An Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo — the second-largest in history — is escalating in part because locals don’t trust health workers and government officials.
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A once-stable country is plagued by extremists pouring over its northern border, restive farmers and herdsmen battling for land, and militias bent on tit-for-tat vengeance.
The Navy SEAL said he had restrained Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar with duct tape as Sergeant Melgar was being strangled by another commando in Mali in 2017.
Get ready for late nights, baobab smoothies and cotton-candy sunsets in this sunny, surf-loving city on the coast of Senegal.
The suspension came as a surprise. Early in the day, the two sides announced that they had agreed on a three-year transition to democratic rule.
South of Marrakesh, the Draa Valley still exerts an indefinable pull, retaining traces of its now almost-vanished Berber kingdom.
“It is normal to be queer, to be different, and we have the right, of course, to exist.”
The deposed president has been charged by prosecutors with inciting violence that led to the deaths of people protesting his rule.
Unidentified assailants shot a pastor and five congregants in the north of the country, which has seen an upsurge of Islamist violence this year.
After years of war and suffering, Darfuris have seized Sudan’s new freedoms to join a protest against the military that once terrorized them.
At least 50 people were believed drowned off the coast of Tunisia after their boat — believed to be headed from Libya to Italy — capsized.
The African National Congress was poised to keep control of the government, but widespread voter dissatisfaction looks to have led to its poorest electoral showing ever.
Two French citizens, an American and a South Korean were freed, in a region wracked by armed conflict and terrorism.
The African National Congress was expected to win votes it needed to stay in power, but to fall short of the 60 percent threshold it has met since coming to power in 1994.
Michel Sidibé’s resignation came months after his leadership was impugned in a damning report about workplace harassment. He will become the health minister in Mali.
As violence makes it harder to reach stricken villages in Congo, experts plan to stretch supplies and to give the vaccine to everyone, not just contacts of victims.
Wednesday’s vote caps a quarter-century of transformation that began when a white-minority regime realized its time was past.
Many question whether the president can outflank party rivals and root out the corruption that has come to define the party of Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is pushing to win back the support of black middle-class voters in Wednesday’s election, but many are outraged over the endemic corruption in the African National Congress.
The Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Büchel has turned the remains of the vessel in which at least 800 died off the coast of Libya into an art installation.