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Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba seized power in a coup in January. But factions of the military grew frustrated with his handling of a security crisis plaguing the West African nation.

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Capt. Ibrahim Traoré, who announced a coup on Friday, was greeted by dozens of protesters in the capital, Ouagadougou. Many of them said they wanted Russia to help the country tackle a security crisis.

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Capt. Ibrahim Traoré, who announced a coup on Friday, was greeted by dozens of protesters in the capital, Ouagadougou. Many of them said they wanted Russia to help the country tackle a security crisis.

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Marilyn Nance was 23 when she photographed FESTAC ’77, the immense gathering of Black artists in Nigeria. In ‘Last Day in Lagos,’ she shares her archive.

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The outbreak was caused by the Sudan strain of the virus, which has no approved vaccine or drug treatment. Scientists are now rushing to begin clinical trials in the coming weeks.

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A military officer removed another military leader who had seized power only eight months ago. Whether he can do better is another question.

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The South African branch of the global consulting firm has been charged in a corruption scandal related to its work with the country’s state-owned freight rail and port operator.

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The officers said they had decided to remove the president because of his inability to stem a growing Islamist insurgency in the north and east of the country.

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Marilyn Nance was 23 when she photographed FESTAC ’77, the immense gathering of Black artists in Nigeria. In ‘Last Day in Lagos,’ she shares her archive.

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The state broadcaster briefly went off the air, and soldiers blocked roads in Ouagadougou, the capital. But it was not immediately clear if elements of the military had seized power.

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Mass protests, once a grave threat to even the fiercest autocrat, have plummeted in effectiveness, a study shows. Factors appear to include polarization, social media and rising nationalist attitudes.

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Astronomers on Earth — and a shoebox-size Italian spacecraft called LICIACube — captured the DART mission’s successful strike on Dimorphos.

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In addition to those killed, dozens of women were raped when security forces stormed a pro-democracy rally in 2009, a U.N. investigation found. Eleven men, including the country’s former president, are on trial.

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Hakainde Hichilema is hailed as a miracle worker for turning around the fortunes of the southern African country. But with his opposition neutralized and a corruption drive focused on his predecessors, some are uneasy.

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Astronomers on Earth — and a shoebox-size Italian spacecraft called LICIACube — captured the DART mission’s successful strike on Dimorphos.

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Paul Gicheru was accused of tampering with witnesses in favor of President William Ruto, whose trial at The Hague collapsed in 2016. The cause of death is not yet known.

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Tourists, vendors, babies, hundreds of university students and a soccer team from Senegal perished in a little-known ferry disaster 20 years ago. Survivors and families of victims still want justice.

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In a country where wildlife trafficking already runs rampant, conservationists fear that ransoming of animals may become a common tactic used by criminals.

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“We cannot afford to waste another moment debating the merits of doing something vis a vis doing nothing,” he said.

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President Biden portrayed Russia as the chief threat to global peace and renewed warnings that “a nuclear war cannot be won.”

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Amid 145 square miles of rainforest, home to at least 266 bird species, all you can do is wait and watch.

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William Ruto’s team limited access of local television outlets to the ceremony, which some analysts say was a sign of Mr. Ruto’s resentment toward the media who he repeatedly accused of being biased against him.

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After a bitter and close election, William Ruto took the reins of power on Tuesday. One of his team’s first moves: Limiting the access of local television outlets to the ceremony.

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