Somalia to Observe 3 Days of Mourning After Twin Bomb Attacks Kill at Least...

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo of Somalia has declared three days of national mourning after twin bombing attacks rocked the capital, killed at least 189 people and wounded at least...

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...

Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives

WASHINGTON — At least one million people will die in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere, researchers and advocates said on Tuesday, if funding cuts proposed by the Trump administration to...

In Nigeria, Pressure Mounts on President to Bow Out of Race

ABUJA, Nigeria — The calls for him to quit were already loud, coming from two former presidents, a prominent pastor and newspaper editorials. Even Catholic bishops weighed in with...

Robert Mugabe’s Long Reign: A Timeline

President Robert Mugabe, who came to power as the leader of Zimbabwe nearly 40 years ago, is in the custody of the country’s armed services in what looks to...

Bobsled Team Represents Nigeria Loosely, but Women Truly

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — After all the news media interviews, after dancing on “Ellen” and attending receptions in their honor, it was time for the three women of the...

Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, Namibian Independence Leader, Dies at 92

Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, a Namibian nationalist leader who fought a long and dogged campaign for his land’s independence and was jailed for 16 years alongside Nelson Mandela in...

A Cheap Fix for Climate Change? Pay People Not to Chop Down Trees

The tropical forests in western Uganda, home to a dwindling population of endangered chimpanzees, are disappearing at some of the fastest rates on Earth as local people chop down...

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...

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 —...