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As the Lijadu Sisters, she and her identical twin, Taiwo, sang about injustice and hope and had a string of hit records in the 1970s.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, now faces an influential competitor — Jawar Mohammed, the founder of a media network and a former ally.
Several recent military airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in southern Libya have seriously disrupted the terrorist group’s efforts to reorganize and carry out strikes there.
Called “the woman who began the rebellion of Ethiopian women,” she helped drastically reduce the barbaric practice that she suffered and that had cost her sister’s life.
DNA analysis of the preserved birds found in many catacombs undercuts the explanation that there were large-scale ibis breeding farms.
An investigative reporter from a prominent Moroccan family was wrongly accused of having had an abortion. Now she wants to hold officials’ feet to the fire.
Gambia’s former president ordered people he accused of “witchcraft” to be kidnapped and tortured. The victims now plan to tell a truth commission what happened.
In the 19th century, women explorers sailed the Nile, sending back vivid accounts of Egypt’s riches. A 21st-century writer travels in their wake.
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.