Recent Blog Posts
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:06:57 +0000Protests in Ethiopia Threaten to Mar Image of Its Nobel-Winning LeaderThe protests appeared to have been sparked by a prominent critic of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who claimed the police had tried to orchestrate an attack on him.
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:24:18 +0000The ‘Wrong Time’ to Be in Gambia? Maybe NotThe 52 Places Traveler visits the smallest country in mainland Africa, where historical reckoning, crippling heat, infrastructure woes and an island of apes make for a trip to remember.
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:49:43 +0000W.H.O. Continues Emergency Status for Ebola Outbreak in CongoNew cases are down to 15 a week from a high of 128 in April, but outbreaks are still popping up in remote and dangerous mining areas.
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 03:00:08 +0000Japan’s Success at World Cup Buoys Hopes for Rugby at HomeCan a World Cup do for Japanese rugby what an earlier one did for Japanese soccer?
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:00:20 +0000Wheels Up on More Flights to the African ContinentNew nonstop flights are dramatically cutting travel time and linking more African cities to the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:58:30 +0000Morocco’s King Pardons Journalist Sentenced on Abortion ChargeThe journalist, Hajar Raissouni, was arrested with her fiancé as they were leaving a gynecologist’s office in the capital last August.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:38:55 +0000‘We Looked to Escape Death’: Violence Uproots Nearly 500,000 in Burkina FasoAid groups and the government of the West African nation have been at a loss to respond to a fast-moving emergency, set off by lawlessness and suspected terrorist attacks in a once-tranquil country.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:29:00 +0000Lions, Legends and the Pull of History in Senegal’s Energetic Capital
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:54:44 +0000You’re Swabbing a Dead Gorilla for Ebola. Then It Gets Worse.Carrion flies inside your hood. Sweat turns your gloves into water balloons. This is tough work, but it could predict disease outbreaks.
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:09:10 +0000Tunisia Polls Suggest Conservative Professor Wins ElectionA conservative, Islamist-backed law professor looked set to assume Tunisia’s presidency in the country that unleashed the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings.