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In the weeks after Jamal Khashoggi's murder, five African nations made statements in support of Saudi Arabia. The statements are an example of how foreign aid may influence diplomatic decisions, particularly in the horn of Africa.
A report detailing sexual abuse at a girls school founded by an American woman has spurred soul-searching in a country where debates about foreign assistance run deep.
Reporters do get to out-of-the way places. Eating local foods can challenge not only their taste buds but their very concept of what counts as food. The adventure can be rewarding.
Negative stereotypes of African agriculture had previously scared off young people – but that may change with the advance of new technology, streamlined production, and more opportunities.
A little bit of cash goes a long way when it comes to solar energy. Through a startup called The Sun Exchange, investors can buy solar equipment that is then leased to rural communities, helping them run efficient, environment-friendly businesses.
Obiageli Ezekwesili is best known for her advocacy after Islamic extremist group Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls in 2014. With additional experience with the World Bank, an anti-corruption non-profit, and the ministry of education, she's now running for president.
Living and reporting in Africa, Ryan Lenora Brown writes, is a daily process of “unlearning” – of looking beyond the one-dimensional picture of the continent that so many Americans grow up with.
The obstacles reporters face in doing their work – the stories behind their stories – can say just as much about a country’s concerns and challenges as the articles they produce.
Because Kenya and India share many of the same British colonial laws, India's recent decision to decriminalize homosexuality is reverberating in Kenyan courts. It could also lead to a shift for LGBT rights across Africa.
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.
Northeast Nigeria has been under sustained assault by Islamic militants for many years, and as the Army loses control many are wondering, what happened? The setback comes as President Muhammadu Buhari, who promised to eradicate Boko Haram, seeks a second term.
When South Sudan gained independence in 2011, donations poured in to improve its decimated health care – especially for mothers and babies. But the civil war has raised doctors' fears that aid will dry up or stay focused on short-term assistance.
The Chagos Islands are a speck in the Indian Ocean – and, at first glance, in history. But their story speaks volumes about the messes colonization leaves behind. Can international courts clean them up?
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.
Think you're good at dodgeball? See how long you last in boruboru, a traditional playground game. Formal leagues are giving girls who grew up amid the civil war more opportunities to dive, dodge, and throw.
Leaders alone can’t make lasting peace. And after years of failed negotiations, South Sudanese say peace won’t matter until it’s more than words on paper – until it makes an everyday difference.
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.
There are nearly 1 million dairy farmers in Kenya but only a small percent can connect to the national electricity grid to refrigerate their milk. Some of the rest rely on 50 solar milk-cooling plants to store their milk safely, which ensures more reliable profits.
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.'
Currency depends on trust and confidence. Years of economic crises in Zimbabwe have left all three in short supply, spurring a boom in “mobile money” – an industry that is revolutionizing banking in Africa.
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