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Endangered African Penguins, With Multiple Bee Stings, Are Found Dead

More than 60 endangered African penguins were recently found dead, all with multiple bee stings and no other external injuries, according to officials in a coastal city in South Africa where the birds regularly migrate. Sixty-three dead African penguins were found Friday at the Boulders Penguin Colony, in Simon’s Town, about 25 miles south of […]

Biden Threatens New Sanctions Against Ethiopia War Leaders

In an executive order, President Biden targeted all sides of the widening conflict in Africa’s second most populous country, demanding an end to fighting and safe passage for aid. By Declan Walsh NAIROBI, Kenya — President Biden signed an executive order on Friday threatening sweeping new sanctions against leaders in the widening war in northern […]

French Forces Kill an ISIS Leader in Sahara, Macron Says

President Emmanuel Macron of France announced Wednesday that French military forces had killed the leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara. “It’s another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel,” Mr. Macron said in a tweet. The militant leader, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui, oversaw a group that claimed responsibility […]

Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s Former President, Is Granted Medical Parole

Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa, has been released on medical parole a little over two months after he was ordered imprisoned on contempt charges, triggering violent protests that devolved into deadly clashes and looting. The government’s department of correctional services said in a statement on Sunday that Mr. Zuma’s parole had been […]

Sudan Inches Closer to Handing Over Ex-Dictator for Genocide Trial

NAIROBI, Kenya — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, in his first visit to the capital of Sudan, said Thursday he was hopeful that the Sudanese government would turn over former President Omar Hassan al-Bashir to face charges of genocide and war crimes in the region of Darfur. Mr. al-Bashir, 77, was ousted […]

A Diamond Rush in South Africa, Born of Desperation and Distrust

KWAHLATHI, South Africa — Sbusiso Molefe stretched the pickax high above his head and hacked into the clumpy black dirt around his feet. He took a few more vigorous whacks into the edges of the shallow crater he had dug at the bottom of a hillside, before scooping up a handful of loose dirt and […]

Ethiopians Lay Down their Weapons

The Ethiopian government has declared a ceasefire in the Tigray region – eight months after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops to oust its leadership. The announcement came as witnesses reported anti-government troops in the streets of Tigray’s capital, Mekelle. All sides have been accused of carrying out mass killings and human rights violations. More […]

African Destinations are Ready to Promote the Continent to New Audiences

At the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Conference for Africa in Windhoek, Namibia, this week, African member states agreed to work together to establish a new narrative for tourism across the continent. UNWTO and its members will work closely with the AU and the private sector to promote the continent to “new global audiences […]

Seychelles Can't Rely on Tourism Only

Victoria said it is looking to diversify its economy beyond its mainstay of tourism into areas such as fisheries after visitor numbers were battered by restrictions to arrest the spread of COVID-19. The Indian Ocean archipelago saw revenue from tourism plunge by 61%, a loss of $322 million last year, as tourist arrivals dropped by […]