Recent Blog Posts
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 01:28:22 +0000Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Star of ‘Queen of Katwe,’ Dies at 15The Ugandan teenager, who debuted in the 2016 Disney film about a chess whiz, died of brain cancer, her school said.
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 22:57:11 +0000Young Somalis Step in Where Government FailsIn a country that has endured three decades of chaos — from extremist attacks and environmental crises — the responders, medics, road-builders and educators are often not government workers, but young volunteers.
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 23:46:29 +0000Florida Doctor Bilked $26 Million From Health Insurers, Officials SayDr. Moses deGraft-Johnson, who told investigators he wanted to one day become president of Ghana, sent nearly $2 million to people or entities there, court records show.
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 15:19:15 +000031 Reported Dead in Mali, as Attackers Return to Scene of a MassacreThe latest attack highlighted the rising ethnic and jihadi violence in West Africa’s vast Sahel region.
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 17:16:30 +0000Overlooked No More: Andrée Blouin, Voice for Independence in AfricaPoliticized by her child’s death, she went on to counsel the first post-colonial leaders of Algeria, both Congos, Ivory Coast, Mali, Guinea and Ghana.
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 22:04:14 +0000Sudan Says It Agrees to Compensate Families of U.S.S. Cole BombingThe bombing of the Navy destroyer in Yemen in 2000 killed 17 sailors. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility, and Sudan was accused of having aided the terrorist group.
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 20:16:37 +0000Santu Mofokeng, Photographer of Apartheid Life, Dies at 63His sublime black-and-white images of everyday life in South Africa both during and after white rule capture hope and unfulfilled expectations.
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 19:00:09 +0000Ghost DNA Hints at Africa’s Missing Ancient HumansGenes in some living West Africans shed light on human genetic diversity, which has been difficult to find in the continent’s fossil record.
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 03:55:51 +0000Treehouses, Glass Igloos and Other Out-of-This-World Spots to Lay Your HeadYour Instagram account will thank you.
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 19:40:51 +0000Kenya’s Longest-Serving Ruler Divides in Death, as in LifeDaniel arap Moi, Kenya’s second and longest-serving president, will be buried on Wednesday.