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Imbolo Mbue Has Been Working Toward This Moment

Mbue, he said, “comes from a place where the story has been so stifled, so killed, so destroyed, that I really always marveled that...

Gunfire at Mogadishu Protest Intensifies Somali Election Impasse

NAIROBI — Opposition protests in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, were interrupted by gunfire on Friday, heightening a political standoff caused by the government’s refusal...

Gunmen in Nigeria Attack School, Abducting Dozens and Killing a Student

DAKAR, Senegal — Dozens of Nigerian schoolchildren were kidnapped by gunmen early on Wednesday morning, becoming the latest victims of the West African country’s...

The ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Is About to Go on Trial. Here’s What We Know.

NAIROBI, Kenya — He was lauded as a hero during the grim days of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, credited with saving the lives of...

Zuma Risks Arrest After Defying South Africa Corruption Inquiry

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa whose nearly decade-long tenure was tainted by breathtaking corruption scandals, refused...

Guinea Declares Ebola Outbreak With at Least 3 Deaths

Guinea is fighting a new outbreak of Ebola, health officials in the West African nation said on Sunday, with at least three deaths in...

In Sudan Border Town, Desperate Ethiopians Find ‘Second Mother Country’

HAMDAYET, Sudan — The refugees were hungry and exhausted, their shoes dusty and worn from trudging for four days through the bush and forest...

How a Dangerous New Coronavirus Variant Thwarted Some Countries’ Vaccine Hopes

The infectious disease doctor in Johannesburg thought that he and his country would only have to hold on a little longer.A million doses of...

Floods in Morocco Kill at Least 24 at Illegal Factory

RABAT, Morocco — At least 24 people died in a flooded house that was being used as a clandestine textile factory after torrential rains...

A Surprise in Africa: Air Pollution Falls as Economies Rise

LAGOS, Nigeria — Rapidly growing countries generally see sharp increases in air pollution as their populations and economies expand. But a new study of...

AstraZeneca’s Vaccine Does Not Work Well Against Virus Variant in South Africa

South Africa halted use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford coronavirus vaccine on Sunday after evidence emerged that the vaccine did not protect clinical trial volunteers from...

Margaret C. Snyder, the U.N.’s ‘First Feminist,’ Dies at 91

“We were trying to make a paradigm shift from looking at women as mothers to looking at women and their economic activities,” said Thelma...

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WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, beginning the rollout of millions...

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Two men were being held hostage in a Bronx apartment. They had been threatened at gunpoint, tied up and tortured for hours by two...

Golden Globes 2021: What to Watch For

LOS ANGELES — “Mank,” David Fincher’s black-and-white tale of Old Hollywood, is nominated for six trophies at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, the most of...