Africa

U.S. President Joe Biden and South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Biden To Meet With South African Leader About Ukraine, Trade, Climate

South African leaders have accused the U.S. of focusing on the Ukraine conflict to the detriment of other global crises.

 | AP

Kenya's new president, William Ruto

From Humble Past, William Ruto Sworn In As Kenya's President

Ruto had been the deputy to outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta but had a bitter split that left the two not speaking for months at a time.

 | AP

Three rhinos line up at the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Limpopo province, South Africa

Conservationists Risk Their Lives Protecting Endangered Species

WildAid Founder and President Peter Knights talks about the dangers of wildlife conservation efforts following the death of Anton Mzimba.

 | Shelby Erdman

A man surveys the damage from clashes in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

Libya Capital Remains Tense A Day After Clashes Kill Over 30

Residents fear the fighting that capped a monthslong political deadlock could explode into a wider war and a return to the peaks of Libya's conflict.

 | AP

Presidential candidate Raila Odinga hands over the petition to the Supreme Court challenging the election results

Kenya Presidential Vote Loser Files Supreme Court Challenge

Deputy President William Ruto was declared the winner of the close election with almost 50.5% of votes.

 | AP

A member of security forces cordons off wreckage at the scene, after gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia

Somali Forces End Hotel Attack In Which 21 Were Killed

The Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has ties with al-Qaida, claimed responsibility for the attack.

 | AP

Sen. Chris Coons

U.S. Senator Urges Kenyan President To Aid Peaceful Transition

Sen. Chris Coons went to Kenya amid chaos after William Ruto was declared the country's new president.

 | AP

child eating

Children Are In Danger In Many Countries Due To A Food Shortage

UNICEF is warning a food shortage in many countries is putting thousands of children in danger.

 | Jason Bellini

University of Kinshasa students cutting up cassava, a root vegetable

Democratic Republic Of Congo Using Cassava Flour Amid Wheat Shortage

The Democratic Republic of Congo is among the African countries that rely on Russian and Ukrainian wheat to meet their consumption needs.

 | Chris Ocamringa

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Russia FM Visits Egypt, Part Of Africa Trip Amid Ukraine War

African counties are among those most affected by ripples of the war.

 | AP

A woman weeps at the scene of an overnight bar shooting in Soweto, South Africa

South Africa Police Say 15 Killed In Bar Shooting In Soweto

Police say they are investigating reports that a group of men arrived in a minibus taxi and opened fire on some of the patrons at the bar.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo speaks at a conference

OPEC Secretary-General Dies, Just Weeks Shy Of Departure

Mohammad Barkindo, 63, died late Tuesday in Abuja, a spokesman for Nigeria's petroleum ministry told The Associated Press.

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A body is removed from a nightclub in East London, South Africa.

They Danced And Died: Tragic Teen Party Mystery In South Africa

Police minister Bheki Cele said the victims’ ages ranged from 13 to 17, raising questions about why the underaged teenagers were being served alcohol.

 | AP

Somalis on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu

Somali Female Lawmaker Among Scores Killed By Suicide Bomber

Opposition lawmaker Amina Mohamed Abdi was among at least 48 people killed in a suicide bombing at a polling station.

 | AP

Rohingya refugees

Gambia Urges U.N. Court To Continue Rohingya Genocide Case

Myanmar forces are accused of raping, killing and torching thousands of homes, forcing more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee from Rakhine in 2017.

 | AP

South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu makes an address at Westminster Abbey in London

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Dies At 90

Tutu died peacefully at the Oasis Frail Care Center in Cape Town, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Trust said.

 | AP

People enjoy holiday at the beach

COVID-19 Omicron Cases Fall In South Africa

Experts believe the surge from the variant may have passed as cases dropped by nearly 12,000 since last week.

 | Lindsay Tuchman

People wait to be vaccinated by a member of the Western Cape Metro EMS

WHO: Africa Might Miss 70% Vaccination Goal Until Late 2024

The warning comes as the world faces a new surge in cases driven by the highly infectious Omicron variant.

 | AP

A photo of people in Ethoipia at a candlelight vigil to commemorate federal soldiers who were killed.

U.N. Security Council Calls For End To Ethiopia Hostilities

The United Nations Security Council is requesting an end to serious crises and conflicts in Ethiopia which have displaced people.

 | AP

People digging for cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Human Rights Violations On The Rise In Democratic Republic Of Congo

More than 70% of the world's cobalt is produced in the DRC. A mining law prohibiting children from engaging in artisanal mining is not being enforced.

 | Chris Ocamringa

Dar es Salaam residents walk through flood waters

Rising Sea Levels In East Africa Threatening Home Evacuations

Tanzania's capital city could lose up to $5.3 billion in public and private assets because of the threat of rising sea levels and flooding.

 | Daniel Kijo

Rescue workers at the site of a collapsed building.

Collapsed Building In Nigeria Had Permit For 15 Floors, Not 21

Crews were moving through a mountain of broken concrete and steel looking for dozens still missing after the collapse killed at least 14 people.

 | AP

Rescue workers at the site of the 21-story high-rise apartment building collapse in Lagos, Nigeria.

At Least 4 Dead After High Rise Collapses In Nigeria

Four people are dead, and many more are missing after a high-rise apartment building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria

 | AP

People burn tires during a protest a day after the military seized power Khartoum, Sudan.

Sudan Arrests 3 Coup Critics As Pressure Mounts On Military

Thousands of people are now flooding the streets of Sudan to protest the military coup.

 | Scripps News Staff

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok

Sudan's Prime Minister, Detained After Coup, Returns Home

A statement by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok's office said other government officials remained in detention, their locations unknown.

 | AP

An airport worker stands next to boxes of Moderna coronavirus vaccines

Moderna To Supply Africa With Up To 110 Million COVID Vaccine Doses

If the full contract with Moderna is activated, African nations can reach the goal of vaccinating 450 million people by September 2022.

 | Scripps News Staff

Scientists work to replicate Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Scientists Work To Replicate Moderna Shot And End Vaccine Inequality

Scientists in Cape Town, South Africa are working on a way around an industry that has prioritized rich countries over poor.

 | AP

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters take to the streets in Sudan.

Sudan's Military Takes Power In Coup, Arrests Prime Minister

The United Nations is calling for the immediate release of the country's top officials.

 | AP

People gather during a protest in Khartoum, Sudan

Apparent Military Coup Underway In Sudan

A takeover by the military would be a major setback for Sudan, which has grappled with a stop-and-go transition to democracy for two years.

 | AP

A woman stands hear her home in Beni, eastern Congo.

Panel Finds 80 Alleged Abuse Cases Tied To W.H.O. Congo Work

An independent commission found more than 80 cases of sexual abuse, including at least nine accounts of rape by World Health Organization staff.

 | AP