Category Archives: Africa

Shell and Eni to Be Tried Over $1.3 Billion Nigerian Oil Deal

Advertisement LONDON — An Italian judge ruled on Wednesday that two of the world’s largest oil companies, Royal Dutch Shell and Eni, the Italian company, must go on trial on charges of corruption over a $ 1.3 billion oil deal ...

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South Sudan Army Makes Push Against Rebels as Peace Talks Begin

Advertisement ABA, Democratic Republic of Congo — As diplomats began another round of peace talks over the civil war in South Sudan, the country’s military forces captured a rebel headquarters, further weakening the fractured rebel movement and prompting a mobilization ...

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Cyril Ramaphosa Wins A.N.C. Leadership Battle in South Africa

Advertisement JOHANNESBURG — The African National Congress chose Cyril Ramaphosa, an anti-apartheid hero and business tycoon, as its new leader on Monday, positioning him to become South Africa’s next president. Mr. Ramaphosa was a protégé of Nelson Mandela, who pushed ...

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Disputes Delay Vote on African National Congress Leader

Advertisement JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s ruling party moved slowly on Sunday to elect a leader to replace the scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma, as disputes over delegates’ credentials delayed the vote. Officials with the party, the African National Congress, said a ...

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Jacob Zuma Prepares to Depart a Diminished A.N.C.

Advertisement JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress once inspired hope across Africa. It helped liberate black South Africans from white-minority rule, promoting reconciliation with former oppressors and the ideal of a post-racial “Rainbow Nation.” It seemed even poised to ...

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Beyond Boko Haram’s Reach, Love and Feminism Flourish

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Boko Haram kidnaps young women and girls, turns them into sex slaves and passes them around to its fighters like prizes. It forces them into battle, ties suicide bombs to their bodies and orders them to strike ...

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Dutch Court Sentences Ethiopian to Life in Prison for War Crimes

Dutch Court Sentences Ethiopian to Life in Prison for War Crimes

Advertisement THE HAGUE — A court in the Netherlands on Friday convicted an aide to a former Ethiopian dictator and sentenced him to life in prison for war crimes carried out during Ethiopia’s “red terror” purges of the 1970s, including ...

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Global Health: Six Lessons in Helping African Women Avoid H.I.V.

Advertisement Six short videos were released last week describing how a Kenyan nonprofit organization tackles one of Africa’s toughest missions: helping young women protect themselves against H.I.V. The videos, by LVCT Health and posted on the PrEPWatch website, are funded ...

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Weeks After Mugabe Fell, Zimbabwe Remains in the Army’s Grip

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Three weeks after the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe came to an end, Zimbabwe’s new military-backed leaders made moves on Friday to improve economic relations with the West, as they continued to consolidate power ahead of elections ...

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Vincent Nguini, Guitarist With Paul Simon, Dies at 65

Advertisement Vincent Nguini, a guitarist and composer from Cameroon best known for his long tenure in Paul Simon’s band, died on Dec. 8 in Abadiânia, Brazil. He was 65. Mr. Simon’s manager, Jeff Kramer, said the cause was liver cancer. ...

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