International NY Times : Africa (23)

Oscar Pistorius Is Bruised in Prison Brawl

The South African prisons authorities said the altercation at Atteridgeville Correctional Center would be investigated and that 'appropriate action' would be taken.

They Fled Boko Haram, Only to Be Raped by Nigeria’s Security Forces

Thousands of women and girls have endured Boko Haram’s sexual violence. But Nigerian security forces have also preyed on the people they are assigned to protect.

Senegal Opens Airport in Bid to Jump-Start Economy

The nation and its president have high hopes that the $575 million airport will help it become a regional powerhouse.

Global Health: ‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony

Uganda has a strategy for giving scarce morphine to patients in pain. But many poor nations won’t emulate it, over fear of an opioid epidemic.

Global Health: ‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony

Uganda has a strategy for giving scarce morphine to patients in pain. But many poor nations won’t emulate its effort because officials fear an opioid epidemic.

As Kenyatta is Inaugurated, Kenyans Are Feeling Economic Pain

Kenya’s protracted presidential election badly hit the economy, affecting people across the social spectrum.

As President Is Finally Inaugurated, Kenyans Are Feeling Economic Pain

Kenya’s protracted election badly hit the economy, affecting people across the social spectrum.

Two Former Mugabe Allies Are Held Without Bail in Zimbabwe

Their cases are being closely watched for signs about how the new government will deal with former allies of the ousted president.

Rwanda Offers to Host African Migrants Stranded in Libya

The gesture could partly reverse the northward odyssey of African migrants seeking new lives in Europe.

A Wave of New Fiction From Nigeria, as Young Writers Experiment With New Genres

Nigeria has become a major exporter of literary talent, and now one publisher, Cassava Republic, is expanding to the United States.

Why It’s Hard to Get Strongmen to Step Down

What comes next for Robert Mugabe? The experiences of other authoritarian leaders might give him pause.

A Dictator’s Playbook: How Mugabe Clung to Power

After nearly four decades in power, Zimbabwe's ruler, Robert Mugabe, resigned in the wake of a military takeover. How did the notorious strongman manage to keep his opponents at bay for so long?

10 of Our Best Reads on Zimbabwe

The southern African nation is at a pivotal moment after the reported resignation of Robert Mugabe as president.

Nigeria Mosque Targeted in Deadly Suicide Bombing

The authorities blamed Boko Haram for the attack, which targeted worshipers at morning prayers. One official said at least 50 people had been killed.

Trump Halted These Hunt Trophies. Elephant Lovers Will Never Forget It.

Just why the president shelved his own administration’s rule on bringing hunt trophies into the country — a weighty query — is the elephant in the room.

After Mugabe, What’s Next for Zimbabweans?

Zimbabwe may have a new leader for the first time in 37 years. Now, those who grew up under Robert Mugabe share a mix of hope and skepticism about the country’s future.

Mugabe Ignores Resignation Deadline, Putting Pressure on Parliament

Zimbabwe’s president was said to be in talks with his estranged deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is favored by the military.

Mugabe Addresses Zimbabwe

In a 20-minute speech to the African nation on Sunday night, President Robert Mugabe, flanked by members of the military, refused to say whether he would resign after nearly 40 years in power.

‘The Zimbabwe of My Youth Is No More’

A young woman who grew up in Zimbabwe now sits thousands of miles away, glued to Twitter. 'We have yet to see what this new day brings, but we are ready for change,' she says.

Robert Mugabe, in Speech to Zimbabwe, Refuses to Say if He Will Resign

Party leaders had given the president until noon Monday to resign or face impeachment, but he said he would preside over a party congress in a few weeks.

The Look: What War Can’t Destroy

Years of conflict have torn at the seams of Juba, South Sudan. But the city’s people hold their heads high.

Coups: What Goes Into Toppling a Government?

The military takeover in Zimbabwe is just the latest in a long history of government overthrows. Here are several types of coups perpetrated by rogue operators.

After Coup, Even Mugabe’s Own Party Is Dumping Him

The military allowed him to address a university graduation, while negotiations aimed at a peaceful and face-saving exit continued.