Recent Blog Posts
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 20:16:41 +0000In Collecting Nobel Prize, Ethiopia’s Leader Plans to Sidestep MediaPrime Minister Abiy Ahmed is too busy and too humble for news conferences, his spokeswoman says, but observers say he’s avoiding scrutiny over trouble at home.
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:48:19 +0000Jacqueline Woodson on Africa, America and Slavery’s Fierce UndertowThe African-American novelist journeys to Ghana, once a hub of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, as the nation invites descendants of enslaved Africans to call it their “home.” But can you go home again?
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:30:43 +0000U.K. Halts Torture Case Against Ex-Wife of Liberia’s Charles TaylorA judge ruled that Agnes Reeves Taylor, the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor, could not be tried in London over accusations of atrocity in her country’s civil war.
Sat, 07 Dec 2019 10:15:56 +0000Abandoned Baby Giraffe Dies With Dog by Its SideThe giraffe had bonded with a watchdog, named Hunter, at a South African animal shelter. It collapsed after a brain hemorrhage.
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 19:14:46 +0000Cannibalistic Dinosaurs Went Through a Lot of TeethThe only known cannibal among dinosaurs replaced its pearly whites more often than scientists expected, and so did some other carnivores.
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:51:38 +0000Building Collapse in Nairobi Leaves at Least Four Dead, 29 InjuredThe collapse in Kenya’s capital, after exceptionally heavy rains, happened months after a school building collapse in the city killed seven students.
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:57:38 +0000Nairobi’s Gold-Loving Governor Is Arrested on Corruption ChargesGov. Mike Mbuvi Sonko, who has drawn scrutiny for his lavish lifestyle, was accused of money laundering, unlawful acquisition of public property and other economic crimes.
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:40:04 +0000At Least 58 Migrants Drown After Boat Capsizes Off MauritaniaThe boat left Gambia last month aiming for Canary Islands, part of Spain. But it approached the coast in West Africa seeking fuel and food.
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:00:05 +0000‘When Lambs Become Lions’ Review: An Ivory Poacher’s PerspectiveThe documentarian Jon Kasbe spent years among elephant hunters in Kenya, and his movie is an intense 74-minute distillation of his efforts.
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:34:12 +0000More than 50 Migrants are Killed in a Sinking off the African CoastA ship carrying about 150 migrants from Gambia to Europe sank on Wednesday off the coast of Mauritania, the United Nations migrant agency said.