Africa

Map of Cameroon, showing the Northwest and Southwest (English-speaking) regions
But a majority of chiefs has been reluctant to return due to threats from rebels
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Mon, 10/19/2020 - 10:11 AM
Supporters of main opposition candidate, Cellou Dalein Diallo stand on a van at a campaign rally in Conakry on October 14, 2020…
Sunday’s vote comes after months of demonstrations over change in constitution that allowed President Conde to run for third term  
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Mon, 10/19/2020 - 06:00 AM
This AFPTV screen grab from footage aired July 21, 2020 shows Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir disembarking from a…
ICC seeking to try al-Bashir on charges related to 2003 crackdown in Darfur
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Mon, 10/19/2020 - 04:30 AM
Children receive schooling as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power visits Malkohi Internally Displaced Person…
Cameroon says it has again closed more than 60 schools on its northern border with Nigeria to save children and teaching staff from increasing Boko Haram attacks
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Mon, 10/19/2020 - 03:52 AM
Somalia’s First Rape Crisis Center Helps Girls and Women Despite Continued Risks
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Somali Fartuun Adan and her daughter Ilwad Elman are the 2020 recipients of The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, a prize given each year to a person or group risking their lives to protect people in conflict
Salem Solomon
Mon, 10/19/2020 - 03:02 AM
FILE - Rebecca Makyeli, right, spokeswoman for Uganda's new all-female ride-hailing service Diva Taxi, trains new drivers in self-defense skills in Kampala, Uganda, Sept. 28, 2020.
Now Diva Taxi has recruited more than 70 drivers ranging from college students to mothers wishing to make good use of their secondhand cars
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Sun, 10/18/2020 - 05:31 PM
Civilians and soldiers line up to vote at a school in Conakry, Guinea, Sunday Oct. 18, 2020. Guineans head to the polls to…
The West African country held presidential elections Sunday while bracing for protests 
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Sun, 10/18/2020 - 10:43 AM
FILE - Villagers are seen gathered in Maroua, northern Cameroon, April 18, 2016. Boko Haram militants have again been stepping up attacks in the northern part of the country in recent months.
Closures affect more than 60 schools on country’s border with Nigeria as number of suicide bombings by Islamist group intensify
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Sat, 10/17/2020 - 10:03 AM
Supporters of Ivory Coast's Coast opposition coalition parties hold signs during a stadium rally to protest against president…
President's two main challengers say they would boycott the vote and invited their supporters across the West African nation to do the same
Stacey Knott
Fri, 10/16/2020 - 03:27 PM
Medical students walk past a Cuban flag as they check door-to-door for people with symptoms amid concerns about the spread of…
40 South Sudanese students in Cuba and Zimbabwe say they have been stranded for months because the South Sudan government has not paid their stipends or university fees
David Mono Danga 
Mon, 10/19/2020 - 08:25 AM
FILE - Passengers board an airplane at Mitiga International Airport, east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, December 12, 2019.
Group of 153 vulnerable African refugees and asylum seekers have been flown out of Libya to Niger on a plane chartered by UN refugee agency
Lisa Schlein
Fri, 10/16/2020 - 01:51 PM
FILE - People queue to wash their hands to protect against the coronavirus before lining up to vote at a polling station, in Lilongwe, Malawi, June 23, 2020. The COVID pandemic has led to a spike in suicides in the southeastern African country.
Country, which has recorded a 57% spike in suicides, has only one public mental hospital and few mental health experts to help cope with the crisis
Lameck Masina
Fri, 10/16/2020 - 12:18 PM
Children wait for their turn to buy water from a privately-owned water tower, amid an outbreak of the coronavirus disease …
The UN needs $2.4 billion throughout the coming year to provide life-saving assistance in the Central Sahel to more than 13 million people, over half of them children
Lisa Schlein
Fri, 10/16/2020 - 11:51 AM
FILE - Maurice Kamto, leader of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement, walks out after a news conference in Yaounde, Cameroon, Oct. 8, 2018. A U.N. report accuses the Cameroon government of stifling him and his movement.
Government spokesperson says UN report on legal proceedings against opposition leader Maurice Kamto and his Cameroon Renaissance Movement party supporters is false
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Fri, 10/16/2020 - 12:11 PM
Dr. Aaron Musara, secretary general of Senior Hospital Doctors Association of Zimbabwe says the government is misusing the certificate of good standing.(Photo: Columbus Mavhunga/VOA)
Government says health care workers must get official signatures to receive a "Certificate of Good Standing" -- a needed reference to get work abroad
Columbus Mavhunga
Fri, 10/16/2020 - 07:56 AM