The African-American novelist journeys to Ghana, once a hub of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, as the nation invites descendants of enslaved Africans to call it their “home.” But can you go home again?
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A judge ruled that Agnes Reeves Taylor, the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor, could not be tried in London over accusations of atrocity in her country’s civil war.
The giraffe had bonded with a watchdog, named Hunter, at a South African animal shelter. It collapsed after a brain hemorrhage.
The only known cannibal among dinosaurs replaced its pearly whites more often than scientists expected, and so did some other carnivores.
The collapse in Kenya’s capital, after exceptionally heavy rains, happened months after a school building collapse in the city killed seven students.
Gov. Mike Mbuvi Sonko, who has drawn scrutiny for his lavish lifestyle, was accused of money laundering, unlawful acquisition of public property and other economic crimes.
The boat left Gambia last month aiming for Canary Islands, part of Spain. But it approached the coast in West Africa seeking fuel and food.
The documentarian Jon Kasbe spent years among elephant hunters in Kenya, and his movie is an intense 74-minute distillation of his efforts.
A ship carrying about 150 migrants from Gambia to Europe sank on Wednesday off the coast of Mauritania, the United Nations migrant agency said.
The two nations agreed to exchange ambassadors for the first time in 23 years. But the State Department is keeping Sudan on a list of state sponsors of terrorism.
Federal authorities unsealed a new indictment against Jehad Serwan Mostafa, who they say joined Al Shabab in his 20s, and reminded the public about a $5 million reward for help finding him.
Rusty rocks left over from some of our planet’s most extreme ice ages hint at oases for survival beneath the freeze.
The country was once a pocket of calm in West Africa, but the past year’s violence has killed hundreds and forced nearly a million people from their homes.
The announcements by the country’s transitional government fulfilled two major demands by pro-democracy protesters.
The attacks could help the waning outbreak gain new life in an area that has endured heavy fighting.
The timing is as precarious as ever. Global regulators still need to approve a software fix.
Nearly a quarter of a million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are thought to have been infected by measles in 2019 alone, the World Health Organization said.
Experts are divided over whether flooding the Asian market with convincing artificial rhino horn would help or hurt rhinos’ survival.
Street artists from around the world are coming to a working-class neighborhood in Senegal’s capital that has been transformed into an open sky museum, where dozens of wall paintings dot houses.
“MCAS has to go,” a manager at Canada’s aviation regulator said in an email to global peers, referring to software in the Boeing plane.