Madagascar has little obvious strategic value for the Kremlin or the global balance of power. But Russians were there during an election, offering bribes, spreading disinformation and recruiting an apocalyptic cult leader.
Outrage over photographs of a politician appearing to sexually harass a student led hundreds of women to speak out about abuse. But how much change results may depend on a legal case.
Employees of the mining company, Semafo, have suffered three attacks in Burkina Faso in 15 months, including one on Wednesday that left at least 37 dead.
In July, the international court in The Hague found Bosco Ntaganda guilty of war crimes including murder, rape and sexual slavery.
The attack, which also wounded 60 people, was the third deadly attack on the Semafo mining company in 15 months.
Government workers say their earnings are disappearing under skyrocketing inflation.
Although the vulturine guineafowl are small-brained even among birds, scientists discovered that they live in multilevel societies reminiscent of our own.
At least 53 soldiers and one civilian died in one of the deadliest attacks to hit the nation’s military in recent memory.
Women in West Africa who accuse men of sexual abuse have recently seen some change, but also an intense backlash — including threats and even a police investigation.
In some of the world’s saltiest, most acidic bodies of superheated water, even the most extreme forms of archaea couldn’t survive.
After leaving South Africa, she pressed colleges, churches, unions, philanthropies and others to unload their stock in companies profiting from apartheid.
New research shows the virus can have devastating effects on the immune system that persist much longer than the illness itself.
After a wave of violence against immigrants, hundreds had camped outside a United Nations refugee agency office, asking for help leaving the country.
Facebook said it removed three Russian-backed influence networks aimed at African countries. The activity by the networks suggested Russia’s approach was evolving.
The 52 Places Traveler visits the Tunisian capital, where the Arab Spring began, and finds artists, entrepreneurs and activists creating the future.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, was in Russia when the protests broke out and has yet to publicly comment on the violence.
Mokgweetsi Masisi’s Botswana Democratic Party was named as victor after a campaign in which the previous president had switched to backing the opposition.
A theologian and an Anglican priest, he argued that traditional African religions deserved the same respect as Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.
The protests appeared to have been sparked by a prominent critic of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who claimed the police had tried to orchestrate an attack on him.
The 52 Places Traveler visits the smallest country in mainland Africa, where historical reckoning, crippling heat, infrastructure woes and an island of apes make for a trip to remember.