The World Health Organization deemed it a variant of concern, and the U.S. is banning travel from parts of Africa where it's spreading. Here's what scientists know and what they're trying to learn.
Stock markets around the world tumbled on concerns about the new variant. While it's too soon to tell exactly how the variant functions, virologists are rushing to learn more.
Sudan's civilian prime minister has been reinstated after having been removed from power by the country's military a month ago. But protesters aren't satisfied with the deal that was made.
It's definitely not a turkey day. Jollof rice is more like it. It's questioned as a holiday because of its American origins. And the way Liberians do celebrate holds lessons for the U.S.
The photo series Unyielding Floods recently won its fifth award this year. It captures the strength and hardship of those affected by flooding of biblical proportions in South Sudan.
The city of Aswan has been dealing with an influx of scorpions and snakes, thanks to a recent rash of heavy storms disturbing their hiding places.
Elon Musk reportedly made $36 billion in a single day. What if he gave a sixth of that to the World Food Programme? We ask researchers how much of a change $6 billion could bring.
De Klerk shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela, and ceded the presidency to him in 1994 after Black South Africans were allowed to vote. But he's remained a controversial figure there.
Last month, the Muisyo family turned on the lights for the first time thanks to climate financing from rich countries. But the fund is falling short of its $100 billion goal to help poor countries.
Nakate spoke with NPR about the role gender plays in climate activism, whether the COP26 summit feels inclusive and her advice for other youth who feel they can't affect change in the climate crisis.
A newly formed rebel alliance led by the Tigray People's Liberation Front is within striking distance of Addis Ababa. A failed state could displace millions of people and stoke more ethnic violence.
The explosion took place after a bus struck the tanker near the country's capital city. Dozens were injured after large crowds gathered to collect leaking fuel, officials and witnesses said.
Like any government agency, the biggest American foreign aid group has its problems. This week, its new administrator Samantha Power outlined her solutions.
The requirements set by the Biden administration take effect Nov. 8 and cover approved vaccines, exceptions for the unvaccinated and protocols after arrival.
An investigation released a year after the start of violence over the breakaway region of Ethiopia has compiled evidence of summary executions, torture and rape.