UNITED NATIONS — The United States on Monday called for an international inquiry into the gruesome murders of two United Nations investigators in the Democratic Republic of Congo in mid-March.
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, who as head of the United Nations Population Fund promoted public health, especially sexual and reproductive health for women and girls, died on Sunday night at his home in West Harrison, N.Y.
Correction: June 5, 2017 An earlier version of this article referred imprecisely to the genre of West African pop music that is booming now in Nigeria. It is Afrobeats, a contemporary style influenced by Caribbean, hip-hop and electronic music, not Afrobeat.
EL KAMOUR, Tunisia — It may look like just a clutch of tents pitched outside an oil pumping station on the edge of the Sahara. But to the people of this southern region, this is
NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s national census used to classify them as “Other.” Now, Kenyans of Indian and Pakistani descent, many of whose forebears helped build the nation and fight colonialism but who have often been secluded from mainstream Kenyan life, are demanding official recognition for the first time.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Ever since he was a boy, Bunu Bukar has hunted big game in the forests of northeastern
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast shot three people on Saturday and cut off access to the second-largest city, Bouaké, as a revolt escalated over demands for bonus payments.
When the first high school track and field team from Namibia to compete at the Penn Relays arrived in Philadelphia from Grootfontein, a town of about 25,000 people, Henk Botha, the school’s principal and shot-put and discus coach, knew the trip would be an eye-opener.