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.
Conflict in the north of Africa’s second-most-populous nation is spreading across borders, threatening stability in a strategic region
Ethiopia’s conflict with its regional government of Tigray is spilling into the wider Horn of Africa region, after militias in the rebellious state fired rockets at strategic targets in the capital of neighboring Eritrea and threatened more.
Ethiopia is widening a military offensive against the regional?government of Tigray and arresting thousands across the country, dashing hopes of a quick, negotiated end to the conflict and feeding fears of a full-blown civil war.
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.
President Alassane Ouattara won another term in an election that was boycotted by the opposition and criticized by Western observers, sparking concerns of more violence in a country that is still recovering from two civil wars, each triggered by disputed votes.
Ethiopia’s prime minister deployed the military to the Tigray region, escalating tensions into a confrontation that could reverberate across the strategically important Horn of Africa.
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.
Two weeks of protests that started against a notorious police unit named SARS have mushroomed into a broader movement, posing a challenge to the government of Africa’s most populous nation.
Witnesses recounted how soldiers fired live rounds against peaceful protesters earlier this week, an incident that has deepened distrust between young Nigerians and the government.
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.
President Trump said he would remove Sudan from a list of countries that sponsor terrorism once it completes payment of a settlement to victims of terrorist attacks.
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.
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad has been accused of extortion, torture and extrajudicial killings.
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.
At least 50 miners died after flooding at an unregulated gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said, adding to the deadly tally of recent accidents at illegal?and small-scale mines around the developing world.