Mugabe Will Continue Living in Zimbabwe, Spokesman Says

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Robert Mugabe, the longtime leader of Zimbabwe who was ousted in a military intervention last week, will continue to live in the country with his wife,...

Kenyan Election Official Fears New Vote Won’t Be Credible

NAIROBI, Kenya — After his fellow commissioner fled the country, citing threats to her life, Kenya’s top election official on Wednesday accused the nation’s political parties of undermining the...

End of Apartheid in South Africa? Not in Economic Terms

CROSSROADS, South Africa — The end of apartheid was supposed to be a beginning. Judith Sikade envisioned escaping the townships, where the government had forced black people to live. She...

Congo’s Specialty Brews Look to Be the ‘Future of Coffee’

BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of Congo — Linda Mugaruka perched her nose above a steaming cup of coffee. Swilling and then spitting, she noted that it was clean and sweet...

South Africa Awaits State of the Nation Speech, but Doesn’t Know by Whom

JOHANNESBURG — Every year since the end of apartheid in 1994, South Africa’s annual state of the nation address has been given by South Africa’s president in South Africa’s...

Two Former Mugabe Allies Are Held Without Bail in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Two former allies of Zimbabwe’s recently ousted president, Robert Mugabe, were ordered held without bail on criminal charges on Monday, in cases that are being closely...

Navy SEAL Member Killed in Raid Against Shabab in Somalia

WASHINGTON — A member of the Navy SEALs was killed on Thursday during a raid in Somalia against the Islamic militant group known as the Shabab, Pentagon officials said. Defense...

Robert Mugabe Is Ousted From His Ruling Party in Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe’s own party voted to oust him as its leader on Sunday, a day after thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets to celebrate his stunning fall...

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...

Keorapetse Kgositsile, 79, South African Poet and Activist, Dies

Keorapetse Kgositsile, a South African poet whose writing and activism helped bridge his country’s freedom struggle with the Black Arts movement in the United States, died on Jan. 3...