The Washington Post : Africa
21h36 26  février
Somalia’s politicians strike a last-minute deal, but fears of conflict remain high
Max Bearak
An agreement to postpone anti-government protests did not yield a new election date.
18h06
Nigeria confronts second mass kidnapping of schoolchildren in nine days after 317 girls vanish
Danielle Paquette
No one has asserted responsibility for the latest attack in the country’s north.
14h15
Massacre by Eritrean troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray region may constitute crime against humanity, Amnesty says
Adam Taylor
Eritrean troops went on a rampage and systematically killed hundreds of civilians in cold blood.
21h36
Somalia’s politicians strike a last-minute deal, but fears of conflict remain high
Max Bearak
An agreement to postpone anti-government protests did not yield a new election date.
18h06
Nigeria confronts second mass kidnapping of schoolchildren in nine days after 317 girls vanish
Danielle Paquette
No one has asserted responsibility for the latest attack in the country’s north.
14h15
Massacre by Eritrean troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray region may constitute crime against humanity, Amnesty says
Adam Taylor
Eritrean troops went on a rampage and systematically killed hundreds of civilians in cold blood.
20h00 24  février
First vaccine doses distributed by Covax land in West African nation of Ghana
Danielle Paquette
Ghana was chosen after submitting a detailed proposal on how the shots would be distributed.
14h14 22  février
Italy’s ambassador to Congo and two others killed in ambush
Max Bearak
Luca Attanasio had been in charge of Italy’s mission to Congo since 2017.
15h25 19  février
Clashes in Mogadishu throw Somalia’s political crisis into dangerous new phase
Max Bearak
The country has been in a constitutional crisis since Feb. 8 when the president’s mandate ended.
13h30
Guinea knows how to fight Ebola. But can it handle four outbreaks at once?
Youssouf Bah
New cases of the hemorrhagic fever are emerging as Guinea confronts the coronavirus pandemic on top of yellow fever and measles outbreaks.
05h00
The pandemic leads to new forms of inequality
Ishaan Tharoor
From vaccine distribution to big-city life, the pandemic is accelerating growing global divides.
18h07 17  février
Tanzania’s leader says his country is covid-free.’ The facts are proving him wrong.
Rael Ombuor
John Magufuli has even rejected vaccines - but it may result in his increasing isolation.
12h15
Gunmen kidnap at least 20 boys from Nigerian boarding school
Danielle Paquette
It was the country’s second mass abduction of children in three months.
18h02 14  février
Guinea declares new Ebola epidemic, five years after West Africa’s deadliest outbreak
Danielle Paquette
It’s the first resurgence there since the hemorrhagic fever devastated three nations during the 2014-2016 crisis.
14h55 12  février
The pandemic has left a huge cache of dinosaur bones stuck in the Sahara
Danielle Paquette
The coronavirus stalled excavation and plans for a first-of-its-kind home in Niger.
17h58 10  février
New Ebola case in Congo likely linked to virus that remained active in survivor’s semen
Max Bearak
Growing evidence indicates Ebola can live on in semen for years.
12h00
Trump tried to block her. Now Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is about to make history.
Danielle Paquette
The Nigerian economist is set to become the first woman and African national in charge of the World Trade Organization.
21h56 08  février
With AstraZeneca rollout suspended, South Africa scrambles for a vaccine plan a preview’ of new fight against variants
Max Bearak
A limited study indicated the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was minimally protective against a new variant widespread in southern Africa.
21h18 07  février
South Africa suspends Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine rollout after researchers report minimal’ protection against coronavirus variant
William Booth
Researchers reiterated that the vaccine works well against the original coronavirus strain.
17h06 04  février
A child sex abuser evaded justice in Kenya. Then an ordinary woman’ took matters into her own hands.
Max Bearak
On a trip to Kenya, Margaret Ruto discovered a coincidence that would change her life.
23h14 31  janvier
Somaliland’s quest for recognition passes through its ancient caves
Max Bearak
Leaders in the breakaway region of Somalia say the international community faces a stark choice: recognize their independence, or see invaluable history of humankind disappear.
16h52 28  janvier
Coronavirus variant sweeps South Africa, exhibiting terrifying’ dominance
Lesley Wroughton
Ninety percent of new cases are of the variant, and excess mortality figures have spiked.
18h20 27  janvier
France says it bombed an armed terrorist group.’ Witnesses say it was a wedding.
Danielle Paquette
People in Mali say they were caught between extremists and the forces fighting them.