I Was in the Motorcade That Struck and Killed 6-Year-Old Toussaint Birwe
I know what it’s like “to stand on the side of a road in your own country, watching the shiny vehicles filled with important people, encased in air conditioning, as they speed by.”
A Zika Vaccine, but for Whom?
Far from being a threat unique to the Western Hemisphere, the virus is endemic to Africa. But that’s not where resources are going.
The Boy, the Ambassador and the Deadly Encounter on the Road
The cheers in a Cameroonian village, as an armored convoy of American officials passed through, turned to anger when a child was struck and killed.
Train Derails in Cameroon, Leaving Dozens Dead
Hundreds of people were injured when the packed passenger train traveling between Cameroon’s two largest cities derailed and overturned.
Inspired by the U.S., West Africans Wield Smartphones to Fight Police Abuse
Citizens are increasingly deploying social media in nations where corruption and abuse by security forces sometimes occur with few repercussions.
After Years of Distrust, U.S. Military Reconciles With Nigeria to Fight Boko Haram
Nigeria’s new president has focused on eliminating corruption in the military and, although doubts remain, the U.S. is ready to sell 12 warplanes to Nigeria.
Yoweri Museveni and Other African ‘Presidents for Life’
The Ugandan president was sworn in for a fifth term. President Obama has urged African leaders not to cling to power, to limited effect.
Is It O.K. to Get a Dog From a Breeder, Not a Shelter?
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on the implications of wanting only a purebred and whether a child should always be told who his biological father is.
Failure to Share Data Hampers War on Boko Haram in Africa
American intelligence services have struggled at times to provide information quickly about militants without violating restrictions on what can be shared.
Abducted Nigerian Girls Have Not Been Abandoned, U.S. Says
American forces have helped locate small groups of the 276 girls abducted by Boko Haram two years ago this month, but officials say a rescue is risky.
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