Africa

Prelates lead a protest in Abuja, Nigeria, over unending killings of Nigerians March 1, 2020. Nigerian bishops called on the international community to help the West African country in its fight against ethnic insecurity and terrorist groups such as Boko Haram. (CNS photo/Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters)
Kevin Clarke July 02, 2020
Increasingly brutal attacks on Christian villages have been explained as the result of conflict over diminishing resources.
John F. Kennedy July 02, 2020
John F. Kennedy wrote for America on the brewing crisis between France and Algeria in 1957. Algeria gained independence from France in July 1962.
Water is thrown in the street in front of a Vivre dans l’Espérance (Living in Hope) orphanage after a bath in Togo. Photo by Julien Pebrel / Myop
Born in Togo in 1967, Sister Marie Stella Kouak attended nursing school in Belgium and returned in 1998 to work at a pediatric hospital in Dapaong run by her congregation, now known as the Sister Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The former president of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings, gave voice to the thoughts of many in Africa when he wondered if George Floyd's murder "cannot shock the American populace to see evidence of their own decline, what can?"
The Mara region of Tanzania, of which Musoma is the capital, has some of that country's highest rates of child marriage and female genital mutilation, even though both are technically illegal in Tanzania.
A young boy walks past a wall with graffiti urging people to wear face masks in Harare, on May 28. Manhunts have begun after hundreds of people fled quarantine centres in Zimbabwe and Malawi. Authorities worry they will spread COVID-19 in countries whose health systems can be rapidly overwhelmed. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Marko Piri June 02, 2020
As under Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s contemporary political elite continue to trample on civil libertie with what the same disregard of censure from both local moral authorities and international human rights organizations.