Health officials provide polio vaccines to children in Nigeria in 2016.

Africa Declared Free Of Wild Polio After Enduring Vaccination Effort

The CDC's director praised the continent-wide vaccination effort inspired by late South African leader Nelson Mandela.

 | Peter Hecht

Mali presidential candidate Ibrahim Boubacar Keita gestures after casting his ballot in Bamako, Mali, Sunday, 28, July, 2013

Mali's President Resigns After Being Detained By Military

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta said he is stepping down because he does "not wish blood to be shed."

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Medical workers, other Somalis help a woman who was wounded when a car bomb blew off the security gates to the Elite Hotel.

Extremist Attack On Somalia Hotel Kills At Least 15 People

Officials say it started with a car bomb blowing open the security gates at Mogadishu's Elite Hotel.

 | Nathan Byrne

The MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

Oil-Leaking Ship Off Mauritius Breaks Apart

The ship struck a reef on July 25, releasing oil into the Indian Ocean that damaged the environment.

 | Nathan Byrne

Oil spills from the MV Wakashio ship off of the coast of Mauritius

Oil Continues To Spill Into Indian Ocean Near Mauritius

A leaking Japanese tanker in the Indian Ocean is threatening thousands of species in a sea of pollution.

 | Antoinette Miller

A healthcare worker administering a nasal swab test behind a screen with rubber gloves

IMF Approves $4.3 Billion Coronavirus Loan To South Africa

The International Monetary Fund's emergency loan will help support frontline health services and create jobs in South Africa.

 | Ahmed Jawadi

Covid-19 patients are being treated with oxygen at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa.

Coronavirus Infections Surge In India, Double In South Africa

South Africa and India are seeing spikes in coronavirus cases. Poorer countries are facing a lack of equipment and space to care for patients.

 | Alex Arger

A bust of Belgium's King Leopold II is hoisted off of its plinth and removed from a park in Ghent, Belgium.

Belgium Confronts Its Colonial Past In The Wake Of Floyd's Death

Global conversations around racism have brought new intensity to the nation's grappling with its brutal legacy in central Africa.

 | Ben Schamisso

Medical worker prepares volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trail at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in South Africa.

Vaccine Trials Begin In Africa As COVID-19 Worries Mount For Continent

Clinical trials are underway in South Africa in the first comprehensive test of a vaccine being developed by Oxford University.

 | Peter Hecht

Health workers in Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

U.N. Agencies Fear COVID-19 Danger For Vast Rohingya Refugee Camps

Health officials worry about potential mass infection in refugee campings housing 860,000 Rohingyas driven out of Myanmar.

 | Peter Hecht

Shipment of ventilators and medical equipment the U.S. sent to South Africa.

U.S. Will Donate Up To 1,000 Ventilators To South Africa

The U.S. is planning to send 8,000 ventilators abroad by July.

 | Antoinette Miller

Employees work on a production line of the ichroma COVID-19 Ab testing kit used in diagnosing the coronavirus

Africa Is Being Outbid For Crucial Supplies As It Braces For COVID-19

Ten African nations have no ventilators at all.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Laboratory technicians test patient samples for COVID-19.

African Nations Race To Set Up Labs for Coronavirus Testing

To curb the spread of the coronavirus in Africa, health officials are setting up new labs, some of them in at-risk communities.

 | Chidinma Irene Nwoye and Angela M. Hill

investigators at Ethiopian crash scene

Interim Report On Ethiopian Airlines Crash Points Fingers At Boeing

The report says MCAS design, an automated safety feature designed to prevent the plane from stalling, "made it vulnerable to undesired activation."

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Prime Minister of Sudan Abdalla Hamdok

Sudan's Prime Minister Survives Motorcade Attack

Local media report Abdalla Hamdok was traveling to his office in the country's capital when his motorcade was hit with explosives and gunfire.

 | Meg Hilling

Forensic officers work on a blast site near the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Friday, March 6, 2020

Suicide Bombers Detonate Near U.S. Embassy In Tunisia

Both of the attackers and one police officer are reported dead. Five others are wounded.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

A soldier saluting the American flag

U.S. Kills Al-Shabab Leader With Ties To Manda Bay Attack

U.S. Africa Command said the man "was in charge of planning and directing terrorist operations on the Kenya border region."

 | Ahmed Jawadi

USS Cole after bombing.

Sudan To Pay $30 Million To Families Of Victims In USS Cole Attack

Sudan denies it played a role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen. But families of the dead say it provided support for the Al-Qaeda attack.

 | Peter Hecht

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

West African Countries To Explore Impacts Of Nigerian Border Closure

Heads of state agreed to look into the impact Nigeria's land border closure has had on its neighbors.

 | Antoinette Miller

Omar al-Bashir sits in cage during corruption trial

Sudan To Hand Over Ex-President For War Crimes Trial

ICC prosecutors want him to face charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, including for the 2003 Darfur conflict.

 | Bailey Vogt

Woman in swarm of desert locusts

Somalia Declares National Emergency Over Locust Invasion

The country already struggles with food security, and the U.N. says if the swarms grow that Somalia could face a food crisis it "can't afford."

 | Antoinette Miller

A young girl receives a measles vaccine

Measles Death Toll Surpasses 6,000 In Democratic Republic Of Congo

The World Health Organization says it's the world's largest outbreak of the infectious disease.

 | Katherine Biek

Army Specialist Henry J. Mayfield Jr.

U.S. Soldier Killed In Kenya Has Been Identified

Army Specialist Henry J. Mayfield Jr. was 23 years old and hailed from Evergreen Park, Illinois.

 | Johannah Grenaway

A soldier saluting the American flag

Militants Attack U.S. Base In Kenya

U.S. Africa Command said one U.S. service member and two Defense Department contractors were killed in the attack.

 | Ahmed Jawadi

The scene after a car bombing in Somalia's capital

Car Bomb Kills At Least 79, Injures Over 100 In Somalia's Capital City

The country's president blamed terrorist group al-Shabab.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Former Sudanese President Al-Bashir Sentenced To 2 Years Detention

Bashir will be transferred to a reform facility if he isn't sentenced to death in another trial.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Health workers await incoming Ebola patients in Liberia

World Health Organization Approves Ebola Vaccine

The injectable vaccine has been shown to be effective in protecting people from the Ebola Zaire virus.

 | Meg Hilling

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

​The Nobel Committee awarded Abiy the Prize "in particular ​for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea."

 | Ahmed Jawadi

Control tower building at Baledogle, Somalia

Militants In Somalia Attack U.S. And Italy With Car Bombs And Guns

The attacks come as Al-Shabab faces increasing pressure in the region following the loss of key areas to U.S. and Somali forces.

 | Meg Hilling

World Health Organization official training Ebola responders

WHO Says Tanzania May Be Hiding Possible Ebola Cases

The World Health Organization says it's received unofficial reports of possible Ebola cases in Tanzania, but the country hasn't reported any.

 | Caitlin Baldwin