A community in Lamunu, Uganda, is struggling to return to normal after decades of violent conflict that displaced nearly 2 million people. The Lord’s Resistance Army, led by Joseph Kony, abducted 35,000 children and deployed them as soldiers in an…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
The rains and flooding kept needed supplies from arriving in the main city of Pemba on Monday and will be a challenge in the days ahead as more wet weather is forecast, a U.N. humanitarian spokeswoman said.
By Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press
Over the past few years, the U.S. military has increased its activities and broadened its mission in Africa. In Niger, the U.S. Air Force has built a huge new base from which it launches drone operations. But critics worry the…
By Mike Cerre
In the African Sahel, located between the Sahara Desert and the equator, the climate has long been inhospitable. But now rising temperatures have caused prolonged drought and unpredictable weather patterns, exacerbating food shortages, prompting migration and contributing to instability in…
By Mike Cerre
By Cara Anna, Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press
With the flooding easing in parts of cyclone-stricken Mozambique on Friday, fears are rising that the waters could yield up many more bodies.
By Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press
Organizers say hundreds of protesters were injured and at least eight received gunshot wounds.
By Maria Danilova, Cara Anna, Associated Press
The Trump administration on Thursday announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the "predatory" practices of China and Russia, which are "deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive…
By Molly Knight Raskin
In 2014, an Ebola outbreak ravaged three West African countries. Now many of the same communities are facing a new health struggle: mental illness. In rural Liberia, diseases such as depression and schizophrenia are often considered a “curse” and relegated…
By Larisa Epatko
The founders of Secondary Education for Girls’ Advancement in Tanzania recognize that keeping girls in school is the key to giving them more opportunities.
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