The decision comes as Tillerson departs on his first tour of the continent as secretary of state.
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South Africa's president weathered scandal after scandal while driving his country’s economy and reputation into the ground. His luck has finally run out.
As Cape Town counts down to Day Zero, South Africans worry about severe unrest and outbreaks of disease.
When the president's advisor didn't discuss Africa, some participants were confused.
Serving as a U.S. diplomat in Zimbabwe is tough. Life for African-American diplomats there is even harder.
U.S. diplomats worry the president’s comments will set back relations. Others wonder why it took the “shithole” comment to get Washington to finally notice Africa.
Talks are stalled over how to deal with the impact of a $5 billion dam that could threaten Egypt’s lifeblood.
Tepid reforms and halfhearted concessions won't save the country's authoritarian government from its existential crisis.
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