an eccentric American with a shock of white hair, known for meticulous work on the black-market prices of ivory and rhinoceros...

Kenya’s Government Returns Some TV Stations to the Air

NAIROBI, Kenya — After a nearly week-old media blackout, the Kenyan government returned some television stations to the air late Monday, five days after a court order demanding their...

How Bell Pottinger, P.R. Firm for Despots and Rogues, Met Its End in South...

LONDON — If an autopsy could have been performed on Bell Pottinger, Britain’s most audacious public relations firm, the cause of death may have been summarized as “acute embarrassment.” This...

Kenya’s About-Face: Fear for Democracy as Dissent Is Muzzled

NAIROBI — The most widely watched television stations in Kenya are shuttered, and the government has defied a court order to return them to the air. Opposition politicians are...

Bodies of 20 Migrants Pulled From Sea Off Spanish Enclave in Africa

MADRID — The authorities in Spain and Morocco extended a search-and-rescue operation at sea on Sunday after recovering the bodies of at least 20 African migrants a day earlier...

Archaeologists in Egypt Discover 4,400-Year-Old Tomb

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near Cairo that contains rare wall paintings and is believed to belong to a high-ranking Egyptian priestess, government officials said on...

In South Africa, One Question Dominates: How Much Longer Should Zuma Stay?

JOHANNESBURG — It is, in South Africa’s political parlance, the season of the two centers of power. In December, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected leader of the African National Congress and,...

U.S. Imposes Arms Ban on South Sudan as Civil War Grinds On

WASHINGTON — The United States banned the export of weapons and defense services to South Sudan on Friday in a reflection of the Trump administration’s growing frustration over that...

Kenya Government Defies Court Order to Restore TV Broadcasts

The Kenyan government is defying a court order to put four private television stations back on the air, escalating a week of political tensions and raising concerns about its...