Category Archives: Africa

Kenya Election Result Is Repealed

NAIROBI, Kenya — The Kenyan Supreme Court nullified on Friday the re-election last month of President Uhuru Kenyatta, ordering a new vote to be held within 60 days, in a stunning decision that said the election had been tainted by ...

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Tech We’re Using: The Technology Our West Africa Bureau Chief Relies On

Tech We’re Using By DIONNE SEARCEY How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Dionne Searcey, The Times’s West Africa bureau chief based in Dakar, Senegal, discussed the tech she’s using. What ...

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The Power Plants That May Save a Park, and Aid a Country

VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of Congo — On the verdant savanna of Virunga National Park, a herd of elephants clustered near an umbrella-shaped acacia tree to seek shelter from the blazing morning sun. From a Cessna far above, the ...

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Alan Root, Oft-Bitten Wildlife Filmmaker, Dies at 80

Alan Root, an innovative wildlife filmmaker with a daredevil streak and the scarred body to prove it, died on Saturday in Kenya, where he lived on the edge of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy near Mount Kenya. He was 80. Delta ...

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Is a Jogging Ban in Sierra Leone for Safety or to Suppress Opposition?

DAKAR, Senegal — In Sierra Leone, it was common to spot bands of young people jogging along the streets on weekend mornings in cities across the country, where exercising in groups is popular. Some crews ran in complete silence, while ...

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Children Are Among the Dead After a U.S.-Backed Raid in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Ten civilians, including three children, were killed in a raid by foreign and Somali forces on a farm in southern Somalia, a deputy governor said Friday. The United States military confirmed that it had supported a counterterrorism ...

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Angola’s Governing Party Wins Most Parliament Seats in Vote

LUANDA, Angola — The governing party won the most parliamentary seats in Angola’s election, the electoral authorities said Friday, empowering it to replace the longtime president who is stepping down after nearly four decades. But the main opposition party disputed ...

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Matter: Gut Bacteria Can Fluctuate With the Seasons

Carl Zimmer MATTER In Tanzania, not far from the Serengeti, live the Hadza, a community of about 1,300 people. For such a small group, they attract a lot of scientific attention. Many of the Hadza live solely on the animals ...

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