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China’s ‘Special Place’ in Modi’s Heart Is Now a Thorn in His Side

Narendra Modi once looked up to China. As a business-friendly Indian state leader, he traveled there repeatedly to attract investment and see how his country could learn from...

A Perpetual Bridesmaid Gets the Crown, and Germany (Mostly) Likes the Look

Executives at Bayer Leverkusen, the longstanding but habitually middleweight German soccer team, have...

U.S. Targets May Not Be on List in Possible Iran Attack, Officials Say

American intelligence analysts and officials said on Friday that they expected Iran to...

Computer Theorist Wins $1 Million Turing Award

Computers seem methodical, deliberate and utterly predictable. But they can also behave in...

‘Climate-Controlled’ Sausage? Courts Crack Down on ‘Greenwashing’

A “climate-controlled” sausage. New trousers labeled “recycled.” A “sustainable” airline ticket.More and more,...

Nigerian Fashion Moves Beyond the Catwalk

LAGOS, Nigeria — For the past decade, Nigeria’s best-known ambassadors have, arguably, been its musicians: Burna Boy, WizKid, Davido, Tiwa Savage Asake and...

Jacob Zuma Will Run Again in South Africa’s Presidential Election

Jacob Zuma, who resigned as South Africa’s president in shame in 2018, is now staging his biggest comeback act yet by running in...

‘Hardest Geezer’ Finishes Running the Length of Africa

Going for a run can get a bit more difficult when it lasts for a year and is complicated by robbery, illness and...

At Least 96 Die After Boat Sinks Off Coast of Mozambique

At least 96 people died and more than a dozen were missing after an overcrowded boat sank off the coast of Mozambique on...

Thirty Years After a Genocide in Rwanda, Painful Memories Run Deep

When the marauding militiamen arrived at her door on that morning in April 1994, Florence Mukantaganda knew there was nowhere to run.It was...

30 Years After Rwandan Genocide, Ruler Holds Tight Grip

Blood coursed through the streets of Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, in April 1994 as machete-wielding militiamen began a campaign of genocide that killed as...

Leader of South Africa’s Assembly, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Resigns

The speaker of South Africa’s National Assembly resigned on Wednesday, a day after a judge cleared the way for her to be arrested...

How African Immigrants Have Revived a Remote Corner of Quebec

Not long ago, the handful of African immigrants in Rouyn-Noranda, a remote city in northern Quebec, all knew one another.There was the Nigerian...

Ugandan Court Upholds Draconian Anti-Gay Law

Uganda’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday largely upheld a sweeping anti-gay law that President Yoweri Museveni signed last year, undermining the efforts of activists...

Girl Who Survived South Africa Bus Crash Is in Stable Condition

An 8-year-old girl who was the sole survivor of a bus crash that killed 44 worshipers from Botswana on an Easter pilgrimage in...

South Africa Bus Crash Kills 45, but 8-Year-old Survives

An 8-year-old girl was the sole survivor after a bus carrying 46 people on their way to an Easter weekend pilgrimage in South...

Senegal’s New President Was Unknown, but ‘This Family is Not New to Ruling’

The first election that Bassirou Diomaye Faye ever won was the one that just made him the president-elect of Senegal.Before his victory in...

Dozens of Children Kidnapped in Nigeria Are Released, Officials Say

Dozens of Nigerian schoolchildren who were kidnapped this month have been released, officials said on Sunday. The Nigerian military said that 137 children...

Young Opposition Candidate Wins Senegal’s Presidential Election

With the concession of his main rival, a young political outsider backed by a powerful opposition figure has won a surprise outright victory...

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