Africa

FILE - Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera (L) and first lady Monica Chakwera depart following his inauguration at the Kamuzu Baracks, at Malawi Defense Force Headquarters, in Lilongwe, July 6, 2020.
Lazarus Chakwera says he is working on proposing legislation aimed at trimming presidential powers in an effort to empower citizens
Lameck Masina
Sun, 08/09/2020 - 16:10
Members of the Bagyeli Pygmy community fell a tree in search of honey bees on May 26, 2017 in the Kribi region. - There are as…
This year's indigenous populations day was observed under the theme 'COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience'
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Sun, 08/09/2020 - 09:02
A woman who trades in fabrics, and her child, wears face masks as preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in her…
Those who do not comply will pay a fine of about $15
Lameck Masina
Sat, 08/08/2020 - 19:52
A man scoops leaked oil from the vessel MV Wakashio, belonging to a Japanese company but Panamanian-flagged, that ran aground…
Government has declared an environmental emergency; France is sending help from its nearby Reunion island
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Sat, 08/08/2020 - 18:12
An ambulance is seen near a blast site that rocked a military base in Mogadishu, Somalia August 8, 2020.
Soldiers and family members are among casualties in Mogadishu’s Warta-nabadda
Mohamed Olad Hassan
Sat, 08/08/2020 - 09:38
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the closing press conference at the G5 Sahel summit on June 30, 2020, in…
European troops are trickling in to support the fight against a spreading Islamist insurgency
Lisa Bryant
Sat, 08/08/2020 - 04:31
Mourners pray during a burial ceremony at the Olifantsveil Cemetery outside Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday Aug. 6, 2020…
US government study reveals disparities in coronavirus crisis extends to children
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Sat, 08/08/2020 - 01:40
A satellite image shows the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio and its oil spill after it ran aground off the southeast coast of…
Japanese-owned ship ran aground offshore days ago
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Fri, 08/07/2020 - 20:50
Muse Bihi Abdi, of Somaliland speaks during a news conference in his office in Hargeysa, in northern Somalia's semi-autonomous…
The two sides disagree on the status of Somaliland, which declared independence from Mogadishu in 1991
Mohammed Yusuf
Fri, 08/07/2020 - 17:02
In this image made from video taken Sunday, May 17, 2020, people wade through a flooded street in Beledweyne, central Somalia…
Raging floodwaters have driven more than 650,000 people to flee their homes this year
Lisa Schlein
Fri, 08/07/2020 - 14:35
Tanzania's former MP with the Chadema main opposition party Tundu Lissu, who was shot 16 times in a 2017 attack and returned a…
Prominent lawyer turned politician Tundu Lissu survived an assassination attempt in 2017 in Dar es Salaam
Charles Kombe
Fri, 08/07/2020 - 12:39
Soldiers conduct the daily flag-lowering ceremony at the Force Multinationale Mixte (FMM) base in Mora, in Cameroon's Far North…
Commander tells VOA campaign calling for members to surrender and be pardoned has helped in the fight
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Fri, 08/07/2020 - 11:38
Hopewell Chin'ono
Rights groups denounce High Court for denying bail to journalist Hopewell Chin'ono, who is facing charges of stoking violence ahead of planned anti-government protests
Columbus Mavhunga
Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:40
Members of the Union of Journalists and Technicians of the Guinea-Bissau Media, wearing COVID masks, hold a vigil outside Radio Capital FM in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Aug. 6, 2020.
Most stations across West African country suspend broadcasts to show solidarity with Radio Capital FM, crippled in armed raid
Ansumane So
Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:27
Map of Ivory Coast
Opponents say a third term violates the constitution
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Fri, 08/07/2020 - 03:20