NAIROBI, Kenya — Hannah Wanjiru was plagued by dizzy spells and headaches for years. After a half-dozen costly trips to the doctor, she was finally diagnosed with high blood pressure. It took two more years — and some fainting spells — before she started to take medication. By then, her husband, David Kimani, had been […]
AKA, a popular South African rapper who helped create a brand of hip-hop that melds local sounds with Western influences, was fatally shot on Friday night outside a restaurant in the coastal city of Durban. The police said that AKA, 35, had been walking to his car on a popular nightlife strip shortly after 10 […]
The African Union chairman, President Macky Sall of Senegal, enumerated Africa’s priorities including fighting terrorism, boosting democracy and negotiating “a just and fair energy transition” with the West. He also called out the United States on two issues. He pushed for the lifting of sanctions against Zimbabwe, and he criticized a proposed American law that […]
WASHINGTON — Nearly 50 African leaders converged on Washington on Tuesday to begin three days of talks on issues central to the future of the continent and the world, including health, food security, climate change, civil wars and even the exploration of outer space. The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit this week, the first one since 2014, […]
President Cyril Ramaphosa presented measures that would place even himself and his cabinet under scrutiny. But some analysts question whether the plan will be carried out.