Egyptian Court Clears Way for Hosni Mubarak’s Release

CAIRO — Egypt’s top appeals court cleared former President Hosni Mubarak of any responsibility for the killing of hundreds of people during the 2011 protests that ended his 30-year...

U.N. Group Accuses Burundi Leaders of Crimes Against Humanity

GENEVA — For more than two years, critics of President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi and independent activists have fallen victim to murders, disappeared into secret detention centers and escaped...

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...

‘Gambia Is Back Again,’ but Its New Leader Is Still in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal — Four days into his term, tucked into a sofa 150 miles outside the country he was elected to rule, President Adama Barrow of Gambia pledged on...

I Was in the Motorcade That Struck and Killed 6-Year-Old Toussaint Birwe

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. In this piece, Helene Cooper, The Times’s Pentagon correspondent, explains why...

Kenya’s Supreme Court to Hear Last-Minute Petition on Election Rerun

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear a last-minute petition that may meaningfully delay the rerun of the country’s presidential election, already cast into question...

Hunt for Joseph Kony, No Longer Seen as a Threat, May Shrink

BANGUI, Central African Republic — The Pentagon is poised to significantly scale back a decade-long mission to capture or kill Joseph Kony, one of Africa’s most notorious warlords, in...

Kenya’s Struggling Uber Drivers Fear a New Competitor: Uber

NAIROBI, Kenya — James Njoroge, an Uber driver in Nairobi, earns barely $5 at the end of a grueling 10-hour workday ferrying customers through snarled traffic across the Kenyan...

Vanishing Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa

LAIKIPIA, Kenya — Jeffrey Gettleman, the East Africa bureau chief for The New York Times over the last 11 years, is leaving the continent to become the South...

World Health Officials Describe Progress Against Tetanus, H.I.V. and Malaria

Infant and maternal tetanus was officially eliminated from the Americas this year, the Pan American Health Organization announced on Thursday. At onetime/one-time, the infection killed about 10,000 newborns annually in...