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They disappeared after encounters with Nigeria’s security forces. Where are their bodies?
Some families found their loved ones in mortuaries and anatomy labs.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
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Ethiopians vote in new era of division under Abiy Ahmed
Once seen as a unifier and peacemaker, the 44-year-old prime minister has presided instead over a series of crises.
Max Bearak
Ethiopia’s historic election overshadowed by a cascade of crises and conflict
Ethiopia is set to hold a twice-delayed national election on Monday in what the government has heralded as a long-awaited emergence into multi-party democracy.
Max Bearak
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Ugandan Olympian tests positive for virus upon arrival in Japan, the first detection as athletes head to Tokyo
Uganda’s team was reportedly all vaccinated with AstraZeneca and tested negative for the virus before departure.
Miriam Berger
France is pulling back from Africa’s fastest-growing conflict. Who will fill the security void?
The extremist threat shows no sign of slowing down.
Danielle Paquette
Obituaries
Kenneth Kaunda, Zambian president and African liberation symbol, dies at 97
He helped lead the country to independence and served for 27 years as its first president.
Harrison Smith
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Biden and the G-7 fell short on vaccines
"The 2021 G7 will go down in history as another turning point where history failed to turn."
Ishaan Tharoor
A packed funeral, a rollicking bullfight and a message for Kenya’s police: ‘Corona can’t stop culture’
The coronavirus hasn’t swept through Kenya as it has other parts of the world. The government has done little to prepare for the possibility of a major surge.
Max Bearak
Europe
Macron announces end of major military operation in West Africa but suggests France will maintain a presence
Domestic pressure to draw down Operation Barkhane has risen for months.
Rick Noack and Danielle Paquette
Nigerians could get arrested for tweeting. They’re protesting on Twitter anyway.
People in Africa’s most populous country are blasting what they call a threat to free speech.
Danielle Paquette
Malaria is far deadlier in Africa than the coronavirus. Why is the vaccine taking so long?
The world invested heavily in coronavirus vaccines. Scientists say other diseases deserve the same attention.
Henry Wilkins and Danielle Paquette
Nigeria suspends Twitter after the social media platform freezes president’s account
The move comes two days after Twitter said President Muhammadu Buhari violated its rules.
Danielle Paquette
Germany acknowledges colonial genocide in Namibia and promises development projects
Germany’s government acknowledged that it committed genocide during its colonial occupation of what is now Namibia and promised more than $1 billion in development projects in communities descended from victims.
Luisa Beck, Max Bearak and Shinovene Immanuel
Somalia averts crisis as leaders agree to hold delayed elections within months
Elections in Somalia are seen as key to cementing the stability of a government in Mogadishu that has only recently taken root after more than three decades of civil warfare.
Max Bearak
Macron acknowledges some French responsibility in Rwandan genocide and asks forgiveness
Thursday’s speech by the French leader could mark a watershed moment in relations between the two countries.
Rick Noack and Max Bearak
Military officer who toppled two presidents in Mali is in charge of the country, aide says
Former interim president Bah N'Daw and prime minister Moctar Ouane returned home overnight after mutinous soldiers arrested them.
Danielle Paquette
Obituaries
Charles R. Larson, pioneering scholar of African literature, dies at 83
After experiencing a literary awakening during Peace Corps service in Nigeria, he helped found the academic study of African literature in the United States.
Emily Langer
Mali’s acting vice president ousts leaders in second coup d’etat
Col. Assimi Goïta said he deposed the two leaders Tuesday after they established a new government without his input.
Danielle Paquette
Members of Mali’s military arrest president and prime minister, raising fears of second coup
The detentions followed a controversial cabinet reshuffle that removed two members of the junta that overthrew Mali’s government in August.
Danielle Paquette
Congo’s Nyiragongo volcano erupts, causing thousands to flee; at least 15 dead
The volcano in central Africa devastated the city of Goma in 2002, leaving by some counts hundreds dead and more than 100,000 homeless.
Max Bearak, Hannah Knowles and Paulina Villegas
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