As the stench wafted more than a mile inland, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found a buildup of dung in the animals’ cramped holding pens.
The continent has the highest rate of gender-related killings of women in the world, according to the United Nations. Activists accuse officials of ignoring the issue and blaming the victims.
Even in countries where homophobia is pervasive and same-sex relationships are illegal, authors are pushing boundaries, finding an audience and winning awards.
A student’s vow to overthrow one of Africa’s last ruling monarchs faces a roadblock: his own father, a soldier sworn to protect the throne.
The president of the West African country had postponed a coming election, but the country’s constitutional court said the vote must take place as soon as possible.
The waterborne disease has killed more than 4,000 people in seven countries over the past two years. Experts blame severe storms, a lack of vaccines, and poor water and sewer systems.
This year’s Africa Cup of Nations, like several previous editions, played out in Chinese-built arenas. It will end with familiar questions about their legacy.
The “Aya” series explores the pains and pleasures of everyday life in a working-class neighborhood in West Africa.
A mundane contractual provision met with rampant corruption — revealing a serious vulnerability in one of the backbones of international commerce.
From onsens in Japan to high-altitude pools in Bolivia, the photographer Greta Rybus shares highlights from her search for thermal waters.
Like many Nigerians, the novelist Stephen Buoro has been deeply influenced by the exquisite bedlam of Lagos, a megacity of extremes. Here, he defines the books that make sense of the chaos.
In Ivory Coast, where a major tournament has drawn the continent’s best teams, a plastic sandal is the preferred gear for pickup games and almost everything else.
A new report based on records from the Trump and Biden years found the average length of solitary detainment was longer than the duration the U.N. says can constitute torture.
When Paul Nthenge Mackenzie preached that the world was about to end, many of his believers starved themselves to death. He has now been charged along with 29 others.
President Macky Sall abruptly postponed elections scheduled for this month, and on Monday, legislators in the West African nation voted to allow him to stay in office months after his presidency is to end.
A globalized art market has brought attention to Ghanaian artists like Ibrahim Mahama. On an arts-focused trip to the West African country, a writer finds a thriving scene following its own agenda.
The United Nations-approved mission to stem gang violence in Haiti has faced widespread criticism from activists and lawmakers and was blocked by a High Court judge in Kenya in January.
Mr. Geingob had also been Namibia’s first prime minister after the country gained independence from South Africa in 1990.
The West African country had planned to hold an election in three weeks. But President Macky Sall canceled it indefinitely pending an inquiry into corruption allegations at the constitutional court.
More than 270 others were injured in the late-night blaze that burned many homes and a warehouse.