Raila Odinga Says He Won’t Run in Kenya’s New Presidential Election

NAIROBI, Kenya — Raila Odinga, the Kenyan opposition leader, said on Tuesday that he would not run in a new presidential election to be held in two weeks, a...

Is a Jogging Ban in Sierra Leone for Safety or to Suppress Opposition?

DAKAR, Senegal — In Sierra Leone, it was common to spot bands of young people jogging along the streets on weekend mornings in cities across the country, where exercising...

Waiting for New Lives: 2 Refugees’ Long Journeys to the U.S.

Faiz Khalil was a colonel in the Iraqi Army, whose work with the United States military may have provoked the killing of his 8-year-old daughter. Mohamed Sharif was a...

Answers to 3 Questions About Kenya’s Coming Election

The political crisis in Kenya deepened on Wednesday when the country’s Supreme Court did not hear a case that could have delayed the presidential election scheduled for tomorrow —...

Malnutrition Wiping Out Children in Northern Nigeria, Aid Workers Say

Starvation in northern Nigeria’s Borno State is so bad that a whole slice of the population — children under 5 — appears to have died, aid agencies say. As the...

President Uhuru Kenyatta Is Declared Victor of Kenyan Election

NAIROBI, Kenya — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday was officially declared the winner of a bitterly disputed election in Kenya, but his opponent, Raila Odinga, refused to concede defeat,...

12 Killed During Church Service in Nigeria; Pope Condemns Violence

LAGOS, Nigeria — At least 12 people were killed, and 18 others injured, in a shooting during Mass at a Roman Catholic church in southeastern Nigeria on Sunday, according...

Snow in the Sahara Creates White-Capped Dunes of Eerie Beauty

The orange dunes frosted with snow look at first as though they could be images from a frozen moon circling some distant planet. In fact, the rolling hills with the...

‘I’m a Civilian. I’m Innocent’: Who’s in Congo’s Mass Graves?

KANANGA, Democratic Republic of Congo — They are everywhere. Here next to a house, where a woman is hanging clothes to dry. There in a field, where children are...

In Mogadishu, Truck Bomb and Gunmen Kill at Least 19 in Hotel Attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A truck bomb detonated outside a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, minutes before gunmen on foot stormed the building on Saturday afternoon, killing at least 19...