Mt. Kilimanjaro gets the internet, a gift to those climbing for the ’gram

Tanzania’s information minister urged the state-run internet provider to extend its operations to other tourist sites and national parks.

By Adela SulimanAugust 18, 2022

Defeated Kenyan candidate declares election results ‘null and void’

In a news conference, Odinga singled out the head of the election commission for bias and violating the constitution in declaring a winner without the agreement of other IEBC commissioners.

By Rael OmbuorAugust 16, 2022

Al-Qaeda and Islamic State are on the rise in Africa

The scale of the carnage in Mali, as the last French troops exited after nine years, shows how the central zone of Islamist-related violence has shifted away from the Middle East and South Asia.

By Ishaan TharoorAugust 16, 2022

William Ruto declared winner of Kenya’s presidential election

A majority of the electoral commission said they could not stand by the result. What happens next will be closely watched.

By Rachel Chason and Rael Ombuor August 15, 2022

Fearing a major climate setback, U.S. urges care of Congo River basin

Environmentalists worry that disturbing the ecosystem in pursuit of fossil fuels could produce up to three years worth of global carbon dioxide output.

By Missy RyanAugust 10, 2022

Kenyans head to polls in tightly contested, closely watched election

Former prime minister Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto are vying for the highest office.

By Rachel Chason and Rael Ombuor August 9, 2022

Kenyan candidates turn to music of the street in their bid for youth

In Kenya’s tight presidential race between Raila Odinga and William Ruto, a Kenyan hip-hop genre called gengetone has been an ever-present soundtrack.

By Rachel Chason and Rael Ombuor August 8, 2022
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Amid world crises, ‘grotesque greed’ wins out

As hundreds of millions around the world bore the brunt of surging prices at the pump, five oil giants — BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell and TotalEnergies — made $55 billion this past quarter.

By Ishaan TharoorAugust 8, 2022

A wild-card candidate in Kenya is sparking an African debate about weed

Pro-pot candidate George Wajackoyah is lighting up Kenya’s presidential campaign.

By Rachel Chason and Rael OmbuorAugust 3, 2022

Zawahiri’s killing and the bleak legacy of the ‘war on terror’

The United States could only locate and take out Ayman al-Zawahiri because he was ensconced in an Afghan capital that the United States and its allies had effectively ceded to the Taliban. The pathos and irony of it all are hard to ignore.

By Ishaan TharoorAugust 3, 2022

Why dangerous content thrives on Facebook and TikTok in Kenya

Researchers say social media platforms are failing to keep pace with terrorist content.

By Neha WadekarJuly 31, 2022

Climate change is killing more elephants than poaching, Kenyan officials say

Kenya is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years, and the dried-out carcasses of elephants are being found in national parks.

By Jennifer HassanJuly 28, 2022
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A Congo teen alleged rape by a priest. She had to flee. He can still say Mass.

A Post investigation of an abuse case in a powerful African diocese found the Catholic Church failed to follow its new accountability rules.

By Chico Harlan and Alain UaykaniJuly 27, 2022

Zimbabwe goes for the gold — coin, that is — to fight high inflation

The new coin bears the image of Victoria Falls, the country's world-famous natural wonder. The strategy behind it is novel.

By Lesley WroughtonJuly 25, 2022

Russia’s moves in Africa problematic for U.S. interests, general agrees

Moscow’s use of the mercenary outfit Wagner Group to raise Russia’s profile in Africa is a particular concern, officials said.

By Karoun DemirjianJuly 21, 2022

Methanol found in bodies of 21 teens who died in South African nightclub

Authorities said methanol, a colorless and highly toxic liquid sometimes added to alcoholic beverages, was present in blood samples from the underage victims who died in a club in the coastal city of East London.

By Jennifer Hassan and Lesley WroughtonJuly 21, 2022

After 246 years, Marines set for their first Black four-star general

Lt. Gen. Michael E. Langley, whose confirmation hearing is scheduled for Thursday, has been tapped to head AFRICOM, leading U.S. military forces in Africa.

By Rachel Chason and Dan LamotheJuly 20, 2022

Plane flips over, catches fire in crash-landing at Mogadishu airport

A Fokker-50 turboprop plane flipped onto its back as it crash-landed Monday at the main airport in Mogadishu, Somalia. All 36 passengers and crew survived.

By Karina TsuiJuly 18, 2022

Jessie Duarte, senior aide to Nelson Mandela, dies at 68

She was a combative political defender of the African National Congress.

By Brian MurphyJuly 18, 2022

A deadly virus was just identified in Ghana: What to know about Marburg

The World Health Organization confirmed two cases of the Marburg virus in Ghana. The highly infectious disease is similar to Ebola and has no vaccine.

By Adela SulimanJuly 18, 2022