NAIROBI, Kenya — A large explosion outside a school in Somalia’s capital on Thursday killed at least eight people and injured 17 others, the police said. It was the latest in a series of deadly attacks as Somalia experiences a tense election period and an enormous humanitarian crisis. A vehicleContinue Reading

NAIROBI, Kenya — A large explosion outside a school in Somalia’s capital on Thursday killed at least eight people and injured 17 others, the police said. It was the latest in a series of deadly attacks as Somalia experiences a tense election period and an enormous humanitarian crisis. A vehicleContinue Reading

Kenya will require people to show proof of coronavirus vaccination to enter many businesses, restaurants and government offices starting next month, a major policy shift that has prompted outrage in a country where less than 5 percent of the total population is fully vaccinated. Mutahi Kagwe, the cabinet secretary forContinue Reading

NAIROBI, Kenya — The family was startled awake by a loud bang in the middle of the night on the gate of their home on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Police officers barged in without a warrant, ransacking the living room and looking under the beds.Continue Reading

Troops fired on demonstrators outside the Sudanese army headquarters, killing at least three people and injuring more than 80 according to a doctors’ group, as pro-democracy protesters flooded into the streets of the capital, Khartoum, on Monday, after the military mounted a coup, detaining the prime minister, suspending the governmentContinue Reading

NAIROBI, Kenya — Sudanese protesters took to the streets of the capital early on Monday, injecting another note of instability in the northeast African nation’s fragile transition to democracy. The demonstrations come about one month after the authorities said they had thwarted a coup attempt by loyalists of the deposedContinue Reading

KIGALI, Rwanda — As the sun scorched the hilly Rwandan capital on a recent afternoon, a motorcycle taxi driver, two women in matching head scarves and a teenager wearing headphones all separately sauntered into a small roadside kiosk to drink the only thing on tap: milk. “I love milk,” saidContinue Reading

KIGALI, Rwanda — Théoneste Bagosora, a senior Rwandan military figure who was one of the masterminds of the Rwandan genocide, died on Saturday in a prison in Mali. He was 80. His death was confirmed by an official with the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals at TheContinue Reading

With coronavirus case counts climbing and vaccination efforts lagging in some African nations, regional officials of the World Health Organization issued a warning on Thursday against lax enforcement of public health measures to curb the pandemic on the continent. Precautions like mask-wearing, hand-washing and social distancing have declined drastically inContinue Reading