Africa’s largest democracy systematically excludes women and young people from politics in a country where the median age is 18.
King Philippe stopped short of apologizing for colonial-era atrocities, angering the Congolese opposition and diaspora.
Washington’s curtailment of reproductive rights at home and in U.S. foreign aid programs has historically had dramatic effects on women’s rights across the continent.
Scolding and paternalism are not winning over African leaders when it comes to ties with Russia.
After a long delayed indirect election, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud faces many challenges.
Rising wheat, fuel, and fertilizer costs amid a historic drought could lead to mass hunger and instability throughout the Horn of Africa.
New legislation seeks to tackle a stubborn security threat, but members of the government are undermining their own policy.
Boris Johnson’s government is partnering with an authoritarian regime in a legally questionable effort to make Britain’s asylum-seeker problem disappear.
Committed nonalignment, fear of upsetting China, and reliance on Russia for arms and security led many countries to ignore Washington’s demands.
Wagner Group mercenaries have transformed the conflict, but the country is still far from a workable peace deal.
The war in Ukraine has led to rising costs for fuel, food, and fertilizer from Ghana and Nigeria to Egypt—and it could trigger instability.
A new offshore oil discovery could be a godsend—or disaster—for one of Africa’s most unequal countries.