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The Pentagon and the State Department are sending mixed messages about reducing America’s presence in a region bloodied by terrorist violence.

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The lower Congo River’s depths have made it a natural lab for convergent evolution, yielding fish with unexpected features.

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Mr. Mubarak, who had been likened to a modern-day pharaoh, was deposed in 2011 by the popular unrest in the Arab world that came to be called the Arab Spring.

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President Salva Kiir swore in Riek Machar as vice president, after the two men agreed to form a coalition government that many observers hoped would last.

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Alaa and Gamal Mubarak had faced charges of illegally profiting from the sale of a bank in 2007.

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Michael Soi’s “China Loves Africa” collection examines the symbiotic and often corrupt relationship between Beijing and African elites.

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At first, villagers thought the dark, dense blot in the sky was a harmless cloud. Then came the terrifying realization that the locusts had arrived.

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The shooting has riveted the southern African kingdom as accusations have swirled around the prime minister and a woman who long competed for the title of first lady.

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The shooting has riveted the southern African kingdom as accusations have swirled around the prime minister and his new wife.

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After seven years of civil war, the president of South Sudan and his chief foe said they had agreed to form a government, just as the United Nations released a report documenting the war's toll.

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Khalifa Hifter, the military ruler of eastern Libya, is trying to take over the entire country. To see what that would look like, we paid a rare visit to the part he already controls.

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Khalifa Hifter, the military ruler of eastern Libya, is trying to take over the entire country. To see what that would look like, we paid a rare visit to the part he already controls.

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Khalifa Hifter’s Virginia properties could make him vulnerable to a new lawsuit filed under a 1991 anti-torture law.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa, promotes partnerships with American companies, but finds China’s presence pervasive.

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Nelson Mandela’s trial nearly 60 years ago was not filmed, but the words spoken still echo loudly.

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There was no claim of responsibility for the attack at Sunday Mass, but jihadist groups have been trying to gain control of rural areas.

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The Ugandan teenager, who debuted in the 2016 Disney film about a chess whiz, died of brain cancer, her school said.

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In a country that has endured three decades of chaos — from extremist attacks and environmental crises — the responders, medics, road-builders and educators are often not government workers, but young volunteers.

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Dr. Moses deGraft-Johnson, who told investigators he wanted to one day become president of Ghana, sent nearly $2 million to people or entities there, court records show.

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The latest attack highlighted the rising ethnic and jihadi violence in West Africa’s vast Sahel region.

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Politicized by her child’s death, she went on to counsel the first post-colonial leaders of Algeria, both Congos, Ivory Coast, Mali, Guinea and Ghana.

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The bombing of the Navy destroyer in Yemen in 2000 killed 17 sailors. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility, and Sudan was accused of having aided the terrorist group.

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His sublime black-and-white images of everyday life in South Africa both during and after white rule capture hope and unfulfilled expectations.

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Genes in some living West Africans shed light on human genetic diversity, which has been difficult to find in the continent’s fossil record.

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Your Instagram account will thank you.

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