Africa

A person holds a vial and needle for an Ebola vaccine

Global Aid Group Says It Is Facing Vaccination Roadblocks in Congo

Doctors Without Borders says it is struggling to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of people.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

Last two northern white rhinos

Scientists Have Created 2 Northern White Rhino Embryos

Scientists hope that these embryos could save the species from extinction.

 | Meg Hilling

Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe's Former President Robert Mugabe Dies At 95

His successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, confirmed Mugabe's death on Twitter Friday.

 | Katherine Biek

Opposition demonstrators lie in the street of Harare, Zimbabwe, as riot police drive back the protest

Clashes Between Zimbabwe Government, Opposition Party Persist

Movement for Democratic Change has another protest planned in Masvingo on Wednesday.

 | Lauren Magarino

WHO marks one year since declaring an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Scientists To Use Successful Treatments To Combat Ebola In Congo

Four drugs were tested in a trial with nearly 700 patients who had Ebola, but two of those drug treatments were found to be more effective.

 | Lauren Magarino

A woman gathers water from a spring in Zimbabwe

Access To Water Is A Growing Concern Around The World

Climate change has the potential to make water even scarcer worldwide.

 | Ethan Weston

WHO marks one year since declaring an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Rwanda Closes Border With Congo Over Ebola Outbreak

Rwanda's state minister of foreign affairs said the risk of regional spread is "very high."

 | Lauren Magarino

Teams give vaccines in North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ebola Has Killed A 2nd Person In Goma, Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is experiencing the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.

 | Johannah Grenaway

A man waves the Sudanese flag during a protest on April 27 in Khartoum Sudan.

Investigation Finds 87 People Were Killed In Sudanese Raid Last Month

The official death toll was previously listed as 61, but opposition medics say the actual toll could be as high as 130.

 | Ethan Weston

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi Dead At 92

Essebsi's office announced his passing on Thursday.

 | Briana Koeneman

Protesters stand outside Sudanese military base

Sudanese Military, Protest Leaders Sign Agreement To Share Power

The agreement signed on Wednesday will pacify both sides by creating an 11-member governing body, called the Sovereign Council.

 | Katie Cammarata

A medical worker administers a vaccine

Congo's Ebola Outbreak Moves Closer To Rwandan Border

The World Health Organization says a pastor who rode from Butembo to Goma was infected, and it's identified 60 people who were on his bus.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

A Muslim woman wearing a niqab in London, England.

Tunisia Bans Wearing Of Niqabs, Citing Security Concerns After Attacks

The face-covering garment is worn by some Muslim women as a way of dressing modestly and as a symbol of their faith.

 | Ethan Weston

The flag of Sudan waves over a crowd of protesters.

Civilians And Military In Sudan Reach Agreement To End Protests

Protesters, numbering in tens of thousands, have been calling for the army to hand control over to a civilian government for months.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

Aftermath of an airstrike that hit a migrant detention center in Libya.

Airstrike In Libya Hits A Migrant Detention Center, Killing Dozens

The center is near the Libyan capital, which has been stuck in a violent conflict for months.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Protesters line the streets in Sudan

At Least 10 Dead, 180 Injured As Protests Turn Violent in Sudan

Protesters, numbering in tens of thousands, have been calling for the army to hand control over to a civilian government for months.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

IFRC team members

The WHO Says Congo's Ebola Outbreak Is Still Not A Global Emergency

The WHO says the risks outweigh the possible benefits of declaring an emergency.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Surveillance for Ebola virus at the border between DR Congo and Uganda

First Ebola Cases Confirmed In Uganda

The three cases are the first confirmed Ebola cases in the country since an outbreak started in neighboring Congo last year.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Protesters demonstrate for LGBTQ rights in Botswana

Botswana High Court Overturns Criminal Ban On Homosexuality

Gay rights activists are celebrating the decision as a breakthrough against anti-LGBTQ laws in Africa.

 | Peter Hecht

A Somali family walks to refugee camp

UN Says Millions Could Face Famine In Somalia Without Drought Aid

The drought is killing crops and livestock and forcing people from their homes in search of food and water.

 | Peter Hecht

A flag is waved over the protest in Sudan

UN Pulls Staff Out Of Sudan As Violent Protests Continue

Violence continues after Sudan's military leader canceled an agreement with protesters over a civilian led transitional government.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

Protesters in Sudan

Sudan Military Leader Calls For Elections After Raid On Protesters

Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announced the decision less than one day after security forces launched a raid on a protest camp in Sudan's capital.

 | Katherine Biek and Katie Cammarata

Survivors wade through flood waters after Cyclone Idai in March.

Donors Pledge $1.2 Billion For Cyclone Recovery In Mozambique

Promises of international aid for Southern African country accompany calls for better construction to withstand climate change.

 | Peter Hecht

Protesters in Sudan

Raids On A Protest Camp In Sudan Lead To Over A Dozen Deaths

Forces were trying to clear a protest sit-in outside the Sudanese army's headquarters.

 | Katie Cammarata

Flag waves over protesters in Sudan

Sudanese Military, Civilian Leaders Agree To 3-Year Transition Period

An all-civilian legislative body will be created and the first priority is negotiating peace agreements with rebel groups.

 | Katie Cammarata

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa's President Vows To Rid Party Of Corruption

President Ramaphosa said the ANC "will do good by its people" ‚Äčand he promised not to appoint leaders who work "to fill their own pockets."

 | Ahmed Jawadi

A home in Mozambique destroyed by Cyclone Kenneth

Death Toll From Cyclone Kenneth In Mozambique Rises

At least 38 people are dead in Mozambique after a second cyclone hit.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

A child is given the malaria vaccine

World's First Malaria Vaccine Introduced In Africa

Malawi, Ghana and Kenya are part of the pilot program to vaccinate children against malaria.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

Khalifa Haftar

Trump Praises Libyan General Amid His Attempt To Seize Tripoli

Khalifa Haftar now has the support of President Trump after launching a military operation against the UN-backed Libyan government.

 | Nnamdi Egwuonwu

Sudanese protesters wave the flag of Sudan

After Coup, Sudan Faces Fragile Transition To Democracy

While ousting a 30-year autocrat is a major step, Sudan now has to successfully transition to a democracy instead of another dictatorship.

 | Jake Godin