The last famine to hit Somalia was in 2011 when 260,000 people died, about half of them children under 5. Humanitarian organizations fear this year’s drought could lead to something even worse.
Archeologists and scholars are learning more about Africa than ever before, from the digitization of records and the unearthing of ancient treasures. Audie Cornish talks with Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University about Africa’s rich but overlooked history and…
By Larisa Epatko
Families scatter in the chaos of South Sudan's internal fighting, but from time to time, lost loved ones are reunited.
The Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow took the oath of office Thursday in neighboring Senegal, while current ruler Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave office.
The Gambian National Assembly voted Wednesday to keep President Yahya Jammeh in power for three more months, one day before the scheduled inauguration of his successor Adama Barrow.
A “Wind Sculpture” by visual artist Yinka Shonibare MBE was recently installed in front of the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. It’s the seventh in Shonibare's series of vibrantly colored and patterned public artworks that are made…
By Michael D. Regan
The revolt began on Friday in the nation's second-largest city of Bouake, before disseminating across the country in protests over pay.
“In this country, our understandings of heroism have always been informed by an ugly past of racial prejudice and discrimination.” Fidel Castro’s death saw the Cuban revolutionary re-enter the U.S. imaginary as a villain, a communist dictator opposed to core…
By PBS NewsHour
Chid Liberty grew up in the U.S. as the son of a Liberian diplomat. After working in Silicon Valley, he returned to his family's country of origin with a plan to open a garment factory. When that business was devastated…
By Larisa Epatko
Southern Malawi’s dry, crusty fields used to be waist-high with corn. But two consecutive years of low rainfall have meant scarce harvests and have forced farmers to change just about everything they know about farming.
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