In the Central African Republic, which ranks next to last in the world on quality of life indicators, a peace accord allows a pediatrician and his trainees to build a future.
The photographer Johis Alarcón documented not just the indelible influence of African culture in Ecuador, but also how the descendants of enslaved women maintained their culture.
Discovering the rodent’s imperviousness to a stinging chemical compound may lead to advancements in pain treatment for people.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa reappointed David Mabuza, a power broker long accused of corruption, as his deputy president.
Before 1919, cosmology was as subjective as art history. A solar eclipse, and a patent clerk’s equations, changed everything.
Trials of vaccines and treatments have not included enough female participants. Now that scientists are exploring possible cures, the need to enroll women is greater than ever.
He was feared as the K.G.B.-trained “Black Russian,” but he became a unifying figure among the rival guerrilla armies that had opposed white minority rule.
In Africa, farming is widely considered a synonym for poverty. But university graduates have set out to prove that farming is a future with “bling.”
The boat sank in Lake Mai-Ndombe, hundreds of miles northeast of the capital, Kinshasa. Many of its passengers were said to be teachers.
The ruling on laws that date from the British colonial era disappointed but did not surprise gay rights advocates in Africa, where anti-gay views are common.
A civil case traced the man’s journey from an army commander in Somalia to a driver in Virginia for the ride-hailing services.
Over 200 million women and girls alive today have been circumcised. Four of them shared with The Times their pain, emotional trauma and sexual struggles — and their journey to feel whole.
The festival’s artistic director says his mission is to balance contemporary and tradition with a certain kind of artistic momentum.
Botswana has the world’s largest population of African elephants, and the decision to lift a five-year prohibition on hunting drew an international backlash.
United Nations members voted 116 to 6 in support of a resolution demanding that Britain give Mauritius the Chagos Islands, home to an important American military base.
David Mabuza postponed his swearing-in to the National Assembly to address allegations of graft, leaving it unclear whether he could continue in his post.
An Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo — the second-largest in history — is escalating in part because locals don’t trust health workers and government officials.