- The Earliest Human Burial in Africaby James Gorman on May 6, 2021 at 1:33 pm
A child laid to rest 78,000 years ago yields clues to early human burials in East Africa.
- Cars From Fridges and Boats: Making Autos Out of Scrapby Mercedes Lilienthal on May 6, 2021 at 10:00 am
These tinkerers make the most of castoff materials to build an array of wild and impressive cars.
- How a Pandemic Contributed to a Decline in Maternal Healthcareby Rick Gladstone on May 5, 2021 at 10:44 pm
The number of people requiring emergency food aid hit a five-year high in 2020 — at least 155 million — while the risk of maternal and newborn deaths surged.
- Mozambique Mints a New National Park — and Surveys Its Richesby Jen Guyton on May 5, 2021 at 5:49 pm
In the wake of wars, natural disasters and insurgencies, Mozambique is experiencing an environmental renaissance. One of the results is a new and stunningly beautiful national park.
- A 22-Million-Year Journey From the Asteroid Belt to Botswanaby Robin George Andrews on May 5, 2021 at 3:57 pm
Astronomers reconstructed a space rock’s path before it exploded over southern Africa in 2018 and sprinkled the Kalahari with meteorites.
- Pfizer Reaps Hundreds of Millions in Profits From Covid Vaccineby Rebecca Robbins and Peter S. Goodman on May 5, 2021 at 2:56 pm
The company said its vaccine generated $3.5 billion in revenue in the first three months of this year.
- Billie Zangewa Makes Art Where the Light is Bestby Stephen Wallis on May 4, 2021 at 9:00 am
The artist’s tapestries capture moments of her domestic life. They begin at her kitchen table.
- Overlooked No More: Inji Efflatoun, Egyptian Artist of the Peopleby Myrna Ayad on May 3, 2021 at 7:12 pm
She was born into the aristocracy but became an activist for commoners while depicting social injustices in her paintings.
- Reporter Reflects on the Original Guantánamo Detaineesby Carol Rosenberg on May 3, 2021 at 6:44 pm
With the United States preparing to withdraw forces from Afghanistan, a Times reporter who has covered the naval base in Cuba reflects on those original prisoners.
- Nigerian teen gets 19 scholarship offers worth more than $5 million from the US and Canadaon May 1, 2021 at 7:35 am
One Nigerian teenager must feel like she has the world at her feet after receiving 19 full-ride scholarship offers from universities across the United States and Canada.
- The Bureaucrat From Buffalo Who Pushed Somalia to the Brinkby Declan Walsh and Abdi Latif Dahir on April 30, 2021 at 7:47 pm
His bid to stay in office an extra two years, without elections, has led to gunfights in the capital and fears that Somalia is backsliding into a disastrous conflict.
- Gunfire Erupts in Mogadishu as Somalia’s Political Feud Turns Violentby Declan Walsh and Hussein Mohamed on April 30, 2021 at 6:26 pm
Tensions had been rising since the president, a former American citizen, failed to hold scheduled elections, then extended his term in office by two years.
- Tigray could face famine without increased access to region, US aid official sayson April 30, 2021 at 3:44 pm
As the humanitarian crisis continues in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, the US Agency for International Development is warning that the area could face famine if aid organizations are not granted unfettered access to the millions in urgent need of assistance.
- Germany Sets Out Plans to Return Benin Bronzesby Alex Marshall on April 30, 2021 at 2:07 pm
The government, regional legislators and major museums said they would make “substantial” returns of the famous West African artifacts starting next year.
- How African book clubs are bringing together readers from across the worldon April 30, 2021 at 7:58 am
- Germany to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeriaon April 30, 2021 at 3:03 am
Precious artifacts that were looted during the colonial era will finally be returned to Nigeria, the German government has announced. The first returns are planned for 2022.
- In Nigeria, Traffic on a Bridge Stifles Economic Progressby Ruth Maclean on April 29, 2021 at 7:02 pm
A narrow, old bridge that connects two economically vital areas of Nigeria is a chokepoint stifling progress in Africa’s most populous nation.
- South African President Appears Before Corruption Investigatorsby Christina Goldbaum on April 28, 2021 at 4:22 pm
President Cyril Ramaphosa is testifying about graft during his predecessor’s tenure, in what analysts have characterized as a battle for the soul of the governing African National Congress.
- Two Spanish journalists and an Irish citizen killed in Burkina Fasoon April 28, 2021 at 3:29 pm
Two Spanish journalists and an Irish citizen have been killed after they were kidnapped during an anti-poaching patrol in Burkina Faso on Monday.
- 2 Spanish Journalists and an Irish Ranger Killed in Burkina Faso Ambushby Elian Peltier on April 28, 2021 at 11:26 am
The journalists were filming a documentary about anti-poaching activities in the Western African nation with a well-known ranger when their convoy was ambushed.
- Boko Haram fighters have hoisted flag and forcefully acquired wives in Nigerian town, governor sayson April 28, 2021 at 7:27 am
Boko Haram fighters have reportedly hoisted the Islamist group’s flag in a remote district in Niger State, Nigeria’s Middle Belt region, and seized the wives of fleeing residents, the state’s governor has said.
- Armed men stormed her school in a kidnapping raid. Then she found her family in her captors’ hideouton April 26, 2021 at 5:36 pm
Habiba Iliyasu, 15, was asleep in her school dormitory in northwestern Nigeria when a group of armed men burst in and ordered her and her schoolmates out of bed.
- Kidnappers snatched her from school. Here’s what happened nexton April 26, 2021 at 5:25 pm
Kidnap for ransom is on the rise in Nigeria with mass kidnappings from schools increasingly seen as lucrative endeavors by criminal gangs. CNN’s Stephanie Busari meets one teenage girl who was snatched from her school dorm and hears how her story took an extraordinary twist when she came face to face with family members in her kidnappers’ den.
- French energy giant Total suspends huge Mozambique project because of insecurityon April 26, 2021 at 1:17 pm
French energy giant Total is suspending its operations on a multi-billion liquefied natural gas project in northern Mozambique because of ongoing violence in the area caused by an Islamist insurgency.
- Africa’s Vaccine Drive Is Threatened by India’s Supply Haltby Abdi Latif Dahir on April 25, 2021 at 5:55 am
India’s dire Covid crisis is having global ripple effects, especially in Africa, which has 17 percent of the world’s people but is far behind in vaccinations.
- Egyptology Is Having a Big Moment. But Will Tourists Come?by Abdi Latif Dahir on April 24, 2021 at 2:27 pm
Tourism in Egypt has been buffeted by political instability and terrorism. But the pandemic has dealt the industry its biggest blow in years.
- Three students killed in Nigeria after kidnapping at Greenfield University — local officialon April 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Three students kidnapped by armed bandits from Greenfield University in northern Nigeria on Tuesday have been killed, a local official said in a statement on Friday.
- Chad Holds Funeral for President Idriss Débyby Elian Peltier on April 24, 2021 at 7:54 am
President Emmanuel Macron of France traveled to the ceremony for President Idriss Déby, signaling the strategic importance that Paris has attached to the central African nation.
- More Than 100 Migrants Are Feared Dead as Boat Capsizes in Mediterraneanby The Associated Press on April 23, 2021 at 2:52 pm
The shipwreck off Libya comes as the number of attempts to cross the sea from Africa to Europe increases in the warmer weather.
- Thousands mourn Chad’s president, rebels say their command hit by airstrikeon April 23, 2021 at 12:22 pm
Thousands of people gathered in Chad’s capital N’Djamena on Friday for the state funeral of President Idriss Deby, whose death while leading his troops against a rebel offensive has thrown the country into crisis.