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The flight pattern of Ethiopian Flight 302 on March 10 resembled that of a Lion Air plane that crashed in Indonesia in October – both were Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliners. Current theories are that faulty sensors and software may have contributed to the crashes.
Flood waters in parts of Mozambique began to recede on Friday, but significant humanitarian challenges remain. Though near totally destroyed, the city of Beira has become a center for frantic rescue efforts. The number of deaths could surpass 1,000.
Four days after cyclone Idai slammed into Mozambique, some reports estimate 1,000 people were killed. Floods and cyclones are common occurrences in this southern African country, but this storm knocked out electricity, shut down the airport, and submerged important roads.
Years of conflict have left many people in need of counseling. The country has just two permanent Central African psychologists, but that could change.
President Omar al-Bashir has proved impervious to three months of protests. While the international community stays quiet, Sudanese protesters persist as they chant slogans from the 2011 Arab Spring.
It’s considered a repressive place for women, but in Sudan, women are leading protests, confronting authorities, and demanding freedom – changing perceptions along the way.
Ethiopian Airlines officials are hoping information from the plane's black box will reveal what caused the crash that killed 157 people from 35 different countries Sunday morning. As a precaution, the airline has grounded four other 737 Max 8s in its fleet.
The company has begun creating and streaming more content from African artists, commissioning original films and shows from Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
On Feb. 6, cultural elders announced that the Loita Maasai, in Kenya, would abandon female genital cutting – the first such declaration in the country.
After an election marked by terrorist attacks and a week-long delay, Nigeria's incumbent president President Muhammadu Buhari was declared the winner of a second term in Africa's largest democracy, despite claims of a "sham election" from challenger Atiku Abubakar.
Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya is challenging proposed rules to require female athletes who naturally have unusually high levels of testosterone to artificially lower them. A decision is expected in March.
Nigeria has one of the world’s fastest-growing populations, but many people treat contraception as taboo. A home-visit program helps women access birth-control information and care.
Led by his faith and a desire to serve, Tom Catena is on call every day at the only referral hospital in a rebel-held region of Sudan.
In 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari claimed Boko Haram was on the run. But as he runs for reelection today, Nigeria's security challenges have only grown more complicated.
When Nigerians go to the polls on Feb. 16, just a sliver of the candidates will be women. What would it take for that to change?
As Nigeria gears up for Saturday’s election, the country is working hard to halt the spread of fake news on the internet as more Nigerians encounter misleading online images and information that have, in the past, incited violence.
Aid groups are helping young people abducted by the terror group, and their children born of sexual violence, find acceptance in communities that often shun them.
Ongoing conflict in Mali has stymied the ability of the country's courts to try cases relating to sexual violence women endured when Islamist militants took over northern cities. The International Criminal Court may offer a different way forward.
On the surface, a concentration of women in high places looks like a win for gender equality. Observers may doubt the intentions of the autocrats who elevate women, but those positions can be a springboard for change.
For the first time since independence 60 years ago, Congo's presidency has changed hands with no bloodshed. President Felix Tshisekedi has promised to curb corruption, but his critics question the legitimacy of his surprise victory.
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