Liberia’s Presidential Runoff Is Delayed

The Supreme Court of Liberia on Monday halted a presidential runoff election scheduled for Tuesday, delaying the first democratic transfer of power in the West African country in recent...

In Africa, Rural Clinics Entice Pregnant Women With ‘Baby Pictures’

Getting women into medical care when they are only a few months pregnant is a top priority of public health officials, because simple interventions often save the lives of...

In Implicit Rebuke to Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s Military Says It May ‘Step In’

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s top military commander waded into an escalating feud within the country’s governing party on Monday, issuing a rare warning to President Robert G. Mugabe. “When it...

With Mugabe’s Era Ending in Zimbabwe, a Warning Echoes in Africa

JOHANNESBURG — When Zimbabwe’s generals moved against President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday, their action foreshadowed the potential end of more than just one political career. It echoed across a...

Mugabe Allies Tell Zimbabwe’s Military to Stay Out of Politics

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Allies of Zimbabwe’s president, Robert G. Mugabe, vowed on Tuesday that his government and the ruling party would not be intimidated by the country’s military leaders...

Sub-Saharan African Migrants Face Old Enemy in Libya: Bigotry

DAKAR, Senegal — When Kalilu Drammeh arrived in Libya he was in many ways similar to thousands of other migrants from across Africa, all of them desperate to cross...

For Tweet Mocking Mugabe, New Jersey Woman Could Face 20 Years in Prison

HARARE, Zimbabwe — A young American woman living in Zimbabwe will be tried on charges of attempting to overthrow the government of Zimbabwe with a tweet mocking President Robert...

Robert Mugabe Under House Arrest as Rule Over Zimbabwe Teeters

HARARE, Zimbabwe — President Robert Mugabe, who has ruthlessly ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades and was one of Africa’s last liberation leaders, was under house arrest on Wednesday,...

Mugabe Fires Vice President, Clearing Path to Power for Wife

HARARE, Zimbabwe — President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, the world’s oldest head of state, abruptly dismissed the country’s vice president on Monday, a move that positions Mr. Mugabe’s wife,...

Smartphones in Egypt Bring Biting Humor but Also Scrutiny

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Declan Walsh, The Times’s Cairo bureau chief, discussed the tech he’s using. What tech...