A crisis of extreme hunger is threating millions in East Africa. However, international aid has not been able to meet the need.
They flee their homes not solely because of climatic changes that make it difficult to earn a living but also because of violence sparked by the competition for dwindling resources.
This often fatal disease found in many African countries is painful and lengthy to treat. But a single oral dose proved incredibly effective in a clinical trial, raising hopes of eradication.
The calls for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign follow allegations that Ramaphosa tried to conceal the theft of a huge sum of cash stuffed into couches at his farm in 2020.
There has been no immediate word of any casualties. Al-Shabab said its fighters attacked the hotel Villa Rose, which has a restaurant popular with government and security officials.
Photos show the desperate search for scraps left by big diamond operators. But amid rampant poverty and unemployment, zama-zamas see no other way to provide for their families.
The nanosatellites will observe the health of the land to help people make the best use of their countries' natural resources. A growing number of African countries are venturing into space.
This year, Chima Williams of Nigeria was a winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize for his activism, targeting Shell for an oil spill in his homeland. Here's how the case went.
Mamadou Niang has decided he has no choice but to leave his native Senegal. Salinization has made it impossible to farm his family's land.
Both parties have agreed to protect civilians and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to the region of more than 5 million people, according to a copy of the agreement seen by the AP.
Since the outbreak began in September, eight children have died — and there is no approved vaccine. But doctors are hopeful that public health measures may be enough to stop the spread.
A study found that giving direct food support to women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa cut their risk of contracting HIV by 64%, because it alleviated the pressure to engage in high-risk sex.
President Biden leaves Thursday for a series of major summits with foreign leaders. And in Bali, he'll meet face-to-face with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warning that the world is "on a highway to climate hell" and urged the two biggest polluting countries, China and the United States, to work together to avert it.
Monkeypox is the latest case of how global health inequities persist. Vaccines went to the rich world while Africa lacks access. African scientists call for a bold plan to protect against pathogens.