More than 300 people have been killed in floods in South Africa, with officials warning that disruptions at the regional transport hub of Durban will likely continue for some time, with outbound shipping still suspended.
Insurrections are disrupting American security strategy in the region and giving Russia an opening to gain sway.
Chinese firms have spent billions of dollars buying out U.S. and European miners of cobalt, a critical commodity in the transition to cleaner energy. Now a court has ordered one of the largest to cede control of one of its mines.
The American military is asking the president to station several hundred commandos in Somalia to help blunt the spread of al Qaeda’s aggressive local affiliate, al-Shabaab, according to U.S. officials.
As the African nation, under military control after coup last year, seeks fresh investment, officials suggest they could give Moscow a 25-year lease in Port Sudan.
The Islamist militants who have rampaged through the heart of West Africa in recent years are now spreading toward the Gulf of Guinea coast, including some of the continent’s most stable and prosperous countries, according to African and U.S. officials.
Countries in some parts of the world have offered a variety of incentives or threats to convince people to get inoculated, but some African nations are taking a more aggressive stance.
The move threatens to leave a security vacuum in Africa’s Sahel region where French-led troops have spent nearly a decade battling Islamist terrorist groups and tamping down ethnic conflict.
France and its European allies are preparing to withdraw their military forces from Mali, a move that would leave a security vacuum in Africa’s Sahel region where French-led troops have spent nearly a decade battling Islamist terror groups and tamping down ethnic conflict.
Parts of Africa are contending with a wave of inflation that is, by some measures, even worse than the supply shocks cascading around the rest of the world.
The International Court of Justice ruled in 2005 that Kampala was liable in a conflict that left more than five million dead
Rescuers reached the five-year-old child, identified as Rayan Aourram, on Saturday night after excavating and tunneling into the well, but he did not survive.
A spate of coups has spread across West Africa over the past 18 months.
The peaceful corner of violent Somalia is offering the U.S. military use of a seaport and airfield overlooking strategic maritime routes in exchange for steps toward being recognized as a sovereign country.
By seizing power this week, Burkina Faso’s young junta chief could make it harder for the nation to secure continued military backing from the West to smother the worsening conflict.
Many were injured as well as crowds tried to gain access to the stadium in Yaounde during an African Cup of Nations match.
The detention follows a wave of street protests against the government’s failure to stem the advance of Islamist militants in the north of the West African nation.
Pro-democracy groups began two days of strikes and civil disobedience in Sudan, a day after security forces fired live rounds and used tear gas to disperse protesters.
As underfunded healthcare systems shift to immunizing adults against Covid, 2022 risks seeing further setbacks in the fight against some of the leading killers of young children in developing countries.
In a sharp reversal of fortunes, troops under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have forced Tigray People’s Liberation Front fighters back into their mountainous homeland in the country’s north.