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What a Soldier Killed in Niger Left Behind
Jenna was relieved when her boyfriend, a U.S. Special Forces soldier, told her he was deploying to Africa, rather than to a war zone like Iraq or Afghanistan. When he was killed in an ambush in Niger, she was left with the fragments of their imagined future.
02/18/2018 01:50 AM
As Ramaphosa Hails a ‘New Dawn,’ South Africans See More of the Same
Few in Soweto township expect change now that Cyril Ramaphosa is president. But none can imagine voting against the African National Congress.
02/17/2018 05:12 PM
Three Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 20 in Nigeria
The attackers, all believed to be women, targeted a fish market in Maiduguri, the Nigerian city that gave rise to the Islamist militants of Boko Haram.
02/17/2018 08:50 PM
Bobsled Team Represents Nigeria Loosely, but Women Truly
The team’s three women were born in the United States, but they have attracted a following for their aim to inspire a generation of women to follow in their footsteps.
02/17/2018 06:07 AM
As Kenya Political Stalemate Drags On, U.S. Becomes a Target
The opposition coalition is beginning to fray, but some of its supporters are doubling down — by burning American flags.
02/17/2018 05:16 AM
Global Health: Lassa Fever Erupts in Nigeria
The disease, carried by rodents, is sometimes mild but can lead to hemorrhagic fever and death. W.H.O. has sent additional staff to help contain the outbreak.
02/16/2018 07:15 PM
South Africa Sees Fresh Start for Economy, With the Same Challenges
Jacob Zuma’s ouster as president is raising hopes of better fortunes for the nation’s moribund economy, but it will not happen easily.
02/16/2018 12:39 AM
New South Africa Leader Faces Old Question: Is There Will to Fight Corruption?
As Cyril Ramaphosa is elected South Africa’s president, he pledges to address government corruption — an issue that party leaders have been avoiding.
02/16/2018 03:32 AM
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Resigns Amid Political Turmoil
Observers said Hailemariam Desalegn’s departure was a matter of time, but a boycott in the capital this week may have finally tipped the scales.
02/16/2018 02:12 AM
Meet Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s New President and a Mandela Favorite
Cyril Ramaphosa was a protégé of Nelson Mandela before becoming one of South Africa’s richest men. As president, he vows to address gaping inequality.
02/15/2018 11:38 PM
Jacob Zuma’s Legacy Is a Weakened South Africa
Jacob Zuma’s legacy includes a series of scandals, increased corruption, few successes and a loss of faith in Nelson Mandela’s party.
02/14/2018 10:16 PM
Jacob Zuma Resigns as South Africa’s President
Cyril Ramaphosa, newly elected as the leader of the African National Congress, is in line to be the next leader of the country.
02/14/2018 11:29 PM
Morgan Tsvangirai, Longtime Foe of Mugabe in Zimbabwe, Dies at 65
A former labor leader and prime minister, he seemed on the cusp of defeating Mr. Mugabe in 2008, only to be subjected to bloody intimidation.
02/14/2018 09:26 PM
Zuma’s Party Prepares to Remove Him From Office
As the South African president resisted calls to step down, the police raided the residence some of his most prominent allies in an influence-peddling inquiry.
02/14/2018 03:49 PM
A.N.C. Tells Jacob Zuma to Step Down as South Africa’s President
If he refuses to resign, the next step would likely be a no-confidence vote in Parliament, one that could embarrass the governing party.
02/14/2018 12:00 AM
Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership Goes to Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Ms. Johnson Sirleaf, the first woman democratically elected as a head of state in Africa, governed for 12 years, bringing stability after a long civil war.
02/12/2018 11:12 PM