The number of African forest elephants has fallen by more than 86% since 1990, while the population of savanna elephants dropped by more than 60% over the last 50 years, according to the IUCN, which rates the global extinction risks…
By Farai Mutsaka, Mogmotsi Magome, Associated Press
An Ethiopian official said on Tuesday that his government opposes calls by Sudan for outside mediators including the United States in the ongoing dispute over Ethiopia's construction of a massive hydroelectric dam on the Nile River.
By Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press
A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck nations in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and doctors say the shortage has led to unnecessary deaths.
By Carley Petesch, Lori Hinnant, Associated Press
Dr. Paul Farmer has worked for decades to bolster public health care around the globe. His new book, “Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History,” looks at the 2014 Ebola crisis and what we can learn from…
By Jean Fernand Koena, Associated Press
Central African Republic's constitutional court upheld President Faustin-Archange Touadera's re-election, raising the specter of more violence days after rebels attempted to overtake the capital.
By Associated Press
The level of testing across the continent is considerably less than what health experts say is needed to effectively control the spread of the disease.
Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced as fighting continues between government forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front in northern Ethiopia, threatening the stability of a volatile region. Cameron Hudson, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center and…
By Cara Anna, Associated Press
Africa's top public health official has helped to steer the continent's 54 countries into an alliance praised as responding better than some richer nations, including the United States.
By Mogomotsi Magome, Associated Press
The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with climate change and the struggling economies of several countries, are the main causes of the food insecurity.
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.