Senegal sees opportunity and ‘hypocrisy’ in Europe’s search for gas
As the EU ditches Russian gas over the war in Ukraine, West African nations hope to fill the void.
Where pregnancy is a deadly gamble
Sierra Leone is one of the riskiest places to have a baby. One teen fears repeating her mother’s story of dying in childbirth.
In shift, South Africans prevail over Big Oil in drilling project
On South Africa’s breathtaking Wild Coast, grass-roots resistance is growing as Shell seeks to conduct seismic tests to map the area’s geology.
South Africa searches for the missing as flood damage comes into focus
The government has lowered the official death toll to 435, but said it could not confirm how many people are still unaccounted for.
He’s pro-Russian, anti-Zelensky and rallying for Putin in West Africa
The digital diet of a 30-year-old Burkinabe toy seller illustrates how Russia is building the image of a superpower.
In clash with Russia, U.S. and Europe revive Cold War ‘containment’
Russia was once dismissed as a “regional power" with limited influence and capacity. Now, the White House sees it alongside China as a primary adversary.
More than 300 people killed in South Africa’s deadliest storm
Some stations reported more than 12 inches of rain in 24 hours, leading to intense flooding and landslides.
Europe’s phase-out of Russian energy over the Ukraine crisis could mean opportunity for African countries
Suppliers in Africa’s energy markets are looking to partner with investors in Europe who can no longer rely on Russian natural gas, which has long been their dominant source.
U.S. less effective at countering terrorist threats in Afghanistan and Somalia since troop withdrawal, generals warn
In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Gen. Stephen Townsend, head of U.S. Africa Command, and Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, addressed the limitations they face in confronting affiliates of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.
In open letter on second anniversary of coronavirus pandemic, celebrities, experts and officials say: It isn’t over
More than 130 world leaders, economists, humanitarians, scientists and other prominent figures are calling for an end to vaccine monopolies, urging action to rapidly vaccinate low- and middle-income countries.
U.S. military investigation finds extensive failures before deadly terror attack in Kenya
The Pentagon blamed the fatalities at Manda Bay on militants who staged the attack.
Outside the West, Putin is less isolated than you might think
Giants of the Global South — including India, Brazil and South Africa — are hedging their bets while China still publicly backs the Russian president.
Russian mercenaries have landed in West Africa, pushing Putin’s goals as Kremlin is increasingly isolated
Hundreds have arrived in Mali since December as more countries are hiring the shadowy military contractors.
Tanzania drops terrorism charges against opposition leader, releases him
Mbowe's release came as a surprise and was on the day he was expected to testify before court.
Africa may have been hit harder by covid-19 than anyone knew
Africa has accounted for only a tiny sliver of confirmed cases around the world. But new studies suggest case numbers there may be severely undercounted.
France announces withdrawal of troops from Mali, reshaping the fight against Islamist extremists in West Africa
The departure raises questions about who will fill the security void as extremist attacks surge in Mali and across West Africa.