Africa

A new framework?to resolve debt crises in developing countries, meant to ensure that Chinese and private creditors share the burden of providing relief, faces a key test after Zambia became the first African nation to default during the pandemic.

South African prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for the secretary-general of the ruling African National Congress, making him the highest-profile official to be charged in a corruption scandal that has pitched President Cyril Ramaphosa against powerful members of his own party.

Tanzanian President John Magufuli won a second term in a landslide, election officials said, following a chaotic vote slammed as fraudulent by human-rights groups and the opposition.

A U.S.-brokered deal with Israel has deepened rifts in Sudan’s transitional government, divisions that are set to delay the implementation of central elements of the agreement and could destabilize a nation still recovering from decades of conflict.

A series of elections across Africa?threaten to roll back democracy on the continent and destabilize some of the few economies around the world still projected to grow this year.

Several people were killed as Nigerian soldiers opened fire at a key protest site in Lagos, witnesses said, as the government sought to end two weeks of marches against police brutality that have mushroomed into broader nationwide demonstrations.

Tens of thousands of people brought Lagos, Nigeria, to a standstill on Monday, the biggest protest yet in a two-week campaign against police brutality, escalating a standoff with a government that has pledged to restore order.

The military in West Africa’s biggest oil-producing nation said it was prepared to act decisively to help the government maintain law and order, after eight days of demonstrations against police brutality.

International health agencies and public-health experts have held up?Rwanda as a poster child for how to tackle the coronavirus in Africa, but its tightly enforced lockdown and arrests of more than 70,000 people?for infractions has alarmed human-rights advocates.

South Africa is cracking under the weight of a coronavirus outbreak that has ripped through impoverished populations, challenging the promise of equality that the nation’s postapartheid democracy was built on.

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