- Presidential resultson December 5, 2020 at 5:48 pm
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- Who could serve in the Biden administrationon December 5, 2020 at 1:01 am
President-elect Joe Biden is set to announce who will serve in top roles in his administration in the coming days and weeks.
- Trump Orders All American Troops Out of Somaliaby Helene Cooper on December 4, 2020 at 11:53 pm
While the number of forces — about 700 — is small, it is a continuation of President Trump’s efforts to withdraw the United States from what he has described as endless wars.
- From Shelled Ethiopian City, Doctors Tally Deaths and Plead for Helpby Simon Marks and Declan Walsh on December 4, 2020 at 1:44 pm
Ethiopia’s prime minister promised a swift, surgical military campaign in the restive province of Tigray. But doctors in the regional capital reported civilian deaths, looting and a looming crisis.
- Decades Later, Liberian Warlord Faces War Crimes Trial in Switzerlandby Nick Cumming-Bruce on December 4, 2020 at 9:37 am
In a step hailed by rights advocates, a Swiss court has charged former rebel leader Alieu Kosiah with murder, rape, recruiting child soldiers and cannibalism.
- Esports is on the rise in Africa and these two Kenyans are leading the chargeon December 3, 2020 at 3:07 pm
Esports is the fast-growing, major money-making world of competitive video gaming. This global phenomenon is in a league of its own, where athletes may not look like your traditional sports stars — yet have huge earning potential, massive brand endorsements and even their own fans.
- A curator’s museum is filled with looted African art. Now he wants it returnedon December 3, 2020 at 2:37 pm
The Kingdom of Benin took centuries to build and just a few days to raze to the ground.
- UNHCR on Ethiopia: ‘I have never seen so much separation’on December 2, 2020 at 11:05 am
Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, gives Becky Anderson an update on the seriousness of the situation in Ethiopia, but says he doesn’t think Ethiopian authorities are deliberately blocking access for people to flee.
- Ethiopia Claims Victory in Tigray Conflict After Shelling Restive Region’s Capitalby Simon Marks on November 29, 2020 at 8:02 am
After heavy artillery strikes on Saturday, the federal government claimed the city of Mekelle was now under its control, but there was no way to independently confirm the assertion.
- Jailed, Exiled and Silenced: Smothering East Africa’s Political Oppositionby Abdi Latif Dahir on November 29, 2020 at 4:11 am
In several countries, entrenched leaders are taking advantage of coronavirus restrictions and a world distracted by the pandemic to clamp down hard on prominent political opponents.
- Pentagon Chief Visits Somalia Ahead of Expected Troop Cutsby Eric Schmitt on November 27, 2020 at 10:46 pm
Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller met with troops and commanders in the region as turmoil bedevils the nation with approaching elections and an enduring threat from the Shabab.
- Edward J. Perkins, 92, Dies; First Black U.S. Envoy to South Africaby Katharine Q. Seelye on November 26, 2020 at 5:58 pm
He also held ambassadorial postings in Liberia and Australia and, as director general, helped diversify the elite, mostly white Foreign Service.
- Wedding Rings Lost in Shipwreck Will Be Returned to Migrant Coupleby Isabella Kwai on November 26, 2020 at 5:16 pm
The owners of the two rings, which were found in a backpack in the Mediterranean, survived the capsizing of their vessel as they crossed from Libya to Europe.
- Ethiopia’s Leader Escalates Assault on Tigray Region, Putting Civilians at Riskby Abdi Latif Dahir on November 26, 2020 at 4:16 pm
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that a deadline for the region’s dissident leaders to surrender had lapsed. The conflict threatens to destabilize the entire Horn of Africa.
- Somalia Worries That a U.S. Withdrawal Will Be Disastrousby Abdi Latif Dahir and Eric Schmitt on November 25, 2020 at 10:17 pm
An elite commando unit supported by U.S. forces could fall apart, officials say, leaving the country more vulnerable to the Shabab and other terrorist groups.
- The African Crested Rat Covers Itself With Poison That Can Take Out an Elephantby Katherine J. Wu on November 25, 2020 at 9:36 pm
The African crested rat gnaws on poisonous tree branches, then grooms its noxious spittle into its fur.
- C.I.A. Officer Is Killed in Somaliaby Julian E. Barnes, Eric Schmitt and Adam Goldman on November 25, 2020 at 8:55 pm
The officer’s combat death came as President Trump considers pulling back on American operations in the region.
- An Ethiopian Boutique Showcasing Artisanal Designby Sarah Khan on November 25, 2020 at 10:02 am
Anna Getaneh opened African Mosaique almost four years ago in a home her father had built where she spent some of her childhood years.
- Priscilla Jana, Lawyer Who Battled Apartheid, Is Dead at 76by Alan Cowell on November 24, 2020 at 10:31 pm
Representing Nelson and Winnie Mandela among many others, Ms. Jana fought for equality in South Africa both in and out of the courtroom.
- Black Goalkeepers and Europe’s Uneven Playing Fieldby Rory Smith on November 24, 2020 at 9:06 pm
Chelsea’s match against Rennes in the Champions League is a rare meeting of Black goalkeepers on club soccer’s biggest stage. But why are there so few of them?
- At least 45 people have been killed during Uganda protestson November 24, 2020 at 11:00 am
At least 45 people were killed in protests that rocked Kampala and other parts of Uganda last week, a police spokesperson said Monday.
- CAF President Ahmad Ahmad Banned for Five Years by FIFAby Tariq Panja on November 23, 2020 at 4:01 pm
Ahmad Ahmad, the president of one of FIFA’s six regional confederations, was accused of abusing his office, mishandling funds and trading in gifts.
- Footballer Anele Ngcongca dies in a car accident aged 33on November 23, 2020 at 3:44 pm
Former South African football international Anele Ngcongca died in a car accident on Monday, according to the country’s IPSS Medical Rescue service.
- Ethiopian PM issues 72-hour deadline for Tigrayan forces to surrenderon November 22, 2020 at 9:00 pm
After weeks of deadly conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has given Tigrayan forces a 72-hour deadline to surrender.
- These refugees fled a massacre in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. They join tens of thousands making the journey to Sudanon November 22, 2020 at 5:09 am
Oyeb Bari was woken by the sounds of guns and live ammunition on the night of November 9. The 55-year-old mother of six wasn’t immediately sure what was happening, but had heard about the unrest in her region.
- Bobi Wine, Uganda Opposition Leader, Released From Jailby Abdi Latif Dahir on November 20, 2020 at 7:12 pm
Two days after police took him into custody, presidential contender Bobi Wine resurfaced on Friday in court where he was charged with flouting coronavirus rules and released.
- Hyenas dragged a man from his bed and mauled him to deathon November 20, 2020 at 4:41 pm
An elderly man has been killed by a pack of hyenas in Zimbabwe, after they pulled him from his bed while he was sleeping.