In Ghana's capital, female market vendors are often forcibly removed from the street, leaving them with nowhere to sell their goods. But this year, the women came together to demand a new, safer working space from the city.
After releasing thousands of prisoners, the Ethiopian government acknowledged abuses and preached forgiveness. Rights groups and Ethiopians who spent years in prison say justice for victims is necessary to keep the country from 'going backward.'
The opposition leader Nelson Chamisa denounced the president's win as the result of voter rigging. President Emmerson Mnangagwa won Zimbabwe's general election with a reported 50 percent of the votes keeping the ruling party in power.
After last year's ambush in Niger that killed four US soldiers and four Niger counterparts, the US military is working to better protect troops on the ground. The military's presence in Africa is mainly to aid local partner forces, but extremist threats to soldiers remain.
Government action is essential to agricultural growth that would combat poverty in Africa, experts say. Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa's annual report, released Wednesday, discusses previous successes and looks to the future.
Cocoa yields are declining as trees age across Ghana, the world's second-biggest cocoa producer. But farmers who lease their land are reluctant to replant for fear of losing their right to farm. New written land agreements may be part of the solution.
Pigs are seen standing in a pen at a farm near Brussels, Belgium, on Sept. 18.
A new political openness has fostered political paths for women in Zimbabwe. This year, the country has four female presidential candidates, a first since independence in 1980. However, candidates still face misogyny, threats, and harassment.
With frequent droughts threatening the future of Malawi's farming industry, local farmers in the country's Zomba district have created sustainable solutions: solar-powered pumps and water storage dams.
A violent border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea eliminated direct air travel between the neighboring nations for 20 years, but now citizens – many of whom were separated from family members during the conflict – can fly directly to and from the countries.
To mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth, former President Barack Obama delivered an address promoting democracy, diversity, and tolerance. While not mentioning his successor by name, Obama's speech countered many Trump administration policies.
Algeria’s deadly policy of leaving migrants in the Sahara Desert, where temperatures often exceed 122 degrees F., has almost completely ended after widespread condemnation. More than 13,000 people had been dropped off in the region since May 2017.