The African nation’s first female leader, Samia Suluhu Hassan, is seeking to shift the skeptical policy of late President John Magufuli and regain international trust.
Researchers warn that the new variant, found in the U.S. and at least 60 countries, may spread faster and could reduce the efficacy of vaccines.
Ethiopia sees the dam as a way to bring electricity to tens of millions of people who currently rely on firewood, while Egypt regards it as a strategic threat that could siphon off critical water supplies.
More than 1,800 inmates escaped from a prison in Nigeria’s southeast after it was attacked by gunmen, raising fears that a new insurrection is building in a majority-Christian part of the country.
Total and international contractors were moving staff from a $20 billion natural-gas project.
Two ongoing Ebola outbreaks in Africa appear to have been sparked by survivors of earlier epidemics, according to research that is drawing attention to how long the virus can lurk in parts of the body, only to reappear months or even years after the initial illness.
The move could mark a turn in the nearly five-month conflict or simply a tactical retreat in the face of international pressure.
Criminal gangs are earning millions of dollars by taking schoolchildren hostage, sometimes cooperating with Boko Haram, further destabilizing countries in the region.
The death of John Magufuli, who urged citizens to turn to religion to beat Covid-19, has raised hopes that a government that became Africa’s chief virus and vaccine skeptic will change course.
Months after healthcare workers in developed countries have been immunized, their colleagues in countries like Zambia are still risking their lives in the fight against the pandemic.
Gunmen kidnapped three teachers from a primary school in Nigeria, government officials said, as parents of students kidnapped in another school four days earlier staged a protest demanding the government bring their children home.
Gunmen kidnapped dozens of female students from a college in northwestern Nigeria, the fourth mass abduction in as many months in a region suffering from a worsening security breakdown.
The U.S. imposed sanctions on two of Islamic State’s fast-growing affiliates in Central Africa for the first time, underscoring the rising threat posed by the group outside the Middle East.
Death and destruction caused by a series of explosions Sunday in the small Central African nation’s largest city could pose a challenge for the entrenched rule of world’s longest-serving president.
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo said the explosions in Bata were caused by negligence involving dynamite at a military base.
Gunmen released hundreds of girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in Nigeria, bringing to an end four days of captivity that underlined the perilous security situation in the northwest of the country.
Days after 317 girls were taken by gunmen from a school, some of those who managed to escape described how they cowered under bunk beds and mosquito nets as gunmen dragged their classmates away into the night.
Gunmen released 42 people who were taken from their boarding school last week in north-central Niger state. More than 300 schoolgirls who were abducted Friday in a separate mass kidnapping remain missing.
Kidnapping for ransom has become a lucrative industry across Africa’s most populous nation.
The shipment of the vaccines marks the beginning of what is shaping up to be the biggest vaccination drive in history aimed at developing countries.