Africa

Africa Kenya's vinyl revival

Inside a record store in Kenyatta Market, Nairobi, crate-digging enthusiasts search for East African music gems. At stall 570, vinyl culture is thriving. More

Africa The novelist as forthright political thinker

"I didn't become a feminist because I read about second-wave feminism," says Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. "I became a feminist because I grew up in Nigeria, and observed the world." More

Africa 'Big dogs with big teeth'

To the people of Vilankulo on the coast of Mozambique, the Retzlaffs' horses were a new proposition. More

Africa Ken Nwadiogbu: Nigeria's groundbreaking, hyperrealist artist

Ken Nwadiogbu is part of an emerging hyperrealist art community in Nigeria's most populous city. More

Africa Kenyan developer mines cryptocurrencies from his front room

Eugene Mutai is a cryptocurrency miner in Nairobi, Kenya, who's set up a system to keep his business going even during power outages and internet shortages. More

Africa Lens: Photographing the ‘Landscape of Forgiveness’ in Post-Apartheid South Africa

In her photographs of South Africa’s landscapes, Sara Terry sought sites of significance, pain and forgiveness in the country’s history. More

Africa Benin: Using drones to save a lake

France 24 journalists meet eyewitnesses (Observers) to discuss memorable events they have experienced. The programme brings to the airways the unique journalistic online project ''The Observers''. More

Africa 'Mohamed Salah? He's like the Sphinx and the Pyramids'

Mohamed Salah's exploits playing soccer in England's Premier League have transcended sports. His achievements belong to all Egypt. More

Africa Trump welcomes first leader from sub-Saharan Africa

President Donald Trump welcomes the first leader from sub-Saharan Africa to the White House on Monday nearly 15 months into his term. More

Africa Liberian ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf dedicates $5M prize to women's empowerment

Former Liberian President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday accepted a $5 million prize for excellence in African leadership -- and said she'll use it to establish a... More

Africa At least five people dead, including three military officials

At least five people, including three military officials, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up Saturday morning at a busy restaurant in the Somali town of Galkayo, a military official... More

Africa Billionaire donor Mo Ibrahim on Rwanda and good governance in Africa

This year's Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has been awarded to the former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Mo Ibrahim is the Sudanese-born billionaire businessman... More

Africa Global Health: Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics

Providing one dose every six months saved one in four babies, researchers reported. Now the W.H.O. will consider recommending routine use. More

Africa Deported to Libya, Ex-Gitmo Detainees Vanish. Will Others Meet a Similar Fate?

Senegal deported two former Guantánamo detainees to Libya, raising fears of a broader collapse of Obama-era resettlement deals under President Trump. More

Africa By Stifling Migration, Sudan’s Feared Secret Police Aid Europe

Europe is outsourcing border management to distant countries, hoping to stop migrants before they cross the Mediterranean. But there may be a high moral cost. More

Africa Kenya bans lesbian love story set to premiere at Cannes

Kenya has banned its first feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, accusing it of having “clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya, contrary to the law”. More