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Maryam Montague, a former humanitarian aid worker turned social entrepreneur, is inspiring girls to stay in school in a place where many drop out at puberty to marry.
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was declared the victor after a second round of voting and despite his opponents’ claims of electoral fraud.
The Metropolitan Police said a 29-year-old man from Birmingham had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Local news reports named him as Salih Khater.
In the northwestern state of Zamfara, bandit groups are pretty much in charge. The official response has been lackluster.
A crisis in South African schools has stirred outrage about corruption and severe inequality.
This thriving Moroccan city — and its sense of lawlessness and anything-goes ethos — has inspired Western men for decades. Traveling while female, though, proved to be a challenge.
The country’s chief prosecutor, a close ally of ex-president Jacob Zuma, was told to step down, clearing the way for the Ramaphosa administration to take a tougher stance on graft.
The line connecting the capital and a major port city is one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s biggest infrastructure projects.
The peaceful elections last month after the coup that removed President Robert Mugabe from power injected optimism into a nation that has been economically isolated. Prosperity, though, remains elusive for now, our video shows.
Zimbabwe’s recent elections were meant to usher in a new era after decades of oppressive rule. But has anything truly changed? We met Vincent, an ambitious college graduate who is desperate to leave. “Things are not working here.”
Since Sudan’s civil war started in 2013, 17,600 minors have crossed into Uganda without their parents.
Tendai Biti had sought asylum in Zambia after accusing Zimbabwean officials of manipulating the results of the presidential election.
The decision lifted hopes for a peaceful transition of power, which would be the first in the troubled country’s modern history.
The announcement offered additional hope that the outbreak in a war-ravaged part of the Democratic Republic of Congo can be contained.
The African annual fish can reach sexual maturity in about two weeks, scientists found, the fastest known among vertebrates.
After a Broadway run, Mr. Ntshona was jailed in his home country for performing in a play he had written with Athol Fugard and the actor John Kani.
On a mission to improve science education, the country got a lift with the arrival of an international team of astronomers viewing the far reaches of space.
The spectacular climb of David Mabuza, the country’s new deputy president, included siphoning off money from schools and other public services to amass enormous power, officials say.
Street violence subsided but political clashes continued. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory became official, but his opponent, Nelson Chamisa, still insists he won.