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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:07:00 -0500She's a former train driver and labor leader — and now an activist in the campaign to drive Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, from office.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:32:57 -0500Zimbabwe has had one ruler since the country gained independence 36 years ago. The 92-year-old is now hinting at retirement, but on his terms. In comments this week to veterans of Zimbabwe's independence war veterans, he didn't offer a possible time frame.
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 17:19:00 -0500Africa's authoritarian leaders have been congratulating Donald Trump and rejoicing in an end to what they see as an Obama administration critical of some African governments' human rights records.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:06:00 -0400For years, African leaders have criticized the International Criminal Court in The Hague — arguing that it targets only Africans, while failing to go after other alleged global wrongdoers.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:59:00 -0400It's hashtags vs. Robert Mugabe. Social media is proving a new kind of challenge to Zimbabwe's strong-armed autocrat.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:51:00 -0400She sells clothes from the back of her car. But business is dropping. Like many Zimbabweans, she faces a crippled economy, high unemployment and a shortage of cash.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:33:00 -0400A spokesman says 21 of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents two years ago have been released after talks brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 05:10:00 -0400The East African country of Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency. Protesters have been demanding greater freedoms and those demonstrations have often turned violent.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:08:00 -0400The southern African nation adopted U.S. currency to combat hyperinflation in 2009. As Zimbabwe faces a renewed crisis, citizens are lining up at banks to withdraw dollars as fast as they can.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 17:04:00 -0400Ethiopia's government has declared a state of emergency following months of anti-government protests by the Oromo people, who say they are marginalized.
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 17:07:00 -0400She's Fati Abubakar and she takes pictures for her Instagram feed, bitsofborno, showing how life goes on in a region best known for ties to Boko Haram.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:09:00 -0400The southern African nation of Zimbabwe is facing its most intense unrest in years. We examine what's fueling the anger, and the rising opposition against President Robert Mugabe.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400A contested election in the African nation of Gabon that saw the incumbent re-elected, turned violent after the opposition alleged fraud. Government forces met opposition protests with force.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:57:00 -0400Jollof rice is a celebration dish in West Africa. Each country in the region has its own take — and the rivalry over which version reigns supreme is constant fodder for a delicious war of words.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:56:00 -0400The number of malnourished people in northeastern Nigeria could be as hlgh as half a million. Boko Haram shoulders much of the blame.