Parliamentary elections on Thursday cemented the family’s hold on power, amid warnings that human rights will suffer as a result.
With inflation running at 700 percent, the pandemic has left an already weak state on the brink.
The president’s sixth term in office is all but guaranteed, but an unexpected groundswell of support for the opposition has exposed his unpopularity.
Doctors Without Borders staff are pushing back against institutional racism, reflecting a growing debate in the aid community over the legacies of colonialism.
This week’s constitutional referendum gives the long-serving president the veneer of legitimacy needed to hold on to power through 2036.
Ethiopian officials say they will start filling Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam next month, but they haven’t reached a deal with the countries downstream.
The oil-rich African nation is in danger of becoming the next Syria.
New U.S. sanctions come into force next week, threatening the country’s fragile economy and dealing a fresh blow to the regime.
A new report from Burkina Faso shows that rising violence is taking a toll for a generation of children.
A deepening family rift shows intensifying pressure on the Syrian president.
The Senate just passed a bipartisan bill condemning Beijing’s human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims. Its enforcement remains uncertain.
A coup attempt by a U.S.-based security contractor looks like a propaganda victory for the Venezuelan president.
As the coronavirus lockdown eases, demonstrators respond to the country’s worst economic crisis since the civil war.