MOGADISHU, Somalia — Militants began an assault in the capital, Mogadishu, on Wednesday evening with a car bombing at the gates of a hotel popular with foreigners, and continued with gunfire at a nearby restaurant.
Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, a Namibian nationalist leader who fought a long and dogged campaign for his land’s independence and was jailed for 16 years alongside Nelson Mandela in
At least 15 people were missing on Tuesday after a seven-story residential building gave way in Nairobi, Kenya, highlighting once again the problem of shoddy construction in one of the world’s fastest-growing cities.
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Armed men stormed the Kangbayi prison on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, freeing more than 900 inmates, most of them charged with taking part in mass killings in the country’s restive northeast.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Shabab militants killed dozens of people — soldiers and civilians, including children — when they stormed a military base on Thursday in northeastern
Wildfires that tore through a coastal South African town on Wednesday, killing at least four people and forcing about 10,000 to evacuate their homes, were still not fully controlled on Thursday, according to local news reports.
NAIROBI, Kenya — With sloping, charcoal-gray walls that resemble the elegant curves of a luxury car, Nairobi’s sleek new railway station, built by
JOHANNESBURG — A storm pummeled the coastline around Cape Town on Wednesday, unleashing heavy rains and high winds that fanned fires and forced evacuations. At least eight people were killed. Many people in Knysna, a town on the scenic Garden Route east of Cape Town, fled as blazes tore through homes.
Fossils discovered in Morocco are the oldest known remains of Homo sapiens, scientists reported on Wednesday, a finding that rewrites the story of mankind’s origins and suggests that our species evolved in multiple locations across the African continent.
DAKAR, Senegal — The State Department is calling on the Republic of Congo to respect the rights of a 70-year-old naturalized American citizen who has been held in prison without charges for more than a year.