Presidents Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (Mali), Mahamadou Issoufou (Niger), Roch Marc Christian Kabore (Burkina Faso) and Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (Mauritanie).
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Local communities only see "crime" and "banditry" when it comes to religious-based Jihadism.
African arbitrators are needed for African disputes.
Why Africa needs more African arbitrators.
The late Robert Mugabe, a few months before he was removed from office in a coup.
When the military intervened against Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe in 2017, it wasn't widely called a military coup. New research shows that's exactly what it was.
Africa is home to 92% of malaria cases and 93% of malaria deaths.
The aim is to discover, develop and facilitate delivery of anti-malarial medicines to help tackle the burden of malaria in endemic countries and support malaria eradication.
Kids in South Sudan await a daily meal from World Vision.
AP Photo/Sam Mednick
Not everyone's a fan of this fundraising approach. But it does bring the needs of children in developing communities to the attention of many Americans.
Construction underway of a new port at Lamu, Kenya.
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A new push to focus development efforts on big infrastructure projects could have unitended consequences.
African countries have an opportunity to reduce poverty with new policies.
If trends continue, 87% of the world's poorest people will live in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Abiy Ahmed was awarded the prize for efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.
Working conditions are one of the reasons why Ghanaians have protested.
Protests in Ghana are often misunderstood which is why the root causes need to identified.
A view of the General Assembly hall at the start of the 2019 Climate Action Summit.
Africa has already felt the effects of Donald Trump's climate change denialism. Recent events are also raising political issues of keen interest among the continent's democrats.
Pope Francis at the Monument Mary Queen of Peace, in Port Louis, Mauritius on Sept. 9, 2019.
AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino
Pope Francis recently completed a tour of three African nations. His visit needs to be understood in the context of the church's long history in Africa and its modern-day difficulties.
Several African states are struggling to stem violent extremism.
It is time to reconsider the predominant strategy in play on the continent for dealing with terrorism.
Solid waste in Mulago, Kampala, 2010. The city’s residents have found ways to recycle waste into energy.
Residents have come up with solutions to make usable products out of organic waste materials.
Freight micro-entrepreneur in Lagos, Nigeria.
Countries in Africa have some of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the world, yet their contribution to the economy is limited. Technology such as the blockchain, drones and AI could provide a way forward.
Technology companies are pushing to lead the AI drive in Africa.
The emerging relationship between new technologies and Africa may be some of the most promising news for the continent but caution is important.
Screen Shot of the New York Times homepage for its series, “1619.”
New York Times
A historian says that critics get the past wrong.
Death in detention: the aftermath of an airstrike on the Tajoura camp in Tripoli in July 2019.
The NATO-led military intervention in Libya has just fuelled more violence.
Infecting the City – a performance arts festival in Cape Town.
Africa Centre/Wikimedia Commons.
From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people.
Senegal’s Sadio Mane during the 2019 AFCON final soccer match between Algeria and Senegal in Cairo. He also plays for Liverpool.
Football coaches can improve their chances of winning tournaments by choosing a team based on a unique combination of factors.
Visualization of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite in space over a tropical cyclone.
Climate change threatens the water supply of nations around the world. But it's difficult to measure whether a region has sufficient water to satisfy the people who live there. Could satellites help?