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Russia is the leading arms supplier to African countries. Now the Kremlin hopes to expand that power with the first Russia-Africa summit this week.
If the opposition leader cannot safely return to South Sudan, the country could miss its Nov. 12 deadline to create a coalition government.
Returned migrants sometimes receive support getting back on their feet in Nigeria. But how can short-term help become long-term success?
Younger Maasai pastoralists are helping to educate people about the importance of coexisting with lions instead of retaliating against the big cats.
Bobi Wine wants to unseat Uganda’s entrenched ruler. Can he stir a youth revolution here and across Africa?
Petina Gappah’s “Out of Darkness, Shining Light” is the latest example of a new generation of African novelists reinventing historical fiction.
Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission has launched a national reckoning with former President Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule.
In 1994, 2 million Rwandans were displaced by genocide. Thursday, the country accepted the first of 500 asylum-seekers as part of a U.N. agreement.
China’s much-debated role in Africa has been growing for years. Even so, our correspondent was surprised at just how much of China he found in Uganda.
Environmental activist William Amanzuru’s network, Friends of Zoka, is determined to push back against illegal logging and deforestation in Uganda.
Archaeologist Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann leads a team excavating Christiansborg Castle, a slave fort in Ghana where many of the team’s ancestors worked.
Uyinene Mrwetyana’s rape and murder have reawakened outrage about violence against women in South Africa. But will it lead to change, protesters ask?
After the military overthrew President Omar al-Bashir in April, Sudanese women are seeking freedoms which were restricted by the old regime.
Two Chinese agricultural projects were lauded by the Ugandan president. A few growing seasons later, their promises remain unfulfilled.
Robert Mugabe rose to power with all the hope of a liberator. But his 37-year reign over Zimbabwe ended in a shroud of brutality and economic chaos.
In South Africa, rampant poverty and inequality have helped to foment contempt for foreign-born business owners.
A South African court has banned many displays of the country’s former flag, ruling that they constituted hate speech, discrimination, and harassment.
Sudan finally has momentum to democratize. But a weak economy, international isolation, internal conflict, and transitional justice stand in the way.
Uganda motorcycle taxis multiplied to get around Kampala’s notorious traffic. But without adequate planning, unsafe transit is expected to worsen.
Four centuries after the first African slaves reached the U.S., Americans exploring their ancestry are boosting Ghana's sluggish economy.
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